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Local Roundup: Phantom x-country wins


By For 21st Century Media

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Phoenixville 19, Pottstown 36: Phoenixville finished 1-2-3 with Adam Yosua (17:18), Sean McGinnis (17:26) and Matt Chiappetta (17:27) to win the meet.
Methacton 21, Spring-Ford 28: Spring-Ford junior Paul Powers won the race with a 16:19, but Methacton won the meet, led by Warriors sophomore Jeff Kirshenbaum, who crossed second with a 16:40.
Perkiomen Valley 20, Upper Perkiomen 41: Dave Garton set the pace for the Vikings as they opened their PAC-10 season with a victory ove the Indians.
Garton headed a solid PV showing that saw the hosts place eight runners in the top 10.
Belmont Invitational: The Spring-Ford boys cross country 4x2 mile relay team of Chase Parr, Paul Power, Raghav Jain and Josh Tupper finished fourth overal with a time of 44:11 in a field of 24 teams at the Quad XC RElay Invitational at Belmont Sept. 7.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Phoenixville 23, Pottstown 32: While Kiaia Horsey claimed top individual honors for the Trojans, the Phantoms took the next four spots to secure the PAC-10 victory.
Behind Horsey’s first-place 22:17 clocking, Phoenixville bunched Fiona Halloran (23:02), Chloe Oustrich (23:36), Allyssa Andrews (24:10) and Johnnie Cunningham (24:30) in second through fifth place.
Methacton 23, Spring-Ford 32: Kara Steinke ran away from the field, leading the Warriors to victory over the Rams in both teams’ PAC-10 season opener.
Steinke covered her home course in 18:34, a full two minutes ahead of runner-up teammate Ryan DeOrio (20:42). Sam Christman led Spring-Ford with a fourth-place effort (21:16).
Perkiomen Valley 15, Upper Perkiomen 46: Morgan Faust and Mallory Snyder led a strong showing by the Vikings in their PAC-10 season opener with the Indians.
Faust and Snyder, with respective first- and second-place4 times of 20:42 and 20:45, headed PV’s sweep of the top six spots and nine for the first 10.
Belmont Invitational: The Spring-Ford girls cross country 4x2-mile relay team with Anna Poet, Sam Christman, Tori Hoffner and Jenna Vledder finished sixth with a time of 57:21 in a field of 22 at the Quad XC Relay Invitational at Belmont.
BOYS SOCCER
Phoenixville 6, Pottstown 1: The Phantoms came alive in the second half to beat the Trojans in the PAC-10 contest.
The Phantoms held a slim 1-0 edge at the break on a goal by Max Schaffer. In the second half, Tony Silva, Isaac Levine, Eli Brown, Michael Stokes and Alex Montiero scored goals.
Pope John Paul II 4, Phoenixville 0: With Nick Mares and Drew Glass figuring in on two of their goals, the Golden Panthers blanked the Phantoms in their PaC-10 opener.
Spring-Ford 2, Boyertown 1: Dave Gulati and Kole Lyons each scored goals as the Rams rallied to defeat the Bears in a rematch of last year’s PAC-10 championship.
Perkiomen Valley 3, Christopher Dock 0: Matt Genuardi, Alex Dove and Ryan Szabo each had goals and keeper Corey Jackson made four saves for his second shutout in the Vikings’ victory.
Perkiomen Valley 0, Methacton 0: The Vikings and Warriors played scoreless in regulation time as well as two overtime periods on the way to a scoreless draw. PV’s Corey Jackson had three saves in earning his third shutout.
GIRLS SOCCER
Phoenixville 4, Pope John Paul II 0: Cecilia Knaub had one goal and one assist as rookie Phantoms coach Tim Raub picked up his first win in the PAC-10 win over the Golden Panthers.
Lauren Benner, Dakota Graham and Sophia Kopko also scored for Phoenixville.
Phoenixville 9, Pottstown 0: Three Phantoms scored two goals apiece as Phoenixville blanked visiting Pottstown in a PAC-10 game.
Kaitlyn Casiano, Cecilia Knaub and Nicole Lemon each netted two goals while Lauren Benner and Julia Brown each scored one goal and had one assist. Kristen Bonshock chipped in with one goa.
Dakota Graham had two assists, and Lainey Michaud had one. Phoenixville goalie Bri Cooley made two saves.
Phoenixville 5, Interboro 0: Cecilia Knaub and Dakota Graham each had one goal and one assist to help the Phantoms secure the non-league win Sept. 9.
Gia Tedesco, Lauren Benner and Kristen Bonschock scored one goal apiece while Jackie Tucker had one assist and Bri Cooley made threee saves in posting her third straight shutout for Phoenixville.
Spring-Ford 2, Owen J. Roberts 0: Gabrielle Vagnozzi connected with Megan Giannopolous on the first goal, and Giannopolous asssisted Aley Kate McKinley on the second score. Goalie Hope Davis posted the shutout.
Perkiomen Valley 1, Methacton 0: Vikings freshman Hannah Thomas finally snapped the scoreless deadlock at the 33:27 minutes mark of the second half as the Vikings came away with the PAC-10 win. It marked Thomas’ third goal in the two varsity games she has played
PV goalie Kelly O’Brien had seven saves in posting her second straight shutout. O’Brien and Hayley Jampo assisted on Thomas’ goal.
Spring-Ford 1, Boyertown 1 (OT): The Rams played the defending PAC-10 champion Bears to a draw.
GIRLS TENNIS
Spring-Ford 6, Phoenixville 1: The Rams’ Natassja Boham, Claire Parker and Natalie Wright won singles matches while S-F also took three of four doubles matches.
The Phantoms grabbed their lone point at second doubles, where Mackenzie Bowes/Sarah Reed won a 6-3, 6-4 verdict against Ellie Graziadei/Juli Houck.
Perkiomen Valley 5, Phoenixville 2: Singles: Emily Wendel (PV) def. Lexi Crovetti 6-3, 6-1; Allison Newman (PV) def. Robin Burgess 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1; Kira Landis (Px) def. Isabel Dove 7-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Doubles: Maddie Conte/Meghan Fulop (PV) def. Gabby Pattinson/Maddy DiAddezio 7-5, 6-2; Emma Britton/Tanmai Vemulapalli (PV) def. Julie Andrews/Julia Teter 6-1, 6-0; Macey Tanseco/Irene Yeom (PV) def. Mackenzie Bowes/Sarah Reed 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Taylor Horgan/Summer Stephens (Px) def. Megan Wong/Veronica Giampa 6-1, 7-5.
Spring-Ford 5, Plymouth-Whitemarsh 2: Singles: Kaiser (PW) def. Natassja Boham 6-0, 6-0; Swanson (PW) def. Claire Parker 6-0, 6-0; Natalie Wright (SF) def. Nam 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Tomomi Mitsuzuka/Rachel Harrison (SF) def. Blum/Kairo 6-2, 6-2; Ellie Graziadei/Juli Houck (SF) def. Fineman/Swerdloff 6-4, 7-6 (4); Trisha Raman/Erin Murray (SF) def. Mitchell/Rose 6-4, 7-5; Kristen Ohl/Gabe Drummer (SF) def. Chapman/Finkel 7-5, 6-3.
Perkiomen Valley 7, Pope John Paul II 0: The Vikings swept all singles positions in their PAC-10 match against the Golden Panthers.
Frreshman Allison Newman remained undefeated this season while Isabel Dove won their first varsity match. PV also swept all four doubles slots with the duos of Maddie Conte/Meghan Fulop and Emma Birtton/Tanmai Vermulapalli both remaining undefeated for the season.
GIRLS GOLF
Spring-Ford 201, Perkiomen Valley 204 (at Linfield National GC): Spring-Ford: Ali Andrescavage 48, Steph DiGuiseppe 50, Brandes Yenchick 50, Peyton Incollingo 53. Perkiomen Valley: Carly Dorminy 49, Bridget Walker, Mary Eyde 51, Natalie Russo 54.
FIELD HOCKEY
Phoenixville 3, Pope John Paul II 0: Katie McErlean led the Phantoms with two goals while Taylor Jefferis chipped in with one as Phoenixville opened PAC-10 play with a win. Kellie Matson had two assists and Rose Moore had one. Phantoms goalie Kim Rutherford recorded three saves.
Phoenixville 3, Pottstown 0: Amy Hill had one goal and one assist, and Bailey Quinn and Katie McErlean each scored to lift the Phantoms past the Trojans in PAC-10 play Sept. 9. Kim Rutherford made two saves in posting the shutout for Phoenixville (4-0).
Spring-Ford 2, Boyertown 1: Gabby Major scored the winning goal with no time left on the clock to break a 1-all deadlock and give the Rams a thrilling win for their first PAC-10 victory of the season.
The Rams’ Taylor Brennan scored at 26:30 of the first half on an assist by Alexa Rothenberger to tie the game.
Perkiomen Valley 1, Spring-Ford 0: Mara Wrzesniewski directed home the lone goal off a pass from Rachel Hamm with five minutes left in the Liberty Division contest after the Vikings had dominated the second half.
Strong defense and 16 saves by goalkeeper Dante Vagnoni kept the Rams in the game despite an 18-7 PV adantage in penalty corner chances.
Perkiomen Valley 3, Christopher Dock 2: Kelsey Geise headed the offense for the Vikings as they edged the Pioneers in non-league action. Geise scored twice for PV, both unassisted goals. Shannon Batie also scored with a setup from Annie Himsworth. Freshman Miranda Wesley provided seven saves in goal.
Perkiomen Valley 2, Methacton 1: Rachel Hamm blasted a shot from the left of the circle past Methacton keeper Sammi Steele and into the bottom right corner of the cage with 31 seconds left in the overtime frame to give the Vikings their victory in Fairview Villiage Sept. 9.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Spring-Ford Tournament: The Spring-Ford volleyball team hosted its annual volleyball tournament Sept. 7. Teams in attendance were Perkiomen Valley, North Penn, Downingtown West, Council Rock South, Cheltenham and Little Flower.
Perkiomen Valley dominated the day with nine wins and one loss to win the title game in two sets against Downingtown West 25-20, 25-22.
The Vikings’ leaders in the tourney were veteran senior and co-captain Kristen Dolenti with 19 digs, 12 acers and 10 kills; sophomore Cayla Veverka with 18 digs, five aces and 35 kills; sophomore Emilia Leyes with 12 digs and six aces; and junior Samantha Guarnaccia with 17 digs.
New to the varsity team were junior Jen Maurer with 16 digs, nine aces and 11 kills; sophomore Caitlin Corcoran with five aces and 16 kills; and sophomore Emily Oltman with five aces and 11 kills.
Downingtown East 3, Spring-Ford 2: The Cougars picked up the hard-fought Ches-Mont League victory by scores of 26-28, 25-23, 25-15, 22-25 and 15-11. The Rams were led by Amanda Venuto’s 25 digs. Catherine Berger added 19 assists and Sammie Rowell finished with 14 kills.
BOYS GOLF
Perkiomen Valley 249, Spring-Ford 251: In a PAC-10 match where the sixth-man scores were the tiebreaker, the Vikings got by the Rams at Turtle Creek Golf Club.
The difference for PV was Jonathan Giorgi’s 43 against Matt Holland’s 45. Matt Keim gained overall low-man honors for Spring-Ford with his 38. Connor Green’s 40 was best for the Vikes.