The Girls' Lacrosse Team went 3-0 over the weekend, including a 14-10 win over Hockaday, to claim the ESD's first SPC Girls' Lacrosse Championship. The Eagles opened up play with a 15-1 defeat of Houston Christian followed by a 19-12 win in the semi final over Kinkaid.
ESD and Hockaday know each other well as the championship game marked their third meeting this season with each team having won once. The score was 3-4 Hockaday with 7 minutes left in the first half when scores by Jay Browne, Amelia Danklef, Charlotte North, and Anna Winkler gave the Eagles a 7-4 lead at intermission.
Hockaday would not go away as they came back with the first three goals in the second half and with 18:37 left had the game tied at 7-7. Browne and North scored to make it 9-7 when Hockaday added another but Anna Winkeler put one away 30 seconds later to make it 10-8 ESD.
Over the next eight minutes ESD scored four more goals, two by Winkeler and one each by Meg Wilson and North to put the game away. Hockaday would get two more goals to put the final at 14-10. When the clock hit zeros, a group of students led by the Boys' Lacrosse team, came charging onto the field as the celebration erupted. Congratulations to Coach Koch, her assistants and the team for their first SPC Championship! Well done!
Elizabeth Reid had a terrific tournament as she made many excellent saves. North led the Eagles as she finished the tournament with 15 goals and 3 assists while Winkeler put in 10 goals and helped on 5 others. Others scoring over the weekend were, Browne and Syndey Helbing each with five goals and five assists, Caroline Cheetham with two goals and five assists, Danklef with five goals, Tori Greenberg with two goals and Annie Sawers, Meg Wilson, and Lily Charnes each with one goal.
Kinkaid defeated St. Johns 9-8 for 3rd place, Greenhill defeated Episcopal HS 9-8 for 5th place and St. Stephens downed Houston Christian 17-6 for 7th. A big shout out to all of the ESD community for their help and support in hosting the tournament.
The Eagles will now get ready for the State Tournament as they take the #3 seed into Houston for a first round game on Saturday, May 6 against Kingwood.
Photos above by Kerry North.