PREP ROUNDUP: Dallastown, Dover struggle to scoreless deadlock in boys' soccer action
Two boys' soccer teams hoping to boost their District 3 playoff hopes and stay within shouting distance of York-Adams Division I leader Northeastern squared off on Wednesday night.
In the end, neither Dallastown nor Dover got what it really wanted — a victory.
The Wildcats and the Eagles settled for a 0-0 double-overtime deadlock at Dover.
Defending D-I champion Dallastown fell to 3-2-1 in the division, while Dover dropped to 2-1-2.
Meanwhile, Northeastern just kept on rolling, blanking York High 5-0 at Small Field to improve to 7-0-0.
Both Dallastown and Dover are in the middle of a very busy stretch as they attempt to nail down district berths. For the Wildcats, Wednesday's game was the beginning of a nine-games-in-14-days stretch. For the Eagles, it was the start of nine games in 17 days.
In the District 3 power ratings, as of Wednesday night, Dallastown was No. 11 in Class 4-A, while Dover was No. 6 in 3-A. The top eight teams in the final power ratings will make the district field in 4-A and 3-A.
While the Wildcats and Eagles couldn't find the back of the cage, the Bobcats were finding it early and often in their victory at York High.
Alex Afata led the Bobcats by scoring two goals. He now has 11 goals on the season.
Sam Gatchell scored one goal and added one assist, while Brian Warrender and Zach Stough each scored one goal. Seth Sidle, Mitchel Kling and Holt Dallam each added one assist.
Hershey 5, New Oxford 0: At Hershey, No. 3 seed New Oxford fell to No. 2 seed Hershey in a District 3 Class 3-A semifinal. The York-Adams Division I champion sees its season end at 8-1. In the 3-A final, Hershey will face top-seeded Manhiem Township at Manheim Township at 3 p.m. Thursday. Manheim Township won its semifinal over Lampeter-Strasburg, 4-0.
Conrad Weiser 4, Kennard-Dale 0: At Conrad Weiser, No. 4 seed Kennard-Dale fell to top-seeded Conrad Weiser in a District 3 Class 2-A semifinal. The York-Adams Division II champion saw its season end at 9-1. In the 2-A final, Conrad Weiser will battle second-seeded Wyomissing at Conrad Weiser at 3 p.m. Friday. Wyomissing beat third-seeded Lancaster Country Day in the other semifinal, 3-0.
Kennard-Dale 3, Hanover 0: At Hanover, the Rams rolled behind two goals from Allison Balko and one from McKenna Channel. Ainsley Bergdoll made five saves to record the shutout. Reagan Wildasin had 15 saves in a losing cause.
Delone Catholic 6, York Tech 0: At McSherrystown, Abbi Field scored two goals and Reagan Arigo and Meredith Mace each added a goal and an assist to lead Delone. The Squirettes also got goals from Carolina Arigo and Alexis McMullen, while Lexie Strausbaugh added an assist.
York Catholic 3, York Tech 0: At York, the unbeaten Lady Irish rolled, 25-15, 25-11, 25-14, to improve to 8-0 in York-Adams Division III. The Irish, who are ranked No. 4 in the state in Class 2-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, were led by: Keely Brennan (seven kills), Madeline Walker (14 assists), Hayden Moul (six kills) and Lindsey Beck (12 assists).