Girls lax: Phoenixville shuts down Upper Perkiomen; Owen J. Roberts, Methacton take care of business

Phoenixville 12, Upper Perkiomen 5 – The Phantoms captured the showdown between traditional PAC rivals behind a sturdy defensive effort that held the host Indians scoreless in the second half Thursday.
“It was a team effort defensively,” said Phoenixville coach Aamina Thornton, who squad shares the Frontier Division lead with Upper Merion at 3-0. “Senior Nailah Green, junior Aija Dunleavy, junior Natalie White and sophomore Rachel Tuckman did an outstanding job keeping Upper Perk from scoring in the second half. Big shout out to Maddy Schramm our goalie who had a great game.”
Schramm was credited with four saves, according to Upper Perk's game report. Offensively for Phoenixville, Gianna Thaxton finished with five goals, Jaime Michaud posted a hat trick and White connected for two goals.
For the host Indians, Mary Kate Sitko finished with two goals, one assist and three draw controls while Bella Carpenter also had two goals to go along with 4 draw controls and 3 groundballs.
Phoenixville             7-5  -  12
Upper Perk               5-0  -  5
Andrea Hook 1G
Gianna Thaxton 5G 
Natalie White 2G
Jaime Michaud 3G
Caroline Flick 1G
Maddy Schramm 4 saves 
Upper Perkiomen
MaryKate Sitko 2G,1A,3DC,1CT 
Bella Carpenter 2G,4DC,3GB
Mia Schneider 1G
Josie Mertz 1A
Owen J. Roberts 11, Perkiomen Valley 1 – The four-time defending PAC champion Wildcats showed their pedigree, dominating at both ends of the field in cruising past the Vikings.
Gabbi Koury (4 goals, 6 draw controls, 6 groundballs) and Alexa Vogelman (2 goals, 3 assists, 3 draw controls, 5 groundballs) ruled the stat sheet for OJR, which also got a pair of goals and 2 groundballs from Gracyn Smith and 5 saves from goalie Korrigan Sweeney.
Perk Valley, whose only goal came off the stick of Anna Dawson, was buoyed by the remarkable, 18-save performance in goal from Lauren Foley.
Owen J. Roberts
Gabbi Koury - 4 Goals, 6 Draw Controls, 6 GBs
Alexa Vogelman - 2 Goals, 3 Assists, 3 Draw Controls, 5 GBs
Gracyn Smith - 2 Goals, 2GBs
Blakely Doyle - 1 Goal
Grace Kratz - 1 Goal
Maggie Kilgallon - 1 Goal
Korrigan Sweeney - 5 Saves
Perkiomen Valley
Anna Dawson - 1 Goal
Lauren Foley - 18 saves.
Methacton 15, Boyertown 6 – The Warriors blew open a tight game with a 9-1 second half run in registering the PAC Liberty win. Jayme Weber, Julia McCann and Megan Sanelli keyed a balanced attack with hat tricks for Methacton, which got 10 saves from goalie Mackenzie Clark.
For the Bears, Ali Pioli filled the stat sheet with two goals, two assists, six groundballs, two draw controls and one interception while Delaney Fox contributed two goals and one groundball.
Boyertown    5-1  -  6
Methacton    6-9  -  15
Allie Schell 1g, 1gb, 1ct
Delaney Fox 2g, 1gb
Emma Ludwig 1gb
Mikayla Moyer 1ct
Bella Slupski 1gb
Emma Beidler 3gb, 2dc
Jordan Woodring 1g, 1gb
Ali Pioli 2g, 2a, 6gb, 2dc, 1int
Bailey Leatherman 2gb
Grace Rinehimer 3gb, 1ct
Alina Friz 3gb
Jasmine Fink 2gb, 2dc
Elli Ferraro 12 saves
Jayme Weber 3g
Julia McCann 3g
Megan Sanelli 3g
Michelle Zhai 2g
Kealy McCarthy 2g
Rylie Derrickson 1g
Alexa Kratz 1g
Mackenzie Clark 10 saves
Upper Merion 14, Pope John Paul II 4 – Cat Merritt delivered five goals and one assist while Julianna Callison (2 assists), Ashley Evitts and Olivia Smith recorded hat tricks to power the quick-starting and first place Vikings to the PAC Frontier victory.
For the Golden Panthers, who were unable to overcome a 9-2 halftime deficit, Kallan Bustynowicz connected for a pair of goals.
Upper Merion           9-5  -  14
Pope John Paul II      2-2  -  2
Upper Merion
Cat Merritt- 5g, 1a
Julianna Callison- 3g, 2a
Ashley Evitts- 3g
Olivia Smith- 3g
Samantha Walmsley- 2a
Bella DiSanto- 2a
Brooke Olsen- 1a
UM GK saves- Anya Waller- 7 saves
Kallan Bustynowicz -2 goals
Rory Nilsen – 1 goal
Annie Rathgeb – 1 goal
Saves for PJP goalie (NA) - 6
Spring-Ford 22, Norristown 1 – The Rams bolted out to an 18-0 halftime lead and never looked back in registering the PAC Liberty triumph. Twelve different Spring-Ford players came through with goals and assists, topped by Emma Sowers with a hat trick and two assists, Alyssa Mozi with two goals and two helpers and Summer Smith with one goal and three assists.
Norristown            0-1  -   1
Spring-Ford          18-4  -  22
Abbey Boyer 1g
Alyssia Collins 1g
Summer Smith 1g 3a
Lexi Sowers 2g
Brenna Whiteside 1g 2a
Alyssa Mozi 2g 2a
Emma Sowers 3g 2a
Mac Maloney 2g
Madi Doyle 2g
Maddie Pierce 2g
Lindsay Evak 1g
Brynn Frankhouser 1g
Karly Cabot 1g
Gianna DiBattista 2g