OJR cruises past Spring-Ford, 12-6

Wild­cats’ win sets up 4th meet­ing with Boy­er­town

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Tucker Ba­gley For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

SOUTH COVENTRY » The rainy con­di­tions at Wild­cat Field on Wed­nes­day may have been an is­sue for the fans in at­ten­dance, but it didn’t seem to bother the Owen J. Roberts’ girls lacrosse team.

The Wild­cats scored 12 goals and downed Pi­o­neer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence ri­val Spring-Ford, 126, in the first round of the Dis­trict 1 Class 3A play­offs Wed­nes­day night.

OJR will face an­other PAC foe Thurs­day (5 p.m.) when it heads to No. 8 Boy­er­town.

“We have a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence play­ing in the rain,” Wild­cats head coach Casey Kel­logg said. “We’ve had a lot of games in con­di­tions like this, we’ve had games de­layed due to light­ning, and even this game was post­poned a day.”

The Wild­cats scored right off the open­ing draw, then built an early 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Danika Swech and Sophia Mur­ray. The Rams re­sponded with a pair of tal­lies from Jill

“Our de­fense is ev­ery­thing. They are the back­bone of our team and they have come up huge in most of the tight games we’ve had. We wouldn’t be where we are with­out their ef­fort.” – OJR coach Casey Kel­logg

AUSTIN HERT­ZOG - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Owen J. Roberts’ Olivia LeClaire car­ries the ball in tran­si­tion against Spring-Ford dur­ing a Dis­trict 1-3A play­off game Wed­nes­day.

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