In a thrilling conclusion to the IAC/Inter-Ac Challenge, Haverford School forward Jack Flinn delivered an overtime goal to lift the Fords over Georgetown Prep, 2-1, in the Washington, DC area.
Flinn’s heroics were the culmination of an intense battle between the two sides, with the Hoyas’ stout defensive effort thwarting multiple Fords’ scoring bids. After a scoreless first half, Haverford School’s Will DeLuca broke the deadlock in the 51st minute with a clinical finish, slotting the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
Georgetown Prep responded six minutes later, as a well-weighted throughball found Jack Miller, who equalized with a composed finish of his own. The score remained 1-1 until the waning moments of overtime, when Flinn seized his opportunity to be the hero, pouncing on a rebound and firing a shot that sailed into the top corner to secure the victory for Haverford School.
The Fords’ triumph in the Granite Run Buick GMC Game of the Day was a testament to their resilience, as they withstood a late onslaught from the Hoyas to clinch the win. Flinn’s strike ensured the Fords will take home the IAC/Inter-Ac Challenge trophy, a result which will surely go down as one of the most thrilling contests in recent memory.