LaSalle swims past Rams

Pennridge_9-11_water_poloPennridge boys’ water polo lost to LaSalle, 15-11, on Thursday to even its conference record at 2-2. LaSalle jumped out to an early lead and held it into the third quarter. The Rams battled to tie the game at 8-8 midway through the third quarter. But they were weakened in the second half as injured starter Reilly Dolan couldn’t play while starter Colin Russell fouled out midway through the third quarter. Pennridge fought hard to stay close, but LaSalle overpowered it in the final period to pull away to win by four goals. Nick Spehar led the Rams with five goals. He was followed by D.J. Maurone with three. LaSalle’s leading scorers were Luke Chadewic and Kyle McElwee, each with four goals.

AFS sends back Spartans

Abington Friends School (AFS) defeated Solebury School boys’ soccer, 4-0, on Thursday. Alaxander Graul scored a pair for AFS, which outshot the Spartans, 25-4. Gabe Kass had 12 saves for Solebury; Corey Naitove stopped two for AFS. The Spartans fell to 0-2 overall. “Carlos Lewis-Miller played brilliantly on defense for Solebury,” Spartans head coach Eric Soroka said.

Spartans win invitational

Solebury School participated in the Penn-Jersey Invitational at Fern Hill Park on Thursday. The Spartan girls won the invitational. The top 5 runners for Solebury were senior Ilona Wilde, senior Jessie Forest, junior Lina Freudenberg, junior Emma Black and junior Alexandra Morrow. The Spartan boys were runners-up. Top runners for Solebury were junior Curtis Thompson, junior Nick Lavery, junior Robert Lagay, junior Devin Matchett and freshman Matt Moynihan.

Panthers beat by North Penn

Quakertown girls’ volleyball went down to North Penn, 3-1 (15-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-21), on Thursday. The Panthers are 2-3 overall and in the 0-3 SOL Continental. Setters Jen Sterner and Kerry Vanyo combined for 19 assists and two aces against the Maidens. Amanda Pursel (12 kills, eight digs) and Haley Sheehan (nine kills, three aces) stood out on offense, while Lindsay Beck (14 digs) led the defense.

Panthers’ Crouthamel nets winner

Quakertown girls’ soccer knocked off Hatboro-Horsham, 2-1 in overtime, on Thursday. Katie Crouthamel scored both goals for the Panthers, including the game-winner in OT. Linzi Wolfe and Becah Fox assisted on the goals. Wolfe beat two players down the flank and found Crouthamel streaking down the middle for the game-winner 4:10 into overtime. Rachel Kaplan scored for Hatboro from 25 yards out. Sara Kemp played outstanding in goal for Hatboro, and Erica Paluszak and Marissa Portelli were strong in the midfield. Lauren Pursel and Julia Taylor led the Quakertown charge.

Patriots dispatch Panthers

Central Bucks East girls’ tennis had no trouble with Quakertown on Thursday, winning, 7-0. 1st singles: Caroline Schermerhorn (CBE) def. Madi Shourds (Q), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd singles: Sara Kimball (CBE) def. Aubri Stetina (Q), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd singles: Casey Jacot (CBE) def. Laryssa Badulak (Q), 6-0, 6-3. 1st doubles: Mel Borian and Sydney Twymen (CBE) def. Ashley Harpster and Rebecca Miller (Q), 6-3, 6-0. 2nd doubles: Linda Jia and Erin Senour (CBE) def. Amanda Hunsberger and Kayla Reigh (Q), 6-1, 6-1. 3rd doubles: Carly Micheals and Haylie Laff (CBE) def. Sam Shourds and Olivia Porambo (Q), 6-1, 6-2. 4th doubles: Bianca Wu and Megan Sparks (CBE) def. Abbie Campion and Sadie Fowler (Q), 6-1, 6-2.

Panthers clipped by Souderton

Quakertown girls’ volleyball lost to Souderton, 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-16), on Tuesday to fall to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the Suburban One Continental. For the Panthers, Katelyn Spieker had seven kills, two aces and one block; Lindsay Beck, eight digs, two aces, one kill; Jen Sterner, six assists, three kills, two aces; Amanda Pursel, three kills; and Haley Sheehan, three kills.