Girls soccer: Spring-Ford, Owen J. Roberts keep pace atop PAC; Murray helps Methacton stay hot

Spring-Ford 3, Upper Perkiomen 1 – The PAC frontrunning Rams extended their winning streak to eight behind a pair of goals from Ally McVey Thursday night.
Molly Thomas also found the back of the net and Molly Thomas chipped in with an assist to help Spring-Ford improve to 9-1 and maintain a narrow one-half game lead over second place OJR (8-1-1) with two games left in the regular season. With no league playoffs scheduled this year in the PAC because of the pandemic, the regular season will determine championships.
Kyra Lesko averted a shutout with the lone goal for the Indians.
Owen J. Roberts 2, Perkiomen Valley 0 – Alexa Vogelman and Avery White cashed in second-half goals and Olivia Kqira posted the clean sheet with 4 saves as the Wildcats stayed within one-half game of PAC leader Spring-Ford with the shutout triumph.
For the Vikings, who were outshot 11-4 and lost the corner kick battle 4-1, Riley Hill was strong in goal with 9 saves.
OJ Roberts            0-2 – 2
Perk Valley            0-0 – 0
Shots: OJR 11-4. Corner kicks: OJR 4-1. OJR goals: Vogelman (46th minute), White (58th minute). Goalie saves: Kqira (OJR) 4, Hill (PV) 9
Methacton 2, Pottsgrove 1 – The streaking Warriors improved to 3-0-1 over their last four outings and extended their winning streak to two with the comeback victory, fueled by Ruby Murray’s two goals.
The Falcons had grabbed a 1-0 lead when Avery Makoid connected off a corner kick in the 38th minute, but Murray answered with the equalizer on a penalty kick 1:00 later after freshman Aubrey Beaugard was taken down in the box.
Murray added her second strike 5:00 into the second half when she connected from distance to the far post off a Beaugard assist.
Methacton              1-1 – 2
Pottsgrove              1-0 – 1
Shots: Methacton 6, Pottsgrove 5. Methacton goals (assist): Murray 2 (PK, Beaugard), Pottsgrove goal: Makoid. Goalie saves: Mairi Smith (M) 4, Corrine Hudock (Pg) 4.
Phoenixville 1, Upper Merion 0 – The Phantoms (1-1-1) broke into the win column behind a sturdy defensive effort keyed by Ella Stout’s 3 saves and Ava Labik’s second-half goal off a Caroline Flick assist. For the Vikings, keeper Sarah Adams kept things close with 9 saves.
Phoenixville            0-1 – 1
Upper Merion          0-0 – 0
Shots: Phoenixville 10-3. Corner kicks: Phoenixville 3-2. Phoenixville goal (assist): Labik (Flick). Goalie saves: Stout (Px) 3, Adams (UM) 9