Pennridge field hockey, with only one win to its credit heading into its season finale, shocked Quakertown, 3-2, on Thursday afternoon. The Panthers, who are seeded 26th in the upcoming District One Class AAA tournament, did score the final two goals in the contest, both off the stick of Emma McLaughlin, but it wasn’t enough. Larisa Motts had a goal and an assist for the Rams. Kellie Drugotch and Kirsten Moyer also scored, while Kari Moyer and Meghan Griffin added assists. Pennridge goalie Carly Wingate made 10 saves.
Pennridge girls’ volleyball swept Quakertown, 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-19), on Wednesday. Katelyn Spieker amassed five kills and three blocks for the Panthers. Amanda Pursel had five kills and nine digs, and Lindsay Beck had eight digs. Jen Sterner contributed three kills, four digs and five assists, while Kerry Vanyo had 10 assists.
Central Bucks South girls’ volleyball defeated Quakertown, 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-20), on Monday. Lindsay Beck picked up 19 digs for the Panthers. Amanda Pursel had eight kills and four digs, and Katelyn Spieker had four kills and three digs. Jen Sterner had 12 assists, five digs, two aces and two kills.
Central Bucks East girls’ volleyball soundly defeated Quakertown, 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-10), on Thursday. Quakertown stats: Jen Sterner, six assists, two digs, one ace; Kerry Vanyo, four assists, four digs; Amanda Pursel, three kills, six digs; Haley Sheehan, three kills, three digs; Katelyn Spieker, two kills, two digs; Skylar Lee, two blocks; Lindsay Beck, 11 digs.
Emma McLaughlin had two goals and two assists as Quakertown field hockey got by Central Bucks East, 4-2, on Thursday. Elaina Abramson and Gabby Dontonville also scored for the Panthers. Megan Thompson added an assist. Riley Donnelly had both tallies for the Patriots. CB East had more corners, 11-6. Quakertown goalie Rylee Lawler made seven saves. Betty Wesney stopped two for CB East. “We’ve been working on our transitions from offense to defense in the past few weeks and it is starting to click for the girls,” Panthers head coach Alyssa Maltese said. “We still have some work to do, but the girls are excited to play and learn. We did much better at possessing the ball and moving the ball around the field instead of always going forward, but we still have some work to do on finishing plays in our attacking circle. We are looking to build on this momentum as we finish the last two games of regular season.”
Quakertown field hockey lost a heartbreaker, 3-2 in overtime, to Mount St. Joseph’s on Wednesday. Gabby Dontonville and Emma McLaughlin scored for the Panthers. McLaughlin added an assist. For Quakertown, Hillary Scott had two defensive saves and Katie Moyer had one.
Quakertown boys’ cross country welcomed North Penn and Pennridge to town on Wednesday. The Panthers lost to North Penn (16-47) and Pennridge (17-44). The Rams lost to the Knights, 23-36. Top 10 overall: Sean Collins (NP), 16.42; Phil Gunderson (P), 16.43; Michael Cooney (NP), 16.58; Andrew Himes (NP), 17.06; Tucker Desko (P), 17.07; Eddison Fowler (P), 17.30; Zack Thomas (NP), 17.43; Hudson Delisle (Q), 17.43; Kyle Parncutt (NP), 17.44; Thomas Rozinski (NP), 17.45.
Central Bucks South girls’ volleyball blitzed Quakertown, 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-21), on Tuesday. Amanda Pursel managed seven kills and 16 digs for the Panthers. Kerry Vanyo had 10 assists, eight digs and three aces, while Jen Sterner had seven assists, two kills, six digs and two aces, and Lindsay Beck dug 20 balls.
Quakertown girls’ volleyball hosted its sixth annual Dig Pink match and celebrated Senior Night with a win over North Penn, 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-12), on Monday. Filling up the stat sheet for the Panthers were: Jen Sterner, 10 aces, 15 assists, four kills; Amanda Pursel, six kills, nine digs; Haley Sheehan, five kills, eight digs; Katelyn Spieker, five kills; Shiann Alpha, four kills, four blocks; Kerry Vanyo, six assists, one ace; and Erica Schmidlechner, seven digs, one ace.
Quakertown girls’ tennis ripped Norristown, 7-0, on Monday. 1st singles: Madi Shourds (Q) def. Hannah Markley (N), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: Aubri Stetina (Q) def. Madisson Messics (N), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd singles: Laryssa Badulak (Q) def. Taylor Walker (N), 6-1, 6-0. 1st doubles: Ashley Harpster and Rebecca Miller (Q) def. Elena Tzivekis and Naijah Powell (N), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd doubles: Amanda Hunsberger and Kayla Reigh (Q) def. Randee Wissmer and Megan Litschi (N), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd doubles: Abby Campion and Sam Shourds (Q) won by forfeit. 4th doubles: Olivia Porambo and Sadie Fowler (Q) won by forfeit.