Panthers drop heartbreaker

Quakertown girls’ soccer’s season came to an end on Thursday night in the second round of districts. The Panthers fell to Downingtown West, 2-1, in penalty kicks to close their campaign at 14-1-4. The Quakertown goal was scored by Vic Sturgess, assisted by Sam Barkholtz in the 46th minute. The Downingtown West goal was netted by Sammie Sipes, assisted by Sydney Amparo in the 1st minute. “Quakertown outside backs Sam Ramsden and Julia Taylor played tremendous,” head coach Mike Koch said, “and Lauren Pursel was a calming presence after the goal was given up. Katie Crouthamel put Downingtown West under constant pressure. Carley Peacher and Melina Jagiello were a great pairing at center back. Next year looks promising with the return of Kyra Handel, Morgan Small, Haley Pursel, Grace Kave, Becah Fox, Madison Smith, Sam Barkholz and Melina Jagiello.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Panthers cream Cheltenham

Katie Crouthamel scored two goals and added an assist to lead Quakertown girls’ soccer (10-0-3) over Cheltenham, 4-1, on Monday. Vic Sturgess and Haley Pursel also had goals for Quakertown with Sam Ramsden and Gabby Sullivan providing assists. “Meghan Woulfe, Brooklyn Law, Cassidy Owens, Lauren Pursel, Carley Peacher and Julia Taylor were strong for Quakertown,” head coach Mike Koch reported. Krissy Rycek scored for Cheltenham.

Panthers, Cardinals tie

Quakertown girls’ soccer and Upper Dublin battled to a scoreless tie on Wednesday. “Morgan Small in goal and Julia Taylor on defense were strong for the Panthers, and Lexi Schneider and Sizzy Lawson led the charge for the Cardinals,” Quakertown head coach Mike Koch said.

Panthers foil Upper Perk

Quakertown girls’ tennis ripped Upper Perkiomen, 6-1, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Laryssa Badulak (Q) def. Carly Bernhardt (UP), 6-2, 6-1. 2nd singles: Rebecca Miller (Q) def. Emily Brandt (UP), 6-3, 6-1. 3rd singles: Abby Campion (Q) def. Maddy Gochnauer (UP), 6-4, 6-0. 1st doubles: Emily Moll and Abby Clifford (UP) def. Sam Shourds and Devyn Keane (Q), 7-5, 6-4. 2nd doubles: Riley Hetrick and Madi Dayton (Q) def. Allison Herbet and Cassidy Wright (UP), 6-4, 6-3. 3rd doubles: Liah Kim and Sierra Lee (Q) def. Olivia Dick and Kelsey Cummings (UP), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. 4th doubles: Olivia Porambo and Odalis Peralta (Q) def. Sarah Snyder and Ellie Hamilton (UP), 6-1, 6-0.

Panthers blank So. Lehigh

Quakertown girls’ soccer shut out nonleague Southern Lehigh, 2-0, on Friday. Grace Kave assisted on both Panther goals, put in by Vic Sturgess and Ashley Gluck. “Grace Kave anchored the defense and was instrumental in the victory,” head coach Mike Koch said. Quakertown is 9-0-1.

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