Wrestling Wins League Match, Ultimately
In a wrestling match Friday, visiting Penn Charter scored 37 points. SCH Academy also scored 37 points. Congrats on the win, Quakers!
As noted by coach Pete Shaifer, numerous criteria are used to break a tie. In this case, PC received credit for the victory because it scored the most "first points."
Even better, it racked up an amazing amount of late-match points to overcome a 31-9 deficit after the 152-pound fray. Senior Alex Koenig, junior Wayne Derkotch, soph Matt McGlinchey and senior Luke Mattice won with pins during the hot streak while Dante DiStefano earned his win thanks to a team point awarded with 0:08 left on the clock. (Four senior wrestlers are pictured here holding the trophy they won earlier this month at the Academy of the New Church tournament.)
Boys basketball lost at Malvern, 85-52, and boys squash lost at home, 9-0, against The Westminster Schools, of Atlanta.
Senior Will Samuel scored 11 points for the cagers and junior Dylan Topaz drained three treys for nine.
For squash, frosh Ryan Yeatman, playing at No. 4, "dug deep physically and mentally," according to coach Damon Leedale-Brown, before losing, 12-10, in the deciding game. Top-of-the-line senior competitors Marco Rodriguez and Marker Angelakis fell in tight, four-game matches.
SPOTTED! Bill "Speedy" Morris won his 1,000th game as a high school & college coach Friday and his old PC colleagues Jack Rogers, now PC's chief development officer, & Earl Ball, former head of school, were there in support. Speedy was PC's coach in & '83 & '84 seasons. #pcproud
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