Mitchell, Dierolf score twice in big field hockey win
BOYERTOWN 7, UPPER MERION1» Hannah Mitchell and Ashley Dierolf each scored pairs of goals to lead the Bears past the Vikings in a non-divisional pairing of PAC schools on Sept. 26. Mitchell was also credited with two assists. Jennifer O’Connor (three assists), Allison Melahn (two assists) and Lindsay Flack had solo tallies while Haley Gable contributed six-save goaltending.
BOYERTOWN 1, FLEETWOOD
1» Jacob Groff’s secondhalf goal brought the Bears back from an early deficit to force a tie with the Tigers in their non-league game on Sept. 30.
Fleetwood’s goal in the first half came from Mason Hoare, with Lucas Strange on the assist.
OWEN J. ROBERTS 4, BOYERTOWN 3 » Matt Pron forced overtime with his unassisted goal with 13 seconds remaining and later assisted Sam Smith for the decisive goal with 3:44 left in double overtime to give the Wildcats a dramatic PAC Liberty win on Sept. 28.
OJR led 1-0 at halftime on a Josh Fonder goal. The sides traded goals through Boyertown’s Ben Vermeesch and OJR’s Beckett Houck before Bears hit the net twice in a 53-second span through Jimmy Towers and Nick Willson, going up 3-2 with 13:12 remaining.
METHACTON 2, BOYERTOWN
0» Early scoring from Andrew Stern and Vince Delisi proved enough for the Warriors to outlast the Bears in their PAC Liberty Division contest on Sept. 27
Stern and Delisi both got their goals in the first half, Delisi on a penalty kick. Mason LeSage secured the shutout for Methacton with five-save goaltending. BOYERTOWN 2, SOUDERTON
0 » The Bears scored their goals in the first half through Ryan Burkhardt and Ryan Foskey in a nonleague win over the Indians on Sept. 25. Freshmen Matt Kerr and Nick Willson earned assists while goalie Zack Kovatch had four saves in the shutout.
METHACTON 2, BOYERTOWN
0» Kendall Ozorowski and Lauren McNichol each netted a goal for the Warriors in their PAC Liberty Division win over the Bears on Sept. 27.
Maggie Bordonaro and Ozorowski added assists in the game moving the Warriors to 5-4 in league play. Liz Greene had six saves preserving the shutout.
PHOENIXVILLE 279, BOYERTOWN 280 » In a PAC match that went to the sixth spots in the finishing order, the Phantoms edged the Bears at Hickory Valley Golf Club.
The difference for Phoenixville was P.J. Sullivan’s 49, one stroke better than Boyertown’s Tyler Spitko. Mark Engler was the match’s low man, shooting a 42 on the par-36 Presidential course, while Mitchell Schwartz headed Phoenixville with a 44.
BOYERTOWN 228, NORRISTOWN 244 » Though the Eagles boasted the two lowest scores, the Bears checked in with five of the next six to win this PAC match at Hickory Valley on Sept. 26.
Mark Engler led Boyertown with his round of 40, good for third place behind Norristown’s Caleb Ryan — one under par at 35 — and Josh Ryan (37). Brad Fenstermaker, Jacob Butler and Tyler Spitko followed Engler with their respective cards of 45, 46 and 47.
The local contingent was led by Owen J. Roberts senior Liam Conway and the Spring-Ford boys’ team on Friday morning at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University.
Conway came in third in the boys’ brown race in 15:08, trailing only McDonough School’s Dalton Hengst (14:57) and Neshaminy’s Rusty Kujdych (15:01). The Spring-Ford boys team were champions with 176 points, just ahead of Salesianum School (179). Boyertown came in 4th (249) and Owen J. Roberts 6th (270).
Other top 50 finishers from the area included Spring-Ford’s Jacob McKenna in 19th (15:48), SpringFord’s Zachary Smith in 25th (15:57), Spring-Ford’s John Zawislak in 34th (16:03), Boyertown’s Josh Endy (36th, 16:07), Boyertown’s Christian McCombs (38th, 16:09), Owen J. Roberts’ Andrew Malmstrom (41st, 16:11) and Boyertown’s Dominic Derafelo (47th, 16:13).
BOYERTOWN 6, POTTSGROVE
1» A sweep of the doubles bracket keyed the Bears’ win over the Falcons in their PAC match.
Boyertown’s second doubles team of Gabby Zaleski and Hannah Pellicciotti had the team’s best showing, a 6-2, 6-0 win. Pottsgrove’s lone point was scored by Mya Krueger at second singles.
BOYERTOWN 3, PHOENIXVILLE 1 » Keara Hennessey had the biggest all-round statistical outing for the Bears in their PAC victory over the Phantoms on Sept. 26. Boyertown scored set wins of 25-15, 25-23 and 2515 around Phoenixville’s 2521 victory in the second set.
Hennesssey had one ace, one kill, 23 assists and eight digs to lead the Bears. Romina Broglia added three aces, nine kills and 11 digs while Malu Salin Matos had one ace and six kills.