Girls volleyball: Perkiomen Valley derails Boyertown; Pope John Paul II opens with sweep

Perkiomen Valley 3, Boyertown 1 – The Vikings knocked the host Bears from the ranks of the beaten in 4 sets Wednesday evening, winning by counts of 25-23, 17-25, 25-20 and 25-22 behind Isabel Clauhs (13 kills, 2 blocks), Sam Corey (7 kills, 5 blocks), Abby Souder (23 digs, 2 assists), Naomi Clauhs (16 assists, 12 digs, 4 kills, 2 aces) and Ashley Bolan (6 digs, 4 aces).
 
Pope John Paul II 3, Phoenixville 0 – The Golden Panthers cruised in straight sets in their season opener, winning 25-13, 25-11 and 25-15 behind the stellar play of Lexi McMonagle (8 assists), Chelsea Harvey (14 assists, 3 kills), Jessie Donovan (5 digs), Caroline Regan (6 kills), Hanna Tulli (8 kills), Isabella Ricevuto (5 kills) and Lauren Phillips (5 kills).
 
Spring-Ford 3, Methacton 1 – Clarke Gilmore and Sara Fritzinger posted 14 kills apiece, Ally Plitnick collected 23 assists and Anoushka Patel chipped in with 19 assists and 10 digs as the Rams avenged a shutout loss earlier in the season with the PAC triumph.
Spring-Ford, which also got strong showings from Maddie Lebiedzinski (27 digs, 3 assists) and Kylie Michal (9 blocks, 4 kills) took the first two sets 27-25 and 25-17 before the Warriors cut the deficit in half with a 25-20 decision in the third set. But the Rams closed out the win with a 25-20 edge in the fourth set to get back to 3-4 on the season.
Topping the stat sheet for the Warriors were Mandy Baldwin (1 kills, 5 aces, 14 digs), Meghan Haftl (31 assists, 1 ace, 12 digs), Melinda Eglinton (8 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace, 12 digs), Kayla Ginther (6 kills, 5 aces. 17 digs), Alli Hazlett (9 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks) and Emma Ginther (14 digs,1 ace, 1 assist).
 
Pottsgrove 3, Owen J. Roberts 0 – The Falcons cruised to the PAC victory in straight sets 25-16, 25-21 and 25-19 despite the solid performances of Bridget Kowalski (15 digs), Ellie Kalbach (3 aces, 1 kill, 15 assists, 3 digs), Hannah Lewiski (2 aces, 2 kills, 1 block, 12 digs), Jessica Taney (5 kills, 1 block, 2 digs), Abby Mattis (3 kills, 1 block, 5 digs), Meghan Touhey (2 aces, 3 kills, 1 assist, 10 digs) and Caroline Halsey (2 kills) for the Wildcats.