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Saturday's Pa. roundup: Penn Charter football defeats Germantown Academy

Saturday's Pa. football, soccer and field hockey highlights.

Penn Charter players celebrate during an earlier game.
Penn Charter players celebrate during an earlier game.Read moreLOU RABITO

Will Samuel completed 17 of 31 passes for three touchdowns to help Penn Charter clinch its first nine-win season since 1905 with a 26-17 victory over Germantown Academy on Saturday. Samuel's touchdowns went to John Washington, Brendan Thomas, and Edward Saydee. Washington totaled 85 receiving yards on six receptions while also forcing and recovering a fumble on defense. The Quakers and Patriots own the oldest continuous high school rivalry in the country, dating to 1887. Penn Charter holds an 84-36-11 advantage.


Malvern Prep 52, Springside Chestnut Hill 21.

O'Shaan Allison racked up 127 yards on 19 carries as the Friars dominated the Blue Devils. Drew Gunther threw for 205 yards and four touchdowns, with Quincy Watson pulling down two of the scores. Cole McCabe picked off two passes and returned one for a touchdown.

Boys' Soccer

Jack Myers' goal with 10 seconds left in the second overtime propelled Springside Chestnut Hill to a 2-1 triumph over Malvern Prep to win the Inter-Ac title. Luke Vogelman added a goal for the Blue Devils. Peter Kapp assisted on both goals.


Archbishop Wood rallied to score two unanswered goals in the second half to defeat Bishop Shanahan, 2-1, in the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals. Bob Hennessey headed in a cross to tie the game. Hennessey then delivered a cross into the box, where Christian Petro did the rest for the game-winner. Jake Frank blasted home a rebound for the Eagles' only score. The Vikings will play the winner of Hershey and Northwestern Lehigh on Tuesday.


Drew Johnson broke the hearts of Council Rock North as his goal in the 87th minute lifted Hempfield over the Indians, 1-0, in the 4A quarterfinals. Jon Pugh's free kick just went over the crossbar, representing Council Rock North's best opportunity.


Central Bucks West advanced to the 4A semifinals by beating Cumberland Valley in penalty kicks, 4-2. The game was scoreless after the second overtime. The Bucks' best chance came in the 78th minute, when a shot hit the post.Central Bucks West will take on the winner of Conestoga and Parkland on Tuesday.

Field Hockey

Villa Maria exploded for seven second-half goals to pull away from Berks Catholic, 9-0, in the 2A quarterfinals. Adele Iacobucci, Hannah Miller, and Lindsay Dickinson combined for seven goals. Emily Doyle and Erin Finley each added a goal.
The Hurricanes advance to face the winner of Twin Valley and Southern Lehigh.

Girls' Soccer

St. Basil held off Midd-West, 2-1, as the Panthers advanced to the 2A semifinal for the first time in school history. After Midd-West struck first, Erin Gilsenan tied the game on a corner. Lauren Baldo headed in a shot from Cheryl Remolde to give the Panthers a lead they wouldn't relinquish. St. Basil will play Northwestern Lehigh on Tuesday.


Gina Sexton put Neshaminy on the board four minutes into play as the Redskins edged Governor Mifflin, 2-1, in the 4A quarterfinals. Brooke Mullin finished on a breakaway to give Neshaminy a two-goal cushion at the half. Riley Spingler and Victoria Smith combined for two saves in net. The Redskins will square off against the winner of Central Dauphin and Owen J. Roberts Tuesday.