Not even the near-freezing temperatures could put a damper on Wednesday's York-Adams League Field Hockey Senior All-Star Games.
Despite playing on one of the coldest nights of the year so far, the collection of girls from the various area schools played a pair of entertaining matches that marked the end of their high school careers.
The showcase also provided Central York standout Lauren Moyer with one more opportunity to put her many talents on display.
Moyer scored two goals for her Grey team, including the game-winner with just more than three minutes left, to send her team to a 3-2 victory in the Division I contest at York Suburban High School.
"It was a fun game," said Moyer, who will attend the University of North Carolina on a field hockey scholarship next year. "My fingers are numb, my toes are numb, but I'm glad I had the honor of playing in this game."
The cold weather, and a Division II/III clash that preceded the Division I contest, stunted the normal warm-up routines that most players employ during the regular season.
"We didn't really start warming up until about half-an-hour before the game," Moyer said. "So it was really laid back."
The contest was originally scheduled to be played at Spring Grove, but the football team's preparations for this Friday's District 3-AAA game against West York forced a change of venue. The coaches that planned the event then had to seek out an athletic trainer for the contest, but fortunately Spring Grove athletic trainer Matt Staub made his services available to the girls.
Moyer, for one, was truly grateful that the event went on as planned without a hitch.
"It was good to give the seniors a final game of the their high school careers," she said.
The Panther standout enjoyed playing on the same side with some of her regular-season rivals during the 80-minute exhibition. The Grey team was made up of Division I squads Central York, Northeastern, Red Lion and Spring Grove, while the Dark team included players from Dallastown, Dover, New Oxford and South Western.
"I knew a few of the Spring Grove girls and I didn't really know any of the Red Lion girls, but they were all a great bunch of girls and I had a really good time playing with them," Moyer said. "And we got to play against Dallastown. There's a little rivalry between Central and Dallastown, but it's all in good fun."
Now Moyer will begin preparing for the next part of her athletic career. She will play indoors over the winter in a 5-on-5 variation of the sport before she begins practicing with the Tar Heels over the summer.
"I'm excited to move on to college," she said. "This was a nice way to end my high school career against some of the best players around the county. It was a sweet note to end on."
The Dallastown duo of Paige Barefoot and Julia Snyder scored for the Dark team, while Northeastern's Sami Gordineer added the other tally for the Grey squad.
In the Division II/III contest, the Dark team shut out the White team, 3-0. Littlestown's Kelsey Harteis scored a pair of goals, while Delone's Becky Henn added the other.
-- Reach Ryan Vander sloot at sports@yorkdis patch.com.