Members and coaches of the ESD mens lacrosse team after their victory on Saturday afternoon.
The Episcopal School of Dallas mens lacrosse team won their fourth consecutive SPC Championship with a 13-7 win over St. Mark's this past weekend. The Eagles got to the title game with wins over Episcopal High School from Houston 18-0 and Greenhill 16-3 earlier in the tournament. St. Mark's defeated Houston Christian 12-2 and Kinkaid 14-11 in their run to the championship game.
The Eagles scored first on an unassisted goal by Nakeie Montgomery, who will be playing lacrosse for Duke University in the fall, until St. Mark's tied the game at 6:33. ESD then ran off three straight goals by Michael Colpack, Brandon Meaux, and Patrick Skalniak to go up 4-1. St. Mark's refused to give up and scored two of their own to put the game at 4-3 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, ESD stayed in control but the scoring went back and forth and at the half it was 7-6 Eagles. At the end of three it was ESD 9 St. Mark's 7. The 4th quarter was all Eagles as they added four more tallies to put the final at 13-7.
Montgomery ended the day with six goals and two assists and finished the tournament with 10 goals and five assists. Skalniak put in three against St. Marks and had a total of seven goals and six assists on the two day tournament. Attacker Meaux had two goals and two assists in the championship game and finished with 10 goals and four assists while fellow attackman Colpack registered two goals and helped on another and finished his SPC tournament with six goals. In all, 13 Eagles got their number in the score book over the three-game span. Prescott King was solid and came up with some big saves and was helped by an aggressive defense of Scott Bower, Christian Viracola, Carson Raney, Henry Watson, Braden Montgomery, Blair Oden, Paxton Marks, Chase Toledo, and Andrew Griffin. Trey Bender, John Heldman, and Ross Chazanow constantly created scoring opportunities with excellent draw work on the face-offs.
Well done to all student-athletes who competed this weekend, and a big congratulations to the ESD Eagles on their victory!