Flippens knew when to go over the top of Episcopal's back line and when to sneak in behind. She wasn't apprehensive with the ball at her feet, turning and shooting whenever an opening presented itself.
"They weren't very fast, so I knew I'd always be a step ahead of them. All I needed was a perfect ball, and it was a done deal after that," Flippens said.
And perfect ball after perfect ball she got, as the Quakers displayed some great ball movement and disciplined passing, especially from fellow sophomore Josie Dutton and senior Lauren Dimes.
Flippens "is good," Episcopal coach Celeste Melanson said. "You can't deny it. Six [Flippens] is really good. We were trying to hold it down as long as we could and she just turns, does the quick shot."
The loss was only the second for the Churchwomen (7-4-1, 1-2) in the Inter-Ac since 2011, when Episcopal dropped only one league game all year.
For Flippens and the Quakers, memories of losing to Episcopal were present for all 80 minutes of play. In particular, the forward recalled a 3-0 decision when she was in the eighth grade, the third time Penn Charter lost to its league rival that season.
"We just wanted to stick it to them because we were tired of them, you know, the big dogs," Flippens said. "But now, we are the big dogs."
Episcopal Academy 0 1 – 1
Penn Charter 2 5 – 7
Goals: EA-Kristina Zahan; PC-Jlon Flippens 5, Lauren Dimes, Macaul Mellor.
Saves: EA-Taylor Long 6; PC-Mireyah Davis 2.