SCHUYLKILL - Phil Bird scored three goals and Devin Harrigan had one as Phoenixville defeated Perkiomen Valley, 4-1, in Pioneer Athletic Conference boys' soccer action Monday afternoon at CAT-Pickering.

The Phantoms, who are now 4-0 and in first place in Division II and 6-1 overall, have now won six consecutive contests. Phoenixville led the Vikings, 2-0, at halftime.

Harrigan put the Phantoms on the scoreboard first before Bird came up with the next three scores.

"He (Bird) played a great game," said Phoenixville coach Ryan Bombick.

Ollie Alfonsi, Effrain Govea and Jose Sandoval tabbed assists for the Phantoms. Doug Kosiba tallied the Vikings' goal.

Phoenixville goalkeeper Ryan Lantzy made four saves on five shots while PV's John Murphy notched six saves on 10 shots.

Spring-Ford 7, St. Pius X 0: Andreu Cooper scored a three-goal hat trick as the Rams blanked the Winged Lions in

a PAC-10 game Monday at Brooke Elementary School.

Mitch Dufour, Anthony Hill, Jamie Lewis and Keegan Wolfe scored single goals for Spring-Ford, which led 4-0 at the half.

The Rams dropped a 4-1 non-league verdict at Exeter Saturday. Jamie Lewis had the Rams' goal while goalkeeper Jason sampat secured seven saves.

Octorara 1, Great Valley 0: Greg Patrick buried a 20-yard shot with 10 minutes remaining in the game to give the Braves a Ches-Mont League American Division victory over the Patriots Monday.

Tom Walsh made two saves in goal for Great Valley (2-2, 3-2-1) while Josh Wolff made five stops for Octorara.

Great Valley won a 4-1 decision over Bishop Shanahan Saturday in a non-league game between Ches-Mont League American and National Division squads.

The contest was locked at 1 at halftime.

Nate Josephs scored two goals for the Patriots while Jimmy McLaughlin and Mike Chawaga had single tallies. Austin Kelso tallied for the Eagles (0-4-1).

Tom Walsh registered four saves in goal for Great Valley while Micheal Thompson had five and Micheal Legace five for Shanahan.

Great Valley jumped to an early lead just four minutes into the game when Josephs put away a pass from Chawaga.

Shanahan got an equalizer when Kelso pounced on a loose ball the was saved but dropped by Walsh. Midway through the second half, Chawaga got the game-winner with a shot from 18 yards out.

McLaughlin scored from a rocket of a shot from 20 yards out five minutes later. Josephs scored his second of the game with 11 minutes remaining when he fired home from close range at a sharp angle.

Great Valley hosts Oxford in a Ches-Mont League game today at 3:45 p.m. in East Whiteland Township.


Spring-Ford 3, The Hill School 1: Melissa Pennington, Madeline Jackson and Nikki Lynch scored goals for the Rams in a non-league victory over the Blues Saturday.

The Rams led at the break, 2-0. Pennington had one assist and Lisa Semetti recorded eight saves for the Rams (2-3).

Shannon Ruane scored for The Hill School while Caroline Shomber collected 10 saves.

Pennington scored at 1:49 of the first half and Jackson at the 28-minute mark. Lynch's goal came at 38:05 of the second half. Spring-Ford piled up a 23-9 advantage in shots.


Great Valley 257, Spring-Ford 268: Anne Olsen shot a 46 and Maddy Smith had a 48 in the Patriots' victory over the Rams at Spring Hollow Golf Course in Spring City Monday.

Kiersten Seufer led the Rams with a 47 and Erin Miller followed with a 5 and Maddy Gilmartin with a 51. Beatrice McQuiston added a 50 for the Patriots.

Great Valley 257, Spring-Ford 268

at Spring Hollow Golf Course

Spring-Ford (268): Kiersten Seufer 47, Erin Miller 50, Maddy Gilmartin 51, Kim Novarina 59, Katy O'Neil 61.

Great Valley (257): Anne Olsen 46, Maddy Smith 48, Beatrice McQuiston 50, Caroline Orr 56, Erica Kyung 57.


Downingtown East 3, Great Valley 0: The Cougars shut out the Patriots in Ches-Mont League action Monday in East Whiteland. The scores were 25-8, 25-8, 25-23.

Katherine Weikel racked up four kills, one block and one ace for the Patriots while Deanna Rizzi chipped in with three kills and two aces.

Alexis Jordan had eight aces for the Cougars while Casey Gianforte and Audrey Lewis had four aces apiece.


Ursinus 2, Delaware Valley 0: Bear sophomore midfielder George Belaires scored two gaols, all in the second half, as the Bears (4-2) ran their winning streak to four matches with a victory over the Aggies (1-3-1) Monday afternoon in Collegeville.

Belaires scored in the 60th and 63rd minutes as Ursinus improved to 2-0 at home.

Freshman forward Jean Carlo Cordova (Spring-Ford) made a cross for an assist on the second goal.

Ursinus opens Centennial Conference play Saturday as the Bears host Gettysburg at 12:30 p.m.

The Bears defeated DeSales, 4-2, Saturday afternoon. Cordova scored two goals for Ursinus. Cordova scored his first goal of the game at 55:20. Cordova's second goal came at the 71:23 mark.


Valley Forge Christian College fell to Lancaster Bible, 3-1. VFCC won the third game, 25-21, but dropped the others by 25-17, 25-16, 25-14 scores.

Amanda Gauthier totaled 19 digs while Corren Willison had 15 and Tara Davis eight. Tiffany Hulett served up nine assists and Chelsea Hamilton had seven.

The Patriots also dropped a 3-0 decision to Mt. Aloysius by scores of 25-15, 25-12, 25-15.

Gautheir and Willison each totaled 10 digs while Hulett had six digs plus four assists.

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