Lions’ season is complete

It was a tough day for New Hope girls’ tennis on Thursday at the District One Class AA doubles championships at Legacy. In the quarterfinals, Larissa Borys and Chloe Miller lost to Sacred Heart’s Marcella Marino and Emily Robinson, 6-4, 7-6, and fellow Lions Morgan Grabarz and Catherine Donahue were defeated by Lower Moreland’s Sofie Arno and Rebecca Belenky, 6-4, 6-2.

Panthers up mark to 14-1-3

Quakertown girls’ soccer completed one of the best regular seasons in program history with a 2-1 victory over Plymouth Whitemarsh on Wednesday. Ashley Gluck scored the game-winner off a Kyra Handel assist with five minutes left in the match. PW’s Annika Shula, off a Ragan Ebersole assist, scored at the 11-minute mark of the first half, and the Panthers’ Sam Barkholz, assisted by Katie Crouthamel, equalized at the 36-minute mark. Quakertown finishes the season at 14-1-3 and 11-0-3 in the Suburban One League (SOL) American Conference.

Titans earn huge victory

CB South girls’ volleyball put itself in a good position to make the District One field by thwarting visiting Council Rock South, 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-7, 21-25, 15-12), on Wednesday. Stats for CB South: Megan Manderson, 20 kills, 23 digs; Morgan McCrory, two aces, 37 digs; Kelly Danyluk, seven aces, one kill, 30 assists, eight digs; Alyssa Dallmer, three aces, six kills, eight digs; Tara Korch, one kill, one dig; Kayla Dougherty, two kills, two digs; Sydney Hauser, two kills, six blocks; Jessica Shelton, one kill, three blocks, three digs; and Caroline Choromanski, one ace, one kill, six assists. “Tonight was our Senior Night,” head coach Kurt Godfrey said, “and as if that wasn’t enough emotion in the building, we ended up going five with Rock South tonight. Megan Manderson, one of our senior co-captains, came up absolutely huge for us and had her biggest night of the season so far. She seemed to be able to put the ball away for us whenever we needed to get out of a jam. All of those kills would not have been possible without our outstanding serve receive and defense tonight. I am so proud of all the girls who passed for us. Megan decided to help herself out a little bit too with 23 digs. Morgan McCrory, our other senior co-captain, continued her absolutely incredible season and ended up with 37 digs for us. That puts her over 600 digs for the season and it’s just awesome to watch her accomplish that tonight. All of our seniors started tonight and every single one of them helped us get the W tonight. Whether it was Kayla, Sydney or Tara at the net for us or if it was Caroline or Jess back row … each one of them stepped up in a moment we needed them. Rock South is a great team and they play defense really well. They seem to move around really well and it made for a drama-filled night. This National conference has been crazy this season and it really truly makes each match that much more important. Hopefully, we will get the opportunity to continue our season in the playoffs.”

Panthers clinch American

quakertown-10-18-soccerQuakertown girls’ soccer won the Suburban One League (SOL) American Conference championship with Tuesday’s 5-0 victory over Springfield. Ashley Gluck scored two goals and had one assist. Haley Pursel had a goal and an assist, while Kyra Handel and Sam Barkholz each deposited one goal. Vic Sturgess, Madison Smith and Cassidy Owens each contributed one assist. Quakertown moves to 13-1-3 on the season.

Titans stay alive for districts

CB South girls’ volleyball downed Pennridge, 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 25-27, 25-13), on Tuesday to stay in the hunt for a district playoff berth. Stats for CB South: Megan Manderson, three aces, 12 kills, 19 digs; Morgan McCrory, two aces, two kills, 36 digs; Alyssa Dallmer, one ace, 16 kills, six blocks; Julia Dennis, nine kills, two blocks; Kelly Danyluk, five aces, 35 assists; Isabel Miller, five aces, three kills, 17 digs; and Sydney Hauser, three kills, two blocks. “Tonight was a huge win for us,” head coach Kurt Godfrey said. “All of the girls who played tonight contributed in a huge way. This was a game the team had circled on our calendar for a long time and it’s nice to pull out the W. Pennridge is a great team and they make you earn each point you get against them. They are extremely well coached and have some big talent. I thought we served really well and were able to put the pressure on them in serve receive. We were able to move on defense and put the ball away when we needed a big play. Megan, Julia and Alyssa were absolutely on fire tonight at the net. Megan has been amazing for us all season long, Julia has come on so strong in the second half of the season and Alyssa has been our utility player. She (Alyssa) has played almost every position for us at some point and she has handled it all with such poise and confidence. We are lucky to have such a great athlete like her. She was our ‘kills’ leader tonight and it was so nice to see her have such a big night. Isabel Miller also had a strong night for us on defense. I could talk about each player and give you positive things they did to contribute tonight. I am so proud of them and hopefully we can roll this momentum into our Senior Night tomorrow night.”

Panthers overwhelm Dock

Quakertown girls’ soccer routed Dock Mennonite, 5-0, on Monday. Quakertown had five players tally goals. Vic Sturgess scored first off an assist from Becah Fox. Fox added the next goal off a Sam Ramsden assist, and Kyra Handel scored from Haley Pursel. Katie Crouthamel finished the first-half scoring off a Brooklyn Law assist, and Ashley Gluck added the final marker in the early stages of the second half. Morgan Small had the shutout in goal, and Cassidy Owens provided strong play for Quakertown, head coach Mike Koch reported.

Titans bounce Bensalem

CB South girls’ volleyball beat Bensalem, 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-19), on Monday. Stats for CB South: Megan Manderson, one ace, 11 kills, eight digs; Morgan McCrory, one ace, one kill, 30 digs; Alyssa Dallmer, five kills, three digs; Kelly Danyluk, 21 assists, four digs; and Allie Burke, three kills, one ace. “We played a very solid game tonight, and we were able to get some different girls in the line-up,” head coach Kurt Godfrey said. “Allie Burke suited up for varsity tonight and was able to make a contribution with three kills and a bunch of clutch serves for us. She’s a freshman and it was her first varsity match. I think she got one of the biggest cheers of the season when she checked into the game tonight. Our captains, Megan Manderson and Morgan McCrory, continued to be absolutely incredible for us and every single girl who played tonight made a contribution. It was a nice all-around team victory.”

Borys, Miller moving on

New Hope girls’ tennis’ Larissa Borys and Chloe Miller fell to Lower Moreland’s Elizabeth Berzin and Gabby Zaydenberg, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, for the championship in Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) doubles on Saturday. Both teams qualified for the District One Class AA competition. New Hope’s Catherine Donahue and Morgan Grabarz just missed the cut, placing fourth.

Panthers stop Upper Moreland

Quakertown girls’ soccer defeated Upper Moreland, 2-0, on Friday. Katie Crouthamel and Haley Pursel scored for the Panthers. Vic Sturgess and Sam Barkholz chipped in assists, while goalkeeper Meghan Woulfe pitched a shutout and was helped by Julia Taylor and Sam Ramsden.