Softball secured the Inter-Ac championship in a 3-0 win over Baldwin on Friday. Junior Anastasia Lewis took to the mound for the Quakers, pitching seven strikeouts and giving up one hit. Junior Maddie Solow drove in two runs on a double in the top of the fifth. Friday's win marked Penn Charter coach Doc Mittica's ninth Inter-Ac championship win. On Saturday, the girls defeated Notre Dame 7-3, bringing their undefeated league record to 9-0. Sophomore Averie Schnupp put in four solid innings on the mound, and Lewis came in for the save, pitching four strikeouts in the last two innings. Senior Abby Manion sealed the win with a two-run home run in the seventh. Lewis connected on three hits, and Abbey Quinn had three hits and two RBIs. The Quakers conclude their stellar regular season May 14 against Episcopal.
Track and field had a strong showing at the Inter-Ac championships on Saturday, with the boys and girls teams both finishing second in the league. The girls 4x800 relay team of Abby Zwall, Dani Shipon, Isabel Crawford and Julia Dolce set a new Inter-Ac record with their finishing time of 9:48.43. Shipon also placed second in the 800 meter. Zwall took third in the 1600 meter and third in the 3200 meter. Junior Janae Stewart won the girls long jump outright with a jump of 18' .5". Junior Carmen Williams placed second in the high jump with a height of 4' 10", and junior Jalynn Johnson won bronze in the 300 hurdles, finishing in 49.17 seconds. Parker placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.14 and placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.44. Sophomore Mallory Schwartz took third place in the high jump with a height of 10'. Freshman Amanda Ehrenhalt took third in the triple jump with a length of 33' 5.75". The PC girls finished second in the 4x100 and third in the 4x400.
The boys team swept the high jump, finishing in the top three places in that event. Patrick Gabor took first with a jump of 6'4", Akeel Blake took second (6'2") and Pat Fehm took third (6'2"). Blake also won the long jump (21' 9.25") and the triple jump (45' 9.5") in a stellar day from the PC junior. Junior Myles Sams took second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.47, and senior Eddie Saydee placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.97. The boys placed second in the 4x100 and third in the 4x400.
Girls lacrosse picked up their second win this week in a decisive 15-3 finish over Baldwin on Friday. The team's widespread talent was on display as seven different Quakers contributed to the scoring: Kaylee Dyer (3G, 2A), Emma Wilson (2G, 3A), Darcy Felter (2G, 1A), Charlotte Hodgson (2G), Lane Murray (1G), Leah Sax (1G) and Mia Ferraro (1G). By halftime, the Quakers had already established a commanding 9-1 lead. Assists from Vanessa Ewing and goalkeeper Hayley Hunt helped move the offense along, and Hunt anchored the defense with 11 saves. The Quakers finish their season against Episcopal May 14. The team is currently 5-6 in the Inter-Ac.
Boys lacrosse also notched their second win of the week with an 8-3 victory over Germantown Academy on Friday. A tight first quarter saw two goals from each team, but Penn Charter pulled ahead 4-3 by halftime. The Quaker defense shut down the Patriots in the second half, while the offense put up one goal in the third and three more in the fourth. Six different Quakers scored goals. The boys enter the Inter-Ac boys lacrosse tournament as the number-four seed and will host SCH on Perrott Field Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30pm.
Baseball lost to Malvern 11-2 in league play on Friday, but bounced back with a 5-0 win over Archbishop Carroll on Saturday. Freshman Colin Schumm pitched a four-hit shutout. Sam Siani went two for four and hit PC's first home run on the new Palaia Field. Each of the Quakers' seniors contributed at least one hit during Saturday's Senior Day celebration. Up next, the Quakers travel to Germantown Academy on May 14.