"One team. One goal," is this season's motto for the girls' varsity soccer team. After two late season wins against Springside Chestnut Hill (1-0) and Academy of Notre Dame (6-0), the team achieved its goal of winning the Inter-Ac title. The team's league record stands at 9-2.
"The girls personified our mission throughout the season," said head coach Andy Fraggos. "They overcame several challenges through hard work, determination, and unity."
"I am overjoyed that we won the Inter-Ac this year," said co-captain Julia DePillis. "We had the perfect storm of supportive and fun senior leadership and extremely talented underclassmen that created an unstoppable team. This was our biggest team goal this year, and I could not be happier that an Inter-Ac win is how I will leave my soccer career at Episcopal."
Highlights include: an 11 game winning streak, a come-from-behind win against the Baldwin School (4-3), and a gritty win against SCH (1-0) to secure the Inter-Ac title.
Senior co-captain and goalie Hannah Moriarty has logged 115 saves so far this season. Twelve players have scored at least one goal. Thirteen players have recorded assists.
"Coach Mary Beth Murray and I are so proud of this team for what they accomplished this year!" shared coach Fraggos.
The team's current overall record is 15-3.
The girls beat The Agnes Irwin School (3-0) on Tuesday, November 7 in the quarter final round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) tournament. They play Penn Charter in the semifinals on Thursday, November 9. The team plays AIS again during EA/Haverford/AIS Weekend on Friday, November 10.
"I am so excited for our last game against AIS," said Julia. "This has been a moment I have been waiting for- for 14 years. There is no feeling in the world like the crowd supporting your every play/touch. It should be a great game."