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.
Quakertown field hockey finished in a 2-2 tie with Hatboro-Horsham on Monday. Emma McLaughlin scored both goals for the Panthers. Becky Gerhart assisted on her second tally. Quakertown had more corners, 11-7; the Hatters more shots, 13-10.
Quakertown boys’ cross country finished seventh as a team at Saturday’s Paul Short Invitational White Race at Lehigh University. Freshman Hudson Delisle was the top Panther, finishing in 34th place overall in 17:21. Also finishing under 18 minutes were: Tommaso Stalleti, 56th place in 17:43; Brett Wolfinger, 59th in 17:45; and James Eicheldinger, 74th in 17:56.
Linzi Wolfe scored two goals (both were assisted by Jami Soriano) as Quakertown girls’ soccer defeated Saucon Valley, 3-2, on Friday. Soriano, assisted by Wolfe, put in the game-winner with 22 seconds remaining in regulation. Erinne Finlayson managed two saves for the Panthers.
Quakertown girls’ volleyball succumbed to Souderton, 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 26-24), on Thursday. Amanda Pursel paced the Panthers with 11 kills, six digs and an ace. Katelyn Spieker came up with five kills, two blocks and two aces, while Jen Sterner had seven kills, nine assists and four aces, and Lindsay Beck had 13 digs and an ace.