Sun Valley used two goals in the first period, two in the third period and a strong defense for a 5-1 triumph over Methacton Sunday evening in the opening round of the Ches-Mont playoffs.
The victory sends the fifth-seeded Vanguards into tonight's quarterfinals against fourth-seeded Henderson at Ice Line Rink 3. Face-off is 7 p.m.
Tanner Wetten and Casey Crockett scored in the first period and the defense made that stand up by limiting the Warriors to six shots on goal. Eric DeLellis and and Ricky Walsh made it 4-0 before Methacton got ont he board in the third period.