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Live in-game blog: Episcopal Academy vs. Lawrenceville School in Inter-Ac Invit. semis

Monday, 21st May 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 5/21/12

Chris Goldberg is here for the nightcap of the Inter-Ac invitational semifinals as second-seeded Episcopal Academy 916-5) meets Lawrenceville School (17-3).

Top-seeded Haverford School (21-1) downed Malvern Prep, 9-5, in the opener. The Fords are seeking their fourth Invitational title in four years; EA seeks to make it to the finals for the second time in three years. The Big red have never reached the finals.

The drizzling has stopped

1st period

EA – Tyler Odell converts on a man-up situation (X), 10:50 – Churchmen up 1-0
LS – Brendan Newman ties it, unassisted, 10:18 – now 1-1
EA – Odell converts again, off feed from Ian Strain, 9:05 – 2-1 EA

Are we in for a high-scoring game?

EA goalie Henry Coote stones Mark Leonhard on point-blank shot, 5:01 – best save all night
End perod
saves – Matt O’Connor (LS) 4, Henry Coote (EA) 2
FO – EA 3-1

2nd period

No major scoring chances yet – 8:10

Defensive battle continues – 5:43 to play

O’Connor with two more great saves for the Big Red – he’s the star of the game

LS – Steffan Gratch ties it, unassisted, 2:26 – tied 2-2

EA – Conor Haab scores in close off a perfect feed from Sam Lawlor, 1:59 – EA takes back lead, 3-2

LS – Newman scores unassisted to tie it with 20.4 seconds left, 3-3 game

EA’s Jon Garino wins FO and hits post, :08
End half

Lawrecnceville School 1-2
Episcopal Academy 2-1

Tyler Odell 2g
Conor Haab 1g
Ian Strain 1a
Sam Lawlor 1a
Jon Garino 6 of 8 FO
Henry Coote 4 saves

Brendan Newman 2g
Steffan Gratch 1g
Matt O’Connor 7 saves

3rd period

EA – Trupert Ortlieb from Conor Haab, 11:00 – man-up goal makes its 4-3 EA
EA – Strain drills one home for a 5-3 lead, 10:05

EA dominating possession – 2:34

EA – Ortlieb scores another man-up goal off Haab dish, 2:02 – Churchmen up 6-3 now
EA – Strain wraps around the back of cage and beats O’Connor, :49 – now 7-8
EA – The assault continues – Garino wins FO and goes right down and scores, now 8-3, 39.5 seconds left

End period – wow what a stretch for Episcopal Academy, won the quarter 5-0 against one of the top goalies in the country

4th period

LS – Walker Kirby scores from Nick Minnow to stop the flood, man-up goal, 9:23 – now 8-4 EA

EA – Strain scores his third of game, 7:58 – now 9-4 EA
EA – Sam Lawlor unassisted, make it 10-4 – looks like All-Inter-Ac championship game Thursday as EA will get another shot at the Fords

EA – Odell from Conor McCann, 2:53 – now 11-4 – game has become a rout

L11- is final 11-4

Ian Strain (three goals, one assist) is YBH Audi-Volkswagen MVP

Big news: Thursday’s game is going to broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet, 7 p.m.

Episcopal Academy 11, Lawrenceville 4

EA 2-1-5–3 – 11
LS 1-2-0-1- 4


Ian Strain 3g, 1a
Tyler Odell 3g
Jon Garino 1g, 14 of 19 FO
Sam Lawlor 1g, 1a
Trupert Ortlieb 2g
Conor McCann 1a
Connor Haab 1g, 2a
Henry Coote 8 saves

Brendan Newman 2g
Walker Kirby 1g
Steffen Gratch 1g
Nick Minnow 1a
Matt O’Connor 10 saves

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