Field hockey: Owen J. Roberts, Perkiomen Valley advance to district semifinals, earn state bids

(3) Owen J. Roberts 5, (6) Souderton 4 – The defending District 1-3A champion Wildcats came from behind to knock off the Indians in the quarterfinal round of the district tournament Friday in Bucktown, locking up a PIAA playoff berth in the process.
Trailing 4-3 in the second half, the Wildcats got the equalizer when Jenna Kirby scored off a Julia Lamb assist before notching the game-winner on Maddi Koury’s strike off a Kirby assist.
Kirby finished with two goals and one assist and Lamb posted two assists and one goal for OJR, which plays at No. 2 seed Plymouth Whitemarsh Tuesday (TBA) for a spot in the district final.
OJR (20-2 overall) ruled the stat sheet, posting advantages of 25-11 in shots and 14-8 in corners.
Souderton                   3-1-4
OJ Roberts                  2-3-5
Shots: OJR 25-11. Corners: OJR 14-8. Goalie saves: Jordan Michalak (S) 14, Cayden Jarvis (OJR) 6
First half
OJR-Jenna Kirby (Julia Lamb assist)
S-Anna Gwiadzinski (Courtney Kenah)
OJR-Rylee Laloup (unassisted)
S-Courtney Kenah (unassisted)
S-Angela Borisow (Anna Gwiadzinski)
Second half
OJR-Julia Lamb (Olivia Leclaire)
S-Courtney Kenah (unassisted)
OJR-Jenna Kirby (Julia Lamb)
OJR-Maddi Koury (Jenna Kirby)
(4) Perkiomen Valley 2, (5) Central Bucks East 1 – Kelly Baitinger and Katie Wuerstle delivered first-half goals and the Vikings defense did the rest in their PIAA-playoff clinching victory at the Training Center in Oaks in the District 1-3A quarterfinals.
Perk Valley, which posted advantages of 24-8 in shots and 6-5 in corners, advances to the district semifinals Tuesday (3:30 pm) at the Training Center against No. 8 seed Downingtown West, which drilled top-seeded Garnet Valley 7-0 Friday.
CB East                 0-1-1
Perk Valley           2-0-2
Shots: Perk Valley, 24-8. Corners: Perk Valley 6-5. Goalie saves: Emily Bullard (CBE) 13, Ashley Derrick (PV) 3
First half
PV-Kelly Baitinger (Assist Katie Wuerstle), Field Goal, 23:05
PV-Katie Wuerstle (Assist Teresa Bartkowski), Field Goal, 3:19
Second half
CBE-Emma Donnelly (Assist Mackenzie Lever), Corner, 16:17