St. Paul's and Maryvale lax squads make PNC Invitational debuts Saturday

St. Paul's and Maryvale lax squads make PNC Invitational debuts Saturday

St. Paul's School for Girls/Maryvale Prep 

Date: Saturday, March 16

Game time: 5 p.m.

Site: Loyola University Maryland Ridley Athletic Complex

Tickets: Available at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Loyola Univeristy box office. 

Group tickets avalable. 410.605.9381 x 241 

MATCHUP REPORT

The girls showcase game features a Falls Road rivalry between A Conference foes St. Paul’s School for Girls and Maryvale Prep.

SPSG finished the 2018 season with a 10-6 record in coach Mary Gagnon’s second year in charge of the Gators.

Last year SPSG announced that it is a program on the rise by advancing to the conference semifinal round before falling to perennial power McDonogh.

This year the Gators welcome back a young, but talented roster that will look to senior midfielder Shelton Sawers for leadership.

Coach Kim Dubansky is entering her second season at Maryvale Prep.

The Lions will depend upon a strong senior class to improve upon last year’s 9-8 mark.

Seniors Claire Bockstie and Paige Wilkinson will lead the way on attack.

The midfield features talented two-way player Sophia Antonopoulos while the defense is anchored by Mary Christa McWright and Kristina Lysik.

SPSG standouts:

Shelton Sawers, Sr., M (Florida)

Sophia Foohey, Jr., G (Delaware)

Alex Pirisino, Jr., M (James Madison)

Lizzy Pirisino, Jr., D (James Madison)

Maryvale standouts:

Sophia Antonopoulos, Sr. M (Maryland)

Claire Bockstie, Sr., A (UMBC)

Kristina Lysik, Sr., D (Boston University)

Mary Christa McWright, Sr., D (Boston College)

Paige Wilkinson, Sr., A (Arizona State)