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Girls Take One of Two

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Winning your opener always creates good feelings. And those are increased when the most impressive plays get things started and wrap things up.

Tuesday, Penn Charter's field hockey squad hosted Central, of the Public League, and rolled to a 5-0 victory.

The first goal was scored by soph Julia Steinhouse on a pass from junior Alexa Lenfest. And did Alexa ever show special effort! Starting a shade inside misfield, Lenfest ran and ran and outhustled two defenders almost all the way to the right corner to gain possession and guide the ball toward a spot in front of the goal. Steinhouse pumped it home.

Meanwhile, with roughly 1 minute remaining in the game, senior Catherine "Catmac" McInerney had possession out front as much as 20 yards from the goal. She bobbed and weaved around/through assorted defenders and, thump, scored her second goal of the game.

Junior Elisabeth Ross and soph Avery Myers also tallied for second-year coach Steve Wagner. Ninth-grader Zora Johnson posted the shutout and, thanks to strong work by the defenders in front of her, rarely found herself being challenged.

The girls water polo team traveled to Upper Dublin for its opener and dropped a 9-6 decision.

Senior captain Greer Guyer and junior Molly Visco notched two goals apiece while adding six and four steals, respectively. The Quakers totaled 15 thefts in what coach Brian Hecker called "a strong defensive effort in a tough loss."

The goalies, juniors Zoe Tierno and Abby Quinn, combined for nine saves.

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Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Wednesday September, 6, 2017 at 12:02PM

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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • 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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The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

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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