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BLOG: Key games set for York-Adams teams this weekend
At this point in the spring sports season, we're far enough in where we can get a sense of which teams are good and which are, well, not.
In some sports, there aren't any true surprises, such as the Kennard-Dale and Susquehannock girls' lacrosse teams being dominant again. Or in boys' volleyball, where Northeastern is again rolling through everyone without much of a fight. But, there have also been a few teams to come out of nowhere to shock us and throw their names into York-Adams League title consideration.
So, with that, we can start looking ahead to certain match-ups that can potentially be more important than others, both within the league and within District 3. So, here's a look at some potential big games on tap for this weekend.
Girls' lacrosse: It's fitting that I mentioned both the Rams and Warriors up top because this weekend, they'll both play host to Cumberland Valley, a school that perennially has top-notch athletics, and girls' lacrosse is no exception. The Eagles are 3-1 this year and will travel south to take on two of the Y-A League's top teams, first playing unbeaten Kennard-Dale on Friday and then going to Susquehannock on Saturday. The Rams go into the game at 5-0, while Susquehannock is 5-1.
Boys' tennis: It's not that this showdown will necessarily be close, but it has more to do with who's taking part. West York enters Friday's match just 2-3 overall and Dallastown is 9-2, but the Wildcats possess arguably one the best, if not the best, players in not just the Y-A League, but District 3 in freshman Holden Koons. Expectations surrounding the freshman were through the roof before he even stepped on the court as a high schooler and in his brief career, he's failed to disappoint. He hasn't dropped a set this year and the entire Wildcats team is deep, making them a must-see for area tennis fans.
Boys' volleyball: Honestly, I'll be shocked if Northeastern doesn't roll over Pennsbury on Friday, but it's still a showdown of state-ranked teams. The Bobcats are unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AA, which comes as no surprise since they're the three-time reigning state champs. Meanwhile, Pennsbury is ranked fifth in Class AAA, so this will provide some sort of test for Northeastern, especially since it's on the road.
Softball: By the end of this game, one of these teams will no longer be undefeated. Central York (4-0) has to travel to Wrightsville to take on 5-0 Eastern York in what could wind up being a preview of a potential Y-A League playoff game. The Panthers and Golden Knights are two of five undefeated teams left in the Y-A League and for Eastern, this game holds even more importance because Littlestown and York Suburban, also in Division III, are undefeated.