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Cougars Head into Playoffs

Eva Kinnel '20 takes control of the ball. She scored two goals in the game against Bristol. (Photo by Jim Inverso)

Congratulations to our George School athletics teams as they  head into playoffs and for their successful fall seasons to date. “We had a great attitude as we came out of last spring season and started preseason. The student-athletes came in with more commitment and effort this fall season,” said Athletic Director Mike Bailey.

The varsity girls’ field hockey team had a tremendous season, climbing to first place in the Friends Schools League (FSL). They won all but two games this season; eight games as shut-outs. They earned the number one seed in the FSL semi-finals, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 at George School.

The varsity girls’ soccer team also made the FSL semi-finals, and is scheduled to play on Tuesday, October 30 at Westtown.

For the second year in a row, Jeffrey Love ’19 won the FSL cross country championship. Jeffrey, who finished the race in 16:21, shaved nine seconds off his winning time from last year of 16:30. Walter Owino Wagude ’20 took fourth place in the championship with a time of 17:02.

The varsity boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will compete at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 27 at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia.

The varsity equestrian team jumped out of the gate with a second place finish at the Delaware Valley University Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Horse Show. Olivia Hansbury was the Reserve Champion High Point High School Rider in this show. The team then won first place at the George School IEA Horse Show, with Layla Afzal as the Reserve Champion High Point High School Rider.

On Friday, October 26, the varsity boys’ soccer team will play in the Quaker Cup finals at George School after a 5-1 victory over Friends Select in the semi-finals.

“Thank you to all of the athletes for their hard work, and to the fans who came out to support them,” said Mike.

Go Cougars!

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