Mercury file photo
Mercury file photo

Perkiomen Valley's Matt Genuardi and Spring-Ford's Kole Lyons have each been named to the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association all-state team.

Genuardi, a senior, was one of 27 midfielders named to the 59-player squad, while Lyons, also a senior, was one of six defenders honored.

Genuardi had 10 goals and five assists for the Pioneer Athletic Conference runner-up Vikings (12-6-3), including the game-winning goal in a 1-0 semifinal win over Pottsgrove. A PAC-10 first team pick, Genuardi was named the Vikings' MVP.

Lyons, a stopper who frequently involved himself in the attack, was integral to the Rams' march to the PAC-10 championship. He scored eight goals for Spring-Ford (16-3-1), including a penalty-kick tally in the league championship victory over Perkiomen Valley.


Franklin & Marshall 80, Ursinus 51: The Diplomats put three players in double figures as Franklin & Marshall defeated Ursinus in Centennial Conference action.

Jon Salandra and Matt Porter each had 21 points, with Morgan Lee adding 10 points for F&M (2-1 Centennial, 3-4 overall).

Ursinus (0-3, 1-5) was led by guard Malik Draper who had 10 points, with guard Ryan Adams scoring eight. Guard Trey Harry scored nine points off the bench, part of a 22-point output by the reserves in the contest. Adams grabbed eight rebounds, including six offensive caroms.

Ursinus did lead by three early at 7-4 on a three-pointer by guard Pat Vasturia.



Franklin & Marshall 46, Ursinus 43: The Diplomats held the visiting Bears without a field goal for the final 5:47 en route to the Centennial Conference victory.

Ursinus (2-2, 3-3) held as much as an 11-point lead in the first half and led by two at halftime.

The Bears were led by nine points from guard Alyssa Polimeni, with forward Jessica Porada and guard Olivia Kane each getting six.

Porada finished with nine rebounds as the Bears held a 46-38 edge on the glass, with a 19-11 offensive advantage. Forward Caroline Shimrock had eight rebounds for Ursinus.

F&M (1-2, 2-4) was led by Kristina McCarthy who had a game-high ten points and also grabbed eight rebounds.

The 11-point lead came with 8:11 left in the first half as Kane hit the second of back-to-back three-pointers to go up 18-7. From there, Ursinus saw the Diplomats close to within two at intermission, as McCarthy banged home a layup as the clock hit zero.

In the second half, F&M took its largest lead to that point at 37-32 with 10:26 to go on a foul shot by Emma Lisle. Ursinus was able to battle back and retake the lead at 40-39 on a layup by Devin Butchko with 6:52 left.