PV girls lacrosse up­sets Har­ri­ton

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Mer­cury staff sports@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @Pottsmer­cS­ports on Twit­ter

Be­ing the un­der­dog can have its perks.

The Perkiomen Val­ley girls lacrosse team was an un­der­dog to Har­ri­ton in Thurs­day’s Dis­trict 1 Class AAA sec­ond-round game at Lower Me­rion.

Yet in the end, the Lady Vik­ings came out as top dogs with a historic 9-8 win for their first vic­tory in the sec­ond round of dis­tricts in pro­gram his­tory.

“These girls played with so much pride and de­ter­mi­na­tion and they truly played for each other,” said PV head coach Lisa Clark.

With the win, No. 12 Perk Val­ley ad­vances to face No. 4 Cen­tral Bucks West – a Thurs­day win­ner over No. 20 Methac­ton – on Satur­day at a time yet to be de­ter­mined.

Along with four goals from Paige Tyson, Anna Daw­son scored twice while Kat Kel­ley had a goal and three as­sists for PV. Kate Hickey and Caitlin Leap rounded out the scor­ing with solo tal­lies while Ri­ley McGettigan had an as­sist in front of Lauren Fo­ley’s 15-save per­for­mance in goal.

“Ev­ery per­son wear­ing an or­ange jer­sey con­trib­uted to that win,” said Clark. “As a coach­ing staff, we couldn’t be more proud of the young ladies that rep­re­sent our pro­gram.”

Katelin Wil­liams fin­ished with five scores for No. 5 Har­ri­ton while Molly McDonough had two goals and an as­sist. Lucy Dwyer had a goal while Devin McLain made nine saves in goal.

A win Satur­day would give Perk Val­ley its first trip to the PIAA play­offs while a loss would drop them into play­backs. PERKIOMEN SCHOOL 14, COL­LEGIUM CHAR­TER 10 » Anne Coby and Car­ley Smith shared scor­ing hon­ors for the Pan­thers in their Tri­County League vic­tory over Col­legium.

Coby and Smith each had four goals for Perkiomen, which got pairs of tal­lies from Emalee and Rylee Walsh. Rachel and Pay­ton Forsythe rounded out the Pan­ther scor­ing with one goal apiece.

Boys lacrosse

The Golden Pan­thers’ run in the Dis­trict One Class AA play­offs came to an end against the peren­nial power Red Raiders.

PJP, the No. 6 seed, led 3-2 af­ter the first pe­riod be­fore No. 3 Rad­nor went on a nine-goal tear the rest of the way kick-started by Ryan Peter’s goal at 5:33 in the sec­ond pe­riod to even it up at 3-3.

A few min­utes later, Rad­nor got out to a 5-3 thanks to goals from John Austen and Drew Brown.

Pope John Paul II opened up the dis­trict play­offs with a 7-2 win over Phoenixville, the Golden Pan­thers’ first win at dis­tricts in school his­tory.

Girls golf

BLUES CLAIM PAISAA CROWN » The Hill School girls golf team shot a com­bined 186 over­all to cap­ture the pro­gram’s first Penn­syl­va­nia In­de­pen­dent Schools Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion (PAISAA) team ti­tle at Brook­side Coun­try Club in Pottstown.

The Blues claimed the crown by a sin­gle stroke, edg­ing out Agnes Ir­win (187) and Epis­co­pal Academy (188). Notre Dame Academy fin­ished up at 201.

Jes­sica Shao carded a 43, good enough for third place and a spot on the All-State Team, while Ma­rina Men­dez (44), Coco Zhou (49) and Ha­ley Wis­niewski (50) rounded out Hill’s score­card.

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