Culver Academy (Ind.), ranked No. 3 in the Super 25, won the prestigious Inter-Ac Invitational with a 9-5 win against No. 16 Haverford School (Havertown, Pa.).
Culver repeats as Inter-Ac champion after beating Haverford, 8-7, in last year’s final.
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Culver Academy senior Matt Schmidt, a Notre Dame signee, was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after stopping 13 shots.
“I’m not making those saves without the defense,” Schmidt told Philly.com. “They put me in a great position to make saves and my goalie coach [Tucker Mizhir] warmed me up today and did a great job getting me where I needed to be all season.”
Earlier in the season, Haverford beat Culver, 8-7, in double overtime. That would be Culver’s only loss. It finished the season at 21-1.
Austin Madronic had four goals and Wheaton Jackoboice had three for Culver.
Haverford rallied to tie the game at 4-4 with 9:51 left in the third quarter before Culver went on a 5-1 run to put the game away.