Girls Take One of Two
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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