Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/6/16
Mikaela Watson had a monumental game with seven goals, one assist, six draw controls, six groundballs and four caused turnovers today as host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy stunned Episcopal Academy, 15-8, to knock EA out of a first-place tie in the Inter-Ac League.
Agnes Irwin (7-1 league) takes over sole possession of first place in the Inter-Ac; EA falls to 6-2 (16-4 overall). The Blue Devils are 4-6 in the league and 11-6 overall.
SCHA had lost three of its last four league games, including a 20-2 loss to Agnes Irwin on Tuesday and a 12-6 defeat to Penn Charter last Friday.
“This is how we know our team can play,” said SCHA coach Allison Thomas. “Everybody decided to play today for every single minute. We played together , that was the No. 1 thing.
“We have some freshmen and to see them grow in such a big game is really important. We didn’t let down; we saw we could maintain the lead. We did what we practiced and that was really exciting.
“We had a tough loss earlier in the week that did not feel good. The score did not reflect who the girls are and how we play. We have a small bench this year, but we are skilled and talented and we showed so much heart. The girls was to end the season strongly and show what they are capable of.”
On Watson, Thomas said, “She played so beautifully.”
Also for the Devils, Taylor Gerry had two goals and an assist and Gabby Dunning scored twice while Mason Rode had a goal and an assist and Riley Redpath, Kianah Watson and Natalie Schwartz each scored once. Morgan Fitton-Zellers had three caused turnovers and Elsa Rall posted nine saves as SCHA took a 9-6 halftime lead and was never threatened.
Julia Hondros, Katie Crager and Colby Gallagher each had two goals for EA.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 15, Episcopal Academy 8
Sch – 9-6-15
Julia Hondrus 2g
Colby Gallagher 2g
Grace Norley 1g
Katie Crater 2g
Olivia Cunningham 1g
Caitlin Jorgensen 1a
Taylor Lucey 1a
Mikaela Watson 7g, 1a, 6 draw controls, 6 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers
Natalie Schwartz 1g
Gabby Dunning 2g
Mason Rode 1g 1a
Riley Redpath 1g
Kianah Watson 1g
Taylor Ferry 2g 1a
Morgan Fitton-Zellers 1a, 3 caused turnovers
Elsa Rall – 9 saves