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Girls’ lacrosse: Reilly OT goal caps big comeback, giving Springside Chestnut Hill Academy a 13-12 triumph over Episcopal Academy

Wednesday, 13th April 2022

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 4/13/22 – Staff Report

Sophomore Alex Reilly scored on an 8-meter in overtime to lift visiting Springside Chestnut Hill Academy to a come-from-behind 13-12 victory over Episcopal Academy in an Inter-Ac League contest that has caused a logjam atop the standings.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, ranked No 4 by, won its seventh straight game and improved to 3-1 in the Inter-Ac. No. 2 EA suffered its first loss overall (9-1) and in the Inter-Ac (4-1). Agnes Irwin (2-1) also has one league loss.

SCH rallied from a 10-5 deficit in forcing overtime. Reilly finished with five goals, one assist, five draw controls, two caused turnovers and two groundballs.

“Obviously my emotions were high and there was a lot of pressure, but I wanted to do my best for the team and finish!” said Reilly of the game-winner.

“Despite being down 5 goals, we made some adjustments on the draw that helped us gain more possessions, which we capitalized on. We also wanted to just take it one goal at a time.”

Emma Bradbury also had a strong all-around game for the Blue Devils, collecting five goals, one assist, five draws, two caused turnovers and one groundball. Cece Reilly added two goals, three groundballs and two caused turnovers. Riley Kling had three caused turnovers and two groundballs and Lucy Pearson made 10 saves.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has won seven straight games since losing its opener to Agnes Irwin. Other victories over Top 15 teams included triumphs over Cardinal O’Hara and Penn Charter.

“Our team chemistry and culture is very strong this year, which has allowed us to win these big games!” said Alex Reilly. “A huge shoutout to our coaching staff because they prepare us for each matchup!”

For EA, Bella Piselli had three goals and a groundball, Alexa Capozzoli added two goals, three assists, four draw controls and a groundball while Alexis Ventresca had a goal and two assists. Sydney Richter had a goal and seven draws.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 13, Episcopal Academy 12
EA 6-6-0-12
SCH 4-8-1- 13

Alex Reilly 5g 1a 5dc 2cto 2gb
Emma Bradbury 5g 1a 5dc 2cto 1gb
Cece Reilly 2g 2cto 3gb
Maddy Caliendo 1g 1gb
Madison Freeman 1a 1dc
Riley Kling 3cto 2gb
Caroline Foley 1cto 2gb
Brooke Gyllenhaal 1cto 1gb
Fallon George 1gb
Cortney Neverosky 1gb
Ella Knox 1dc
Lucy Pearson 10 saves 1gb

Alexa Capozzoli 2g 3a 4dc 1gb
Alexis Ventresca 1g 2a
Bella Piselli 3g 1gb
Brooke Stocku 2g 1a
Franny Gallagher 2gb
Grace McHugh 2gb
Kate Dente 1gb
Kendal Elison 1gb 1cto
Lainey McGonagle 2dc 1 gb
Maisy Montgomery 1gb
Maura Irish 1g 1dc
Quinn Whitaker 3g 1gb 1cto 1gb
Sydney Richter 1g 7dc
Grace Holland 9 saves 1cto

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