Stenson finishes with low score for Rams against Pottstown

Journal Register file photo Spring-Ford's Austin Galaska blasts out of trap on first hole at Brookside C.C. in a match against Pottstown.

PHOENIX STAFF REPORTPHOENIXVILLE -- Ruth Jasienski and Amanda DiGirolomo shared medalist honors with 53s for 12 holes at Meadow Brook Golf Club as Phoenixville defeated Perkiomen Valley, 280-332, in a Pioneer Athletic Conference girls golf meet Wednesday afternoon.

Emma Cordes (56), Brittany Rohall (58) and Brittany Farrell (60) completed the scoring for the Phantoms.

"We were happy to get our first win," said Phoenixville assistant coach Rob Huston. "It was good PV came. Their girls haven't played much either and want to get the experience. I am glad they brought their girls and we had the opportunity to play a match. We played well. The girls are improving every time out."

Megan Walters topped the Vikings with a 56. Phoenixville hosts Radnor today back at Meadowbrook.

Phoenixville 280, Perkiomen Valley 332

12 holes at Meadowbrook GC

Perkiomen Valley (332): Megan Walters 56, Stephanie Oltmann 64, Brittany Buschard 69, Casey Watt 70, Kaitlyn Grande 73.

Phoenixville (280): Ruth Jasienski 53, Amanda DiGirolomo 53, Emma Cordes 56, Brittany Rohall 58, Olivia Farrell 60.

BOYS SOCCER

Phoenixville 6, Pottstown 1: Ollie Alfonsi and Jose Sandoval each scored two goals as the Phantoms defeated the host Trojans in a PAC-10 opener Wednesday.

Tanner Johnson and Effrain Govea added single tallies for the Phantoms, who led 3-1 at halftime.

Kyle Dentler scored the Pottstown goal.

Phil Bird made two assists for the Phantoms and Sandoval had one helper. Goalkeeper Ryan Lantzy picked up three saves and Dan Yauger recorded 13 stops for the Trojans.

In the season-opening Octorara Tournament, Phoenixville fell to defending District 1 Class AA champion Harriton, 2-0, Friday night and then came back to beat Garnet Valley Saturday, 4-1. Alfonsi scored three goals and Sandoval had the other score.

Owen J. Roberts 1, Spring-Ford 0: Patrick Stephens scored the game's lone goal on an outside shot in the second half as the Wildcats blanked the Rams in PAC-10 action at Brooke Elementary School.

Andy Wrisinger had four stops for the Wildcats in the shutout, and Jeremy Mulders made three saves for the Rams.

Spring-Ford led in shots on goal, 10-6, and in corner kicks, 5-3.

GIRLS SOCCER

Phoenixville 0, Upper Perkiomen 0 (2 OT): The Phantoms and Indians battled to a scoreless deadlock in Red Hill in a PAC-10 contest.

Mariah Johnson played an excellent game at center back, according to Phoenixville coach Jason Short, and freshman goalkeeper Marlee Farbstein collected 16 saves. Denna Allen and Andie Levine played strong games at midfield and Savannah Smith kept pressure on up front, but the Phantoms could not find the back of the net.

"It was a barnburner," Short said. "We had a pretty strong first half and built itup. Upper Perk, in the second half, really brought it hard, but there were no real shots on goal. The second overtime went back and forth with not much. I told the girls it was a total team effort from starters to the bench."

Phoenixville (1-0-1) visits Pottsgrove in a PAC-10 game Friday.

BOYS GOLF

Phoenixville 209, Upper Merion 224: John Bilo and Matt Rubino each shot 5-over-par 40s for nine holes at Gulph Mills Golf Club as the Phantoms rolled over the Vikings in a non-league match.

Matt Brierer (41), Beau Delaney (43) and Mike Matson (45) completed the top five scorers for the Phantoms (1-3 PAC-10, 4-3 overall).

Eric Slauter led the Vikings with a 40.

Phoenixville 209, Upper Merion 224

9 holes at Gulph Mills GC, par 35

Phoenixville (209): John Bilo 40, Matt Rubino 40, Matt Brierer 41, Beau Delaney 43, Mike Matson 45.

Upper Merion (224): Eric Slauter 40, Matt Shannon 44, Ryan Dolga 45, Ryan Flansbury 47, John Simonds 48.

FIELD HOCKEY

Upper Perkiomen 2, Phoenixville 0: The Phantoms could not cash in many opportunities in their PAC-10 opener against the Indians in Red Hill.

Tabi Hatch gave Upper Perkiomen a 1-0 halftime lead with 2:37 left in the first half. Marjorie Malloy converted the second goal with 27:20 left in regulation time.

Goalkeeper Rachel Yacovett garnered 10 saves for the Phantoms while Kate Eschbach recorded 14 saves for the Tribe in the shutout.

"Rachel played real well," said Phoenixville coach John Tornetta. "She kept us in the game. I was happy with our performance. We played well."

Miranda Peto and Maggie Kochinsky also had solid games for the Phantoms. (0-1 PAC-10, 1-1 overall).

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