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PC Takes 4 of 5 Tuesday Contests

Boys tennis conquered wind and snow squalls to earn a dominant 6-1 win over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at home on Rieger Courts yesterday.

In singles competitions, senior Ben Swanson and sophomore Charlie Jordan-Weinstein both won their matches in two sets.

The Quakers won all four contested matches in doubles against SCH. The pairs earning victories for PC included: senior Justin Ko and junior Tom Bradbeer; senior classmates Alex Shipon and Jake Cutler; seniors Nigel George and Josh Toll; junior classmates Rohan Bhambhani and David Garnick.

The team will be back in action today as they host La Salle College HS at home.

Boys lacrosse traveled to the Shipley School and earned a 12-5 win on the road.

After establishing a commanding 6-1 heading into halftime, the Quakers extended their lead to 10-2 in the third quarter and added two more goals in the closing minutes to conclude the strong 12-5 victory.

It was a full team effort offensively as many different players got involved in the attack. Junior Jayce Dyer scored three goals and classmate Gavin Tygh won valuable faceoffs throughout the contest and contributed a goal of his own.

Boys lacrosse will play next on Friday as they host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at home on Perrott Turf Field.

Baseball secured another Inter-Ac victory with a strong 5-3 win over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at home yesterday.

Trailing 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Quakers found much-needed offense. Senior Shane McCafferty started the comeback after getting hit by a pitch before consecutive doubles from junior Sam Siani and freshman Dean Bergmann allowed PC to take the lead. Bergmann was 2-for-3 at the plate and earned three RBIs for the Quakers.

Senior Will Samuel was strong on the mound, pitching for nearly six innings before being relieved. Junior Tommy Snipes took over pitching duties to close out the game and secured the win for the Quakers.

The team will travel to the Haverford School to continue Inter-Ac play on Friday before hosting the Perkiomen School at home on Saturday, April 21.

Softball won an exciting 16-10 game on the road against the Baldwin School on Tuesday evening, improving to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Inter-Ac.

There was plenty of action during the competitive game, which was a back-and-forth battle until the Quakers earned five runs in the top of the seventh inning to seal the victory.

It was a full team effort as many players contributed. Sophomore Maddie Solow recorded three hits and three RBIs for the Quakers, while sophomore Anastasia Lewis pitched five innings to earn the win.

The team will play next at home when they host Episcopal Academy on Friday on Max Gross Field.

Girls lacrosse lost a close game to Baldwin at home on Tuesday. Trailing 4-3 at halftime, the team could not overcome the deficit and fell 8-6.

Leah Sax scored two goals for the Quakers, while Vanessa Ewing, Darcy Felter, Alexis Joseph and Emma Wilson each added one of their own.

The team will be back in action on Thursday as they host Abington High School at home on Maguire Field.

Posted by S. Sexton in spring sports on Wednesday April, 18 at 09:53AM

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