AFS boys cross country finishes 10th in PAISAA
AFS wrapped up its 2018 cross country season at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) Championship meet on Saturday at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia.
Despite not having their best day, AFS managed to capture 10th in the Boys’ Varsity race, finishing 3rd among all Friends’ School League (FSL) teams.
Having finished mere points behind the likes of Haverford School, Episcopal Academy, Hill School, and Mercersburg (all schools that are twice as big as is AFS) is a real testament to how far the AFS program has come over the past three years and the degree to which the kids have “bought in” during that time period.
Only three schools managed to place their top five runners ahead of AFS’ top five: GFS, Westtown, and Malvern.
Boys water polo
HILL SCHOOL 13, GA 6 >> Walker Butler led Germantown Academy with three goals while Jake Rabbiner added two goals as the Patriots’ three-game win streak came to an end Wednesday.
Justin Stokes made 11 saves and four saves for GA (17-7, 4-1 Inter-Ac) while Jack Ford added a goal.
GA 12, MALVERN PREP 4 >> Noah Spratt scored four goals and Walker Butler added three more as the Patriots won at Malvern Prep for the first time since 2011.
GA 12, Malvern Prep 4
Goals-assists: GA, Noah Spratt 4-0; Walker Butler 3-0; Brian Bartle 3-0; Dan Araten 1-0; Jake Rabiner 1-0. Saves: GA, Justin Stokes (9)>
GA 2, NOTRE DAME 1 >> Sammy Popper scored the game winner on a penalty stroke in overtime for GA.
GA 2, Notre Dame 1 0 0 2—2 1—1
SACRED HEART 1, SPRINGFIELD 0 >> The Spartans lost in the 1-A first round despite four saves by Rebecca Berglund.
Sacred Heart 1, Springfield 0
Goals-assists: SH, Julia Flood 1-0; Dani Santora 0-1.
Shots: S 12; SH 6.
Corners: 12; SH 3.
Saves: S, Rebecca Berglund (4).
GA 6, AGNES IRWIN 0 >> Sammy Popper scored two goals as the Patriots (6-11) blanked Agnes Irwin on Tuesday.
GA 6, Agnes Irwin 0
Goals-assists: GA, Sammy Popper 2-0; Sophie Towne 1-1; Sydney Cameron 1-0; Maddie O’Hara 1-0; Ella Brant 1-0; Grace Pacitti 0-1.
GEORGE SCHOOL 3, ANC 1 >> Julien Buss scored for the Lions in a losing effort on Friday.
George School 3, ANC 1 2 0 1—1 0—0 1—3 1—1
Goals-assists: GS, Brandon Stolz 1-0; Jordan Valdepenas-Mellor 1-0; Connor Stoklosa 1-0; ANC, Julien Buss 1-0.
ANC 2, ABINGTON FRIENDS 0 >> Chakra Wade scored twice as Academy of the New Church shut out Abington Friends in the Friends Schools League Quaker Cup semifinals Wednesday.
ANC visits George School for the Quaker Cup final 3:30 p.m. Friday
ANC 2, Abington Friends 0
ANC-Chakra Wade 2.
ALL PCL >> The boys soccer All-PCL team was announced Tuesday and it had a local flavor to it. La Salle had a pair of first-team selections, which included senior Cole Hammel and senior Chris Metzler. LC was honored with first-teamer senior Mattt McDonald. Archbishop Wood placed three on the first team with seniors Kody Taylor, Bob Hennessy and Conor Ford.
2018 Boys’ Soccer All-Catholic Team First-Team
Jared Dillon, Senior, Roman
Kody Taylor, Senior, Archbishop Wood Matt McDonald, Senior, Lansdale Catholic
Cole Hammel, Senior, La Salle College Matt Duddy, Senior, Bishop McDevitt Aidan O’Neill, Junior, St. Joseph’s Prep Andrew Markopoulos, Senior, Bonner & Prendie Bob Hennessy, Senior, Archbishop Wood Chris Metzler, Senior, La Salle College Nick Bello, Senior, Devon Prep Conor Ford, Senior, Archbishop Wood (GK)
Brendan McCarthy, Junior, Father Judge Kevin Davis, Junior, Roman
Nick Frederick, Senior, Archbishop Carroll
Kieran Donnelly, Junior, Roman Christopher Rola, Senior, Archbishop Ryan
Tom Magiera, Junior, St. Joseph’s Prep David Steinbach, Senior, La Salle College Jalen Hammond, Junior, Cardinal O’Hara Aidan McShane, Sophomore, Father Judge
Brendan Held, Senior, Conwell-Egan Kevin Tobin, Junior, Roman (GK)
Eric Williams, Senior, Roman Senior Ray Royds, Senior, Lansdale Catholic Dom Massi, Senior, Archbishop Carroll Sidiki Fofana, Sophomore, Archbishop Ryan
Christian Petro, Senior, Archbishop Wood
Mark Iannacone, Senior, Roman
Jim Trodden, Senior, Archbishop Wood Calvin Rolland, Senior, Cardinal O’Hara Evan Filak, Senior, St. Joseph’s Prep Owen Ovecka, Senior, Father Judge Aidan Harty, Senior, St. Joseph’s Prep (GK)
PEDDIE SCHOOL 5, GA 2 >> Sarah Rojas won at No. 3 singles but the Patriots dropped the match on Thursday.
Peddie School 5, GA 2
Singles: Kathryn Pang (PS) def. Emma Menkowitz (GA), 6-3, 6-0; Emme Pham (PS) def. Tiffany Zhong (GA), 6-3, 6-3; Sarah Rojas (GA) def. Ayanna Zaveri (PS), 6-0, 6-3.
Doubles: Anna Moller/Jessica Cheng (PS) def. Kendall Skalicky/Emily Wang (GA), 6-4, 6-3; Meghana Chityala Maddie Mitsch (PS) def. Alice Su/Amanda Li (GA), 6-3, 7-6(1); Brooke Perlman/Julia Finkle (PS) def. Julia Ostrovsky/Devon Gelman (GA), 6-7(5),6-1, 1-0(8); Haley Marks/Sadie Andra (GA) def. Madison Zimmerman/Helen Chu (PS), 6-0, 6-2. GFS4,GA1>> Emma Markowitz defeated Mariel Kavanaugh, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles but the Patriots dropped the match on Monday.
GFS 4, GA 1
Singles: Emma Menkowitz (GA) def. Mariel Kavanaugh, 6-3, 6-1; Harper Zuercher (GFS) def. Sarah Rojas (GA), 7-5, 7-6(2); Malana Li (GFS) def. Haley Marks (GA), 6-0, 6-4
Doubles: Taylor Ford/Marlie Golden (GFS) def. Kendall Skalicky/Emily Wang (GA), 6-4, 6-4; Daisy Lentz/Tsega Afessa (GFS) def. Laura Lennon/Kara McAndrew (GA), 6-1, 6-1
GA3,ANC0>> Shannon Topley delivered 24 assists as the Patriots swept their way to the PAISAA quarterfinal victory on Friday.
GA 3, ANC 0 25 15 25 12 25—3 14—0
GA Stats: Shannon Topley 24 assists, 2 digs, 2 aces; Natalie Schildt 17 kills, 3 digs; Mackenzie Smith 5 kills, 4 digs, 1 ace; Taylor Putnam 1 kill; Becca Booth 3 kills, 1 block; Kelli Ramer 3 digs, 1 ace; Elizabeth Reaume 1 ace; Kiersten Reilly 2 kills.