Pennridge 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.
Pennridge boys’ water polo improved its conference record to 2-1 with a 13-11 victory over rival Springfield (Montco) on Tuesday. The Rams scored early, jumping out to a 2-0 lead, and ended the first quarter up, 3-1. The Spartans battled back, outscoring the Rams, 3-2, in the second quarter and trailed by one at the half. The referees called a tight game forcing Pennridge starting seniors D.J. Marrone and Colin Russell to foul out early in the second half. But the Rams, with their strength and depth, outscored the Spartans, 8-7, in the half to win by two goals. Nick Spehar led Pennridge with five goals to bring his conference total to nine in three games.
Pennridge boys’ water polo creamed Upper Merion, 18-5, on Friday. The Rams led, 6-0, at the half. It could have been worse for Upper Merion, but head coach Ken Vincent pulled most of his starters midway through the first quarter. With their young players, the Rams outscored Upper Merion, 12-5, in the second half. Nick Spehar led the Rams with three goals, while five others scored two goals each.
Pennridge golf had little difficulty with Council Rock South, 202-228, on Thursday. Jake Wiley finished with a 39 to pace the Rams. Drew Bachtle and Colton Pifer each were a shot behind with a 40. Austin Roland and Matt Swartz managed a 41 and a 42, respectively, in the winning effort.
Pennridge boys’ water polo opened league play on Wednesday with a 14-12 setback to rival Wissahickon. With the score tied at 8-8 at halftime, the Rams held a one-shot lead midway through the fourth quarter. The Trojans battled back to take a 13-12 lead with a minute to play. Pennridge missed its final three shots to fall to 0-1 on the season. D.J. Marrone led the Rams with five goals.
Quakertown golf suffered three setbacks in a quad match on Wednesday at Fox Hollow Golf Club. The Panthers lost to CB East, 200-219; Pennridge, 202-219; and Hatboro-Horsham, 214-219. Top five for CB East: Kyle Kost, 38; Tommy Lewis, 39; Matt DeJonge, 41; Connor Pierce, 41; and Evan Villafranca, 41. Top five for Pennridge: Andrew Simpson, 39; Drew Bachtle, 40; Jake Wiley, 40; Matt Swartz, 41; and D.J. Holton, 42. Top five for Quakertown: Joe Rochelle, 40; Ryan Stainer, 41; Tanner Seislove, 46; Calvin Suk, 46; and John Williams, 46.
Pennridge girls’ tennis handled Quakertown, 6-1, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Madi Shourds (Q) def. Caity Stencler (P), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: Ylan Phan (P) def. Aubri Stetina (Q), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd singles: Catherine Wright (P) def. Laryssa Badulak (Q), 1-6, 6-4, 12-10. 1st doubles: Lauren Fosbenner and Victoria Hanus (P) def. Ashley Harpster and Sam Shourds (Q), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd doubles: Nina Anderson and Alex Metelow (P) def. Amanda Hunsberger and Kayla Reigh (Q), 6-2, 6-0. 3rd doubles: Kaitlyn Harries and Christina Damiao (P) def. Sadie Fowler and Abi Campion (Q), 7-5, 7-6. 4th doubles: Lisa Bambueller and Samantha Tiedeken (P) def. Leah Hilliegas and Joy Zheng (Q), 6-2, 6-1.
Pennridge golf hosted its invitational on Monday, and the Rams defeated five foes and lost to just one, Central Bucks East, 198-205. Pennridge downed CB South, 205-210; CB West, 205-211; Quakertown, 205-232; Hatboro-Horsham, 205-216; and North Penn, 205-205, on a tiebreaker. Drew Bachtle carded a 39 to lead the Rams. Joining him in the top five were: Andrew Simpson, 41; D.J. Holton, 41; Matt Swartz, 42; and Jake Wiley, 42. The Rams are 8-1 overall and 6-1 in the SOL Continental Conference.
In a nonleague match, Pennridge golf improved to 4-0 overall with a 196-226 win over Upper Perkiomen on Wednesday at Macoby Run Golf Course. Pennridge’s Austin Roland shot a one-over-par 37 for the low round on the day. Colton Pifer and Drew Bachtle each carded a 39 for the victors. Andrew Simpson and Jake Wiley shot a 40 and 41, respectively, to help the Rams.