Boys Soccer Impressive in Loss
Maybe once each season, a setback can feel like a triumph.
Such was the case Wednesday as Penn Charter's boys soccer team hosted St. Benedict's Prep, of Newark, NJ.
Last year, St. Benedict's and St. Ignatius (Cleveland) shared the No. 1 spot in USA Today's final national rankings and St. Benedict's entered the 2016 season as the projected kingpin. (The paper's first live rankings won't be released until Sept. 13).
On Wednesday ... The Quakers lost, 1-0, but kept the projected kingpin off the scoreboard for the first 71 minutes.
The goal resulted from a semi-breakaway. PC senior Jay Jennings had no choice but to rush toward the St. Benedict's player. Alas, the ball was lofted over his head into the goal.
Otherwise, Jennings was highly impressive. St. Benedict's statistician credited him with eight saves. His best was a full-out dive/deflect in the left corner.
More photos of the game, plus girls tennis practice.
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