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Athletics Week in Review

Week in Review

    • Chaz Manolakos ’23

Field Hockey: The varsity field hockey team went 1-1 this week, losing to Delmar HS and defeating Wilmington Christian. In their loss to #1 ranked Delmar on Tuesday, Peri Mulveny ’23 performed well in goal and recorded a game-high 14 saves. 

On Friday, the Quakers defeated Wilmington Christian 4-0! Alexa Donahue ‘22 started the scoring for the Quakers in the 1st quarter, ripping a shot right past the goalkeeper off of a beautiful assist from Margo Gramiak ‘22. Minutes later, Madeline Rowland ‘23 put the Quakers up 2-0 with an unassisted shot that found the back of the net. Lucy Wood ‘22 scored her second goal of the 2021 campaign in the 2nd quarter when she finished off an assist from Sophia Brennan ‘23. Gramiak rounded out the scoring for WFS in the 3rd quarter, blasting a shot past the goalie off of an assist from Donahue. Mulveny posted her second shutout of the season, saving both shots that came her way.  

Now 2-1, the Quakers will look for win number three on Monday afternoon when they host MOT Charter at 4:00 p.m.

Volleyball: The varsity volleyball team went 1-1 this week, falling to #1 ranked St. Mark’s and defeating Wilmington Christian. In their loss to the #1 Spartans on Tuesday afternoon, the Quakers fought hard and won the first set (the only team to take a set off of St.Mark’s all season). The Spartans rallied back after that, taking the next three sets en route to a 3-1 win. Reena Robinson ’22 smashed a team-high 16 kills and added four digs. Jocelyn Nathan ’23 recorded a team-high 21 digs while Nat Bush ’22 handed out a match-high 30 assists. 

On Friday, the Quakers got back to their winning ways and defeated Wilmington Christian 3-0! Abby Carian ‘22 recorded a match-high 17 kills. Nathan tallied 14 digs and served up 11 aces while Bush dished out a match-high 28 assists.

The Quakers, now 2-1, will look for win number three on Tuesday afternoon when they host Wilmington Charter at 4:30 p.m.

Soccer: The Quaker soccer team defeated Wilmington Christian 8-0 in their only match of the week on Friday afternoon! Alessio Cristanetti-Walker ’23 scored a team-high four goals in the first half, giving him ten total in the team’s first three games. Shiloh Connor ’22, Johnny Finizio ’22, Chaz Manolakos ’23, and Rohan Mandayam ’23 rounded out the scoring for the Quakers as they each scored one goal. 

Quinn Green ’24 led the team with two assists while S. Connor, Mandayam, Manolakos, and Kato Connor ‘25 each handed out one helper. The back end, led by A.P. Rossi ’22, Aiden Borst ’22, Rhys Rademaker ’22, and Kevin Dolan ’24, limited the Warriors to three shots. Carter Ross ’23, making one save, posted his second shutout of the season.

The Quakers, now 3-0, are back in action next Tuesday when they host Concord HS at 4:00 p.m.

Football: The varsity football team improved to 2-0 on Friday night, defeating Tatnall 35-0! Robby Tattersall ’23 accounted for three touchdowns (1 passing, 1 rushing, & 1 blocked punt return). The offensive line paved massive running lanes all night which allowed Osi Chukwuocha ’22 to rush for a game-high 262 yards on 28 carries. Chukwuocha also scored two touchdowns, giving him three on the season. Jaden Willie ’23 was on the receiving end of Tattersall’s touchdown pass.

On defense, the Quakers posted their second straight shutout as they prevented Tatnall from making any big plays all night. In addition to Tattersall’s blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown, Chukwuocha recorded his first interception of the 2021 season in the 2nd quarter.

The Quakers are back in action next Saturday afternoon when they host Tower Hill. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.
    • Madeline Rowland ’23


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  • Week of 09/06

    Cross CountryThe cross country team traveled to Unionville HS on Saturday morning to participate in the Unionville 2 Mile Bash. Max Leffler ’22 turned in a terrific performance, placing 5th overall in the Senior Boys race with a time of 10:20. Livy Zug ’22 performed well too, finishing his two mile race in 11:53.

    Caroline Vanderloo ’22 clocked in at 15:03 in the Senior Girls race while Ellie Criscimagna ’23 finished 33rd overall in the Junior Girls heat. Criscimagna’s final time was 13:36.

    The team will participate in the White Clay Creek Classic on Friday afternoon. The race will take place at White Clay Creek State Park at 3:00 pm.

    Football: The Quaker football team defeated Delmar HS by a final score of 28-0 on Saturday afternoon. Robby Tattersall ’23 led the offensive charge, throwing two touchdown passes to Hudson Zawadzkas ’23 (25 yards, 5 yards). Behind their impressive offensive line, the Quakers were able to control the football and run for a game-high 147 yards. Paul Beardell ’23 ripped off a 50-yard run while Osi Chukwuocha ’22 punched one in from four yards out.

    Defensively, Wilmington Friends caused Delmar to turn the football over five times, recovering three fumbles and picking off two passes. Tattersall recovered the first Delmar fumble in the end zone for the first Quaker touchdown of the 2021 season while Jaden Willie ’23 and Zawadzkas each recorded interceptions.

    WFS, now 1-0, will travel to Tatnall next Friday for their second contest. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

    Soccer: The boys varsity soccer team won both games this week, defeating Sanford School and Dover HS. The Quakers offensive attack was quite impressive on Thursday afternoon against Sanford, scoring nine goals. Alessio Cristanetti-Walker ’23 could not be stopped all afternoon, scoring four goals in the first half and adding another in the second. Shiloh Connor ’22 found the back of the net twice while Collier Zug ‘24 and Kato Connor ’25 added one goal apiece. Chaz Manolakos ‘23 led WFS in the assists department, recording two on Cristanetti-Walker’s second and fifth goals. Rohan Mandayam ’23 and Kato Connor also dished out one assist apiece.

    On Saturday, the boys took on Dover HS in a tough matchup. Tied 0-0 after regulation, the teams headed into overtime. In the fourth minute of overtime, the Quakers were able to capitalize on a counter-attack as Bruno Yeh ’22 sent a beautiful pass that found the foot of Cristanetti-Walker for the game-winning goal.

    The Quakers, now 2-0, will look to make it three in-a-row when they host Wilmington Christian on Friday afternoon. The match is set to begin at 4:00 pm.

    Volleyball:  #3 ranked volleyball defeated Sanford School 3-0 on Thursday afternoon! Jocelyn Nathan ’23 did a little bit of everything for the Quakers, as she served up six aces, recorded a team-high 12 digs, and dished out four assists. Abby Carian ‘22 recorded match-high 15 kills while Reena Robinson ‘22 added 13 of her own to go along with six digs. Nat Bush ’22 handed out a match-high 27 assists and had four aces as well. The volleyball team is back in action next Tuesday when they host the defending State Champions, St. Mark’s HS. The match is scheduled to begin at 5:15 pm.

    Field HockeyThe girls varsity field hockey team won their first conference matchup on Thursday afternoon, defeating Sanford School 1-0. Tied 0-0 midway through the fourth quarter, Lucy Wood ’22 found the back of the net off of a beautiful assist from Joey Mayer ’24. The defense was phenomenal all afternoon, holding the Warriors to two shots on goal. Peri Mulveny ’23 recorded two saves in the shutout. The Quakers, now 1-0, will travel down to the the DE Turf Sports Complex to compete against Delmar HS on Tuesday afternoon. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm.