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Mercury Roundup Sept. 27

Boys soccer

Boyertown 1, Phoenixville 1, OT >> Gavin Perillo’s 10 saves helped the Phantoms hold off the Bears for a PAC cross-division draw Friday. Boyertown’s goal was scored by Kolby Houck, assisted by Landon Wenger, while Phoenixville benefitted from an own goal off the Boyertown keeper following a throw-in, both in the second half.

Spring-Ford 10, Pottstown 0 >> Brandon Duke, Brett Gulati and Colton Pollock scored two goals apiece in a mismatched PAC cross-division matchup Friday.

Other scorers for S-F were Colin Trainor, Marcel Francis, Rohan Daftari, Nick Tuffilaro while assists were credited to Connor Lynch, Nick Elsner, Andrew Merchant, Dylan Smith.

Methacton 5, Pope John Paul II 1 >> A Brett Eberly hat trick helped the Warriors overtake the Golden Panthers in a PAC crossover Friday.
Nick Ahlum had a goal and two assists and Andrew Kacala rounded out the Methacton scoring. Eberly had an assist, as did Luca Numerato and Chris Rowland. PJP’s goal came from Stephan Rist.

Perkiomen Valley 1, Upper Perkiomen 0 OT >> With an assist from Dillon Kane, Steve Warren got the final touch on a scramble in front of the Upper Perk net to give Perk Valley an overtime win in PAC crossover play Friday.

Patrick McHale had five saves for UP while Josh Moyer required only one save for his shutout.

Owen J. Roberts 5, Norristown 2 >> After spotting the Eagles an early goal Thursday, the Wildcats went on a scoring run to secure victory in this PAC Liberty Division game.

P.J. Deporry, Kyle Storti and Ryan Angelo all hit the nets in a 14½ minute span of the first half before Noah Greenspan added the first of his two goals with 12:42 left before halftime. Greenspan then scored with 31:23 remaining in the game to close out OJR’s point production.

Jeb Smith and Parker Waldman had a combined four saves sharing time in the Roberts cage. The ‘Cats enjoyed a 15-6 shot advantage on Norristown.

Hill School 2, Malvern Prep 1 >> Seeing Thursday’s non-league game extended into double overtime, the Blues hung in and came away with the victory.

Jordan Samuels headed home a cross from Sam Beckett, with two minutes remaining in the second OT period, for the golden goal. After a scoreless first half, Malvern took a one-goal lead in the 43rd minute before Noah Toole evened things in the 62nd. The Hill went down to 10 men a couple of minutes later when one of its midfielders was carded off. Despite being shorthanded, the Blues kept the ball and pressure on, missing a penalty kick in the final minutes of regulation.

Blake Groff and Alan Kim each made saves in the Hill nets.

Girls soccer

Boyertown 5, Phoenixville 1 >> The Bears pulled away with a three-goal second half to down the Phantoms in a PAC crossover meeting Friday.
Camilla Kuever (2), Samantha Devlin (assist), Samantha Goffice an Aimee Toscano scored for Boyertown (11-1). Lauren Moccia set up two scores. Izzy Dise-Carranza scored in the first half for Phoenixville.

Ella Stout had 12 saves for the Phantoms while Boyertown’s Maddie Gallagher needed one save.

Upper Perkiomen 2, Perkiomen Valley 0 >> Upper Perk got goals from freshmen Mary Kate Sitko and Sarah Edwards on their way to a 2-0 victory over Perkiomen Valley in a PAC crossover game Friday. Sitko’s goal came with six minutes remaining in the first half, receiving a perfectly played ball from Hannah Keeney to be the goalkeeper 1v1. Edwards added the insurance goal as she ran onto a flick on from Kyra Lesko on Bryanna Marinari’s free kick. Hannah Landis made 11 saves as the Indians registered their 9th shutout of the year, improving their record to 10-4-0.

Pottsgrove 7, Norristown 0 >> Skylar Glass scored four goals in the opening 26 minutes as the Falcons flew past the Eagles in a PAC cross-division match Friday.

Lexi Leaman and Ciara Garcia also scored for Pottsgrove. Assists came from Lexi Zook (2), Becca Delp, Chloe Manogue-Shivak and Avery Makoid.

Pope John Paul II 1, Methacton 1 OT >> Sophia Hinke, assisted by Delanie Didier, gave PJP a first-half lead but the Warriors leveled in the second half through a Ruby Murray free kick, both teams sharing the points from a PAC crossover draw Friday.

Conrad Weiser 5, Daniel Boone 2 >> Grace George scored five goals, raising her season total to 18, to lead the Scouts past the Blazers in Thursday’s Berks League game.

Nicole Brown and Amy Shafer both scored in the first half for Boone. (2-4-1, 6-6-1). Lily Ferguson was credited with an assist, and Jenna Heasley had seven saves in goal for the Blazers.

Field hockey

Pottsgrove 8, Norristown 0 >> Pottsgrove’s Riley Simon had the first two goals in the game with assists by Justine Fretz and Jayde Yorgey. Kathryn Henriksen made it 3-0 at halftime with an assist by Lu O’Neill. For the Falcons (6-5), Victoria LaPrince, Simon, Henriksen, Cece Burg, and Katie Bean all were able to find the net in the second half with assists by Kennedy White, Fretz, Bean, O’Neill, and Bailey Murphy. Norristown goalie Basimah Curry had 14 saves.

Conrad Weiser 3, Daniel Boone 2 >> Elena Tulli scored off a pass from Brea Borrell with 16 seconds left in the first overtime Thursday, and the Scouts edged the Blazers (2-5, 4-7) in Berks League play.

Borrell had two goals for Weiser. Mackenzie Ring and Lily Stefanelli scored for Boone, which got 14-save goaltending from Ashley Finkbiner.

Girls volleyball

Pope John Paul II 3, Owen J. Roberts 0 >> The Golden Panthers maintained their unbeaten league mark with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-21 win over the Wildcats Friday.

PJP leaders were Bella Ricevuto and Caroline Regan with 12 kills apiece while Lauren Phillips had seven. Lexi McMonagle (19 assists, 2 aces), Erin Dychdala (10 assists, 2 aces) and Jessie Donovan (9 digs) were other key contributors.

Methacton 3, Norristown 0 >> Methacton improved to 7-2 in the PAC with a 25-18, 25-12, 25-16 league win Friday.

Leaders were: Madi Roth (25 assists, 9 digs, 9 aces, 2 kills), Melinda Eglinton (8 kills, 1 dig, 1 block), Sydney Zerbe (7 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs), Alli Hazlett (5 kills, 2 blocks), Elly Brunt (18 digs, 1 ace) and Emma Ginther (9 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace).

Boyertown 3, Blue Mountain 0 >> The Bears downed previously unbeaten Blue Mountain, 25-15, 26-24, 25-12 Friday. Boyertown was led by Emma Ludwig with 32 assists, Adrianna Derstine with 16 kills, Emily Wolfe with 14 kills and Julia Smith with 25 digs.

Perkiomen Valley 3, Spring-Ford 0 >> The Vikings swept their PAC matchup with the Rams, 26-24, 25-23, 25-17. PV leaders were Ella Beckman (21 assists, 9 kills, 4 digs), Isabel Clauhs (11 digs, 9 kills, 2 aces), Naomi Clauhs (13 kills, 13 assists, 2 blocks, 6 digs, 2 aces), Abby Souder (14 digs, 2 aces) and Camila Leyes (11 digs, 1 assist).

Pottsgrove 3, Phoenixville 0 >> The Falcons swept their PAC contest 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 Friday.

Daniel Boone 3, Gov. Mifflin 0 >> The Blazers swept Thursday’s Berks League match with the Mustangs by set scores of 25-19, 25-13 and 25-15.
Statistical stars for Boone were J.J. Valentin (12 assists, 17 digs, one ace) and Val Klick (eight kills, two blocks, four aces).

Ridley 3, Owen J. Roberts 1 >> The Wildcats fell to the Green Raiders in Thursday’s non-league match.

Statistical stars for Roberts were Bridget Kowalski (21 digs), Jordyn Chambers (one kill, 24 assists, one dig), Jessica Taney (six kills, four blocks) and Chloe Golas (one ace, 13 kills, one assist, one block, 16 digs).

Boys golf

Pottsgrove 224, Coatesville 236 >> Steve Rinda claimed low-man honors for the Falcons Wednesday as they outlasted the Red Raiders in a non-league match at Coatesville Country Club.

Rinda carded a 42 ahead of teammates j.R. McMenamin and Trey Browne, who both checked in with 43s. Brady Frankland was the leader for Coatesville with a 46.

Girls tennis

It was another day of early exits for the Pioneer Athletic Conference’s qualifiers for the District 1 Tournament Friday at Healthplex.
Four of the league’s six representatives bowed out after their opening-round matches, and two were eliminated in the second round. The PAC’s most successful competitors were Isabel Mejia of Spring-Ford and Nadja Townsend of Perkiomen Valley. They dominated their first-round opponents in the Class AAA field, but were dominated in turn in the second round.

Mejia was a 6-2, 6-1 winner of Mount St. Joseph’s Grace Walker, and Townsend controlled Penn Wood’s Sallay Thollie 6-0, 6-1. Mejia was then downed in straight sets by Pennsbury’s Megan Walsh 6-1, 6-1, and Townsend went out in a 6-1, 6-1 setback to Souderton’s Caitlin Le.

Cady Krause, another Spring-Ford qualifier coming off a championship finish in last weekend’s PAC Singles tournament, was eliminated by Conestoga’s Ananya Krishnan 6-1, 6-0. The Rams’ third representative, Riley Burke, fell to Lenna Kwak 6-1, 6-0. Also from the PAC was Veronica Marinari of Pope John Paul II, who lost to Wissahickon’s Nicole Zappin 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-1.

In Class AA competition, Abby Parson of Pottstown was eliminated in the first round by Delco Christian’s Brette Foutch 6-0, 6-0.

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