Varsity football won a commanding 35-13 victory over Springside Chestnut Hill on Friday.
Quarterback Kyle Jones threw for two touchdowns and 136 yards; running back Eddie Saydee scored three touchdowns — two rushing, one receiving — on a perfectly executed screen pass, and finished with 135 yards on the ground. Wide receiver Brendan Thomas had a great day, with four receptions, including two touchdowns.
PC’s offensive line was dominant throughout the game. The unheralded group consists of tight end Ryan Maloney, tackles Ty Needham and Jamison Ford, guards Rocco Palazzo and Gavin Zavorski and center Ryan Wreath.
After a Quaker fumble on the opening play produced a turnover, the PC defense stopped SCH on downs and regained possession at the 35 yard line. Jones then connected with Thomas on a slant pass from 25 yards out, Ryan Holmes kicked the extra point and the Quakers were up 7-0.
Saydee picked up the next two PC touchdowns — one on a 22-yard screen pass from Jones, and the other on a 13-yard carry late in the second quarter, putting the Quakers up 21-0. With under two minutes left in the half, senior Mo Harris recovered a fumble. Jones and Thomas then connected again, this time on a 20-yard touchdown pass, increasing the Quaker lead to 28-0 just seconds before halftime.
SCH started the second half with a drive downfield that resulted in a touchdown. Three plays later, PC answered with a 12-yard touchdown run from Saydee, upping their lead to 35-7. SCH put one more on the board, bringing the final score to 35-13.
The Quakers are 2-1 in the Inter-Ac this season. They play at Episcopal Academy on Nov. 2 and then finish their season at the 132nd PC/GA Day on Nov. 10.
Boys soccer topped Episcopal Academy 1-0 at home on Somers Field. EA came into the game with an undefeated record this season. After a closely contested first half resulted in no goals, junior Jude Shorr-Parks scored on a breakaway with 15 minutes left in the second. Senior Kyle Earley defended the net for PC. The team is 3-3-2 in the Inter-Ac. They play Malvern Oct. 30 on Maguire Field.
Field hockey beat Baldwin 4-0 at home on Perrott Field. It was Penn Charter's second decisive victory over Baldwin this season; earlier this month, they defeated the Bears 4-1. Friday’s victory brings the Quaker's Inter-Ac record to 2-7. They travel to Notre Dame on Oct. 30.
Girls soccer suffered their first loss of the season in a close 4-3 game against Baldwin. Junior Sara Shipon scored the Quaker’s first goal five minutes into the game, following through on a beautifully placed ball from junior India Barnes. After a goal from Baldwin, Barnes then scored on a pass from Shipon, bringing the Quaker lead to 2-1. Next, Janae Stewart scored off a corner kick from senior Emma Maley. But Baldwin turned up the heat in the last 20 minutes of play and scored three goals, one on a penalty kick. The Quakers still boast an impressive 8-1-1 record in the Inter-Ac. They host Notre Dame Oct. 30 on Somers Field.
Girls water polo lost two hard-fought games this week, falling 13-11 to Lawrenceville on Wednesday and 14-7 to Episcopal on Friday. Penn Charter will host Easterns on Nov. 4. The girls are looking to defend their title in the tournament. The final game of their season will be part of the PC/GA Day on November 10 at GA.
Boys water polo fell to EA 16-6. Next up for the boys is Easterns next weekend. Seedings will be out early this week.