Wednesday, September 27 was a great day to be a Quaker. First, the two-time defending champion Boys Varsity Cross Country
team in a tri-meet at Northwest Regional Park defeated Beth T’filoh (24-35), Jemicy (16- 47) and Sts. Peter and Paul 21-36. (The lower score wins). The team will travel to Laurel, Md.’s Supplee Park on Wednesday, October 4 to take on Gerstell, Pallotti and St. John’s.
Over in Annapolis, the Boys JV Soccer
team added its 7th straight W to the scoreboard, defeating the always-tough St. Mary’s, 3-0. “(The) boys stayed within themselves, and just played ‘our’ game,” coach Tom Durkin said afterward. Nick Millspaugh ‘20
(2,0) and Julian Marchetti ’21
(1,0) scored for the Quakers, while the defensive line of Sander Schulhoff '20, Cameron Barnes '21, Noah Tunis '20, Augie Wiggin '21
and Dan Musachio '21
kept the Saints scoreless. Coach Durkin offered his defenders high praise, noting, “In seven games the team has allowed only 1 goal with very few chances given up on our goal. Our dominant play allows us to take more chances going forward and gives others more freedom on the field.” The team will host AACS on Monday, October 9.
Up past I-795, the Boys Varsity Soccer team held Gerstell Academy scoreless in a 2-0 match that saw Mike Klausner ‘18, midway through the first quarter, take on 2 players and strike from the 18-yard line where the keeper could not recover. In the second half, the Gerstell keeper (after making 2 nice saves from a one-on-one and corner set piece) accidentally tapped an Owen McManus ‘18 long-throw backward, opening Steven Bogusky ‘18 to knock it home and clinch the 2-0 win. The team will host St. Mary’s at 3:15 pm tomorrow, Friday, September 29.
Finally, on Deering Field the Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Poly, 6-0. The game started with even play from both teams until Maren Helmacy ‘20 broke the silence, turning strong around the keeper on a rebound to score the first goal. Stepping up the midfield, the Quakers worked the ball into the circle for multiple shots, adding 3 more goals in the first half by Helmacy (her 2nd), Sophia Llinas ‘20, and Sophia Kessenich ‘21 with assists from Maggie Linehan ‘19 and Olivia Nengel ‘20. The Quakers maintained their composure in the second half to gain several corner and scoring opportunities, one of which Sydney Wilson ‘18 capitalized on after Olivia Nengel ‘20 sent a hard drive towards goal and Wilson tipped it through the keeper’s pads. Llinas rounded out the 6-0 win, scoring her 2nd goal on a Sofia Geocadin ‘19 pass. The 5-1 Quakers will host Mercy next Wednesday at 4 pm.
All four teams remain in 1st place and have yet to lose in conference this season. With games and meets scheduled for tomorrow (Sept. 29, Boys Varsity Soccer), as well as next Wednesday (Oct. 4, Boys Cross Country and Field Hockey), and the following Monday, Oct. 9 (Boys JV Soccer), you won't want to miss the action. See you at the games.