Lacrosse: Quaker Valley boys visit Moon for section title

Written by Joe Koch on .

The beauty -- or the curse -- of section play in boys lacrosse is that opponents typically only meet once during the regular season.

That's particularly meaningful when the final game in section play features two teams that have run the table against section opponents.

Such a scenario takes place Tuesday when Moon hosts Quaker Valley in the Class 2A Section 1 finale for both teams. Quaker Valley is 9-1 overall, while Moon is 10-3. Both teams are 6-0 against section rivals.

Quaker Valley's loss came against Class 3A member and neighborhood rival Sewickley Academy, 13-9.


Lacrosse: Beat continues for unbeaten Quaker Valley

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Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team began the season with comfortable victories over Chartiers Valley, 19-5, Blackhawk, 14-6, and South Fayette, 17-1.

A team's mettle is tested, though, when it faces a tough challenge. In the two games following those first three victories, the Quakers were tested -- but prevailed -- in a 10-7 non-section victory over North Hills and in a 10-9 double-overtime triumph over Class 2A Section 2 rival Seton-LaSalle.

This past week, the Quakers finished the first half of section play with a 15-3 victory over host Moon and began the second half at Chartiers Valley with an 18-4 victory over the Colts.

The Quakers host Blackhawk on Monday in what could be a pivotal game for both teams. The Cougars are the defending Division 2 champions and would like to exact some revenge on the Quakers following a 14-6 Quaker Valley victory in the first game. At the moment, the Quakers stand alone as the only team unbeaten in section play. But the Cougars are right with the Quakers along with Seton-LaSalle and Trinity. It shapes up to be a solid race for the playoffs in the season's waning weeks.


Boys Tennis: Experienced Quaker Valley hopes playoff run ends with a title

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Quaker Valley brought back a veteran team that went to the PIAA Class 2A playoffs a year ago.

Now the Quakers are going to try to do something that hasn't happened in more than a decade – upset Sewickley Academy in the WPIAL finals.

Quaker Valley heads into the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs as the No. 2 seed on the strength of a senior-laden lineup led by singles players Walter Hubsch, Nate Carver and Christian Tobias. The Quakers won the Section 2 title this season, but did not have the opportunity to see the Panthers up close in a non-section match.

Still, Quaker Valley may get the opportunity next week if it makes it through the tournament. The Quakers begin their run to the finals today at home against Carlynton.


Track: Quaker Valley boasts a number of standouts

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Quaker Valley has several runners that currently sit among the top spots in the WPIAL Class AA.

The WPIAL released the first round of individual qualifiers on Monday and three Quakers find themselves at the top.

Junior Lucie Kubinski has the leading seed in the 800-meter run. Her qualifying time was 2 minutes, 25.24 seconds. Freshman Annie Wicker is seeded fourth in the same event with a time of 2:31.24.

Franzi Nace is currently the top seed in the triple jump with a mark of 35-6. She will have to watch as Keystone Oaks' Tara Gologram is only two inches behind her.


Lacrosse: North Feature Athlete - Quaker Valley's Rachel Bould

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Name: Rachel Bould
School: Quaker Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Position: Center Midfielder

Background: Bould has been a varsity player since her freshman year. She's been a starter for the past two years. She was recruited by Central Michigan and will be going to be playing with her former teammate Emily Kraus next year. In two games, Bould's stats are remarkable. She's had 14 goals, 12 draw controls, 2 assists, 5 ground balls, and 4 interceptions. She's a captain of the team this year and has also played soccer and basketball at Quaker Valley. Bould was a member of QV Voice, which is an organization that promotes students helping other students in school. She's a member of the French Club and has volunteered with produce to people in Pittsburgh. She also volunteered at the center for hope in Ambridge.