Mercury Roundup (Oct. 12): Spring-Ford boys soccer deals Perkiomen Valley its first loss of season


Spring-Ford 3, Perkiomen Valley 2, OT

Matt McCree struck for the game-winning goal in the final minute of the first overtime and Spring-Ford sent Perkiomen Valley to its first loss of the season in both team’s regular season finale on Oct. 12.

McCree scored a pair of goals, his first opening the scoring in the first half by finishing the rebound of a shot from Cole Preschutti.

PV answered with two quick goals in the second half by Nathan Brown.  Within a few minutes of PV taking the lead, Spring-Ford equalized when Billy Collins stole a ball in the midfield and set up Max Exeter for a goal.

Andrew Bricker had an assist for PV. Goalies Logan Hyduke (SF) and Aidan Autovino (PV) each made three saves.

Spring-Ford and Perk Valley are PAC playoff bound, set for next Tuesday at Owen J. Roberts.

Perk Valley (9-1 PAC Liberty, 12-1 PAC, 16-1 overall) will be the No. 1 seed and will face second wild card Upper Perkiomen. In the other semifinal, Spring-Ford (8-2, 11-2, 13-3) will take on Frontier Division champ Upper Merion.

Boyertown 6, Methacton 1

Jayden Anderson had a hat trick and Macade Knoblauch, Elijah Emodoh-Kaba and Ramzi Musallam also scored for the Bears in a PAC Liberty win at Methacton.

Josh Retzlaff scored for Methacton. Boyertown (11-7) sits at No. 15 in the District 1-4A rankings.

Upper Merion 6, Pope John Paul II 2

Owen J. Roberts 3, Norristown 1

Phoenixville 5, Pottsgrove 1

Upper Perkiomen 10, Pottstown 1


Spring-Ford 1, Perkiomen Valley 1

In a preview of a PAC semifinal to be played next Tuesday, the Rams (8-1-1, 11-1-1, 14-1-1) and Vikings (5-4-1, 7-5-1, 11-6-1) played to a draw in their regular season finales.

PV’s Giavanna Marciano, assisted by Ashley Pickles, scored 7:47 into the first half. The Vikings held off the Rams until Megan Kurian struck with 5:27 to play in the game. Neither team could get the winner past goalies Anna Mecouch for PV and Olivia Neild for SF.

Pope John Paul II 2, Upper Merion 0

A goal in each half allowed PJP to win its PAC finale and get in position to earn a berth into the District 1-3A playoffs. Senior Sarah Boyce (assisted by senior Kira George) opened the scoring and senior Cam Schuler (assisted by Brooke Pappa) sealed the win. Kyanni Escudero made seven saves. PJP sits at No. 10 in the rankings with 10 teams qualifying for the postseason.

Boyertown 3, Methacton 0

Autumn Levengood scored a pair of goals and Kinzley Friend registered a goal and an assist as the Bears downed the Warriors in their PAC finales.

Alina Friz had an assist for Boyertown, which is No. 19 in the District 1-4A rankings.

Owen J. Roberts 8, Norristown 0

PAC playoff-bound OJR rolled in its regular season finale with Fiona Sanders and Avery Cies leading the way. Sanders had a goal and three assists and Cies scored twice for the Wildcats (8-2, 10-3, 12-6).

Emerson Storti had a goal and an assist and other goal scorers included Sabrina Marks, Anika Casey, Mary Lustic and Vic Earhart.

Phoenixville 2, Pottsgrove 0

Upper Perkiomen 9, Pottstown 0


Owen J. Roberts 7, Norristown 0

Addison Sell and Zoe McDonald scored two goals apiece and the Wildcats downed the Eagles in their PAC finales. Evie Wolters, Olivia Sanseverino and Kendall King also scored for OJR (7-10). Assists were supplied by Larissa Schell, Jess Slaymaker, Maddie Tillou, Mira Smolij, Peyton Cunningham and Natalie Terlesky.

Spring-Ford 6, Perkiomen Valley 0

Maddie Friend (assist) and Marissa Cagliola each had a pair of goals and the Rams rolled by the Vikings in their PAC regular season finales.

Nina Scott (goal, assist) and Aubrey Grossman rounded on the scoring for Spring-Ford, which has qualified for the PAC Final Four as the second wild card.


Methacton 3,Upper Perkiomen 0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-15)

On its Senior Night, Methacton was led by Kayla Ginther with 10 kills and 5 aces, Emma Shaffer had 5 kills and Jacque Rizzuto 3 kills and 5 aces. Our setters, Rachel Pettine and Sam Kiernan contributed 10 and 12 assists respectively. The defense was led by Kyla Newbould with 7 digs and an ace and Jordan Toth with 3 digs and 3 aces. Methacton concluded the regular season with a 15-4 overall record and 12-4 in the PAC.

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