The Perkiomen Valley boys lacrosse team set an early tone Friday when it opened the 2014 season by visiting Pennridge.
With 11 different players registering goals — and five of them recording hat tricks — the Vikings routed the host Rams, 22-10. The offensive outburst was complemented by a big debut from Kevin Mo, PV's freshman goalkeeper turning away 21 shots to help secure the win.
Shawn Dickey and Connor Dee had three goals and two assists while Dan Sullivan, Zach Lynn and Sean Tornetta also hit the nets three times. Ben Minardi chipped in with two goals while Shawn Coulter, Matt Dudley, Kris Boyd, Petyon Rieser and Brian Subers added one apiece.
Garden Spot 4, Daniel Boone 3: Frank Petersen scored in overtime and Ben Linsey made 17 saves in net as the Spartans edged the Blazers in non-league action.
Trey Brown scored twice, and Sean Seifert had a goal and three assists for Boone.
Great Valley 19, Pottstown 3: A 12-goal first-half outburst by Great Valley paced the team to an easy victory over Pottstown in the Trojans' season opener.
Brittany Edmunds (eight goals) and Linnea Hughes (five goals) torched the net a combined 13 times as Megan Buettner and Jessie Boyle added three and two, respectively.
Madison Mackewicz scored two goals while Julia Pearson scored the other for the Trojans. Brigid Benfield finished with 12 saves.
Upper Perkiomen 20, Quakertown 0: The Indians gave the Panthers' first-year program a rough introduction, routing their non-league guests to open the 2014 season.
Aubrey Wilcox scored four goals to lead UP's potent offensive, which included pairs from kayla Smith, Maddie Fox, Morgan Rynn and Kenzie Gebhart. The locals had junior-varsity players work the second half, with Kathryn Lehman netting a hat trick and Jessica Neumann two goals. Regan McComb gave the Tribe shutout goaltending.
Owen J. Roberts 7, Downingtown West 4: David Clay and Alex Condello swung the big bats for the Wildcats as they opened their season with a victory over the Whippets.
Clay drove in three runs with help from a home run, scoring twice in the process. Condello went 2-for-4 and had another RBI, as did Jake Leclere (double).
Pope John Paul II 4, Norristown 0: Three pitchers combined to shut out the Eagles, lifting the Golden Panthers to victory in their season opener.
Josh Lafferty scattered two hits and fanned 13 in four innings' work. Evan Myers worked two frames, striking out two before Dan Zurowski added a one-hit, three-strikeout seventh.
Daniel Boone 16, Wyomissing 2: Justin Herring recorded eight strikeouts and earned the win for the Blazers in their season opener with the Spartans.
Bryce Stoudt went 3-for-3 with two doubles and Douglas Schilling went 4-for-5 with two doubles for Boone.
Great Valley 11, Phoenixville 9: Even with a six-run outburst in the top of the sixth, the Phantoms found themselves topped by the Patriots in season-opening non-league action.
Kelly Knapp scored three times while hitting a home run and triple to lead Phoenixville, which trailed by an 11-3 count thruogh five.
Upper Perkiomen 3, Pennridge 0: Lindsay Quinn threw a complete game, and the Indians opened their season with a non-league victory over the Rams.
Quinn threw a three-hitter while yielding just two walks. UP's key hitters were Heather Smith (RBI) and Casey Straup, who went 3-for-4 and scored a run.
Perkiomen Valley 4, Upper Merion 3: Emily Oltman threw a complete game, allowing three runs on five hits while amassing 14 strikeouts as Perkiomen Valley won its season opener in an extra-inning affair.
Rachel Helverson and Noelle McCullough shined at the dish for the Vikings. Helverson finished 2-for-4 from the plate with 2 RBI while scoring the game-winning run on a bases loaded walk. McCullough finished 3-for-5 on the day with an RBI.
Bayard Rustin 4, Spring-Ford 3: Patrick Pascual and Ryan Schweitzer won their singles matches while the pair of Cameron Trager and Todd Unger won their doubles match as the Rams fell to Bayard Rustin in their opening game of non-league action.
Pascual won by scores of 6-1, 6-3, while Schweitzer won 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). Trager and Unger won their doubles match 6-0, 6-2.
Downingtown West 4, Owen J. Roberts 3: A sweep of the singles bracket was the highlight for the Wildcats in their non-league loss to the Whippets.
The best individual showing for Owen J. came at second singles with Ethan Gelting's 6-0, 6-0 straight-set sweep.