It’s that time of year again: The Fords make sure the Episcopal Academy goes another winter without the sweater.
The fall sports teams for Haverford and EA battle it out for the chance to take home the coveted split sweater, with the vibrant maroon and gold of Haverford on one side and the dull blue and white of EA on the other. Last year, we reclaimed the prize from EA after formidable wins from water polo and soccer and some narrow victories in cross country and golf. This year, the Fords have a tough road towards keeping the sweater.
Kicking things off at 11:00 sharp are the golf and cross country teams. The Inter-Ac champion Haverford golf squad faces strong competitors in the form of PAISAA champions EA. Despite EA’s title, Haverford also had a strong showing at PAISAA, missing the crown by just three strokes. This strong performance at the championship, coupled with their great season, favors Haverford for the win in golf this year.
Cross country faces a hard battle with an EA team that defeated us earlier in the season at EA with a score of 23-34. Despite a strong season overall put up by the running squad, this resounding loss is not something easily overlooked, especially since EA Day is, sadly, in enemy territory.
Starting at 11:30, the dominant Haverford water polo team faces off against a struggling EA squad. Earlier this season, the water polo team devastated Episcopal with a score of 21-10. They didn’t stop there, averaging around 20 points per game for the remainder of the season. In addition, the team finished undefeated with a resounding 26-1 record with their only loss against the number one team on the East Coast. The results are there; it will be another dominating win over EA this year.
12:30 kicks off the soccer match between Fords soccer and a struggling EA team on a two-game losing streak, with the Churchmen losing to both Malvern and GA recently. Fords soccer played EA earlier this year, controlling the pace for most of the game until EA fired a lucky shot with less than a minute left in the second half to win the game. The command and dominance throughout most of the game carried over to the next three games, where the team had a clean sheet with 14 goals to 0. With this strong comeback after a tough loss, the Fords are poised for a massive game this year.
The football squad looks to avenge their loss last year, and they are poised to do just that.
To finish the day off, Haverford football takes the field at 2 p.m. The squad looks to avenge their loss last year, and they are poised to do just that. After a rather shaky 1-2 start to the season, the Fords have dominated to end the rest of the season with a final record of 5-3. While EA is undefeated as of now, they’ve had difficulties throughout most of their games. This, coupled with our recent dominance over Penn Charter, will lead to a likely win.