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.