PV girls lacrosse upsets Harriton
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.
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.
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.