Boys Lax Nets League Win
The skies were dark, but Penn Charter's boys varsity lacrosse squad lit up the scoreboard early and semi-often Tuesday.
On Senior Day, the Quakers hosted SCH Academy in an Inter-Ac game and rolled to a 9-5 victory.
Coach Pat McDonough's squad surged to a 3-0 lead in the first 4 1/2 minutes on goals by senior Drew Gallant, soph Blake Target and junior Jack Roseman. The halftime score was 5-2 and PC owned a 9-3 advantage before SCH broke through for two late goals.
Target (three) and junior Luke Stansfield (two) scored multiple goals. Senior Cody Sweeney and junior Mac Wilson joined Gallant/Roseman in the one-apiece club. Senior goalie Sean McKee made several impressive saves.
Sweeney dished three assists. Target, arguably, had the most impressive goal. He picked up a loose ball in the corner, maneuvered his way into position and beat the netminder with a rocket.
The seniors (shown above) were joined by their parents for a post-game senior recognition ceremony. The team's seniors not already mentioned: Jake McCain, Colin Bleier, Sawyer Smith and David Gottlieb.
PC is now 3-4 in league play with remaining road games vs. Haverford School, Malvern and Germantown Academy.
On the road, girls varsity lacrosse dropped a 9-8 league decision to Notre Dame. PC led at halftime, 6-5.
Junior Macaul Mellor (three) and soph Lexi Joseph (two) scored multiple goals, senior Hannah Fox won four draws and eighth-grader Hayley Hunt made nine saves.
"Hayley played a great game. Kept us in there," coach Colleen Magarity noted.
She added, "The girls actually played very strong in the first half and it was a tight game all around. In the second half, at the end, we made some mistakes that we couldn't afford to make at that point in the game."
Junior Perri Keehfuss was out with a concussiion. Seniors Meredith Chernak and Sarah Fleming missed the first half because they were taking Advanced Placement tests.
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