Spring-Ford girls tennis claims PAC title
Rams down Upper Merion to cap unbeaten PAC season
The Spring-Ford girls tennis team put the clamps down on an unbeaten Pioneer Athletic Conference title run with a 6-1 win over Upper Merion on Sept. 27.
Tori Alexander set the tone for the Rams (11-0 PAC, 12-1 overall) at first singles with a 6-1, 6-0 decision over Sahara Islam while Kathryn Alvarez followed with a 6-0, 6-1 decision at second singles. Hailey Koz posted the Eagles’ lone win— a 7-5, 7-6 (5) win at third singles.
Spring-Ford swept its way through the doubles bracket with Maddy Morris/Lauren Ostermann
posting a 6-2, 6-2 decision at first doubles while Bianca Caresosa/Riley Burke followed with a 6-1, 6-1 win at second doubles. METHACTON 7, PERKIOMEN
VALLEY 0 » The Warriors spoiled the Vikings’ Senior Appreciation Day festivities by sweeping their PAC hosts on Sept. 27.
Methacton’s best individual showing came at second doubles, where the team of Rachel Dorn and Angie Kuang scored a 6-1, 6-0 verdict. PV’s best outing was third doubles, where Kristen Koenig and Gabby Timoteo extended their match to three sets. PHOENIXVILLE 6, UPPER
PERKIOMEN 1 » The Phantoms posted a clean sweep through the singles bracket on their way to a PAC win over the Tribe on Sept. 26.
Julia Gumieniak and Mila Archer posted clean 6-0, 6-0 decisions at first and second singles, respectively, while Gina Brown posted a 6-0, 6-1 decision at third singles. UP’s lone win came at third doubles, where Carly Jenkins/ Shelby Livingstone posted a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) decision.
PHOENIXVILLE 2, UPPER PERKIOMEN 0 » Kyle Tucker and Jair Ibarra did
the scoring for the Phantoms in their PAC Frontier Division victory over the Indians on Sept. 27. Gavin Perillo needed to make just two saves in goal to secure a shutout that kept Phoenixville unbeaten in the league. PHOENIXVILLE 6, INTER
BORO 0 » Kyle Tucker scored twice in the Phantoms non-league win over Interboro on Sept. 25. Danny Jackson, Nick Sinapius, Velkin Escobar and Kyle Flick each scored in the game, while Josh Pfender had two saves to preserve the shutout. Phoenixville moved to 7-1 overall on the year. SPRING-FORD4, NESHAMINY
0» The Rams used a strong and balanced offensive effort to take down Neshaminy in their non-league matchup on Sept. 25. Colin Trainor finished with a goal and two assists for the Rams, while Nathan Alban, Ronnie Minges and Abdulla Muredini each had solo tallies. Hunter Hudak had three saves for Spring-Ford, helping to preserve the shutout. SPRING-FORD 2, EXETER 2 » The Rams and Eagles played to a 2-2 draw in a non-league encounter on Sept. 23.
The teams traded goals in the second half, capped by Brett Gulati’s score from a Colin Trainor cross with 10 seconds left in regulation for force overtime. Abdulla Nuredini, assisted by Nathan Alban, opened the scoring for the Rams, while Exeter’s scorers were Reese Reninger and Andrew Mesquita, who were both assisted by Angelo Pacheco. In goal, Spring-Ford Hunter Hudak made seven saves; Exeter’s Carter Struck stopped 12 shots.
SPRING-FORD 7, NORRISTOWN 0 » Seven different players notched goals for the Rams during their PAC Liberty Division rout of the Eagles on Sept. 27.
Alyssa Hardin, Mackie O’Conor, Erica Smith, Emily Higgins, Lauren Colasanti, Julia Schappell and Katie Sites all scored for Spring-Ford. PHOENIXVILLE 2, UPPER
PERKIOMEN0» Kyle Tucker and Yair Ibarra each scored to lift the Phantoms past the Indians in a Frontier Division matchup on Sept. 26.
Gavin Perillo made two saves in the win with Tyler Siefer registering an assist. PHOENIXVILLE 6, UPPER PERKIOMEN 2 » Gabrielle Perrotto and Jesi Rossman each finished with two goals and an assist in the Phantoms’ PAC Frontier Division win over the Indians on Sept. 25.
Kelli Olsson and Leeza Galli each had goals of their own and Maddie White added an assist for the Phantoms (4-2). For the Indians (3-3), Kayleigh Durning scored both goals in the loss. SPRING-FORD4, WESTCHESTER RUSTIN 1 » The Rams continued their unbeaten start to the season with a non-league victory over the Rustin on Sept. 23.
Spr i ng-For d’s KK O’Donnell, Mac Mitchell, Ally O’Connor and Olivia Yeagle were the scorers while Alayna Gairo and Lily Nowakowski (2) were credited with assists.
UPPER PERKIOMEN 2, PERKIOMEN VALLEY1» AiYi Young figured in on both the Indians’ goals as they edged the Vikings in a PAC divisional crossover pairing on Sept. 27.
Young scored once and assisted on Abriana Gatto’s tally, with Liz Fox getting an assist and Carly Eidle contributing four-save goaltending. PV’s tally came from Gabby Martina, assisted by Kelly Batinger. PHOENIXVILLE 1, SPRING---
FORD 0 » Katie Baker scored the game’s lone goal to lead the Phantoms past the Rams in PAC divisional crossover play on Sept. 27.
Baker’s score came off a feed from Ameerah Green at the 2:44 mark of the first half. Tyler Hall posted 10 saves in the cage to preserve the shutout. Spring-Ford keepers Kristen Grebe and Ashley Della Guardia combined for seven saves. CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 2, SPRING-FORD1» Kate Crist’s score in the first half was all the Rams could muster in their non-conference loss against the Bucks on Sept. 25. Crist’s goal came off a feed from Caroline Todd. Ashley Della Guardia made eight saves in the Spring-Ford goal. Caitlin Mulligan and Taylor Mason each
scored goals for CB West. PERKIOMENVALLEY5,PHOE
NIXVILLE0» Gabby Martina scored PV’s first three goals in a PAC crossover win on Sept. 22.
Danielle Hamm and Katie Wuerstle each contributed a goal and an assist for the Vikings.
UPPER MERION 3, SPRINGFORD 1 » A third-set victory was all the Rams could muster in their PAC match with the Vikings. UM’s set scores were 25-
20, 25-21 and 25-17 around Spring-Ford’s 25-23 triumph on Sept. 27.
The Rams’ statistical stars were Alexis Palucki with nine kills, four digs and two blocks; Olivia Olsen with 14 kills, three blocks and two digs; Carly Swenson with 25 assists and four digs; and Grace Kraft with 20 digs. PERKIOMEN VALLEY3, DOWNINGTOWN EAST 1 » The Vikings spotted East a 25-18 first set, then responded with a run of 25-13, 25-23 and 25-19 to win this nonleague contest on Sept. 27. PV was led by Ellie Min's four aces, three kills and 39 assists. Grace Herbein had a strong match, adding 12 kills and 10 digs; Helena Clauhs contributed 11 kills, 2 aces and 9 digs; and Liz Caruso had a strong defensive showingwith nine digs. PHOENIXVILLE 3, ACADEMY
PARK 0 » The Phantoms swept their non-league match with the Knights by set scores of 25-10, 25-11 and 25-15 on Sept. 27.
Maple Maloney had two aces and 11 digs for Phoenixville, which also got 12 kills and four blocks from Kayla Grammerstorf and two aces, five kills and two digs from Romina Broglia. PERKIOMENVALLEY3,POTT
SGROVE 0 » Isabel Clauhs and Grace Herbein were the statistical stars for the
Vikings as they swept their PAC match with the Falcons. PV won by set scores of 25-3, 25-8 and 25-5 on Sept. 26.
Clauhs led the Vikes with five kills and four aces. Herbein contributed 12 assists and four aces. BOYERTOWN 3, PHOENIXVILLE 1 » Keara Hennessey had the biggest all-round statistical outing for the Bears in their PAC victory over the Phantoms. Boyertown scored set wins of 2515, 25-23 and 25-15 around Phoenixville’s 25-21 victory in the second set on Sept. 26. 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. SPRING-FORD3,WESTCHES
TER HENDERSON 0 » The Rams used strong performances from Carly Swenson and Olivia Olsen to take down West Chester Henderson in straight sets (25-21, 25-18, 25-17) on Sept. 25.
Swenson finished her night with 30 assists and six digs while Olsen had 10 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Dadourian added five kills and a block and Alexis Palucki had eight kills and two blocks in the win for the Rams.
Members of the Spring-Ford girls team gather round the plaque after the team claimed the Pioneer Athletic Conference title with a 6-1win over Upper Merion on Wednesday.