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DeMarco Lifts PC to Win in PAISAA quarters

Giovanna DeMarco, the senior headliner of Penn Charter's girls soccer team, is called "Gi" by friends and teammates.

Tuesday, the spelling of that nickname could have changed to "Geeeee!" As she was truly amazing.

DeMarco has earned national accolades and she showed why Tuesday while leading the Quakers past visiting Baldwin, 3-1, in the quarterfinal round of the PAISAA Tournament.

Thanks to impressive individual moves and perfect shots, Gi scored the first two goals about 90 seconds apart a shade before the halfway point of the first half. Later, she had a marvelous assist on a goal by soph Sara Shipon.

Soph Riley McDade (pictured above) was the goalie for coach Darci Spencer's squad.

The boys, at SCH Academy, also competed in a PAISAA quarterfinal. The result was a 1-0 loss.

In the post-game gathering, coach Bob DiBenedetto's first move was to heap praise upon soph goalie Chase Williams.

Williams is a backup. But he was forced into action for this one after junior Kyle Earley, the starter, broke a finger while stopping a shot in warmups.

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Posted by E. Morrone in silary, fall sports on Wednesday November, 8, 2017 at 11:11AM
Tags:  fall, silary, soccer

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  • 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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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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