PV stuns North Penn
TOWAMENCIN » Max Nice came up with a hat trick, goalie Rob Farrington played an outstanding second half, and coach Bryan Churchey’s “road warriors” did it again, winning for the second time in as many days in these District 1-3A Playoffs.
“It feels great — first time ever in our history,” Nice said of advancing to the district quarterfinals. “We worked great as a team and we couldn’t have done it without our goalie.”
No. 10 Perk Valley jumped out to a 3-0 lead and pulled away late to an 8-4 victory over No. 7 North Penn, advancing to a quarterfinal matchup against either Central Bucks East or Garnet Valley.
“We’re playing great team lacrosse right now,” Churchey said. “The boys are hot, they’re having a lot of fun, and we’re playing with a ton of energy. And that’s what you want this time of the year.”
The Vikings improved to 13-6 on the season, closing this one out with a 3-0 run after the Knights had closed to within 5-4 in the third quarter.
North Penn, which got a pair of goals from Danny Payne, saw a tremendous season come to a close.
“The bounces didn’t go our way tonight,” Knights coach Rick Smith said. “I feel like they beat us in transition and they had more quality shots than we had.”