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In-Game Blog: Haverford School at Episcopal Academy boys’ lacrosse; HS wins 9-8 in OT

Friday, 20th April 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 4/20/12 editor Chris Goldberg is here at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA to report on the Inter-Ac League showdown between Haverford School (11-1, 3-0) and Episcopal Academy (11-1, 3-0).

We have nice weather and a big crowd to see a game featuring the No. 2 (HS) and No. 3 teams (EA) in the PA Media Rankings go for sole possession of first place in the Inter-Ac.

First period

EA – Tyler Odell (Sam Lawlor), 8:29 – Nice feed from behind cage, 1-0 EA
HS – Zach Rego (Will McNamara), after a turnover, 6:07, 1-1
HS – Henry Blynn (X), right-side blast by the lefty, 4:20, HS 2-1
EA – Curtis Zappala (X), 3:34, 2-2 game
EA – Tyler Chambers (Ian Strain), 2:38 – after great save by Henry Coote (3rd save)
HS – Zach Rego (X), a blast!, 2:11 – 3-3 game
HS – Henry Blynn (Will McNamara), 3.1 seconds left, on fast break, 4-3 HS

Saves – Jake Landman (HS0 2; Henry Coote (EA) 3

2nd period

EA – Trupert Ortlieb (Sam Lawlor), 6:39 – after another big save by Coote – 4-4 game
EA – Connor Haab (X) off rebound, 3:09 – EA up 5-4
HS – Will McNamara (Henry Blynn), 25.7 secs left – after HS killed a man-down, 1-minute unreleasable, game is 5-5, half coming, HS Time out with 4.9 secs left

half is over
Saves – Landman – 5; Coote 5

game is living up to all billing; EA is very impressive in handling ball
Haverford has the speed -= Will McNamara dominating everywhere

3rd period

Tyler Morrell in at goal for EA as Coach Andy Hayes keep up his rotation

EA – Morgan Westby (X), 9:05 = EA up 6-5
HS – Zach Rego (X) from deep right side, 6-6
EA – Dutch Buckley (Curtis Zappala), great pass from behind cage, 3:13 – EA up 7-6
EA – Morgan Westby (X), a blast – 1:35 – first two-goal lead of game,

EA defense was outstanding in 3rd period – Morrell had a key save

4th period

EA defense continues to excel
HS struggling on attack in set-up offense – 8:30 to play

HS – Sam Rohr (Henry Blynn), a lefty bullet, 7:44, 8-7 EA
HS – Henry Blynn (X), 5:55 – tied up at 8-8

EA gains possession, calls TO with 3:21 left

HS’s Warner Bailey picks up a TO to give Fords possession with 2:14 left

1:05 left – HS has possession
38.9 secs left – EA gains possession on HS TO
EA can’t get a shot off

Sudden death OT coming – 4 minutes


Haverford wins face-off – calls TO

Gavin McBride wins it off Rego feed, 3:01 – perfectly executed play

Fords win 9-8, go to 12-1, 4-0 – EA is 11-2, 3-1

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