Tennis beat Notre Dame 4-3 on Reiger Courts in its first Inter-Ac match of the season. The team saw big wins in the singles division from Lexi Bari (#1) and JJ Birnie (#2), who both won their matches without giving up a set. The #1 doubles team of juniors Liv Schwartz and Makayla Fradin powered through a close match, winning 7-6 and 6-4. At #4 doubles, juniors Evie Eisenstein and Sloane Gerstein sealed the match for the Quakers with a 6-1, 6-2 win. The girls travel to Springside Chestnut Hill on Friday for more league play.
Girls water polo traveled to Germantown Academy on Tuesday and came away with an emphatic 14-5 victory over their rival. The Penn Charter girls came out fast, got up early on the Patriots and never looked back. PC's offense was led by Hayley Hunt (3 goals) and Sam Boyes (3 goals). Rounding out the scoring were Simone Perry, Merrill Gadsden, Gabby Lopez-Ona, Maddie Solow, Lindsay Gadsden and Sophia Reagan; Reagan also led the defense with four steals. Goaltender Maddie Riley had another stellar day in net, making 14 saves on 19 shots. This weekend, the Quakers travel to Wissahickon High for tournament play beginning Saturday at 10:30 am.
Girls cross country defeated Academy of Notre Dame 27-28 and Episcopal Academy 15-43 in a tri-meet at Belmont Plateau on Tuesday. Junior Emma Zwall won the race outright, and several other Quakers placed in the top 10: Sophomore Julia Dolce finished fifth, sophomore Olivia Montini finished sixth, senior Alicia Newman finished seventh and sophomore Lane Murray finished eighth. The girls enter the George School Invitational as returning champions this Saturday at 9:00 am.
Boys cross country put in a solid race against GA on Tuesday but fell by a score of 18-39. Junior Drew Gillespie was PC's top finisher, placing fifth overall with a time of 18:19. Senior Zion Weeks was next, coming in sixth with a time of 18:23, and senior Jess Anderson finished the 5k in seventh place with a time of 18:52. PC runners took places 10-15, but it wasn't enough to tip the scales in their favor. This Saturday, the boys will compete in the George School Invitational at 9:30 am.