Girls cross country won the William Tennent Invitational in Warminster, where three PC athletes placed in the top 20 and sophomore Emma Zwall took first in a field of 122 runners. Zwall, who has already won the George School Invitational and placed fifth in the Paul Short Brown Race, completed the 5K course with a time of 18:28. Senior Abby Zwall placed 17th with a time of 20:23 and was closely followed by senior Mary McDavid, in 18th with a time of 20:25. Two PC freshmen ranked in the top 30: Lane Murray at number 21 and Julia Dolce at 26. The girls will test their formidable talent in the Inter-Ac when they race Agnes Irwin and SCH on Oct. 9.
The boys cross country team, also at William Tennent, placed a solid 14th out of 25 teams. Freshman Oliver Leedale-Brown was the top PC finisher, coming in at number 13 with a time of 16:40. Sophomore Finn Glew came in at number 40 with a time of 17:21, and sophomore Drew Gillespie came was 60th with a time of 17:45. Leedale-Brown has been a strong presence on the team this season, winning the freshman division at the Cherokee Challenge and placing 11th at the Briarwood Invitational. The team takes on Episcopal and SCH Oct. 9.
Videos from the invitational bit.ly/2QzFkxz.
Girls soccer’s young talent was on display Thursday as they swept Notre Dame 5-0 to uphold their undefeated Inter-Ac record. Freshman Kaila Rahn had a stellar game in which she claimed the team’s first hat trick of the season. The Quaker scoring was rounded out by freshman Lauren Anderson, off a corner kick by freshman Kayla Bradby, and by junior Sara Shipon on a penalty kick with 14 minutes remaining in play. The girls’ outstanding season continues Oct. 9 against Germantown Academy at home.
Boys soccer tied Haverford 1-1 in a double overtime showdown on Somers Field on Thursday. After PC started the second half trailing 0-1, senior Billy Melnick scored on a header with 20 minutes left in regulation play. Senior Kyle Earley kept the Quakers in the game with crucial back-to-back saves during the first overtime.