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Updated: October 17, 2002


K N I G H T S & M A I D E N S

 O T H E R
Knights take seconds at States.  Improved Maidens play well.

The Knights played well throughout most of the State Tournament but came up short in the title game against a tough Wilson team.  

The Maidens played well but dropped all three games in the preliminary round losing to Villa Maria, eventual Champion Cumberland Valley and a very close match with rival Souderton.


Maidens shock Big Red with 5-4 win.

The Maidens avenged the earlier loss to Souderton to win the Southern Division title after Souderton lost to Wyoming Valley West last week.  The Maidens defense was sparked by Emily Watts' many saves and Rachel McCoach's strong 2 meter play.

The Knights struggled to survive a strong game by the Big Red to pull off a 7-6 win.  A last minute second effort goal by Carter Hayes edged out Souderton.

Maidens & Knight defeat Upper Perk to improve records.

Both teams played restrained offenses against Upper Perk.

Maidens defeat Wyoming Valley West (10-7) to improve shot at State Tournament.  Knights continue to roll.

The Maidens came from behind in the second half to score four in the fourth quarter to defeat an improving WVW team.  This match leaves the Maidens with only one divisional (non-tournament) loss and sets up the rematch with Souderton for the divisional title.

The Knights readily defeat the Spartans (13-5) jumping out to an early lead in the first quarter and then bringing in younger players for experience.  Raising the Knights record to 16-1.


Knights defeat Souderton boys 13-6.  Maidens play well but come up short 6-8.

The Knights jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first quarter then freely substituted younger players maintaining a lead.

The Maidens battled a tough Souderton defense to keep the game close, scoring three in the final period come within one goal in the last minute.  Souderton's fast break proved to be too much.


Knights increase record to 15-1 with wins over Lawrenceville, Upper Merion, Pottsville, Reading and defending state champion Wilson.  

The Knights defeated Wilson 10-6 at the Pottsville Tournament.  After jumping out to a 5-0 first quarter lead the two teams exchanged goals throughout the rest of the game.   

The Maidens defeated Pottsville and Upper Merion, dropping heartbreaking one point losses to Lawrenceville and Wilson.  The Maidens played very well to tie defending state champion Wilson in regulation and the two regular overtime periods, losing on a double overtime sudden death goal.  The Maidens record stands at 9-4.


Knights play well to defeat four teams but suffer first lost in Wilson Beast of the East tournament.

The Knights defeated Penn Charter, Cumberland Valley, Governor Mifflin and The Hill School losing only to powerful Tournament Champion Greenwich High School (Conn.) to take 3rd in the Wilson Beast of the East Tourney.  The Knight record ups to 10-1.

The Maidens posted wins over Villa Maria and Governor Mifflin and dropped matches with Champion Cumberland Valley and a close game with Wyoming Valley West.  The Maidens record stands at 7-3. 


Knights and Maidens both defeat Wissahickon.

With scoring by Cara Ludwig, Shannon Rose, Jenna Reitz, Carlee Myers and Rachel McCoach the Maidens readily defeat Wissahickon 10-2.

The Knights raised their record to 6-0 with a win over the Trojans.


Knights win both games while Maidens lose first match at Cumberland Valley Tournament.

The Knights defeated a tough Cumberland Valley team which came out strong but faded as the game wore on.  The score was 6-3.  In the afternoon the Knight readily handled Governor Mifflin.  Scores and stats will be published when available.

The Maidens suffered their first loss of the season 15-2 at the hands of a very strong Cumberland Valley team, but bounced back in the afternoon to defeat Governor Mifflin 10-6.

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Knights & Maidens defeat Upper Perkiomen to increase their records to 3-0. 

Both teams defeated the less experienced Upper Perk teams with the Knights winning 9-3 and the Maidens winning 11-4.  Both games saw substantial playing time for younger players.  

Nine different Maidens scored including two goals a piece for Cali Nelson and Alex Taylor.  Jackie Dischell, Cara Ludwig, Allison Rador, Sarah Schneider, Jenna Reitz, Sarah McCoach and Meredith Sisson each scored a single goal.

Detailed stats were not available for the Knights match.

Knights and Maidens both defeat The Hill School.

In a couple of foul riddled matches the Knights and Maiden work out wins over The Hill School, 13-7 and 6-3 respectively.  Sean Gallagher had 16 saves to repeal an aggressive Hill offense.  Senior Nick Fanslau scored 6 goals coupled with sophomore Josh Kratz's three goals to lead the Knights.  Brennan Lodge and Steve Grieco added two a piece as well.

Several Maidens fouled out early with a flurry of kick outs in the first quarter, but they held on toughly to turn back the Hill's offense.  Erin Cunnane lead both the offense and defense scoring twice with numerous steals.  Shannon Rose added her own two goals to go with single goals by Allison Rader and Jackie Dischell.


Knights and Maidens win Polo Openers Against Wyoming Valley West

9/5/02 - The 2002 Maidens won the home opener against Wyoming Valley West, 19-17.  In an extremely exciting game, the balanced attack of the North Penn Maidens lead for most of the match, but allowed Shaina Welch of the Spartans to score on a full court last second shot to tie the match 14 all forcing an overtime.  Welch who provided 15 of West's goals, was not quite able to pull off the win, scoring only three in the overtime period while Cara Ludwig, Shannon Rose and Sarah Schneider all contributed overtime goals to secure the win.  The high scoring North Penn offense included scoring by multiple players including Ludwig, Rose, and Schneider as well as Rachael McCoach, Allison Rader, Carlee Myers, Jackie Dischell, Jenna Reitz and Erin Cunnane.  Excellent defensive performance were also turned in by McCoach, Schneider, Ludwig and Cunnane.

The Knights rolled to an early 10 goal lead against the Wyoming Valley West Spartans and then played a restrained offense to complete the game with a final score of 12-3.  The relatively easy match allowed Coach Faikish to play virtually all of his players, giving valuable playing experience to some of the younger players.

Detailed Statistics of the games will be posted when available.



Knights place second overall at Swimming States.

Nick Fanslau lead the Knights to the second place overall finish just behind Wilson, with a First Place finish in the 100 Breaststroke, Third Place in the 200 IM and anchor of the winning State Champion 400 Free Relay with Pat Thompson, Steve Greico and Brett Kratz.  Kratz also took Third Place in the 50 Free.  Pat Thompson placed Third in the 500 Free, with Carter Hayes taking Sixth.  The 200 Medley Relay placed second behind Wilson and the 200 Free Relay won consols placing Seventh.  Steve Chaing placed Sixth overall in the 100 Breaststroke. Other placewinners included Mike Kerr in the Backstoke.