Boys soccer wrap: Chen boots Perk Valley past Methacton

WORCESTER – Michael Chen scored midway through the first half to propel Perkiomen Valley to a 1-0 Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division boys soccer triumph over host Methacton Tuesday afternoon.

“It was a good game between two neighborhood rivals,” said Methacton coach Brian Robbins, whose club slipped to 0-1-1 in the league, 0-2-2 overall. “Max Farenwald worked hard and played very well for us in the midfield. “

The victory was the first of the season for the Vikings, who improved to 1-1 in the league, 1-3 overall.

Upper Perkiomen 2, Pope John Paul II 1 – The Tribe opened the PAC-10 portion of their schedule with a narrow Freedom Division victory, keyed by John McHale’s game-winning penalty kick with 18 seconds left.

PJP (1-1) had led 1-0 on Tim Trainor’s goal, but Upper Perk got the equalizer on Elijah Bartholomew’s strike. Leland Yoder had eight saves for the Indians.