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Mercury Roundup (Oct. 9): OJR explodes in second half to beat Boyertown

After a quiet offensive start, the OJR field hockey team broke out in a big way during the second half of Friday’s game against Boyertown.

The Wildcats erased a first-half deficit by exploding for five goals in the second on the way to a 5-1 victory.

Emily Morrisey scord twice, while Raina Smolij tallied on goal and assisted on two others in Friday’s win. Amanda Turner and Payton Hansen also scored for OJR, which tallied 11 corner and 19 shots on goal. Reilley Hagarty saved six of the seven shots she faced, and Amy Erb stopped on the shot she saw for the Wildcats.

Lauren Eves tallied the lone-goal for the Bears in the first half, assisted by Remi Lloyd . Sarah Yoder made seven saves in goal for Boyertown.

Upper Perkiomen 2, Perkiomen Valley 0 >> Upper Perk stayed unbeaten (4-0-1) as Takoda Wells scored in each half in a win over Perk Valley.

Lynssi Joyce made 6 saves for the UP shutout while counterpart Ashley Derrick had nine saves.

Methacton 5, Spring-Ford 2 >> Alexa Kratz had two goals and an assist to lead the Warriors by the Rams in PAC play Friday.

Kratz was joined on the score sheet by Lily DeWan, Bayla Plower and Jess Serafin. Madison Noh had a pair of assists.

Nina Scott and Emma Friend scored for SF. Methacton, which led 4-1 at half, out-cornered SF 19-2.

Girls soccer

Owen J. Roberts 1, Upper Perkiomen 0, 2OT >> Sophomore forward Alexa Vogelman struck with 17 seconds remaining in overtime to left the Wildcats over the Indians to remain undefeated on the season (5-0-1).

OJR out-shot Upper Perk 9-2. Gabby Neal made eight saves in goal for Upper Perk (4-2) while Olivia Kqira stopped two in the shutout.

Spring-Ford 3, Pottsgrove 0 >> Emily Higgins, Mo O’Donnell and Haley Dennison each had goals and Reese Kershner and Claire Lanzisera had assists as Spring-Ford shut out Pottsgrove 3-0.

Riley Wallace and Erika Eickhoff combined for the clean sheet in goal for the Rams (4-1), needing to make two saves, collectively.

Wyomissing 3, Daniel Boone 1 >> Lily Ferguson accounted for the Blazers’ scoring in Friday’s Berks League game with the Spartans.

Jenna Heasley had an eight-save game in goal for Boone (6-2).

West-Mont 2, Salem Christian 1 >> Josh Fitzmier set up Sam Landis and Caleb Fitzmier for goals in a ACCAC win for West-Mont.

Noah Day made five saves for West-Mont, which improved to 7-4.

Boys cross country

Perkiomen Valley 25, Owen J. Roberts 31 >> While Andrew McGonigle scored top race honors for the Wildcats, the Vikings rode a 2-3 finish from Kabiru Brown and Dan Hayman to Friday’s PAC victory.

McGonigle covered the course at Perkiomen Valley Middle School-West in 16:38, but PV placed in five of the next seven spots behind Brown’s 16:50 and Hayman’s 17:08. OJR’s Josh Marino was fourth in 17:24, and PV’s Ryan Stratton fifth in 17:32.

Spring-Ford 15, Pottsgrove 49 >> The Rams filled the first six places against the undermanned Falcons to win Friday’s PAC meet.

Ryan Koraleski was leading finisher in 18:26, and Ryan Trimble (18:45) and John Zawislak (18:55) went 2-3 with the race’s only other sub-19 minute finishes. Brendan Vaughan was Pottsgrove’s highest finisher, placing seventh in 19:25.

Boyertown 27, Upper Merion 28 >> Eric Muthersbaugh and Cameron Kratz went 1-2 to key the Bears’ PAC win over the Vikings Friday.

Muthersbaugh crossed the line in 17:27, six seconds ahead of Kratz’s 17:33. Omar Bedak scored a third (18:25) for Upper Merion.

Girls cross country

Perkiomen Valley 17, Owen J. Roberts 46 >> A 1-2-3 finish helped the Vikings outrun the Wildcats in Friday’S PAC meet.

Sienna Miller was the decisive race winner in 18;14, Summer Watts second in 19:12 and Delaney O’Sullivan third in 20:08. Maggie Lustig was Roberts’ leader, fourth in 20:43.

Spring-Ford 22, Pottsgrove 36 >> While Naomi Hillen literally ran away with Friday’s PAC meet, the Rams took seven of the next nine places to score the team victory.

Hillen’s 20:42 clocking was more than two minutes faster than Spring-Ford’s Julia Breisch (22:59). Abigail Duersch (23:24), Christine Colucci (23:52) and Cameron Madsen (24:13) took the next three places for the Rams ahead of Pottsgrove’s Calista Faust, sixth in 24:37.

Boyertown 15, Upper Merion 48 >> Sweeping the first five places Friday, the Bears displaced the Vikings out of their PAC meet.

Alyssa Albanese claimed first place for Boyertown, covering the UM) course in 22:49. Rachanee Tith followed Albanese in second place (23:07) and Tamara Engler and Gabriela Martin went 3-4 with identical 24:25 clockings.

Boys golf

Boyertown 215, Upper Merion 242 >> John Engle, Brandon Staniszewski and Josh Bardsley shared low-score honors Friday as the Bears outshot the Vikings in their PAC match at Hickory Valley’s Ambassador Course.

The Boyertown trio each carded 42s ahead of teammates Griffin Weand (44) and Peyton Moyer (45). Audrey Schuebel and Jack Rogers were UM’s co-leaders at 46.

Girls golf

Spring-Ford 167, Phoenixville 190 >> Phantoms’ freshman Kate Roberts (37) had the low round of the day, but Nicole Yun (38) and the Rams took home a PAC victory Friday.

Morgan Kunze (40), Alie Adams (44) and Alexa McPike (45) followed Yun for Spring-Ford. Chelsea Frampton (44), Mackenzie Thompson (54) and Taryn Blitzer (55) scored for Phoenixville.

Girls volleyball

Salem Christian 3, West-Mont Christian 0 >> Salem swept 25-10, 25-22, 25-22.

West-Mont leaders were Deborah Shurtleff (8 digs, 4 aces, 1 block) and Lindsey Houck (10 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace).

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