Staunch defense helps Perkiomen Valley garner first state playoff bid; Spring-Ford ousted

(10) Perkiomen Valley 5, (6) Central Bucks West 1 - Remy Sell (6 caused turnovers 4 ground balls), Noah Shine, Matthew Quoos, Connor Donovan, Aiden Owens, Ryan Candelori, Zion Foster and goalie Rob Farrington (12 saves) triggered a staunch defensive effort – shutting out the Bucks over the final three quarters – as the Vikings secured the first state playoff berth in program history in the playback phase of the District 1-AAA tournament Tuesday.
Also for PV (15-6), which will face (8) Downingtown East for fifth place in the district Thursday, Brian Fehr cashed two goals, Richie Marshall added a goal and assist and Matt Brock dominated the faceoff circle with 7-for-10 proficiency.
Perk Valley      0-2-2-1 5
CB West          1-0-0-0 1
Perk Valley
Brian Fehr 2g
Richie Marshall 1g 1a
Nick Pammer 1g
Connor Roop 1g
Matt Brock 7/10 FO
Rob Farrington 12 saves
CB West
Ben Sexauer 1g
Max Dunar 8 saves
(8) Downingtown East 10, (5) Spring-Ford 5 – The Rams fell behind 5-1 in the first half and were unable to make up the difference in their season-ending loss in the playback phase of the District 1-AAA playoffs.
Collin Pettine recorded a hat trick for the eight-time PAC champion Rams, who had eliminated Downingtown East last season 9-3 in district playbacks to earn a state playoff berth. Spring-Ford finishes its season at 16-6.
For the Cougars, who were 11-for-19 on faceoffs to earn their first PIAA berth since 2009, Jack Mulcahy led the way with five goals and one assist.
D-East            2-3-1-4 - 10
Spring-Ford    1-0-1-3 -  5
Downingtown East
Jack Mulcahy 5G 1A
Brian Miller 1G 2A
Bryce Lauletta 2G
Zach Lee 2G
Nico Iacovino 15 Saves
Great defense by Zach Lee, Zach Hamilton, David Scott & supporting cast
Spring-Ford goals: Collin Pettine 3, Nick Teets, Jarrod Marenger