The St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes boys’ lacrosse team beat Episcopal, 12-1, on April 27.
Photo by Louise Krafft.
Alexandria It has been said records can be thrown out when rivals play one another. On April 27, the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes boys’ lacrosse team might have disregarded Episcopal’s record, but it didn’t forget the Maroon’s three-game win streak between the Alexandria programs.
The Saints led 8-0 at halftime and cruised to a 12-1 victory at Episcopal High School. Seth Miller led the Saints with four goals while Brent Armstrong added three.
"We really wanted it because they’ve beaten us the past three times we’ve played them," Armstrong said, "… and a lot of us know these guys, a lot of us are friends. It’s a fun rivalry. There are no ill intentions."
Armstrong scored back-to-back goals in the third quarter to extend the Saints’ advantage to 11-0.
"He’s a great person, he’s a great leader on our team, he’s got as good a work ethic as anybody on our team, and yet he’s the best player, as well," SSSAS head coach Andy Taibl said. "He doesn’t take breaks, he doesn’t look for other people to do the little things. The success that he has, it’s all deserved because he earns it. He doesn’t take shortcuts."
The Saints (12-5) followed the victory with an 11-7 loss to Potomac School and a 7-6 loss to Bullis to conclude the regular season. Episcopal (11-7) bounced back with a 9-6 win against St. Christopher’s, but ended the regular season with a 9-6 loss to Landon.
The IAC quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday, May 5.