ESD 19 KINKAID 4
NO-ONE has a better goalie situation than ESD.
On Friday night at Jones Family Stadium on the campus of The Episcopal School of Dallas, the ESD Eagles were led by senior attack man, Drew Wasserman’s 4 goals and 2 assists in a 19-4 victory over The Kinkaid School.
This SPC match-up served as the season opener for both squads as they looked to see how they stacked up against their SPC counterparts from different cities. Due to the Spring Sport Calendar (what a novel idea) of the SPC, these teams were just recently able to begin practices and get their winter sport guys to the field.
While Wasserman led the way, ESD showed off their incredible offensive depth registering 11 different goal scorers! Jake Griffin had a hat trick while Reed Landin and Caden Dundon each had 2 goals and 2 assists. Sophomore Mac Rodvold got off to a great start to his varsity career with 2 goals and 1 assists while William Blair, Malcolm Herrod, Ross Chazanow, Blair Brennan, Riley Calvert, and Wilson Murphree each added 1 goal to their credit. To give you an idea of the Eagles' offensive fire power, 6 of the aforementioned goal scorers are committed to play Division 1 lacrosse while more are sure to find an NCAA home in the coming year.
Utah Commit, Drew Wasserman #ManOfTheMatch
From the jump, it was clear that ESD had the upper hand in this contest. The defending State Champions dominated time of possession by way of excellent face-off play from Binghamton commit, Ross Chazanow. Between face-offs and Kinkaid’s inability to break ESD’s pressure in the ride, Kinkaid spent most of this game on defense while the Eagles’ offense got loose taking a 6-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 13-3 lead into halftime. By the end of the 3rdquarter, ESD held a 19-3 lead. Kinkaid would score once more in the 4th quarter bringing the final tally to 19-4.
Kinkaid was led by senior attack man CC Jeffers’ 2 goals and 1 assist in the tough loss on the road. Payton Herleth and Kee Shaper each added a goal a piece for Kinkaid while 2-way midfielder, Alex Garcia, had an assist. While it was certainly a tough start to the 2020 season for Kinkaid, they have plenty of quality pieces to build on throughout the year. The attack unit will continue to find chemistry and their defense has some serious athletes down low.
Kinkaid had a quick turn around looking to improve to .500 after the ESD loss and had to face-off against Southlake just 14 hours in a game they would drop 18-5. Kinkaid next faces off against another tough opponent in Kingwood on Tuesday night in Houston. The ESD Eagles would get a day’s rest before taking on inter-district foe, The Woodlands, on Sunday. Look for that game recap soon!
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