Girls lacrosse defeated Inter-Ac rivals Germantown Academy 12-8 on Tuesday. After a slow start, the Quakers fought their way to a 6-5 lead by halftime. The game remained close until the fourth quarter, when the Quakers began to widen their lead. Hat tricks from Kaylee Dyer and Lane Murray gave the Penn Charter offense a boost, and Leah Sax and Mia Ferraro put away two goals each. Darcy Felter and Lizzie McLaughlin both scored one. Junior Hayley Hunt had another commanding performance in net, blocking 16 attempts by the GA offense. The girls are 8-10 overall and 4-6 in the Inter-Ac with two league games left to play. They travel to the Baldwin School on May 10.
Boys lacrosse came from behind for a solid 7-4 win over Downingtown East on Tuesday. Downingtown took an early 3-1 lead in the first quarter and held Penn Charter there through halftime. The Quaker offense settled in during the third quarter, while the defense stalled the Cougars' shooting efforts after four goals. Senior Carson Marano made 10 saves, and senior Gavin Tygh earned 13 face-off wins. Nick DiCicco and Noah Evans led the offense with two goals each, and the Quakers' scoring effort was rounded out with goals by Tygh, Conor Mckee, Tone DeMarco, Pete Nalitas, Dylan Kilray, Zach Lee, Brian Miller and Dillon Hammer. Next, the Quakers travel to Germantown Academy May 10.
Softball beat Germantown Academy in a 8-0 shut-out win on Tuesday, securing at least a share of the Inter-Ac championship for the Quakers based on their undefeated (7-0) league record. The girls will defend their standing on Friday, May 10 at Baldwin. Baseball lost to Haverford 12-9 on Tuesday after their attempt at a comeback fell short. The Quakers' batters started the game strong, bringing the team to a 3-1 lead by the end of the first inning. The game was tied 5-5 at the end of the second, but the Fords pulled ahead to a 9-5 lead by the end of the third. In the top of the sixth, freshman Vincent Fattore connected on a two-run home run and sophomore Dean Bergmann knocked a solo shot out of the park, cutting the Quaker deficit to 12-8. Fattore had a great day at the plate, hitting a double, a two-run home run and four RBIs. Aaron Maione and Jameson Ford each connected twice. The Quakers are back at it Friday, May 10 against Malvern.
Boys tennis lost to Germantown Academy in a close 4-3 finish on Tuesday. Freshman Liam Birnie fought back to win his match in three tight sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-4) at the number-one singles spot. At number two singles, junior Charlie Jordan-Weinstein finished off his opponent in two strong sets (6-1, 7-5). The number-one doubles team of senior Tom Bradbeer and sophomore Sam Stedman rolled to a confident 6-1, 6-2 win. On Thursday, the Quakers lost to Haverford 5-2. Jordan-Weinstein (6-4, 6-3, 11-9) won his match in the singles division, and Bradbeer and Stedman (1-6, 6-3, 10-6) won in doubles. The Quakers host Episcopal in their last Inter-Ac competition of the season May 14.