By: Amanda Crescenzo
Girls lacrosse fell to Episcopal Academy on Saturday Afternoon in an 8-7 buzzer beater thriller. In the last few seconds of the game, Episcopal’s Bella Piselli scored to break the tie and win the game 8-7. 0-1 is never an ideal way to start a season off, but the Jags can only go up from here.
In a previous scrimmage, a tough and tenacious Jaguar defense only allowed Agnes Irwin’s offense to put up nine points on the board, and a talented Garnet Valley offense scored 13 points, which is a huge achievement considering Agnes Irwin is ranked 14th nationally according to ILWomen Top 25 High School Power Rankings: Preseason.
In an accomplished 2021 season, the Jags went 19-4 and went on to beat powerhouses like Archbishop Carroll, Radnor, Manihem Township and Unionville. The Jags rolled right through districts and even made it all the way to the District 1 Championship, but the season unfortunately came to an abrupt end when they lost in the first round of the PIAA State Tournament. This year they are continuing to build off those achievements to go even further in the season and accomplish even more. Despite losing ten seniors in 2021, a young Garnet Valley Jaguars team is still looking dominant, with six Division I commits, girls lacrosse will still continue to be a powerhouse as the season progresses. A minor setback to start the season can only fuel the Jaguar’s moving forward and help them progress when similar situations occur throughout the season.
The Jags will face Lower Merion on Tuesday, March 29th and then Springfield Delco on March 31st, but the real show starts when the Jags take on the defending PIAA state champions, Archbishop Carroll on Saturday, April 2nd at 3:30 PM at The Moe.