Freshmen aren’t supposed to come through in the clutch, especially with time winding down in the third overtime.
Episcopal Academy’s Devon Whitaker didn’t get that memo.
Whitaker converted a pass from Taylor Lucey 2:09 into the third overtime to lift the Churchwomen to a thrilling 13-12 Inter-Ac League girls lacrosse victory over Agnes Irwin Tuesday afternoon.
It was Whitaker’s second goal of the game. Lucey led EA with two goals and five assists. Olivia Tuma and Ally Marino also scored twice for the Churchwomen. Katie Crager added one goal and one assist, and also came up with six crucial draw controls including two of the three in the extra periods.
Emily Wills had three goals and one assist to lead Agnes Irwin. Liv Carey, Natalie Pansini and Maria Pansini pitched in with two goals each.
Elsewhere in the Inter-Ac:
Notre Dame 11, Germantown Academy 8 >> Maggie O’Brien had three goals and four assists for Notre Dame, Claire Gola had four goals. Hannah Gillespie, Kelly Coyne and McKenzie Irvine had three goals each.
In Del Val action:
Chichester 10, Interboro 7 >> Hayley Fritz contributed six goals and one assist for Chi. Goalie Moria Marr had 13 saves for the Bucs. Morgan Reed produced three goals and one assist.
Academy Park 10, Penn Wood 3 >> Riley Street scored five goals to lead the Knights to victory. Zyah Newsmen chipped in two goals, Samantha Montgomery, Jordan Small and Angeliqua Ortiz one each.
Goalie Terae Mason recorded five saves.
Muzena Bai, Nikesha Grant and Tierra Hudson scored goals and goalie Ashley Cadet registered 15 saves for the Patriots.
In the Central League:
Harriton 12, Garnet Valley 8 >> Madi O’Brien registered three goals and two assists for the Jaguars. Kam McNeal and Regan Nealon had two goals each.
Greta Stahl tallied six goals for Harriton. Allison Schwab added three goals.
Haverford 14, Upper Darby 2 >> Laura Winters, Drew Fuentes, Morgan Pasquerello and Lydia Hetznecker paced a balanced attack for the Fords with two goals each. A total of 10 players scored for Haverford.
Ali Cucinotta and Rachel Feldmayer netted one goal each for the Royals.
Springfield 14, Marple Newtown 2 >> Host Springfield cruised to victory on Senior Night, Bailey O’Brien leading the way with three goals and one assist under the lights.
Bridget Whittaker added two goals and two assists, Olivia Little two goals and Maggie O’Connell one goal and two assists for the Cougars (3-1, 2-1).
Freshman goalie Aiden Gallagher made her varsity debut with nine saves.
Strath Haven 20, Lower Merion 7 >> Maddy Ruffini and Nicole McNeely scored four goals apiece, Sophie Haase and Margot Hotham three each to spark the Panthers. Emily Raech chipped in one goal and three assists, Elisa Kruse two goals.
Ridley 10, Penncrest 9 >> Hannah Crowley did most of the damage for the Green Raiders with five goals. Emily Johnston added three scores.
Logan O’Donnell and Grace Hardin (one assist) led the Lions with three goals each.
Conestoga 12, Radnor 8 >> Tessa Kerin had three goals and two assists to pace the Pioneers. Danan Cichitti also tallied three goals.
In Catholic League action:
Bonner-Prendergast 22, Little Flower 18 >> Paige Brady netted seven goals and one assist, Carly Boscious five goals and an assist to lead Prendie. Keeley Weis added four goals and three assists, Lindsey Fagan and Riley Dolan two goals and two assists each.