Girls lacrosse: Owen J. Roberts drills Boyertown; Pope John Paul II outlasts Upper Perkiomen in OT

Owen J. Roberts 19, Boyertown 5 – The Wildcats, winners of the last four PAC championships, opened up a commanding 13-4 halftime lead and never looked back to improve to 2-0 overall on the young season Wednesday.
Gabbi Koury led the way with six goals and three assists for OJR, which also got multiple points from Alexa Vogelman (six goals, assist), Gracyn Smith (five assists, two goals) and Emily Himmelreich (goal, assist).
For the Bears, who put together a league record 155-game winning streak against PAC competition while capturing 11 straight league championships prior to the Cats’ current run, Delaney Fox had two goals to pace a balanced scoring attack.
OJ Roberts          13  6 - 19
Boyertown             3  2 -  5
OJR: Gabbi Koury 6g, 3a; Alexa Vogelman 6g, 1a; Gracyn Smith 2g, 5a; Emily Himmelreich 1g, 1a;
Maggie Kilgallon 1g; Blakely Doyle 1g; Ava Clemson 1g; Kalli Mullen 1g. OJR goalie saves: Korrigan Sweeney 3
Boyertown: Delaney Fox 2g; Allie Schell 1a; Hailey Gruber 1gb; Bella Slupski 1ct; Emma Beidler 1g, 1a, 2dc; Jordan Woodring 1g, 1gb; Bailey Leatherman 1gb; Alina Friz 1g; McKenzie Schealer 1gb; Jasmine Fink 1a, 1gb, 2dc, 1ct
Pope John Paul II 13, Upper Perkiomen 12, OT – Kallan Bustynowicz and Rory Nilsen poured in five goals apiece as the Golden Panthers opener their season with the dramatic OT victory in PAC Frontier action.
For the Indians, who led 10-3 at the break before PJP staged its thrilling comeback with a 9-2 edge in the second half to force the extra session, MaryKate Sitko and Lindsay Bieler came through with hat tricks.
PJP                     3  9  1 – 13
Upper Perk       10  2  0 – 12
PJP: Kallon Bustynowicz 5g; Rory Nilsen 5g
Upper Perkiomen: MaryKate Sitko 3g,2a,3DC,2CT; Lindsay Bieler 3g,1a; Bella Carpenter 2g,2a,4GB,2CT; Abby Orsini 2g,1a; Kyra Lesko 1g,3DC,2GB; Mia Schneider 1g
Phoenixville 15, Pottsgrove 9 – Alana Lathan scored six goals, Maddy Schramm notched 15 saves in goal and Hook picked up a hat trick to carry the Phantoms to the PAC Frontier victory.
For the Falcons, coming off a season-opening crossover loss to Owen J. Roberts one day earlier, Alaura O’Neill posted four goals, Sydney Wasdick registered a hat trick and Riley Simon contributed two goals and seven ground balls.
Pottsgrove: Katie Bean 1a; Sydney Tornetta 2a; Alaura O’Neil 4g; Sydney Wasdick 3g, 3GB; Riley Simon 2g, 7 GB; Sierra Potts 1 GB; Morgan Muir 1 GB; Lily Guerrette 3 saves; Makenzie Johsno 3 saves
Phoenixville: Alana Lathan 6g; Hook 3g, 1 INT; Jaime Michaud 2g, 1a; Gianna Thaxton 2g; Teenie Sposato 2g, 1a; Lucy O’Donnell 1a; Natalie White 1a; Kira O’Donnell 1a; Maddy Schramm 15 saves
Upper Merion 12, Pottstown 1 – Cat Merritt delivered five goals and one assist, Julianna Callison added two goals and two assists and Sam Walmsley collected four goals to key the Vikings’ season-opening PAC Frontier triumph. Destri Roye had the lone goal for the Trojans, who never threatened after falling behind 8-0 at the break.
Upper Merion                8  4 – 12
Pottstown                      0  1 –  1
Upper Merion: Cat Merritt 5g, 1a; Julianna Callison 2g, 2a; Olivia Smith 2g; Ashley Evitts 1g, 1a; Sam Walmsley 4a; Brooke Olsen 1g, 1a; Riley Robinson 1g; Bella DiSanto 1a; Anya Waller 4 saves
Pottstown: Destri Roye 1g, Daishawnia Dean 5 goalie saves