Field Hockey Wins PAISAA Championship After Shootout

The Episcopal Academy field hockey team is the winner of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Championship.

It was a battle to the finish against number one seed Germantown Academy. Regulation play ended in a 3-3 tie. After 15-minutes of sudden death overtime, the score remained tied, so the teams went to a shootout.

EA scored two goals in the shootout. With huge saves by EA goalie Caroline Kelly, the final score was 5-4 for the PAISAA Championship.

"Before today we haven't had a game decided like that," said Varsity Head Coach Gina Buggy, Hon. Seniors Maddie Rehak and Gianna Pantaleo both scored in the shootout for the win. Caroline Kelly allowed only one GA goal.

"It was a great high school game between two strong teams, which featured high level skills, outstanding defensive saves, and great scoring opportunities," shared Coach Buggy.

During regulation play, Maddie Rehak (1), Macy Szukics (2) scored with assists from Gianna and Kathleen Anderson. Lauren Devletian had one defensive save, along with Caroline's eight saves in goal.

"I was proud of how our team managed to stay focused and determined in both overtime periods. Off-season, we have emphasized the importance of playing as a team and for each other, and I feel like this mindset got us the championship," said Coach Buggy.

Third-seeded EA played number one seed Germantown Academy on Tuesday, November 13 at Bryn Mawr College.

EA field hockey ends the season with an overall record of 15-2-2. Click here to read more coverage by philafieldhockey.