Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/12/18
T.J. Malone scored his fourth goal in overtime off a Peter Garno feed to lift visiting Haverford School to a 9-8 victory Friday night in an Inter-Ac League finale.
The Fords (15-3), top-ranked by Phillylacrosse.com, finished 5-0 in the Inter-Ac’s regular season. This year the league champion is being decided by a playoff tournament, which opens with two first-round games May 15 at undetermined sites. EA (7-5) closed at 3-2 in the league.
Haverford School held a 8-4 lead with just over 6 minutes to play in the third period when Malone netted his third goal. But Nick Bates (three goals) pulled the Churchmen within 8-5 late in the period and Charlie Cunniffe later tied it, 8-8, with 26.6 seconds left in regulation.
Chris McCoun added two goals for EA and Matt Chess posted 8 saves. Rowan Brumbaugh and Gabe Furey each scored once.
For Haverford, Luke O’Grady scored twice and Harrison Fellheimer posted 7 saves. Garno, Adam Salvaggio and Scott Deck each scored once for the Fords.
Haverford School 9, Episcopal Academy 8, OT
Haverford School 2 4 2 0 1 – 9
Episcopal 3 1 1 3 0 – 8
HS: TJ Malone 4g, Luke O’Grady 2g, Adam Salvaggio 1g, Peter Garno, Scott Deck 1g. Harrison Fellheimer 7 saves;
Nick Bates 3g
Chris McCoun 2g1a
Charlie Cunniffe 1g/1g
Rowan Brumbaugh 1 g
Gabe Furey 1g
Nate Hunter 1a
Jackson Tuma 1a
Matt Chess 7 saves
Jack Henderson 11/18 FO
Jackson Tuma 1/1 FO
Inter-Ac League standings
Haverford School 5-0
Penn Charter 3-2
Episcopal Academy 3-2
Malvern Prep 2-2
Germantown Academy 1-4
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 0-4
Today: Springside CHA at Malvern Prep, 1 p.m.
Regular season ends
First Round, May 15
Semifinals at Cabrini, May 18
Championship at Cabrini, May 21