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GA-PC Day Ends in a Tie, PC Keeps the Competition Cup

The first point of the 2022 GA-PC rivalry was won 10 days before the actual day's events as the GA golf team bested Penn Charter, 7-1. That early win proved to be pivotal as the two schools split the results for the other competitions and ended the day in a 5-5 tie. As is tradition in the result of a draw, the team that won the Competition Cup the previous year -- Penn Charter -- retains the trophy. 

In the pool, the Patriots split matches, with the girls falling, 12-2, and the boys earning a win in a close one, 12-11. Co-Captain Finn Wentz '23 was named MVP for the boys.

Field hockey also bested Penn Charter, 3-2, with Gracen Brant '23 being named MVP of the game.

Both of the GA cross country teams fell on the day, with the boys going down 21-34 and the girls slipping 22-36. 

A back-and-forth battle kept both sides entertained as the GA girls soccer team earned a gutsy win over the Quakers, 4-3. The Patriots went down 1-0 on a penalty kick, but came storming back to take a 3-1 lead on PC. The Quakers would level the game at three, but a go-ahead goal from Anna Weber '26 with one minute to play proved to be the difference. Weber had a hat-trick on the day and took home MVP honors. Co-Captain Elizabeth Scheid '23 tallied the other goal for GA, while Mia Raven '23, Co-Captain Sage Batisto '23 and Gianna Grosso '24 recorded assists. 

The GA tennis team fell to PC on the day, 1-6.

The boys soccer team had many chances throughout the contest, but were unable to find the back of the net. Penn Charter scored with seven minutes remaining in the game and managed to hold on for the result. Despite to outcome, Colin Leon '23 was named the MVP of the contest. 

The longest prep school football rivalry in the nation came down to the final play, but GA came away with a 28-27 win after blocking the game-tying extra point. The Quakers got out to a 14-0 advantage, but two touchdowns by Evan Spivey '23 evened the score at halftime. 

PC went ahead by seven with just under six minutes in the third quarter. After a GA drive stalled, the Quakers missed a 32-yard field goal and gave GA good field position. Tristan Machado '23 hit Aidan Donahue '23 over the middle for a big gain, followed by a first-down run by Spivey to move GA to the PC 31. Tripp Capers '24 did the rest, scampering for a 31-yard tying score. Capers gave the Patriots a 28-21 advantage on a six-yard score with 4:30 to play in the fourth quarter.

Down but not out, PC drove down the field to score with 40 seconds to go. However, Brandon Truszkowski '26 engulfed the PAT, securing a one-point victory for GA. Capers and Spivey were named Co-MVP for their performances. 

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