The Kennard-Dale girls' lacrosse team made some school history on Wednesday afternoon.

The Rams picked up the program's first-ever PIAA state victory with a dominating 16-7 triumph over Southern Lehigh at Nazareth High School.

"To my knowledge, I don't think any York County (girls') team had won a state game," K-D coach Kelly Wetzel said after the victory.

Nicole Black led the Rams with four goals and four assists. Morgan Day and Lyndsey Duty each added five goals and an assist. Taylor Davis chipped in two goals and an assist.

Alana Pietra got the win in goal, making nine saves.

The Rams led 9-3 at halftime.

"We started out a little slow," Wetzel said. "I think the heat and the three-hour bus ride took a little out of us. But we played well eventually. For the first 10 minutes we were a little flat."

The York-Adams League champion Rams, the second-place team from District 3, improved to 23-2. They will now advance to Saturday's quarterfinals against District 1 champion Harriton (22-2) at Exeter Township High School at 11 a.m. In a first-round state game on Wednesday, Harriton beat Conestoga, the sixth-place team from District 1, 10-7.

-- Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.



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