Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/14/23
From Staff Report
Senior attackman TJ Lamb scored four goals to lead Episcopal Academy to a 10-8 victory today over MIAA squad St. Paul’s (MD) in the Granite Run Buick GMC Game of the Day at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington.
The win pushed EA to 2-0 in the early season as it gears for Saturday when it hosts Saturday’s Challenge with the DC IAC teams (six games involving all the Inter-Ac League squads).
“I think today I was able to capitalize on the shots I got off the feeds from my teammates,” said Lamb, headed to Cornell. “It helped our team get a lot of momentum throughout the game and sparked other players to play better as well.”
Although the game was held at the 76ers training facility, the game was held outdoors. Lamb said the winds were fierce, but his team adjusted.
“It was a huge win for our program today and it really sets the tone for how we are going to play this season,” he said. “Starting off 2-0 is great for us and we look to keep on improving so we can be playing our best lacrosse for the in-league games at the end of the season.”
EA, which led most of the way, got two goals from Jackson Orcutt and one each from Lucas Slate, Dylan Jaszcz, Nick Wolff and John Malone. Luke Tabasso had six saves and Jack Guido posted two saves.
Lamb said EA is ready to challenge in the Inter-Ac. Will Hohn and Blake Riley combined to win 10 of 21 faceoffs.
St. Paul’s, a perennial MIAA contender, is 0-2. The Crusaders play Academy of the New Church Friday in the back end of a doubleheader at USA Lacrosse’s Tierney Field.
On Saturday, EA will face Landon School (MD) in the DC IAC/Inter-Ac Challenge.
“We have high standards for this season, but as a group, we still have a lot to work on,” he said. “We lost some key seniors who really helped us last year, but I think we have some special players who will be able to fill those gaps.
“Some areas of improvement for us are communication and playing with confidence. We have weapons all over the field and once we put all of our strengths together, I believe we will be able to meet those standards.”