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Mercury Roundup (Sept. 25): Kratz’s late score gives Methacton win over OJR

Field hockey

Methacton 2, Owen J. Roberts 1 >> Alexa Kratz’s goal with just more than nine minutes left enabled the Warriors to open Pioneer Athletic Conference play Friday by edging the Wildcats.

Bayla Plower scored at the 13:11 mark in the first half for Methacton, with Elena Snodgrass getting credit for an assist. Gabby DiPrinzio made stops on three of four shots she faced in the Roberts cage.

Boyertown  4, Pottsgrove 0 >> The Bears rode a balanced offense to victory over the Falcons in PAC play Friday.

Lauren Eves, Remi Lloyd, Katelyn Dulin and Alyx Morgan all scored, with Dulin, Morgan and Eves getting credit for assists. Sarah Yoder needed to make just one save for the clean sheet, aided by solid defensive play from freshman Mary Catherine Maloney.

Twin Valley 9, Daniel Boone 0 >> Hat tricks by Natali Foster and Emma Winther led the Raiders to victory over the Blazers in Berks League action Friday.

Ashley Finkbiner turned in a 14-save day in goal for Boone.

Boys soccer

Daniel Boone 2, Donegal 0 >> Connor Stuart did all the Blazers’ scoring Friday as they blanked Donegal in non-league play.

Assisting on Stuart’s tallies were Cam Henry and Justin Fetrow. Zack Fick secured the shutout for Boone with a five-save effort in goal.

Girls soccer

Daniel Boone 3, Donegal 2 >> Nylah Cody, Gabby Fontana and Lily Ferguson each had a goal and an assist for the Blazers in Friday’s non-league victory over Donegal.

Jenna Heasley came up with a five-save day in goal for Boone.

Girls volleyball

Boyertown 3, Spring-Ford 0 >> The Bears opened up their PAC season Friday by sweeping the Rams. Set scores were 25-12, 25-17 and 25-17. 

Leading the way for Boyertown was Emma Ludwig with five aces, nine kills and 12 assists, Grace Rinehimer added five kills and 10 assists, and Adrianna Derstine chipped in with three blocks, five kills and three aces.

Methacton 3, Owen J. Roberts 0 >> The Warriors swept the Wildcats in their PAC match by set scores of 25-6, 25-11 and 25-17.

Ali Hazlett scored 11 kills, four digs and one block for Methacton. Other statistical stars were Melinda Eglinton (six kills, eight digs, two aces, two blocks), Meghan Haftl (21 assists, one ace, five digs), Andria Santangelo (seven kills, three digs, two aces), Mandy Baldwin (four kills, eight digs) and Madi Roth (two kills, two aces, four digs).

Coventry Christian 3, West-Mont 1 >> A third-game win was the bright spot for the Wings in Friday’s match with Coventry Christian. Set scores were 25-21, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-13.

Ava Hunsberger Knapp had eight assists, two digs and three aces for West-Mont, with Kaylee Hunsberger Knapp adding four kills, seven digs and five aces.

Girls tennis

Upper Perkiomen 5, Phoenixville 2 >> In their singles-only match Friday, the Phantoms scored two wins against an Indian lineup that claimed the team victory.

Caroline Mercer and Kiley Mangialardi were Phoenixville’s winners while Maddy Dyer took second singles for UP, which was awarded a sweep of the doubles bracket by default.

Perkiomen Valley 7, Upper Merion 0 >> The Vikings dropped only one game in doubles play on the way to their PAC sweep of the Vikings Friday.

PV’s doubles teams of Sam Swarr/Sydney Boardman, Smiki Strusalya/Rachel Koenig and Victoria Anglace/Hannah Cox won their respective duels from first to third doubles by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores. UM’s best individual showing came at third singles, where Melanie Evitts won four games.

Spring-Ford 6, Methacton 1 >> The Rams got five of their wins in straight sets on the way to Friday’s PAC victory over the Warriors.

Spring-Ford’s best individual showing came at third singles, where defending PAC singles champion Cady Krause swept to a 6-0, 6-0 verdict. Methacton’s lone point came from Hana Nouaime at second singles.

Owen J. Roberts 6, Boyertown 1 >> Boosted by a sweep of the singles bracket, the Wildcats handled the Bears in Friday’s PAC match.

Owen J’s best individual outing came from Allison Root at first singles, and its first-doubles team of Jordan Sylvia and Allie Iyoob, both of whom lost just one game in their respective pairings. Boyertown’s point was scored by its fourth-doubles tandem of Riley Penna and Sydney Kuszyk.

Boys cross country

Perkiomen Valley 15, Pottsgrove 48 >> Kabiru Brown set a fast pace for the Vikings Friday as they opened their PAC schedule with a meet against the Falcons.

Brown covered his home course in 17:23, followed by teammates Dan Hayman (17:44) and Tommy Bricker (17:46). Pottsgrove’s lead runner was Brendan Vaughan, seventh in 19:32.

Girls cross country

Perkiomen Valley 18, Pottsgrove 45 >> Sienna Miller was the leader for the Vikings in Friday’s PAC meet with the Falcons.

Miller ran her home course in 18:44, with defending PAC champion Summer Watts second in 19:30. Naomi Hillen led Pottsgrove with her third-place (19:36) outing.

Boys golf

Boyertown 212, Perkiomen Valley 217 >> John Engle’s low-man carding was the difference for the Bears in Thursday’s Pioneer Athletic Conference match at Hickory Valley Golf Club.

Engle shot an even-par 36 on Hickory Valley’s Ambassador Course, five strokes better than the 217 of PV’s Jack Colyer. Michael Fenton followed Engle with a 42, matching the rounds of the Vikings’ Ryan Horenci and Chris Cowgill.

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