Freshman Ben Pochet fired a 1-under par 35 for nine holes to lead Spring-Ford past Phoenixville, 191-242, in Pioneer Athletic Conference boys golf action Tuesday at Pickering Valley Golf Club.
Senior Matt Keim (38), sophomore Chase Amour (39), sophomore Connor Boham (39) and senior Joe Roth (40) completed the scoring for the Rams (3-0).
Senior Austin Starczewski paced the Phantoms (0-3) with a 45.Upper Perkiomen 214, Pottsgrove 233: Blake Bennett shot a 35 and Drew Kriebel 36 to lead Upper Perkiomen in its first PAC-10 win over host Pottsgrove at Blackwood.
Aaron Benner (47), Joe Greco (47) and Brett Fullerton (49) rounded out the Indians' five low scorers. Pottsgrove was led by Tyler Hibbs with a 42, Satchel Sciarretta (44), Kyle Rodgers (45), Alec Forster (51) and Anthony Hawkins (51). Pope John Paul II 202, Pottstown 286: Mike Limanigelli led Pope John Paul II with a 38 in a win over host Pottstown at the Linfield Golf Course.
J.T. Spina and Joe Morgan carded 40s for the Golden Panthers, while Jaclyn D'Angelo and Tom Schaffer each shot a 42.
Pottstown was led by Jordan Mullen with a 48, followed by Tyler Gebhart (54), Conner Christman (57), Tyler Wolfel (62) and Eric Thornberry (65). Perkiomen Valley 255, Boyertown 257: Perk Valley held off host Boyertown led by Nate Guerrini and Andrew Bergman who each shot a 40, followed by Jon Giorgi with a 43, while Elijah Landes, Kyle Zahour, and Dallen Hall each carded a 44 at Hickory Valley Golf Course.
For Boyertown, Miguel Rocero also carded a 40, while Kyle Green shot a 41, Phil Huber a 42, Connor Fellin a 43, Jim Gassner a 45, and Drew Steinmetz a 46. Daniel Boone 18, Exeter 6: With five of their golfers sweeping matches, the Blazers rolled over the Eagles in a Berks Conference outing at Arrowhead Golf Club.
Colin Gabbett was low man for Boone with a 12-hole score of 48. The locals got 3-0 verdicts from Gabbett, Eric Schweitzer, Jake Canning, Ray Laxston and Carson Zuber.
Boyertown 179, Perkiomen Valley 183: Posting three of the match's low four scores, the Bears outshot the Vikings in a nine-hole PAC-10 match at Gilbertsville Golf Club.
While PV's Carly Dorminy matched Emily Gilbert's 38 for low-score honors, Boyertown (2-2, 3-2) was helped by Olivia Steinmetz and Kelsey Evan shooting 44 and 47, respectively, ahead of the 48s of May Eyde and Alyssa Wahelski.Hatboro-Horsham 203, Spring-Ford 223: Posting three of the match's low four scores, the Hatters handled the Rams in a non-league outing at Linfield National.
Sam Weidman led Spring-Ford with a 53. Cassidy Gavaghan was low for the match with a 46.
Pottsgrove 7, Pottstown 0: Pottsgrove blanked crosstown rival Pottstown in a PAC-10 contest. In singles the Trojans
Jenna Trythall defeated Erica Piechota 6-0, 6-1; Megan Radomicki beat Gianna Epps, 6-2, 6-2, while Rebekah Lilliendahl beat Ciera Emmell, 6-0, 6-2.
In doubles, Chloe Klaus and Henrietta Lukacs beat Ashley Adams/Alivia Lopez 6-0, 6-1; Henrietta Lukacs and Kelsey Hutchinson defeated Yadiomi Padilla and Kimberly Wilkinson 6-2, 6-0, while Sam Goins and Jodi Stehle, as well as Brianna Costira and Tess McNamara won by default. Phoenixville 4, Pope John Paul II 3: Taking three of four doubles matches enabled the Phantoms to offset the Golden Panthers' advantage in singles and claim a narrow PAC-10 triumph.
The best individual showing for Phoenixville came from Megan McNabb at third singles, who topped Cassie Sucoloski 6-3, 6-0. PJP was headed by Kelly Miles' 6-1, 6-1 verdict over Mackenzie Bowes at first singles.Methacton 6, Spring-Ford 1: Aided by a sweep of the doubles bracket, the Warriors opened their PAC-10 schedule by rolling over the Rams.
Mihaela Codreanu headed Methacton's straight-set triumphs with her 6-0, 6-2 victory over Natassja Boham at first singles. Spring-Ford's lone point came at second singles, where Natalie Wright topped Paige MacDouglass in a pair of 6-3 sets.Boyertown 5, Upper Perkiomen 2: Winning three of four in the doubles bracket was key to the Bears opening their PAC-10 season with a win over the Indians.
Marissa Campo was the star for Boyertown in a 6-0, 6-1 first-singles win over Jess Crilley. Jill Kachmar got UP one of its points at second singles, outlasting Grace Zimmers 7-6, 6-4.
Centennial Conference: Ursinus College was picked to finish 11th in the Centennial Conference according to the coaches, as the 2014 Centennial Conference preseason coaches poll which was released Tuesday.
The Bears received 13 points in the poll.
Defending champion Johns Hopkins was picked first with 97 points, while Franklin & Marshall was second with 91 points. Muhlenberg (79 points), McDaniel (66) and Haverford (62) rounded out the top five.
Ursinus will start the season Friday at the Greyhound Premiere hosted by Moravian.