Mercury Roundup (April 20): Perkiomen Valley boys lacrosse outlasts Upper Merion, 10-9


Perkiomen Valley 10, Upper Merion 9


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Highlights: Perk Valley jumped to a 5-1 lead after a quarter and withstood three Upper Merion goals in the final three minutes for a PAC win on Thursday. Matt Horgan and Bryce Coletta each had three goals and an assist for the Vikings to go with two scores and an assist by Bradley Curci, a goal and an assist by Patrick Lamirande, one goal by Connor Macklin and two assists by Shea Fusco. Jack Leddy made seven saves for PV and Noah Delo won 10 of 20 faceoffs.

Owen J. Roberts 16, Interboro 3

Highlights: Blake Walther (3 assists) and Gabe Dellapenna each found the net four times as the Wildcats breezed by the Bucs in a PAC contest Thursday.

Will Whitlock added three goals and two assists while Danny Walker (1 goal, 3 assists), Nolan Brown (2 goals) and Fisher McCausland (1 goal, 1 assist) also contributed on multiple scores.

Pope John Paul II 9, Phoenixville 5


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Highlights: Ian Young led the Golden Panthers with four goals and Eric Zadroga scored three in a PAC win on Thursday.  Also for PJP, Connor Gucwa and Cole Miller each had a goal and two assists, Ryan Lamson assisted on two scores, Sean Fallon made 11 saves and Dillon Murphy won 13 of 17 faceoffs. 

Governor Mifflin 8, Daniel Boone 7

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Owen J. Roberts 21, Boyertown 2


Highlights: Gabbi Koury (7G, 1A, 6DCs, 5GBs, and 2CTs) set the all-time OJR career scoring record during OJR’s home defeat of PAC rival Boyertown Thursday. For her three-year career (2020 lost to COVID), Koury now has 224 goals and 143 assists for 367 Points, surpassing Kerry Huzzard’s long-standing record. The Wildcats improved to 12-1.

Alexa Vogelman had four goals and four assists, Sierra Milano had three goals and two assists and Colby Wasson and Ava Clemson each found the net twice. Korrigan Sweeney made eight saves.

For Boyertown, Delaney Fox had two assists and Hannah Adamski had a goal and six draw controls.

Phoenixville 16, Upper Perkiomen 6

Highlights: Bridget Kelly scored six goals, Jaime Michaud five and Erin Reedy three to lead the Phantoms to a PAC Frontier Division win on Thursday.  Kira O’Donnell and Alex Coupe added a goal each for Phoenixville. For the host Indians, Mary Kate Sitko had three goals and two assists, Payton Bettys scored twice, Ava Senseny scored one goal and Ava Hengeveld made nine saves in goal. 

Pope John Paul II 11, Pottsgrove 2

Highlights: Jill Cobaugh scored four goals and Ava Zepp three for the Golden Panthers in a PAC Frontier Division win on Thursday. Maddie Memo, Cate Mink, Anna McElroy and Molly Bachman also scored, Sarah  Mink dished out two assists and McKayla Elison made three saves for visiting PJP. 

Methacton 15, Perkiomen Valley 10


Highlights: Michelle Zhai racked up six goals and three assists and Megan Sanelli scored four for the host Warriors in a PAC Liberty Division win on Thursday. Lily DeWan and Elise DeWan added two goals apiece, Renee Blake scored the other and Emily Drake made 10 saves for Methacton. Leah Pfeiffer led the Vikings with six goals and an assist, Holli Nuss scored three, Grace Schaffner added one score and Mollie Logan came up with 11 saves.

Upper Merion 8, Pottstown 1

Highlights: Seven different players scored for the Vikings in their PAC Frontier Division win on Thursday. Skylar McCollum led the way with two goals and Katie Fanning, Brooke Olsen, Aubrey Schuebel, Ashley Evitts, Olivia Smith and Julianna Callison scored one each. Taetum Robbins scored for the host Trojans and Daishawnia Dean made 14 saves to bring her career total to 406.

Spring-Ford 18, Norristown 3

Highlights: Spring-Ford senior defender Mia Mitchell made a clean check to cause her 100th career turnover  in a PAC Liberty Division win on Thursday. Fourteen players scored for the Rams, led by three from Hailey Mozi and two each by Megan Ruckman and Lindsay Evak. Nadia Jackson, Alexandra Carpenter and Kayla Rivera scored for the visiting Eagles.

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Governor Mifflin 20, Daniel Boone 1

Highlights: Emily Gauker and Kate Hazlett each scored four times for the host Mustangs in a Berks League win on Thursday. Marlee Fetrow scored and Kaylyn Karow made nine saves for the Blazers. 



Upper Perkiomen 5, Pope John Paul II 3


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Highlights: Upper Perkiomen jumped out to an early lead and took home a 5-3 victory on Thursday. Upper Perk built a 4-1 lead through two innings on an RBI double by Jack Schramm and RBI singles from Owen Williams, Brody Weiss and Isaac Bugman, who was 3-or-4. 

Evan Wittig was the winning pitcher for Upper Perkiomen Indians. The lefty went five innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out three and walking zero. Braden Rieg threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Rieg recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Upper Perkiomen Indians.

 TJ Boccella and Luke Terlesky managed multiple hits for PJP.

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Upper Perkiomen 10, Pope John Paul II 4


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Highlights: Morgan Robinson collected three hits and Madelyn Deeble and Darby Gasda two each Thursday afternoon for the Indians in a PAC Frontier Division win. Erin Gray earned the complete-game win, allowing three earned runs and striking out 12. Upper Perk (5-0 Frontier, 7-1 PAC, 8-4 overall) has won four games in a row. Abby Simmers went 3-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored and Molly Houchins had a pair of hits for the host Golden Panthers (3-2, 3-4,4-5).

Spring-Ford 8, Norristown 3



Highlights: Kayla Naylor had two hits and three RBI and Riley Gancasz reached base five times (double, single, three walks) as the Rams pulled past the Eagles in a PAC Liberty matchup Thursday. Ellie Jarrell had two hits and Addie Eross had two RBI for Spring-Ford’s 12-hit offense. Katie Cecconi was the winning pitcher,  allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out 12.

Ryan Morse, who pitched five innings and took the loss, had two hits and Gianna Pino-Ramseur drove in two runs.

Hill School 14, Pottstown 4


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Highlights: Samantha Faella had two doubles (3-for-5) and three RBI and Bella DiCampello had a home run and four RBI for Hill School. Winning pitcher Aryanna Bodge threw five innings of scoreless softball, allowing three hits with nine strikeouts. She also had three hits.

Savannah Richards and Keiara Lesley had two hits apiece for Pottstown.

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Pope John Paul II 5, Upper Perkiomen 2

Singles: Aidan McCarel (PJP) def. Henry Queeney, 6-2, 6-2; Tyson Gottfried (PJP) def. Steve Schmittinger, 3-6, 6-4, 15-13; AJ Bordic (PJP) def. Ben Buckwalter, 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: Evan Bosler/Theo Deskevich (UP) def. Ben Laster/Owen Love, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Mateo Schneidt/Armani Brown (UP) def. James Pickell/Andres Lugo, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Seb Marrecau/Blaiser Bompadre (PJP) def. Alex Laubach/Colton Moser, 6-3, 6-2; Miller Finkelmeier/Esteban Machorro (PJP) def. Long/Cody Groff, 6-2, 6-0.

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