GLEN ROCK -- The game had an odd feeling to it from the start.
A mix of rain and sleet poured down on the soccer field at Susquehannock High School Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, the sun still shined through in a part of the sky, causing a rainbow to arch over the field. And the cold temperatures didn't feel like soccer weather, even when the rain later stopped.
So, the action on the field was somewhat fitting between two York-Adams League Division II rivals -- Susquehannock and West York.
After a scoreless first half, the game turned physical. The host Warriors, who are coming off a 5-5 season in division play a year ago, actually took the lead twice in the second half. But West York, the defending Division II champion, answered each time.
By the end of it, the Bulldogs and Warriors finished in a 2-2 tie after two overtime periods.
Perhaps the play that best exemplified the aggressiveness of the game came with just under four minutes to play in the second OT period, when West York centered a pass about 15 yards in front of the Susquehannock goal. As Bulldogs' junior standout Shyanne Kimbrough (goal, assist) charged to make a play on the pass, Susquehannock senior goalkeeper Cayla Stiffler (11 saves) came out to defend and collided with Kimbrough. But the collision came just as Kimbrough put a foot on the ball. As a result, Kimbrough felt there should have been a penalty kick called.
"Yeah, I believe I did get a touch on the ball past her but I don't think I'll ever get a PK called for me," said Kimbrough, who earlier had scored the game-tying goal with 1:17 to play in the second half.
Warriors' junior Kristen Filsinger (goal) put two shots on goal in the final minutes, but one went high above the net and the other was easily scooped up by Bulldogs' junior goalkeeper Stevie Gross (seven saves).
The physical play on the part of the Warriors (2-0-2 Division II) clearly had an effect on the Bulldogs (3-0-1 Division II), something West York coach Brett Maxwell said his team needs to fix.
"We have to continue to move the ball, play smart and play it simple because as soon as you get into one of those back-and-forth physical games, it equals the playing field," Maxwell said. "It went from a game that we were really controlling (in the first half) to a game that was back and forth."
Although Kimbrough would have preferred for her team to win, she's looking forward to the opportunity to avenge the loss when the Bulldogs host Susquehannock later in the season.
"It's a great feeling because we always play a lot better on our home field against them," she said. "We can't wait to play them again."
OTHER GIRLS' SOCCER
DALLASTOWN 3, CEN TRAL 0: At Dallastown, Alaina Curry scored two goals, and Cassy Landis supplied two assists as the Wildcats improved their York-Adams Division I record to 3-0-1. Ashley Chioda delivered Dallastown's third goal. The Wildcats' defense held Central to three shots on goal. The Panthers fell to 2-2-0 in division play.
YORK SUBURBAN 2, NORTHEASTERN 0: At Suburban, Hannah Kowaleski and Alexis Ketterman had goals and Bri Carr and Mikala Kin added assists to spark the Trojans. Paige Grossman had seven saves to record the shutout. Taylor Smart had a dozen saves in a losing cause. Suburban improved to 3-0-1 in York-Adams Division II. The Trojans are tied for first with West York.
SOUTH WESTERN 8, YORK HIGH 0: At Hanover, Erin Laird led the Mustangs to the York-Adams Division I victory, scoring one goal and adding two assists.
DOVER 3, KENNARD- DALE 1: At Dover, Kayla Miller's two first-half goals lifted the Eagles to the York-Adams Division II victory. Maxine Herman scored a second-half goal, while Robin Huntsberry made four stops in goal to record the victory. For the Rams, Kaitlyn Williams scored a second-half goal.
EASTERN YORK 3, YORK CATHOLIC 0: At York, Tina Dalaperas, Abigail Caldwell and Kylie Goodling scored goals to lead the Golden Knights. Leah Myers and Carroll Charles added assists. Cassidy Layman had fives saves to record the shutout. Emily Ryan had three saves for York Catholic. Eastern improved to 4-0-0 in York-Adams Division III action and is tied for first place with Fairfield.
-- Reach John Walk at 505-5406 or jwalk@yorkdis patch.com or follow on Twitter @JohnKWalk.