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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
March 29, 2023

            Upper Perkiomen's lacrosse team absorbed its first loss of the season Tuesday. Phoenixville utilized a strong second half to post a 14-9 victory in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.         

            Mary Kate Sitko and Payton Bettys each scored three goals for the visiting

Upper Perk's Mary Kate Sitko dodges blocking attempts

by a Northhampton player in a non-league match on Fri-

day, March 24.

Indians (3-1 overall, 0-1 PAC), who trailed 5-4 at halftime. Sitko posted two assists and won three draw controls.

            Bettys had assists and won six face-offs for the Tribe, which is currently ranked No. 8 out of 26 teams in the District One Class 2A power rankings. Ava Hengevald registered eight saves, while Abby Davidheiser, Abby Orsini and Marianne Uber also scored.

            Jaime Michaud delivered a game-high six goals for the Phantoms, who posted a 9-5 scoring advantage in the second half. Erin Reedy added three goals, and Kira O'Donnell scored twice.

            The Indians posted their third straight victory late last week. Davidheiser led the team to a 17-9 win over Northampton on Friday, March 24.

            Davidheiser scored a team-high four goals. She added two draw controls and picked up two ground balls.

           Sitko and Bettys each finished with ...

Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
March 29, 2023

            With a handful of returning players, the goal for Perkiomen School's girls lacrosse team is to make a return appearance to the Penn-Jersey League title game. Meanwhile, the team continues to make daily adjustments, according to head coach Nicole Meehan.

            "This time, we want to come home with the championship trophy," she said.

            Though thunderstorms ended Tuesday's non-league home game after 11 minutes against Academy of the New Church, the Panthers displayed signs of improvement. According to the coach, they made strides clearing the ball, displayed offensive movement, and made strides in executing basic strategies.

            "It was exciting to see," said Meehan, a second-year coach.

            Perkiomen School was awarded a forfeit victory after the visiting Lions chose not to wait out a delay. Referees stopped the game due to lightning with just under 20 minutes remaining in the first half after each team scored once.

            Last week, the Panthers opened the season with a 10-3 loss to ...




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