Rams stun district-bound Panthers

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.

Rams roll past Panthers

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.

Souderton gets by Rams in OT

Pennridge boys’ water polo hosted Souderton on Senior Night Tuesday. The Rams were looking to avenge a 23-17 loss to the Indians in mid-September. Souderton started fast and jumped out to an early 6-2 lead after the first period. The Rams tightened their defense in the second period, allowing only two goals while scoring three to close the gap to 8-5 at halftime. The Pennridge defense continued to stifle the Indians, shutting them out in the second half while scoring three goals to battle back to an 8-8 tie and move the game into overtime. Pennridge scored two early goals in the first few minutes of OT, but Souderton found its offense and tied the game at 10-10. The Rams again took the lead, but the Indians scored the last two goals to win, 12-11.

Adams steals the show … again

Central Bucks South senior running back Josh Adams scored three touchdowns (two on the ground, one through the air) as the Titans football team defeated host Abington, 23-7, on Friday. Adams lugged the pigskin 35 times for 167 yards; he also caught a 30-yard scoring strike from Kevin Witchey in the first quarter. Witchey also did considerable damage on the ground, running for 89 yards on 16 carries. Mike Goldsworthy had two interceptions for the Titans; George Curtis had two sacks.

Rams drop tough one to LaSalle

Pennridge-polo-10-9Pennridge boys’ water polo couldn’t get it going in a very important contest against LaSalle on Thursday. The two teams had played each other twice before, splitting two close games. It was a defensive struggle in the first period as both teams scored a goal. The offense opened up a bit in the second period with LaSalle taking a 5-3 lead. That lead doubled in the third period as the Explorers started to pull away to go up 9-5. The final period was all LaSalle as Pennridge couldn’t keep up with the Explorers offense and lost, 13-6. Nick Spehar led the Rams with three goals. The loss puts the Rams in jeopardy of qualifying for the state tournament.

Spartans excel again on track

Solebury School cross country participated in a Penn-Jersey meet at Fern Hill Park on Thursday. There were eight schools in attendance. Solebury’s girls finished first overall with a total score of 20. Senior Ilona Wilde was the first finisher for the girls and for her team in a time of 22:43. Juniors Emma Black and Lina Freudenberg finished third and fourth overall, respectively, senior Jessie Forest finished fifth and sophomore Alexis Molgat was the seventh finisher with junior Alexandra Morrow on her heels for a very close eighth-place finish. The Solebury boys took second behind Doane Academy, finishing with 45 points. Top finishers for the Spartans were: junior Nick Lavery, finishing fifth overall in 19:29; junior Robert Lagay, finishing seventh overall; freshmen Matt Moynihan and Andrei Benoliel, finishing 10th and 11th, respectively; and senior Elvis Fang rounded out the top five for his team.

Patriots bounce Panthers in three

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.