PREP ROUNDUP: Central York continues perfect girls' soccer season, but it wasn't easy
The Central York girls' soccer team improved to a perfect 10-0-0 on Tuesday night, but it wasn't easy.
The Northeastern Bobcats, playing on their home field in Manchester, pushed the York-Adams Division I leaders for the entire game before dropping a 1-0 decision to the Panthers.
Northeastern fell to 5-4.
The game's only score came on a penalty kick by Jasmine Parker at the 4:33 mark of the first half.
Northeastern had a decided edge in shots, 12-5, but couldn't find the back of the net against Central goalie Morgan Wood, who was credited with 10 saves. Katie Shearer made four saves for Northeastern. Wood has committed to play NCAA Division I college soccer for William and Mary.
Northeastern also had a 2-1 edge in corners.
The Central defense, led by Wood, continued its recent roll, collecting its sixth consecutive shutout. The Panthers have outscored their opponents 43-5 on the season, but it was Central's second 1-0 victory in its last three outings. The Panthers beat Dallastown, 1-0, last Thursday in a pivotal contest. The Wildcats are second in Division I at 8-2 after an 8-0 pounding of South Western on Tuesday.
The win also helped Central solidify its high perch in the District 3 Class 4-A power ratings. The Panthers sit at No. 2, behind only a 10-0-0 Wilson team. The top eight in final 3-A power ratings will make the district playoffs. Northeastern is No. 16 in those same ratings, while Dallastown is No. 7. Red Lion (7-3-0 after a 7-0 win over York High on Tuesday) is No. 8.
OTHER GIRLS' SOCCER
Biglerville 4, Delone Catholic 1: At McSherrystown, Brylee Rogers scored twice to lead Biglerville. Mikayla Taylor and Maci Dinges also scored for the Canners. Madison O'Brien had Delone's goal.
West York 3, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, Alexis Miller scored all three goals to help West York improve to 6-3 in York-Adams Division II.
Northeastern 2, Central York 1: At Central York, Seth Sidle broke a 1-1 tie when he found the back of the net with 10 minutes remaining in the match to give the Bobcats the lead for good. Sidle also tallied the Bobcats' first goal earlier in the second half. For the Panthers, Grant McGlaughlin scored, while Hilton Tati added an assist. Northeastern improved to 8-1-0 in York-Adams Division I, while Central York fell to 4-6-0.
South Western 2, Dallastown 1: At Hanover, the Mustangs ended the Wildcats' recent hot streak. Dallastown entered with a 6-0-1 mark in their last seven games after opening the season with two losses. Dallastown fell to 6-3-1 in York-Adams Division I. South Western moved to 4-4-2. The loss dropped Dallastown to No. 10 in the District 3 Class 4-A power ratings. Only the top eight teams in the final power ratings will make the district 4-A field.
Susquehannock 4, New Oxford 1: At New Oxford on Thursday, the York-Adams League Division II leaders improved to 9-0. New Oxford fell to 3-6. The Warriors are No. 1 in the latest District 3 Class 3-A power ratings.
Fairfield 4, Hanover 1: At Fairfield, Nate Snyder had a hat trick in the Green Knights' win.
York Suburban 2, Kennard-Dale 1: At Kennard-Dale, the Trojans triumphed to improve to 7-2-0 in York-Adams Division II.
Susquehannock 3, York High 0: At Glen Rock, the Warriors cruised, 25-7, 25-16, 25-7, to improve to 9-1-0 in York-Adams Division II. The Warriors are ranked No. 10 in the state in Class 3-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association. Tuesday, the Warriors were led by Savannah Lesley (17 kills, three aces, five digs), Alex Somerville (19 assists, four digs, 10 aces) and Emily Sweitzer (11 assists, three digs).
Spring Grove 3, Red Lion 0: At Red Lion, the Rockets rolled, 25-11, 25-10, 25-18, to improve to 7-1 in York-Adams Division I. Spring Grove is ranked No. 6 in the state in the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association 3-A rankings. Tuesday, the Rockets were led by Maddie Ruhland (28 assists, four digs), Hailey Wolfe (11 kills, nine digs), Nevaeh Wolfe (seven kills, three digs, seven aces) and Angalyn Strouse (10 kills).
Central York 3, Dover 0: At Central, the Panthers earned the sweep to remain in first place in York-Adams Division I at 8-1. Central is at Spring Grove (7-1) in a battle for first place in the division on Thursday night.
Eastern York 3, Kennard-Dale 1: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights triumphed, 25-20, 25-18, 19-25, 25-17. The Knights were led by Sarah Moore (17 kills, 16 digs), Brooklyn Camara (14 kills, six digs) and Jaide Fochtman (26 assists).
Delone Catholic 3, Hanover 0: At McSherrystown, the Squirettes improved to 8-2 in York-Adams Division III with a 25-10, 25-18, 25-22 win. The Delone stat leaders were: Shalee Clabaugh (10 digs, five assists), Audrey Sell (10 assists, three digs), Maggie Hughes (six kills, three digs), Mckenna Mummert (six kills, six digs), Holly Neiderer (seven kills) and Olivia Snyder (19 assists, five digs).
Littlestown 3, York Tech 0: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts won the York-Adams Division III match, 25-3, 25-17, 25-18. Makayla Orwig led the Thunderbolts with eight kills. Also for Littlestown, Hailey Riley had 10 assists and four digs, while Carli Thayer had 11 assists and three digs. Littlestown is now 6-3 in the division.
Bermudian Springs 3, Fairfield 0: At York Springs, the Eagles rolled, 25-11, 25-8, 25-12. Bermudian was led by Jewel Tallman (11 digs, 15 aces), Aida Sponseller (six kills) and Tori Murren (six kills).
Central York 5, Red Lion 0: At Red Lion, Victoria Whitehead led the Panthers to the York-Adams League Division I victory by scoring four goals. Grace Harrold scored one goal. Central York improved to 7-2-0 in the division.
Kennard-Dale 7, Delone Catholic 2: At McSherrystown, Jenna Crosby led the Rams to the York-Adams cross-over victory by recording a hat trick. Teammate Corinne Sharnetzka added two goals and one assist. For the Squirettes, Lexie Strausbaugh scored one goal and added one assist.
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
Gettysburg 24, Susquehannock 31: At Gettysburg, Susquehannock's Matt O'Brien won the race in 16:42. Gettysburg, however, won the team event, led by second-place finisher Drew Cole and third-place finisher Jacob Bordatto.
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY
Gettysburg 22, Susquehannock 33: At Gettysburg, the Adams County Warriors wrapped up the York-Adams Division II outright title with the win. The defending champions finished 6-0 in the division, while Susquehannock finished 4-2. Gettysburg's Winter Oaster won the race in 19:22. Susquehannock's Nicole Dauberman was second, and Gettysburg's Marrin Crist was third.
— Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.