PC Hosts, Wins Inter-Ac Golf Invitational
Every fall, all six Inter-Ac schools with male students host golf invitationals.
Tuesday, Penn Charter went first and seized first.
The site was the course at Huntingdon Valley Country Club and the Quakers prevailed in what was essentially a four-horse race. The Quakers shot a combined 221 to outdo Episcopal (224), Haverford School (224) and Malvern Prep (230).
Each school was represented by eight players. The top six did the scoring.
Senior Brian Isztwan led PC by shooting par at 35. The other scorers were senior Noah Schwartz and junior Stuart Fleming (36 apiece), senior Dante DiStefano (37), senior Matt Barkann (38) and freshman Patrick Isztwan (39), Brian's brother. More photos.
The golfers were hardly alone on the special achievements list.
Girls tennis claimed a one-sided, non-league win for the second consecutive day, girls cross country bested two schools in its Inter-Ac opener and boys soccer rolled to a 4-0 victory over Friends' Central.
The most recent tennis victim was Friends' Central by a 6-1 score. Germantown Friends was blanked, 7-0, on Monday.
All three singles players — junior Brinlea La Barge, junior Leila Sor and soph JJ Birnie — were double winners. As were three of the doubles combos — seniors Chloe Master and Lizzie Drebin, senior Meredith Bernstein and freshman Olivia Schwartz, and juniors Emily Schwartz and Alexis Kaiser. Juniors Hatti Specter and Lucy Alter captured their match vs. GFS. La Barge fared the best as her winning scores were 6-0, 6-0, and 6-1, 6-0.
Cross country traveled to Belmont Plateau, in Fairmount Park, for its Inter-Ac opener and stormed to victories over Episcopal, 20-41, and Notre Dame, 15-44. Freshman Emma Zwall captured first place and four teammates joined her in the top seven out of 52 total runners — junior Mary McDavid (third), junior Abby Zwall (fourth), soph Sophia Solomon (fifth) and soph Alicia Newman (seventh).
Senior Andrew Morris sparked the soccer boys. He scored just 11 seconds into the game and later made a perfect feed to junior Ryan Kessler for a head-ball goal.
The boys cross country squad was knocked off by Germantown Academy, 21-37. Frosh Drew Gillespie and soph Luke Jaspan placed third and fourth, respectively.
Girls soccer was nipped by Archbishop Wood, 4-3, in overtime, despite two goals by senior headliner Gi DiMarco.
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