Golf, Polo, Tennis Claim Wins on Busy Tuesday
Penn Charter's golf team last week placed fourth in an Inter-Ac Invitational. However, since the Quakers' score was only two shots behind the No. 2 finisher, folks couldn't help think, "Hmm. This could get interesting."
Tuesday, it did. The Quakers were the hosts for another Inter-Ac Invitational, held at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, and all they did was . . . win!
Senior Joey Centeno and junior Brian Isztwan, the team captains, led the way, recording matching scores of 2-under 33. Junior Noah Schwartz shot 38 while the other three scorers – junior Archie Filshill, soph Dylan Topaz and eighth grader Patrick Isztwan – finished their rounds with 40 apiece.
Head coach Travis Larrabee said the first-place triumph was PC’s first in an invitational since the Inter-Ac moved golf to the fall and added this tournament format six years ago.
Episcopal was second at 225. Haverford School (230) and Malvern (237) were third and fourth.
The water polo squads swept home matches vs. Friends' Central.
For the boys, winners by 14-6, freshman Lance Rainer fired three goals while frosh Bret Brogan and juniors Sean McLafferty and Zach Raphael added two apiece. Senior Emmet Foley scrambled for four steals.
In the last game of a busy day girls water polo beat Friends Central 17-8. Ten different players scored, with six players having two or more goals. The team had 18 steals and just three turnovers in securing their first victory of the season.
Girls tennis trekked to Episcopal and claimed a 4-3 victory.
Singles-playing sisters Brinlea (soph) and Schuyler La Barge (senior) set a great tone, rolling to dominant wins. Soph Leila Sor, at No. 3 singles, also triumphed. At No. 4 doubles, juniors Lizzie Drebin and Gwen Davis executed a sweep by 6-2, 6-4.
Girls soccer was edged by Pennington (NJ), 2-1. Ninth grader Sara Shipon fed eighth grader Kait Haughey for PC's counter.
Field hockey traveled to Academy of the New Church and fell by a 2-0 score. Under constant pressure, senior Janelle Sullivan made 14 saves.
In cross country, the girls lost tri-meet decisions to Germantown Academy, 40-17, and Notre Dame, 32-25, while the boys dropped a 50-15 verdict vs. Episcopal Academy.
Above, PC's Lance Rainer (7) watches as one of his three goals finds the upper left corner. More photos from Tuesday.
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