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Boys’ lacrosse: Malvern Prep tops Haverford School to remain tied for Inter-Ac lead

Wednesday, 8th May 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/8/13

Tommy O’Connor scored five goals and Joe Dunn added three goals and two assists as visiting Malvern Prep defeated Haverford School, 13-10, Tuesday to keep pace atop the Inter-Ac League race with Episcopal Academy.

Haverford School defenseman Noah Lehman tries to head upfield with Malvern Prep's Ryan Hilburn riding (Photo for

Haverford School defenseman Noah Lejman tries to head upfield with Malvern Prep’s Ryan Hilburn riding (Photo for

Malvern Prep, the top-ranked team by, improved to 7-1 in the league and 13-1 overall. EA – which downed Penn Charter, 7-1 – is 8-1. Both teams have one game remaining and if they win they will share the title.

Malvern Prep closes Friday with a home against against last-place Germantown Academy while EA hosts Haverford School (11-7, 5-3), which fell out of contention for the league crown.

Malvern Prep seized a 5-1 lead early in the second quarter, but the Fords came back to tie, 5-5, and later led, 9-8, when Jeff Odiorne scored with 8:24 to play in the third quarter.

But O’Connor tied it 52 seconds later and Dunn put his team ahead to stay with 4:57 left in the period. O’Connor and Sean Irvine scored to make it 12-9 at the quarter and the Malvern Prep defense and goalie Matt Barrett (12 saves) took over from there.

“Haverford always gives us a great game,” said Dunn. “We came out strong and then struggled in the second quarter.

“But we showed the type of team we are.”

Malvern Prep's Joe Dunn heads downfield during Tuesday's win (Photo for

Malvern Prep’s Joe Dunn heads downfield during Tuesday’s win (Photo for

Last year Malvern Prep finished just 5-5 in the Inter-Ac and 8-10 overall. John McEvoy’s return as head coach has been a key, said Dunn.

“Coach McEvoy has helped us develop a family-type atmosphere this year and we are brothers,” said Dunn. “It shows on the field. I think it’s the main reason for our success.”

Connor Glancy added two goals for the Friars.

Reilly Hupfeldt led the Fords with four goals while Gavin McBride had two goals and an assist.

“It was a game of runs,” said Haverford School coach John Nostrant. “They went up, 5-1, and we tied it, 5-5 and then went ahead. But we have up four in a row and couldn’t stop the run.

“It’s a maturity thing for us. But that’s a real good team; they are the best team we’ve faced all year. They are big and strong and fast on all thirds of the field. I am just happy to see our kids battle so hard.”

Malvern Prep 13, Haverford School 10

Malvern Prep 4-4-4-1 – 13
Haverford School 1-6-2-1 -10

Malvern Prep
Ryan Hilburn 1 goal, 1 assist
Connor Glancy 2 goals
Joe Dunn 3 goals, 2 assists
Joe Carlini 1 goal, 3 assists
Tommy OcConnor 5 goals
Gavin Weaver 1 assist
Sean Irvine 1 goal
Greg Pelton 1 assist
Matt Barrett 12 saves
Charles Kelly/face offs won 11 Lost 15

Haverford School
Reilly Hupfeldt 4g
Gavin McBride 2g, 1a
Grant Ament 1g
Peter Blynn 3a
Drew Supinski 1g, 1a
Kerry Kynett 1a
Jeff Odiorne 1g
Phil Poquie 1a
Connor Keating 1g
Goalie Jake Landman 0 saves
Goalie Alex DeMarco 9 saves

Episcopal Academy 7, Penn Charter 1

Colin reder made 12 saves and Peter Gayhardt had three goals to lead the Churchmen, who yielded just a fourth-quarter goal.

Episcopal Academy 7, Penn Charter 1
EA 0 2 3 2 – 7
PC 0 0 1 0 -1

Peter Gayhardt 3g
Curtis Zappala 1a
Trupert Ortlieb 1g
Tyler CHambers 1g 3a
Ian Strain 1g 1a
Garrett Walling 1g
Matt Ernst 8-12 FO
Colin Reder 12 saves

Penn Charter
Drew Murray 1g
Sean McKee 17 saves
Charles Giunta 5 GBs, 3 CTs

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