PAC-10 roundup: Phoenixville girls boot Pope John Paul II


UPPER PROVIDENCE – Phoenixville used a fast start to post a 2-1 Pioneer Athletic Conference season-opening girls soccer victory over host Pope John Paul II Friday.

The Phantoms got on the board when Lindsey Waller found the net after Bailey Stover’s corner kick, then grabbed a 2-0 lead on Cecelia Knaub’s penalty kick.

PJP pulled within 2-1 on Savannah Widdicombe’s goal in the second half, but got no closer. Devon Player collected nine saves for the Golden Panthers.


Upper Perkiomen 1, Mount St. Joseph Academy 1 – Kayla Smith’s penalty kick 73 minutes in helped the Indians escape with a tie in the 2011 nonleague season opener for both schools.

Upper Perk, which was outshot 13-10, was kept afloat by keeper Maggie Ortlip’s 12 saves.


Perkiomen Valley 0, Lower Merion 0 – Emily Armstrong stopped 14 shots as the Vikings earned a tie in their nonleague season opener. PV center-mids Frankie Barrett and Natalie Carroll and defender Rachel Yenney had strong games in front of Armstrong.



Spring-Ford 3, Springfield-Delco 2 – The Rams went the distance for the victory, topping Springfield-Delco 25-14, 25-15, 21-25, 24-26 and 15-10 to make first-year coach Josh McNulty’s debut a successful one.

Leading Spring-Ford were Kristen Overton (23 kills, 5 hits), Catherine Burger (48 assists) and Christine Irrera (20 digs). Also, Kendall Janus and Amanda Jurewicz combined for 42 hits for the Rams.