Boys soccer: Slack, Perkiomen Valley boot Spring-Ford; Hats off to Bosio, Pope John Paul II

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Perkiomen Valley 1, Spring-Ford 0 – The Vikings got the only goal they would need with 3:32 left in the first half Tuesday night when Owen Slack found the net after a Matt Holmes cross.
The Perk Valley defense, which did a good job containing Connor Lynch, Tommy Bodenschatz and Andrew Merchant, made the lone strike hold up, with Holmes, Trey Busedu and Steve Warren headlining the shutdown performance.
Michael Renner earned the clean sheet with 5 saves.
Perk Valley             1-0 – 1
Spring-Ford           0-0 – 0
Shots: PV 5, Spring-Ford 5. Corner kicks: Spring-Ford, 8-3. PV goal (assist): Slack (Holmes). Goalie saves: Renner (PV) 5, James Needles (SF) 4
 
Pope John Paul II 3, Phoenixville 0 – Ben Bosio made up for lost time with a natural hat trick to propel the Golden Panthers past the visiting Phantoms in the season opener for both teams.
Dylan Russ collected eight saves for the clean sheet while Tommy Rutkowski, Brett McMenamin and Ben Rubinich chipped in with assists on Bosio's three strikes.
PJP and Phoenixville were both late arrivals on the PAC fall sports scene. Initially, PJP was a non-participant in all fall sports until the Philadelphia Archdiocese ended the ban several weeks ago. Phoenixville was limited to girls tennis and boys and girls golf at the start until reversing field and deciding to play all fall sports with the exception of football.
 
Owen J. Roberts 2, Methacton 0 - PJ DePorry cashed in a pair of goals with each strike coming in the final minute of each half as the Wildcats recorded the PAC shutout.
Aidan Kollar assisted on DePorry’s goal with 49.6 seconds left before the break to give OJR all it would need.
The Cats, who held an 8-5 advantage in shots, were led by a stingy defense anchored by keeper Andrew Keddie (5 saves).
Methacton                 0-0 – 0
OJ Roberts               1-1 – 2
Shots: OJR 8-5. OJR goals: DePorry 2. OJR assist: Kollar. Goalie saves: Renish (M) 6, Keddie (OJR) 5
 
Pottsgrove 2, Boyertown 0 – The Falcons got a clean sheet from Luke Kaiser and goals from Nduati Michuki and Mike Troutman en route to the PAC decision.
 
Upper Perkiomen 2, Owen J. Roberts 1 – Anthony Durrant and Kyle Shemeley registered goals off assists from Michael Fisher and David Schwab as the Indians secured the PAC win Saturday.