By Bradley Schlegel
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/21/15
Forry Smith and Drew Supinski each scored three goals to lead top-ranked Haverford School to a 15-5 victory over host Malvern Prep in the Inter-Ac League on Tuesday.
Phil Poquie, Dox Aitken and Brendan Jacob each scored twice and Grant Ament added one goal and four assists for the Fords (5-0 league, 14-0 overall), the top team in the Epoch North American Rankings and the Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Rankings.
“We’re playing with a lot of big energy right now,” Ament said. “Everything is clicking.”
Mike Fay finished with two goals and an assist for the two-time defending league champion Friars (3-2, 7-7). A.J. Traynor added a goal and an assist.
Leading 8-4 at halftime, Haverford School allowed just one goal in the second half to maintain its undefeated record.
According to Ament and head coach John Nostrant, the Fords have maintained their perfect record by focusing on the next play, next quarter and next game.
“The rest of the stuff will take care of itself,” Ament said.
Billy Coyle’s goal early in the third quarter pulled Malvern Prep within 9-5. But the Friars succumbed to a more skilled experienced opponent, according to head coach John McEvoy.
“We got beat by a really talented, really good, well coached team,” he said. “Any team that beats Haverford School will have to play its A+ game.”
Eight different players scored for the Fords, who led 8-2 midway through the second quarter. They scored three goals within 33 seconds midway through the first quarter.
“We try to play as fast as we can,” Nostrant said.
Ament played a crucial role facilitating that offense. He set up Smith and Aitken for consecutive goals midway through the second quarter.
The coach called Ament an effective creator of offensive opportunities, adding that he is a scoring threat.
“Grant does a nice job getting everyone involved,” Nostrant said.
Haverford School 4 4 4 3 – 15
Malvern Prep 2 2 1 0 – 5
Forry Smith 3g, 2a
Drew Supinski 3g
Phil Poquie 2g
Dox Aitken 2g
Brendan Jacob 2g
Grant Ament 1g, 4a
John Nostrant 1g
Colin Bosak 1g
Tucker McBride 3a
Brandon Shima 1a
Alex Demarco 5 saves
Parker Henderer 2 saves
Mike Fay 2g, 1 a
A.J. Traynor 1g, 1a
Billy Coyle 1g
Jordan Donaghey 1g
Matt Klinges 1a
Charles Kelly 15 of 23 faceoffs
Sam Stroud 4 saves
Andrew Clark 5 saves