Episcopal School of Dallas Juniors, Sean Browne [UVA] and Camden Konradi, each had hat tricks for the Eagles en route to a massive 9-6 win against top-ranked Westlake on Saturday at Gene and Jerry Jones Family Stadium on the campus of ESD [4-2].

Coming into the match-up, Westlake [5-1], was undefeated and ranked #1 in the State of Texas while ESD was ranked #7.  Westlake did not play over Spring Break and their last game was a very convincing 15-3 win over Central District foe Vandegrift on March 9th. For the Eagles, it appears they made the most of their 3-game swing in South Carolina over the break, and showed drastic improvement since dropping their last in-state game versus Southlake on March 8th.

The last time these two perennial powerhouses met was in May during the 2022 state-semifinal game down in Dripping Springs. In the semifinal, Westlake was on the wrong end of a 1 goal overtime loss to the Eagles. For ESD, this was a crucial game that they needed to play well in to kickstart the middle and back stretches of their season.

Westlake came out of the gates early with incredible efficiency on the offensive side of the field. The Chaps scored on their first 3 possessions of the game and a took a 3-0 lead with 8:17 remaining in the first quarter. They would not score again until 21.7 seconds remained in the 3rd quarter.

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ESD responded with a great zone adjustment and the Eagles went on a 6-0 run sparked by a 15-yard bomb in transition from 2024 LSM, Eddie Ellefson with 7:36 left in the first quarter. ESD would go on to win the first quarter 4-3 and take a 5-3 lead into halftime before building a very uncomfortable 7-4 margin headed into the final frame.

Both defenses and goalies executed well throughout. Ultimately, Westlake was unable to bust the zone with their outside shooters in the settled half and were unsuccessful in getting balls to the front of the cage for most of the game.  2025 net-minder Conner Kowalewski, was lights out against the numerous very capable Westlake shooters.

In the loss, Westlake was lead on offense by Gage Frickenschmidt [2023] with 2 goals. The Chaps have depth and 4 other players scored goals on Saturday. Bradley Mays, Patrick Foley, Caden Frank, and Grady Bartlett each had a bucket.

Rounding out the scoring for ESD was Xavier Montiero [Westminster] with two goals while Cooper Raney added one himself.

It was a quick turnaround for Westlake as they took on #3 ranked Southlake on Sunday at 12:30 in a game they dropped 9-11, that article will be available tomorrow!  The Eagles now face-off against St. Albans School from Washington D.C. tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7:00PM.

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