PREP ROUNDUP: Bermudian Springs nips Eastern York in battle field hockey division leaders
Two York-Adams League division leaders squared off on Wednesday in field hockey action.
Not surprisingly, the outcome was decided by a single goal.
In the end, Division IV-leading Bermudian Springs emerged with a 1-0 triumph over Division III-leading Eastern York at Wrightsville.
Melanie Beall's unassisted first-quarter goal was the only scoring in the match.
The Eagles had a 12-8 edge in penalty corners and an 11-8 edge in shots on goal. Kelsey Felix had 10 saves in a losing cause.
Bermudian improved to 10-0 on the season, while Eastern dropped to 6-3. All three of Eastern's losses have come by a single goal. The Golden Knights have only allowed six goals all season.
Of Bermudian's 10 wins this season, nine have come by shutout. The only goals the Eagles allowed came in a 3-2 victory over West York on Oct. 17.
Before Wednesday's contest, Bermudian had scored at least three goals in every game. The Eagles have outscored their opposition, 45-2.
In the latest District 3 Class 1-A power ratings, Bermudian sits at No. 2, behind only Oley Valley (12-0). Eastern York is No. 6 in those same ratings. The top eight teams in the final 1-A power ratings will make the district field.
OTHER FIELD HOCKEY
Central York 6, York Suburban 0: At Central York, Grace Harrold led the Panthers to the York-Adams League cross-over victory by scoring two goals and adding one assist. Victoria Whitehead scored one goal and added one assist, while Lauren Yarnish, Naomi Hagan and Maliyah Benson each scored one goal. Olivia Swanner and Kara Hazelton also each added one assist. Central York improved to 8-2-0 in Division I.
West York 3, Biglerville 2: At West York, the Bulldogs improved to 6-3-1 in York-Adams Division III with the crossover victory. Biglerville dropped to 6-2-1 in D-IV. Amelia Myers, Jessica Altimore and Madeline Myers had West York's goals. Courtney Smith and Hannah Naylor scored for Gettysburg.
Gettysburg 5, Delone Catholic 0: At Gettysburg, Bella Trujillo's hat trick paced the Warriors. Natalie Kloster and Katie Wivell had Gettysburg's other goals. The Warriors improved to 6-3-1 in D-III.
Susquehannock 4, Kennard-Dale 0: At Glen Rock, Nick Holloway scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Warriors to the York-Adams Division II victory. Fallou Cisse scored two goals, Aaron Filsinger added one assist and goalie Michael Watkins stopped all five shots he faced to record the shutout. Susquehannock improved to 10-0-0.
York Catholic 4, Littlestown 0: At Littlestown, Luke Strayer led the Irish the York-Adams Division III victory by scoring two goals. Also for YC, Colin Smith scored one goal and had one assist, while Dylan Staub scored one goal and Asner Clark, Jon Yinger and Kayden Macris each added one assist. Irish goalie John Weisser made four saves to record the shutout. York Catholic improved to 9-0-1.
Gettysburg 3, Susquehannock 1: At Glen Rock, in an upset, the Adams County Warriors beat the York County Warriors, 25-16, 25-23, 14-25, 25-18. Susquehannock dropped to 9-2 in York-Adams Division II. Gettysburg improved to 5-6. Gettysburg was led by Whitney Smyth (14 kills, 25 digs), Maddie Yingling (25 digs), Shayna Davis (16 digs, 13 assists) and Madison Darnell (15 digs, six assists). Susquehannock came into the match ranked No. 10 in the state in Class 3-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association.
Eastern York 3, York High 0: At York High, the Golden Knights rolled to a 25-16, 25-4, 25-4 victory. The Knights were led by Sarah Moore (nine kills, 11 aces, four digs), Brooklyn Camara (seven kills) and Jaide Fochtman (16 assists, three aces).
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