Top seeds hold true at PAC Doubles Tournament
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.
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.
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.
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.