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At GFS, students and teachers gather in Meeting for Worship once each week. This is a time for shared, silent contemplation. Anyone who feels moved to speak may rise and do so. It is a simple formula, and can be a remarkably powerful experience.In these days of constant connectivity, the ability and opportunity to sit in silence have special value. Meeting for Worship is a cornerstone of the GFS culture that many come to cherish throughout their lives.

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#GFStigers Upper School Scoreboard for 10.15.21


Varsity Teams Go 2-2; Varsity Girls Soccer Wraps Up FSL ReGULAR SEASON UNDEFEATED; Crew Medals at Overpeck

Varsity Girls Soccer (6-0 FSL, 7-3-1) posted its sixth consecutive victory over FSL opponent and host, Abington Friends. The team’s 5-0 win was especially sweet as it marked an undefeated FSL regular season for the Tigers. Highlights: A first varsity start for Taylor Dixon '25, first varsity goal for Hannah Farber '25, hattrick for Annie McLaughlin '22, and a shared clean sheet between Sam Zimmer '23 and Bluma Hammarhead '22 in the goal. “It was a good result to end the regular season as we went through the FSL season a perfect 6-0,” said Varsity Coach, Manolo Sanchez ‘10. “We got to play some of our younger players and give them valuable game experience to prepare them for an intense run-in in the playoffs. We are very pleased to be able to host the playoffs throughout this year and hope to have a boisterous crowd for the Semi Final. It’s win or go home!.” Next up: FSL Semi Final, #1 seed GFS will host the #4 seed (to be determined), Wed., Oct. 27, 4:00 PM, Fields. It’s time for #tigernation to sport your orange gear and cheer on Girls Varsity Soccer! 

GFS Crew rowed their way to six medals on Saturday at their first appearance in the Overpeck Fall Classic, in Leonia, NJ, with the New York City skyline in full view. Becca Rasmussen ‘24 found Gold in the Women's Varsity Double with Norah Lee ‘22 after also picking up a Bronze earlier in the morning with the Women's Varsity Quad. Seniors Turner Burns and Aden Solomon won their second Bronze in the Men's Varsity Double after already winning a bronze in the Men's Varsity Quad. Congratulations to all of GFS’ medal winners: 3rd place in Women’s Youth 4x:  Rasmussen, Natalie Lau ‘24, Lucy Yannella ‘24, Leah Cornejo ‘24; 3rd place in Women’s Youth 1x: Cara Appleberry ‘24; 3rd place in Men’s Youth First Varsity 4x: Solomon ‘12, Burns ‘22,  Aidan Cusack ‘23, Otis Harrison ‘22; 3rd place in Men’s Youth Second Varsity 4x: Ian Kohn ‘24, Khalil Dancy ‘24, Neelmani Robinson ‘24, Leo Katowtiz ‘24; 1st place in Women’s Youth First Varsity 2x: Rasmussen ‘24, Lee ‘22; 3rd place in Men’s Youth First Varsity 2x: Burns ‘22, Solomon ‘22. Next up: GFS Crew looks to continue this success into the Head of the Charles this weekend in Cambridge, Mass. and the Head of the Schuylkill here in Philly on Halloween weekend.

Varsity Tennis blanked Friends’ Central School 5-0 adding another point to the #FelsenCup. Next up: #GFSGTennis at Friends Select, Tues., Oct. 19, 4:00 PM. The FSL Semi Finals will be held this Saturday, Oct. 23, 3:00 PM; the Tigers’ seed will be determined after tomorrow’s match.

Varsity Cross County did not compete on Friday but are rested and ready for Champs! Next up: FSL Championship, Tues., Oct. 19, 2:30 PM, at Westtown School. The Boys program will be racing for its 19th consecutive FSL title. The Girls program is looking to reclaim the FSL title from rival Friends' Central, the first since GFS’ winning streak of 13 consecutive FSL titles from 2002-2014.

Varsity Boys Soccer fell to Academy of the New Church 2-1 in a back-and-forth battle between two talented, closely matched squads. Senior captain Sam Butler scored the Tigers’ lone goal on a penalty kick in the first half. Next up: #GFSBSoccer at Moorestown Friends, Tues., Oct. 19, 4:00 PM. The outcome of this week’s FSL Boys Soccer games — including the Tigers’ game — will solidify GFS’ 4th place finish and playoff berths. 

JV Boys Soccer (6-1 FSL, 7-3) added its six consecutive win (1-0) on Friday vs. Academy of the New Church on the road. Goalkeeper George Davis Driver recorded key saves to keep the Tigers in the game. Offensively, Teddy Dalson ‘24, Trevor Zuercher ‘25, and Charlie Raven ‘25 pushed ANC’s goalkeeper. “This was a great team performance, not at our best, but the resilience to come through a tough game and grind out a vital performance was a credit to everyone,” said Coach Rob Goodman. Up next: JV B Soccer will play its final FSL game on Tues., Oct. 19 at Moorestown Friends. A win would place the Tigers at the top of the JV Friends League. 

Varsity Field Hockey dropped to Westtown in the team’s final home game. Next up: #GFSfieldhockey at George School, Tues., Oct. 19, 4:00 PM

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