Top seeds hold true at PAC Dou­bles Tour­na­ment

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Mer­cury staff sports@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @Pottsmer­cS­ports on Twit­ter

Methac­ton will be rep­re­sented in the Pi­o­neer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Dou­bles Tour­na­ment cham­pi­onship match Satur­day.

What two War­riors is yet to be de­ter­mined, though.

Methac­ton ad­vanced two teams – top-seeded Dina Nouaime and Tina Prince, and No. 4 seed Anna Ryu and Angie Kuang – into the semi­fi­nals Fri­day dur­ing the first day of the league dou­bles tour­na­ment. They will meet in Satur­day morn­ing’s semi­fi­nal while Owen J. Roberts’ Elaina Lee and Jacey Ca­plan and SpringFord’s Tori Alexan­der and Kathryn Al­varez will meet in the other semi.

Nouaime, the PAC sin­gles cham­pion, and Prince, who reached the sec­ond round of the Dis­trict 1 sin­gles tour­na­ment, de­feated OJR’s Vidisha Pandey and Cara Semach, 6-1, 6-3, in a quar­ter­fi­nal. Ryu and Kuang topped Spring-Ford’s No. 2 team Lucy Olsen and Emma Grif­fin, 6-2, 6-4. Lee and Ca­plan downed Phoenixville’s Gina Brown and Meghan O’Neill, 6-2, 6-3. Alexan­der and Al­varez, who were the top seeds last year but forced to re­tire in the first round due to an in­jury, didn’t drop a game in their quar­ter­fi­nal.

Satur­day’s semi­fi­nals be­gin at 10 a.m. back at Perkiomen Val­ley. ABING­TON FRIENDS 3, PERKIOMEN SCHOOL 2 » The Pan­thers took first and sec­ond sin­gles but AFS’ depth won the day. Ju­lia Kelly won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 and Char­lotte Kopp won 7-6 (2), 6-0 at No. 2 sin­gles for Perkiomen.

Field hockey

OWEN J. ROBERTS 2, METHAC­TON 0 » The Wild­cats capped their league reg­u­lar sea­son 11-2 with a shutout of the War­riors.

Ju­lia Lamb han­dled the scor­ing for OJR (15-2) on helpers from Sophia Mur­ray and Jenna Kirby. Methac­ton was held to zero shots on goal while War­riors’ goalie Molly Frey had three saves. UP­PER PERKIOMEN 4, POPE JOHN PAUL II 0 » UP got goals from Abri­ana Gatto, Margo May, Luci Car­pen­ter and Mor­gan Fior­ito while Jenna Fior­ito and Tokada Wells (2) had as­sists. The In­di­ans im­proved to 10-3 PAC (11-7 over­all) and have qual­i­fied for the PAC Fi­nal Four, set for Tues­day at Up­per Perk. The hosts will meet un­de­feated Lib­erty Di­vi­sion cham­pion Perkiomen Val­ley (18-0) in the semi­fi­nals. SPRING-FORD 7, WEST CH­ESTER HENDERSON 3 » Ash­ley Sessa fig­ured in on five of the Rams’ goals as they rolled the War­riors in non­league ac­tion.

Sessa scored once in the first half and three times in the sec­ond, in ad­di­tion to as­sist­ing on the first of Mackenna Maloney’s three goals. Ash­ley Della Guardia and Lau­ren Ruffo com­bined for four saves in the SpringFord nets, Ruffo with three of them on a sim­i­lar num­ber of shots.

Boys soc­cer

WEST-MONT CHRIS­TIAN 4, WEST CH­ESTER CHRIS­TIAN 2 » Tyler Fox scored twice to lead the Wings in a ACCAC win. Sam Lan­dis and Sam Her­man had a goal apiece.

Girls vol­ley­ball

BOYERTOWN 3, METHAC­TON 1» The Bears booked their 10th straight win in a fourset­ter, 25-22, 26-24, 12-25, 25-20, on the War­riors’ Se­nior Night.

Boyertown lead­ers were Ju­lia Smith 34 digs and 3 aces, Tay­lor Jones had 17 digs, 13 as­sist, 10 kills and 5 aces, Emily Wolfe with 10 kills, 13 digs and 4 blocks, Emma Lud­wig added 19 as­sist, 15 digs and 10 kills. The Bears (11-2 PAC, 18-3) won the Lib­erty Di­vi­sion to qual­ify for the PAC Fi­nal Four, set for Tues­day at Spring-Ford. OWEN J. ROBERTS 3, POTTS­GROVE 0 » The Wild­cats took the PAC win in straight sets, 25-17, 25-13, 25-9. OJR lead­ers were Michelle Frank (3 aces, 5 kills, 15 digs), Mikayla John­son (8 kills), Gabi Tam­burro (2 aces, 7 kills, 2 digs), Jor­dyn Cham­bers (2 aces, 25 as­sists, 6 digs). SPRING-FORD 3, NORRISTOWN 0 » The Rams swept the Ea­gles, 25-16, 25-22, 2516, in a PAC match. S-F lead­ers were se­nior Lau­ren Bep­pel (27 as­sists), se­nior Olivia Olsen (15 kills), se­nior Grace Kraft (23 digs) and se­nior Car­olyn Nor­wicke (8 kills, 13 digs). UNIONVILLE 3, PHOENIXVILLE 2 » The Phan­toms were un­able to see out their 2-1 set lead in a five-set loss to non-league Unionville. Phoenixville game lead­ers were Keara Hen­nessey (24 as­sists, 5 kills, 5 digs), Kayla Gram­mer­storf (2 aces, 14 kills, 3 digs) and Rom­ina Broglia (5 kills, 4 digs). WEST-MONT CHRIS­TIAN 3, WEST CH­ESTER CHRIS­TIAN 1» West-Mont won in four sets thanks in part to match lead­ers Lau­ren Houck (10 digs, 6 aces, 6 kills), Kara New­ton (5 aces, 3 kills) and Jas­mine Bow­man (6 kills, 2 blocks). PERKIOMEN SCHOOL 3, ACADEMY OF THE NEW CHURCH 0 » Perkiomen won in three games, 25- 19, 25- 17, 25- 12.

Girls cross coun­try

The Wild­cats com­pleted their un­beaten run through the PAC’s Lib­erty Di­vi­sion ranks Wed­nes­day with a vic­tory over the War­riors.

Macken­zie Kurtz was OJR’s lead­ing run­ner, first in a time of 21:12. Charley Lustig fin­ished sec­ond (21:17), Mikayla Ni­ness fourth (21:26), Emma To­rak fifth (21:31) and Emily Glasier sixth (21:36) for Owen J. (5-0).

Carly Ukalovic gave Methac­ton a third-place (21;23) ef­fort. Becky Sobeck and Maddy Ziegler were eighth and ninth, re­spec­tively for the War­riors.

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