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April 26, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
After pitching a three-hit shutout against her team's league rival, Katie Wenger unabashedly declared her fielders' defense "on fire. " Then the Agnes Irwin righthander said that she loved them. The junior's enthusiasm was well warranted Thursday afternoon, as the host Owls defeated Episcopal Academy, 2-0, in an Inter-Ac League softball game. The Agnes Irwin victory snapped the Churchwomen's four-game winning streak and avenged a season-opening loss to them. "I can throw any pitch and I know that if I mess up that no matter what, they have my back," Wenger said.
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May 9, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Alex Viscusi gets up on her toes and puts her heels back on the ground. With the softball in her right hand, the Episcopal Academy junior pitcher throws her shoulders back before getting back up on her toes again. She swirls the ball around in her glove, which is in front of her midsection. Then she releases the ball. "I think in terms of a game, when I am walking up to the plate or on the mound, I am [superstitious]," Viscusi said after the Churchwomen defeated Agnes Irwin, 6-0, Wednesday in an Inter-Ac League matchup.
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January 17, 1989 | By David T. Shaw, Special to The Inquirer
With three nonleague games remaining before Agnes Irwin was to begin its Inter-Ac League schedule this Friday, coach Dawn Anthony was as optimistic as any coach could be with four key players back on the squad. Shortly after the Rosemont Tournament in early December, which Anthony considers preseason play, Agnes Irwin had won its season opener against Germantown Friends School. Last Tuesday, Irwin resumed its schedule by hosting Harriton in a nonleague battle. Within a few seconds after the opening tip, however, Anthony saw a strong part of the team's hopes for improvement over last year's 3-3 league record crash to the floor.
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April 7, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Episcopal Academy junior Taylor Lucey has a simple philosophy when it comes to scoring goals. On Tuesday afternoon, the Virginia Commonwealth recruit employed the mantra to net the game-winning goal against rival and defending Inter-Ac champion Agnes Irwin. "With shooting," Lucey said, "we always tell everyone, 'Shoot as hard as you can. If you're going to shoot it, shoot it like you're going to shoot it through the goalie.' " With time dwindling in a nip-and-tuck contest at windswept and nippy Episcopal, Lucey controlled the ball in traffic and fired low to give EA an 11-10 victory.
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April 2, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Lila Barker has grown into a leader precisely when the Agnes Irwin lacrosse team needed one most. The Owls, who won sole possession of the Inter-Ac championship last season for the first time since 1994, suffered a major setback when senior attacker Hannah Keating, last season's Inquirer player of the year, injured her ACL in the fall. Add an injury to starting junior goaltender Hailey Andress, and Barker, a junior committed to the University of Virginia, was asked by coach Jenny Duckenfield to wade into unfamiliar territory.
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May 14, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is more probable than not that Alicia O'Neil was the only player on the field Tuesday in Agnes Irwin's pulse-pounding, 11-10, victory at Notre Dame who learned lacrosse in London, recorded a song in the famed Abbey Road Studios and once sang with the Spice Girls. The sophomore midfielder for Agnes Irwin was only in second grade when her family moved to England. There, she learned lacrosse, the sport her mother, Bonnie, played collegiately at Lafayette. However, that wasn't the only overseas experience that would later come in handy for lacrosse.
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January 27, 1999 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
What separates Agnes Irwin from other girls' volleyball teams is the tendency of team members not to separate from each other. "It's an interesting team to watch," Agnes Irwin coach LaJean Jensen said. "Everyone is capable of stepping up when they're in there. From player No. 1 to player No. 10, everyone is capable of finding a role and doing what needs to be done to be successful. Not many teams are capable of doing that. " Agnes Irwin entered the week with a 12-0 record following consecutive wins over George School, 15-5, 15-3, 15-6, on Thursday; Springside, 15-3, 15-5, 15-7, on Friday; and Lawrenceville (N. J.)
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October 11, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Give Hannah Keating any kind of space, and she is bound to unleash a shot on net. From 20 yards, that's no problem for the junior midfielder on the Agnes Irwin soccer team. Thirty yards? She'll let one fly from there, too. Same goes for 35 yards. Coach Nick Spillane tells his players that when they have a shot to take it, Keating says, so she just "goes for it. " Keating showed her range Thursday afternoon, as she scored two goals and assisted on two more to power Agnes Irwin over Notre Dame, 5-1, in an Inter-Ac League game.
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May 27, 2012 | By Brian Kotloff, FOR THE INQUIRER
It seemed the perfect day for Agnes Irwin to capture a Pennsylvania Independent Schools softball title in its first year participating in the two-year-old tournament. The No. 1-seeded Owls were playing at Rosemont College, less than two miles from their campus, a few dozen family members were cheering from the stands, and star sophomore Katie Wenger was in the circle. Then the top of the fifth happened. In that inning, visiting Mercersburg plated the only four runs of the game against an uncharacteristically sloppy Owls defense en route to a 4-0 championship victory Saturday.
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May 3, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hannah Keating was about 5 years old the last time Episcopal Academy didn't win at least a share of the Inter-Ac girls' lacrosse championship. Undoubtedly, the kindergarten version of Keating, who comes from a lacrosse family, was playing the sport back then with her older siblings, some of whom went on to play collegiately. "My brothers used to dress me in their football pads and take shots at me," Keating said. "They all played, so I pretty much came out of the womb with a lacrosse stick.
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May 14, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Jules Horning is the last line of defense now. But for years - in soccer and lacrosse - the Conestoga senior goaltender waited in line alongside other talented goalies for the Lady Pioneers. This season, however, the responsibility for both has been Horning's alone. "Being the last line of defense," said Horning, who will play at Marquette next year, "it is hard sometimes, but I think it's helped me become stronger mentally. " Perhaps that strength helped Horning late in Conestoga's victory against Archbishop Carroll in Monday's highly anticipated matchup.
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April 28, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Agnes Irwin's Hannah Keating reached 300 career goals in landmark fashion on Tuesday. Keating ripped off seven goals, the last of which was the 300th of her career, and host Agnes Irwin routed Germantown Academy, 22-7, in an Inter-Ac girls' lacrosse game. A senior, Keating is the reigning Nike/Lacrosse Magazine player of the year. Laura Pansini also left an impression on the stat sheet with five goals and five assists. In other Inter-Ac League action: Taylor Ferry and Mikaela Watson each scored four goals and host Springside Chestnut Hill defeated Baldwin, 12-5.
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April 25, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Few feats for a lacrosse goalie are more difficult than saving a shot that can't be seen. Just ask Hailey Andress. The junior goaltender for Agnes Irwin missed 10 weeks this season after suffering a dangerous brain injury during a February practice. At the Katie Samson Laxfest on Saturday, however, Andress, who has battled vision, balance, and spatial-awareness problems, stopped a career-high 16 shots in the Owls' 14-8 victory over Great Valley at Radnor High. "This was great," Andress said.
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April 14, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Host Agnes Irwin picked up a key nonleague girls' lacrosse win Tuesday, defeating Central Pennsylvania power Manheim Township, 16-6. Lila Barker led all scorers with six goals for the Owls (5-4, 1-1 Inter-Ac) and goalie Hailey Andress made nine saves to anchor a strong defensive effort. Laura Pansini scored twice and added four assists, while her sister Natalie chipped in her first hat trick. Another sister, Maria Pansini, added two goals. Kate White dominated the midfield with five draw controls and Sarah Platt scooped up four ground balls.
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April 7, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Episcopal Academy junior Taylor Lucey has a simple philosophy when it comes to scoring goals. On Tuesday afternoon, the Virginia Commonwealth recruit employed the mantra to net the game-winning goal against rival and defending Inter-Ac champion Agnes Irwin. "With shooting," Lucey said, "we always tell everyone, 'Shoot as hard as you can. If you're going to shoot it, shoot it like you're going to shoot it through the goalie.' " With time dwindling in a nip-and-tuck contest at windswept and nippy Episcopal, Lucey controlled the ball in traffic and fired low to give EA an 11-10 victory.
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April 2, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Lila Barker has grown into a leader precisely when the Agnes Irwin lacrosse team needed one most. The Owls, who won sole possession of the Inter-Ac championship last season for the first time since 1994, suffered a major setback when senior attacker Hannah Keating, last season's Inquirer player of the year, injured her ACL in the fall. Add an injury to starting junior goaltender Hailey Andress, and Barker, a junior committed to the University of Virginia, was asked by coach Jenny Duckenfield to wade into unfamiliar territory.
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December 13, 2015
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Julianna Tornetta Agnes Irwin, midfielder, jr.    When your older sister is the best player your school has ever seen, following in her footsteps might seem like a daunting task. For Julianna Tornetta, it has proven to be a motivator.    She notched 49 goals and eight assists in 21 games this season, including her 100th career goal, which came in a four-goal game against Springside Chestnut Hill.    After three seasons, the junior has racked up 109 goals, tying her sister, Sophia - last year's Inquirer player of the year - for the most in Agnes Irwin history.
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November 20, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Agnes Irwin's field hockey season was minutes away from being history. Instead the Owls made history. Julianna Tornetta scored the tying and winning goals Wednesday as third-seeded Agnes Irwin rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory over Notre Dame in the PAISAA semifinals. The Owls will head to Hill School on Saturday morning at 11 for the first state final in program history. They will face Episcopal Academy. Tornetta scored the winner off an assist from Jax van der Veen, by lifting in a reverse shot with 11 minutes to go in overtime.
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November 19, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Emily Sands watched Tuesday as a teammate tied one of her Westtown scoring records. She probably wasn't too mad about it. Freshman Sarah Oswald finished a cross from Relly Ladner with six minutes remaining as fourth-seeded Westtown rallied for a 3-2 win over visiting No. 5 Agnes Irwin in the PAISAA soccer quarterfinals. It was Oswald's second goal of the game and her 16th of the year, which tied Sands atop Westtown's freshman scoring list. Sands, a senior bound for Penn, scored her 25th goal of the season.
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November 18, 2015 | By Jack Goodwillie, Inquirer Staff Writer
Julianna Tornetta tied a career high with six goals Monday as third-seeded Agnes Irwin topped visiting No. 6 Westtown, 8-1, in a PAISAA field hockey quarterfinal. Elizabeth Dallara and Jax VanderVeen also scored. Grace Weise added three assists. No. 2 Notre Dame 7, No. 7 Springside Chestnut Hill 1 - Quinn Maguire scored the first of six first-half goals for the hosts. Sara Jane Quigley had a goal and two assists, and Mary Kate Neff added a goal and an assist. PAISAA Boys' Soccer Quarterfinal Connor Gregory had a goal and three assists to lead host No. 1 Haverford School to a 5-1 win over No. 8 Friends' Central.
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