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Schedule is announced for @IACChallenge: Top-ranked @Fords_Lacrosse, No. 2 @HunLax, No. 3 @EAboyslacrosse, @MPFriars gain top seeds

Saturday, 9th May 2015

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/9/15

The 2015 Inter-Ac Challenge field is set.

With the Inter-Ac League’s schedule coming to a close on Friday, the official matchups are finalized. The preliminary round will be played Monday, May 11 at the higher seed’s home field. The quarterfinals will be played Wednesday, May 13 at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken.Inter-Ac-challenge

The semifinals and championship of the inaugural Inter-Ac Challenge will be played Friday, May 15 and Monday, May 18 at PPL Park, home of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.

Click here to purchase tickets for the semifinals and final. All net proceeds from the Inter-Ac Challenge will be donated to charity. Click here to find out more about the Inter-Ac Challenge.

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The tourney features the top three teams in the latest Phillylacrosse.com Rankings: No. 1 Haverford School, No. 2 Hun School and No. 3 Episcopal Academy.

2015 Inter-Ac Challenge Pairings

First Round
Monday, May 11

At the higher seed’s home field
No. 9 Germantown Academy at No. 8 Penn Charter
No. 12 Westtown School at No. 5 Lawrenceville School
No. 11 Shipley School at No. 6 Hill School
No. 10 Academy of the New Church at No. 7 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Quarterfinals
Wednesday, May 13

At the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, Pa.
Academy of the New Church/Springside Chestnut Hill Academy vs. No. 2 Hun School, 5 p.m.
Westtown School/Lawrenceville School winner vs. No. 4 Episcopal Academy, 5 p.m.
Germantown Academy/Penn Charter winner vs. No. 1 Haverford School, 7:30 p.m.
Shipley School/Hill School winner vs. No. 3 Malvern Prep, 7:30 p.m.

Semifinals
Friday, May 15
At PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
5 and 7:30 p.m.

Final
Monday, May 18
At PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
7 p.m.

Seeds info

1. Haverford School 22-0 (10-0 Inter-Ac) League finish: Clinched championship Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 11 (Episcopal x 2, SCH x 2, Penn Charter x 2, GA x 2, Malvern x 2, Lawrenceville) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: None. Other key wins: McDonogh (Md.), St. Paul’s (Md.), Gilman (Md.), IMG National (Fla.), Brunswick School (Conn.), Upper Dublin, La Salle. LaxPower power rating: 99.92 LaxPower Pa. Strength of Schedule (SOS): 2

2. Hun School 15-0 League finish: Independent Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 3 (Episcopal, Lawrenceville, Hill) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: None. Other key wins: IMG National (Fla.), St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) LaxPower power rating: 99.53 LaxPower N.J. SOS: 38

3. Episcopal Academy 13-6 (7-3 Inter-Ac) League finish: Second place Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 8 (GA x 2, SCH x 2, Penn Charter x 2, Malvern, Hill) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 4 (Haverford x 2, MP, Hun) Other key wins: Culver (Ind.), St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), La Salle LaxPower power rating: 97.98 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 3

4. Malvern Prep 12-9 (7-2 Inter-Ac) League finish: Third place Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 7 (Penn Charter x 2, GA x 2, SCH x 2, Episcopal) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 3 (Haverford x 2, Episcopal) Other key wins: La Salle, Salesianum (Del.). LaxPower power rating: 97.52 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 4

5. Lawrenceville School (8-7) League finish: Independent Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 1 (Hill) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 2 (Haverford, Hun) Key wins: Deerfield (Mass.), Monroe Township (N.J.) LaxPower power rating: 97.52 LaxPower N.J. SOS: 22

6. Hill School (8-7) League finish: Independent Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 4 (SCH, Westtown, ANC, GA) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 4 (Penn Charter, Episcopal, Lawrenceville, Hun) Key wins: Wyoming Seminary LaxPower power rating: 94.42 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 42

7. Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 9-10 (2-8 Inter-Ac) League finish: Tied for fourth place Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 3 (Shipley, Penn Charter, GA) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 9 (Haverford x 2, Episcopal x 2, Malvern x 2, Hill, Penn Charter, GA) Other key wins: Princeton Day (N.J.) LaxPower power rating: 92.58 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 39

8. Penn Charter 6-12 (2-7 Inter-Ac) League finish: Tied for fourth place Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 3 (Hill, SCH, GA) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 8 (Haverford x 2, Malvern x 2, Episcopal x 2, SCH, GA) Other key wins: MICDS (Mo.), St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.) LaxPower power rating: 91.65 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 1

9. Germantown Academy 9-10 (2-8 Inter-Ac) League finish: Tied for fourth place Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 3 (ANC, Penn Charter, SCH) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 9 (Haverford x 2, Malvern x 2, Episcopal x 2, Penn Charter, SCH, Hill) Key wins: Upper Arlington (Ohio), Princeton Day (N.J.), St. Joseph Metuchen (N.J.) LaxPower power rating: 93.07 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 14

10. Academy of the New Church 12-2 (3-0 Friends League) League finish: First place Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 2 (Shipley, Westtown) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 2 (GA, Hill) Key wins: Cardinal Mooney (Fla.), Archmere Academy (Del.) LaxPower power rating: 96.61 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 98

11. Shipley School 14-2 (3-1 Friends League) League finish: Second place Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 1 (Westtown) Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 2 (ANC, SCH) Key wins: First Academy (Fla.), Pasco (Fla.), Princeton Day (N.J.) LaxPower power rating: 93.55 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 109

12. Westtown School 5-7 (0-3 Friends League) League finish: Fourth place Wins against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: None. Losses against Inter-Ac Challenge opponents: 3 (Hill, ANC, Shipley) Key wins: Devon Prep LaxPower power rating: 73.24 LaxPower Pa. SOS: 110


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