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EA Day History

The Haverford School History

EA Day - Fall 1972

EA Day (or Haverford Day from the blue-and-white perspective) is a tradition of sportsmanship and competition that spans decades. Alumni, parents, and students gather to cheer on their school's team. For students, it marks a day of competition against an archrival and the close of the fall sports season.


The Story

The football rivalry dates back to 1889 and soccer teams first competed in 1910. Cross-country and water polo are also contested, but the rivalry has a wonderfully constructive element. Students from both schools compete to collect as much canned food for the homeless as they can for the annual Can Drive, allowing rivals to get together as friends after the competition is concluded.

Sports rivalry split sweater

The Sweater

Since 1980, a symbol of Haverford/EA Day has been the coveted split-sweater. Maroon with gold stripes on the left sleeve and navy with white stripes on the right, the sweater is composed of half of a Haverford School sweater and half of an Episcopal Academy sweater neatly sewn together. The school whose teams win the day retains the sweater (along with bragging rights), on its campus for the ensuing year. The Sweater Ceremony always ends the day. The overall record is as follows:

Haverford – 17 wins (6 ties)

(1987), 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, (2004), (2006), (2007), 2008, (2009), (2010), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Episcopal – 14 wins (6 ties)

1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, (1987), 1991, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2003, (2004), 2005, (2006), (2007), (2009), (2010)

Rivalry Timeline

1889

The first football game between Episcopal and Haverford was played.


1910

The first soccer game between Episcopal and Haverford was played.


1965

Cross-Country was added to Haverford/EA Day.


2002

Water Polo was added to Haverford/EA Day.


2011

Golf was added to Haverford/EA Day.

Results & Scores

2016 results at Haverford:

Cross-Country – Haverford wins, 27-32

Golf – Haverford wins, 192-199

Water Polo – Haverford wins, 12-5

Soccer – Haverford wins, 2-1

Football – Haverford wins, 21-19


2015 results at Episcopal:

Cross-Country – Haverford wins, 27-28

Golf – Haverford wins, 184-191

Water Polo – Episcopal wins, 15-4

Soccer – Haverford wins, 2-0

Football – Haverford wins, 21-0


2014 results at Haverford:

Cross-Country – Haverford wins, 25-31

Golf – Haverford wins, 248-264

Water Polo – Haverford wins, 9-8

Soccer – Haverford ties, 0-0

Football – Haverford wins, 40-12


2013 results at Episcopal:

Cross-Country – Episcopal wins, 23-34

Golf – Haverford wins, 240-243

Water Polo – Haverford wins, 14-3

Soccer – Haverford wins, 1-0

Football – Haverford wins, 27-7


2012 results at Haverford:

Cross-Country – Episcopal wins, 27-28

Golf – Haverford wins, 247-259

Water Polo – Haverford wins, 19-12

Soccer – Haverford wins, 5-0

Football – Episcopal wins, 21-14


Football scores 2009-2015:

2015 – Haverford wins, 21-0

2014 – Haverford wins, 40-12

2013 – Haverford wins, 27-7

2012 – Episcopal wins 21-14

2011 – Haverford wins 16-7

2010 – Haverford wins 31-15

2009 – Haverford wins 26-19

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