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