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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
October 11, 2018

            The Upper Perkiomen boys water polo team has relied on its cohesion and adaptive ability to continue piling up victories, according to junior goal keeper

Upper Perkiomen senior Erin Dunphy, right, looks to
take a shot on goal against Gov. Mifflin.

Zach Fetchen. He said the players continue to amaze themselves with every wins.

            "Compared to last year, we're very surprised with how well we are doing," Fetchen said. "We've never had this good a record."

            With five games remaining in the regular season, the Indians need only two more victories to post consecutive winning seasons. Head coach Brien Kalnoski says that accomplished would be unprecedented in school history.

            Beyond that, the team is shooting for its initial appearance in the PA Water Polo conference playoffs. Kalnoski and Fetchen didn't rule out qualifying for the small school state championship.

            "We're hoping for the best," said Fetchen, a three-year starter and team captain. "We're going to continue to play our game."

           The girls team needs to win two of its remaining four games to post a winning record for the first time in recent memory. They have a similar goal of reaching the league playoffs and competing for the newly created small school state title.

            On Monday, the boys team lost 16-9 to Governor Mifflin in a ...

Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
October 11, 2018

            Upper Perkiomen's girls soccer team had plenty of offensive chances Tuesday night. However, the team struggled to deliver the decisive touch in a 1-0 loss to

Avery Diehl gives the ball a boot but a Phoenixville def-
ender blocks her attempt at sending the ball down field.

Phoenixville in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.

            "That part of our game has been a little rough all season," said Kaitlyn Mundy, a senior midfielder. "We've done a good job getting the ball up the field, but we need to keep working on the last touch."

            Gabriella Perrotto scored the game's only goal with 12 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the first half. Following a 23-minute delay after the power at Upper Perkiomen High School went out due to a surge, Perrotto got behind the Indians (3-5 PAC, 6-10 overall), fired a shot from the left wing. She collected her own rebound and beat goalkeeper with Hannah Landis on a hard shot from point-blank range.

            Mundy said the goal motivated her to play even harder. She expected the team to respond with authority.

            "We haven't beaten Phoenixville in quite a while," Mundy said.

            According to head coach Mike Freed, Upper Perkiomen's fullbacks got ...



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