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In a fitting end to a terrific fall season, Penn Charter dominated the 132nd PC/GA Day with a final tally of 7.5-2.5. See photos from the day’s events here.

PC golfers won the first point on Wednesday, defeating the Patriots 4.5 to 3.5 with a team chock full of young talent. Leading the Quakers were senior Dylan Topaz, sophomore Patrick Isztwan, sophomore Yun du Toit and eighth grader Holden Hummel. Sophomore Josh Felter earned the half point.

On Saturday, girls cross country got the day started off with a strong 19-44 win. Inter-Ac champion Emma Zwall, a sophomore, led the pack for PC, finishing first place overall and winning the MVP trophy.

Boys cross country outpaced GA by a narrow margin. After the race ended in a 28-28 tie, tiebreaker rules went into effect, and the sixth PC finisher—sophomore Jess Anderson, who ran a personal best—decided the victory. Freshman Oliver Leedale-Brown led the Quakers, placing third overall with a time of 17:13. The PC top-five was rounded out by junior Zion Weeks (fourth overall), sophomore Finn Glew (fifth), sophomore Drew Gillespie (seventh) and junior Luke Jaspan (ninth).

Field hockey lost 7-0. The girls held GA off the board until seven minutes remained in the first half, and went into the half down just 2-0. 

Girls soccer battled to a 1-1 tie after both teams failed to score during two overtime periods. Senior Emma Maley netted the Quakers’ only goal with 19 minutes left in the first half. She shared the MVP trophy with GA’s Riley Axenroth. Goalie Riley McDade, a junior, had a great game keeping the Patriots' offense at bay. PC's Inter-Ac championship team finishes its season with a league record of 9-2-1.

Boys soccer clinched a solid 3-1 victory. Junior Jude Shorr-Parks scored the Quakers’ first two goals, and senior Billy Melnick scored number three on a beautiful pass from junior Ryan Bradby. Shorr-Parks and Melnick have both been offensive leaders this season. Senior Kyle Earley played a great game in net and shared the Rumpp Trophy for MVP with Melnick.

Girls water polo won 11-6 in a hard-fought match that remained close until the fourth quarter, when the Quakers pulled ahead. Senior Molly Visco took home the MVP trophy; she had three goals during the game. Junior Sam Boyes was the leading goal scorer, with four, and junior Hayley Hunt scored three. Junior Sally Foley netted one goal and had ten steals. Senior Natalie Driscoll contributed three assists. Goalkeeping duties were shared by seniors Zoe Tierno and Abbey Quinn, who played exceptionally well.

Boys water polo lost 15-5 against GA’s formidable 2018 team. Senior goalkeeper Will Tanner still managed to make an impressive 19 saves against the relentless Patriot offense.

Girls tennis won 4-3 and dominated singles. In that division, senior Brinlea LaBarge, senior Leila Sor and junior J.J. Birnie all won their matches. Sor was awarded the MVP trophy. In the doubles division, sophomore Olivia Schwartz and eighth grader Lexi Bari earned the crucial fourth point for PC.

Football finished the day with an outstanding 41-14 win in which senior Eddie Saydee (25-277) scored five touchdowns and was awarded the Geis Trophy. (Senior) Junior QB Kyle Jones picked up the Quakers’ first touchdown in the first quarter, running the ball in from five yards out. In the second, Saydee took a screen pass 43 yards into the end zone, putting the Quakers up 14-0 at halftime. On the first play of the third quarter, Saydee ran for a massive 80-yard touchdown. He followed that with a 33-yard run, raising the Quaker lead to 27-7 by the end of the third. Saydee’s final touchdown was on a five-yard carry in the fourth quarter. PC's offense generated over 500 total yards and the Quakers defense held GA off the board until the game was in complete control. The Quakers finish their season at 4-1 in the Inter-Ac, 8-2 overall. The senior football players finished off impressive careers winning 17 of their final 20 games, equaling the number of wins the seniors of 1906 had in their final 2 years. 

Big Wins for PC on 132nd PC/GA Day

On a windy and cold day at Germantown Academy, Penn Charter took home the Competition Cup and, with a decisive win in the 132nd PC/GA football game, the Geis Trophy. Overall, PC won the annual rivalry 7.5-2.5. See photos from the day on Flickr.

Go Charter!

Results

Penn Charter went into the day one competition ahead because of the golf team's earlier 4.5-3.5 match play win against GA.

PC 4-3 Girls Tennis  MVP PC's Leila Sor
PC 28-28, Tiebreak to PC Boys Cross Country  MVP GA's Robert DiDonato
PC 19-44 Girls Cross Country  MVP PC's Emma Zwall
PC 3-1 Boys Soccer James H. Rumpp OPC '55 Award, PC's Billy Melnick and Kyle Earley
GA 15-5 Boys Water Polo  MVP GA's Walker Butler
TIE 1-1 Girls Soccer MVP PC's Emma Maley & GA's Riley Axenroth
GA 7-0 Field Hockey MVP GA's Samantha Popper
PC 11-6 Girls Water Polo  MVP PC's Molly Visco
PC 41-14 Football  Geis Trophy Winner PC's Edward Saydee

See Golf photos and Pep Rally photos

Spirits are high on campus this week in advance of the 132nd PC/GA Day! 

Boys Golf, having played the PC/GA match on Thursday, has put PC up one point already! Wins from Dylan Topaz, Patrick Isztwan, Yun du Toit and Holden Hummel and a half point from Josh Felter gave PC the win, 4.5 to 3.5, garnering the PC/GA Day point.

This year the competitions are at Germantown Academy. Planning on coming? Find the fields with their campus map.

Varsity Games  

10:00 a.m.   Boys and Girls Cross Country
10:15 a.m.   Field Hockey
10:30 a.m.   Girls Water Polo
10:45 a.m.   Girls Soccer (watch live online)
11:00 a.m.   Girls Tennis
11:30 a.m.   Boys Soccer
12:00 p.m.   Boys Water Polo
1:30 p.m.     Football (watch live online)

Loyal Guard Luncheon
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
OPC ’69 and prior are invited to a complimentary lunch in the Alumni Tent located on the track near the bleachers.  No RSVP necessary.

All Welcome
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Food Truck Alley with Pizza Wagon, Foolish Waffles, Say Cheese, Revolution Taco (parking lot)
  • Family fun area with moon bounce, face painting (upper field)
  • Roaming snack carts and free popcorn

Be sure to check out the art display! And remember to use #pcgaday on social media.

Can’t make it to PC/GA Day?
Penn Charter will live-stream both football and girls soccer. Visit penncharter.com/live at game time to connect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC teams won state championships, Inter-Ac titles and other key victories in another exceptional week of competition. Read about game details below, and join us at next Saturday's 132nd PC/GA Day for one last chance to see this talented bunch of athletes in action.
 

Oct. 28: Football, Field Hockey, Boys Soccer Win Against Inter-Ac Foes

Oct. 30: Girls Cross Country Dominates PAISAA

Oct. 31: Girls Soccer Inter-Ac Champions!

Nov. 3: Football, Boys Soccer Rack Up Key Wins

Boys soccer made a splash in the first round of the PAISAA tournament, defeating Perkiomen 6-0 on Maguire Field. The Quakers took an early lead when junior Ryan Bradby and senior Billy Melnick each scored in the game’s first 10 minutes. For goal number three, the ball went from Jason Stearn to Julian Fernandez to Jude Shorr-Parks, who buried it in the back of the net. Not long after, Melnick fired a rocket from 20 out and Charter closed the half up 4-0. Coach DiBenedetto, in a show of sportsmanship, cleared the bench entering the second half. Senior Mac Langford scored the Quakers’ fifth goal late in the game off a beautiful assist from senior Ryan Mosenkis. Mosenkis then followed up with a goal of his own in the final minutes of play. Senior Kyle Earley shared the goaltending duties with Chase Williams as the duo posted the shutout in net. The boys team plays the Hill School in round two of the PAISAA tournament Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Varsity football won a great game against Episcopal Academy, with a final score of 27-23. The Quaker offense took their opening drive 68 yards before quarterback Kyle Jones (12 rushes,156 yards) ran it in from 7 yards out. In the second quarter, Jones went for a 67-yard jaunt on third down and followed up with a 15-yard scoring strike to sophomore Aaron Maione. Episcopal gained some traction in the second quarter, scoring a touchdown and adding a field goal as time expired in the first half. The half ended with Charter up 14-9. The Churchmen scored on their opening drive of the second half, but the Quakers answered right back. Maione returned the ensuing kickoff 62 yards, and three plays later senior Eddie Saydee muscled his way into the end zone from 1 yard out, boosting the PC lead to 21-17. Episcopal briefly pulled ahead after a touchdown, 23-21, but the Quaker offense was quick to respond. Charter, facing a third-and-long situation, set up for a screen to Saydee, but EA covered it well; Kyle Jones improvised and fired a 41-yard pass to Marc Poland deep down the field. On the next play Saydee scored on a 30-yard sprint with under six minutes left in the game, edging the Quakers ahead 27-23. The Quakers defense rose to the occasion and forced EA to punt with five minutes remaining. The Quakers used a strong ground game and effective clock management to finish out the game and claim the victory. The team is 3-1 in the Inter-Ac and 7-2 overall. The Quakers finish the season next weekend at the 132nd PC/GA Day.

Field hockey lost 1-0 in tournament play at the Academy of the New Church. The girls will finish their season at next weekend’s PC/GA Day.