Playing just a few hours before the funeral of a classmate, Episcopal Academy rallied Thursday afternoon and honored the memory of Paul Pratt with a 19-10 win over Friends' Central in the state Independent Schools girls' lacrosse final at Radnor.
Lindsey Reder, a senior bound for Boston College, secured the win with seven saves. Kristen Hinckley, a senior headed to Dartmouth, scored a team-high five goals.
M.C. Curran, a senior center/midfielder headed to William and Mary, scored three times, and senior Schuyler Aitken had three goals and controlled the action in the midfield.
The game was moved up to 2 p.m. so the team could attend Pratt's evening funeral. The Episcopal junior died last week in a one-car accident the night before he was set to row in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
The Churchwomen led by just one goal at halftime before surging past Friends' Central.
Ashley Tedesco had three goals and two assists and Emma Dahle scored three times with one assist for the Phoenix. Aubrey Faggen had 12 saves.
District 1. Shannon Quinn's six goals helped Radnor cruise past Boyertown, 15-5, in the third-place game at West Chester East.
Sara Curley and Brooke Pancoast added two goals each, and Grace Collins recorded five saves. Lyndsey Britton, Taylor Quinn, Kate Stanley, Hannah Proctor, and Katie Quinn scored once each.
Katie Buckwalter had 12 saves for Boyertown, and Rachel Engler scored three times.
In another district matchup, Kirsten Wilhelmsen collected four goals and two assists to lead Strath Haven past Conestoga, 11-9, in the fifth-place game. Morgan Glassford added three goals and three assists. Hallie Yancey had three saves.
Katie Wenger pitched a complete game and provided plenty of offense as fourth-seeded Agnes Irwin upset No. 1 Penn Charter, 7-3, in the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament.
The junior righthander went 2 for 3 and scored three times. She struck out three and scattered eight hits.
Jenna Myers, a freshman second baseman, went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored.
Agnes Irwin will face second seed Episcopal Academy in the final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia University.