Phan­toms field hockey win Fron­tier Di­vi­sion; Per­rotto be­comes Phoenixville girls soc­cer’s top scorer

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The Phan­toms re­bounded from an early deficit to over­take the Fal­cons for vic­tory in their PAC Fron­tier Di­vi­sion matchup. Phoenixville clinched the PAC Fron­tier ti­tle in the process by im­prov­ing to 9-1 and 13-3-1 over­all.

Gabby Her­schell net­ted four goals for Phoenixville af­ter Jayde Yorgey’s firsthalf tally gave Potts­grove a 1-0 lead. Ameerah Green and Aubrie Breis­blatt padded the Phan­toms’ lead af­ter Kathryn Hen­rik­sen scored for the Fal­cons.

Up­per Perkiomen can fin­ish level with Phoenixville at 9-1 but the Phan­toms hold the di­vi­sional tiebreaker on league cross­over points (4-3).

Girls soc­cer

Gabrielle Per­rotto’s goal in the 35th minute was a mem­o­rable one Fri­day, as it broke Phoenixville girls soc­cer’s all-time goal scor­ing record as part of the Phan­toms’ 13-0 vic­tory over Bonner-Pren­der­gast on Oct. 5 in a non-league matchup at Phoenixville.

“It’s some­thing I def­i­nitely knew about, but it wasn’t nec­es­sar­ily my fo­cus,” the Phan­toms se­nior said. “I wanted to win and have the team be suc­cess­ful and if the goals came that would be awe­some.”

Per­rotto’s goal was the 21st of her sea­son and 72nd in her ca­reer, break­ing the pre­vi­ous record of 71 held by for­mer Phoenixville and Pitt stand­out Ash­ley Habbel.

Per­rotto, who also has 19 ca­reer as­sists, has been a scor­ing threat through­out her four years as a var­sity starter, her sus­tained suc­cess en­abling her to eclipse Phoenixville se­nior Gabrielle Per­rotto, left, pic­tured along­side head coach Tim Raub, be­came the pro­gram’s ca­reer lead­ing scorer last Fri­day in a win over Bonner Pren­der­gast.

the record.

“I’m def­i­nitely hon­ored,” she said. “It re­ally couldn’t have been pos­si­ble with­out all my team­mates set­ting me up. It’s not some­thing I could have achieved on my own.”

In Fri­day’s game, Lucy Faunce also recorded two goals, while seven other play­ers each scored for Phoenixville on the day.

The Fal­cons capped an un­beaten run through the PAC Fron­tier Di­vi­sion with a shutout of the Phan­toms on Oct. 11.

Sky­lar Glass con­verted the game’s lone goal — her 19th of the sea­son — with 25 min­utes left. Av­ery Makoid was cred­ited with the as­sist.

Al­li­son Dixon made five saves in goal to se­cure the shutout for Potts­grove (14-4 over­all). The Fal­cons have qual­i­fied for the PAC play­offs and will face wild card Spring-Ford in a 5 p.m. semi­fi­nal Tues­day at Owen J. Roberts.

First-half goals by Julie Ch­er­neskie and De­lanie Di­dier proved enough for the Golden Pan­thers to pre­vail over the Vik­ings in a PAC Fron­tier Di­vi­sion game as PJP chases the fi­nal wild card spot for the PAC play­offs.

Rayna Ge­orge and Ju­lia Hall were cred­ited with as­sists for PJP. Stacy Kor­mos and Gina Marinelli each had one save for the Pan­thers, with Michelle Bar­rios turn­ing away 16 shots for Up­per Me­rion.

Boys soc­cer

The Perkiomen Val­ley boys soc­cer team en­tered Wed­nes­day know­ing any­thing but a loss would qual­ify it for the Pi­o­neer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Fi­nal Four.

One hun­dred min­utes later, job done.

The Vik­ings lived up to their dif­fi­cult de­fen­sive billing by deny­ing high-scor­ing Spring-Ford through reg­u­la­tion and over­time for a 0-0 draw on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon at SpringFord.

Perkiomen Val­ley moved to 7-1-5 in the PAC (9-1-6 over­all), its 26 league points earn­ing it a wild card spot for the league play­offs. The semi­fi­nals are set for Tues­day, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at Owen J. Roberts.

PV’s Josh Moyer recorded his eighth clean sheet, need­ing three saves thanks in part to the strong play of de­fend­ers AJ Hansen, Brian Holmes, Mark Pir­rone, and Steven War­ren. Spring-Ford’s Ray For­te­buono also made three saves for his 11th shutout.

Spring-Ford had al­ready clinched the Lib­erty Di­vi­sion ti­tle a night ear­lier with a 5-3 win over Owen J. Roberts. The Rams fin­ished their league cam­paign at 8-0-2 Lib­erty, 110-2 PAC, 13-1-3 over­all.

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