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Boys Soccer Impressive in Loss

Penn Charter Philadelphia high school soccer Quaker Inter-Ac

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.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Thursday September, 8, 2016
Tags:  silary, soccer

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  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

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A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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