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Girls Soccer Clinches Inter-Ac Title!

William Penn Charter School Philadelphia private Inter-Ac soccer

Girls tennis now has company in Penn Charter's 2016 Fall Sports Championships Club.

Girls soccer earned membership Monday and barged right through the front door!

The visiting Quakers swept past SCH Academy, 5-0, to up their Inter-Ac record to 10-1 and clinch the outright crown – No. 3 in coach Darci Borski's four seasons – with one game remaining. That final I-A tussle will place Saturday at Germantown Academy.

On one of the few somewhat chilly, yet fully sunny, days this fall, PC headed to halftime with a 1-0 advantage. Then it was avalanche time and when Borski addressed her players shortly after the game, her words were accompanied by hints of tears.

"We're the best team in the league by far," she said. "And we proved it again."

Borski is assisted by Ashley Maher and Chelsea Czarnik. Monday's starters were goalie Mack Listman (junior); defenders Macaul Mellor, Lexi Hnatkowsky, Brigitte Gutpelet (seniors)and Kaylee Murphy (freshman); midfielders Gi DeMarco (junior), Emma Maley (sophomore), Sara Shipon (freshman) and Kait Haughey (eighth grader); and forwards Alex Kuper (senior) and Ally Paul (soph).

The goals, in order, were scored by DeMarco, Hnatkowsky, Paul, DeMarco again and Shipon. Gutpelet recorded two assists.

PC's defense mostly gave Listman an easy afternoon. She was forced to make one difficult save in the second half and . . . hey, no problem. She did so with a sprawl to the right.

All season, Listman and senior Mireyah "Rey" Davis have alternated netminding duties on a game-by-game basis. That has been the case for three seasons now, Borski noted, though injuries have intervened every so often and one has been forced to go it alone for stretches. Davis, then a freshman, was the starter for the 2013 champs.

Congrats to girls soccer! More photos of soccer and field hockey.

Also Monday, on an adjacent field, PC's field hockey team dropped a 1-0 decision to SCH. The goal was scored 55 seconds prior to halftime.

More photos of soccer and field hockey.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Tuesday November, 8, 2016 at 08:46AM

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