After Episcopal victory, Boys’ Lacrosse rematches St. Marks at SPC

Pictured is the lacrosse team during spring break at Washington and Lee University, where the Mavericks played two teams from Virginia. Head Coach Sam Chambers stands in the center.

Laurie Dorfman

Pictured is the lacrosse team during spring break at Washington and Lee University, where the Mavericks played two teams from Virginia. Head Coach Sam Chambers stands in the center.

Dani Yan, Staff Writer

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Lacrosse player Wheeler Gibson delivered his prefect speech before the entire upper school, discussing his team’s performance during a game as a metaphor for what he could bring to the Students Affairs Council. His concluding statement, “By the way, we beat Episcopal 13-5,” was met with whoops and applause.

The Mavericks’ home victory at Caven Field on Tuesday, April 5 marked the last time Episcopal would play St. John’s in any sport this season. The Mavericks set the tone for the game with a high pace and efficient play.

Everyone was ready to play from the get go. From the first whistle, the intensity was high.” Dorfman said. “We made very few mistakes on defense and held their offense to only 5 goals. On offense, we finished the ball really well and did a good job of possessing.”

Senior Michael Cowan scored four goals while senior Paul Labanowski scored three. A particularly outstanding play was Labanowski’s behind-the-back assist to Cowan in the second half.

“Labanowski, number 5, to Cowan, number 10. That’s the five and dime combo.” Head coach Sam Chambers said.    

The win also impacted SPC standings. The Mavericks became 3rd seed in SPC overall and were headed to play against St. Mark’s, who defeated the Mavs 10-6 earlier in the season.

This victory was extremely significant for us. For the seniors it was the last time we will play Episcopal in any sport. Anytime you beat Episcopal it’s a great feeling,” senior captain Charles Dorfman said. “It also set us up for a highly anticipated rematch against St. Marks.”

One win over a rival was not enough. The players (5-11, 4-4) expected to give their best performance at SPC in the Episcopal School of Dallas.

“We’ll need to limit our mistakes. A talented team like St. Mark’s will take advantage of every little mistake you make,” Dorfman said before SPC. “It’s extremely important we play a near perfect game.”

UPDATE: St. John’s played St. Marks today at the SPC opening round and lost 15-2. They will play against St. Stephens at the consolation semifinals later at 5:15 p.m.

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