PREP ROUNDUP: Dallastown outlasts rival Red Lion in OT for pivotal field hockey triumph
The Dallastown field hockey team, just a year removed from a losing division season, has clinched at least a tie for the 2020 York-Adams Division I title.
It wasn't easy, however.
The Wildcats had to go to overtime to subdue rival Red Lion, 2-1.
Lillian Cantabene and Camryn Eveler had the Dallastown goals. Eveler had the game-winner.
Dallastown improved to 11-0-0 in D-I action, while Red Lion fell to 5-6-0.
The Wildcats are coming off a 6-7-0 division campaign a season ago.
Dallastown has games remaining at Spring Grove (4-8-0) on Wednesday and at home against second-place Central York (9-2-0) on Thursday.
A win in either of those games will give Dallastown the outright division title. The Wildcats' last outright division title came in 2016.
Dallastown is No. 2 in the latest District 3 Class 3-A power ratings, behind Lower Dauphin (11-0-0). The Wildcats are almost guaranteed a district berth.
OTHER FIELD HOCKEY
Eastern York 2, Littlestown 0: At Littlestown, the first-place Golden Knights improved to 8-3-0 in Division III action. Mia Shrom and Hannah Lentz scored the goals and Tatum Livelsberger and Lily Campbell had assists. Eastern faces a pivotal contest at home on Wednesday afternoon against Gettysburg (6-3-2). Eastern's season then ends Thursday at Fairfield (4-8-0). Wins in both of those games will clinch the division title for the Knights. Eastern is No. 8 in the latest District 3 Class 1-A power ratings. The top eight teams in the final power ratings will make the district 1-A field.
Hanover 7, York Tech 1: At Hanover, Erin Homan led the Hawkettes to the victory by recording a hat trick. Tianna Gray and Lily Moorhead each scored one goal and added one assist for Hanover. For the Spartans, Isabella Strand scored the lone goal. Hanover is now 5-6-1.
New Oxford 5, South Western 1: At New Oxford, the Colonials rebounded from their first loss of the season in a big way. The Colonials were coming off a 2-1 loss to unbeaten Dallastown. New Oxford leads Division II at 9-1 and is No. 3 in the District 3 Class 2-A power ratings. Carrie Bair (two goals, two assists) and Morgan Sauter (goal, two assists) paced New Oxford. Ally Mathis and Kelbie Linebaugh also had New Oxford scores. Maggie Study scored for South Western.
Fairfield 3, Delone Catholic 1: At Fairfield, Mary Martin scored twice to lead Fairfield. Madison Cromwell had the Green Knights' other score. Emily Malesky scored for Delone.
Dallastown 1, York High 0: Dallastown grabbed a forfeit win over York High to improve to 11-2-0 in York-Adams Division I. In the latest District 3 Class 4-A power ratings, Dallastown is No. 7. The top eight teams in the final power ratings will make the district 4-A field.
Susquehannock 2, West York 1: At West York, in a meeting of two of the better teams in Division II, the Warriors prevailed. Susquehannock improved to 9-2-0 in the division, while West York fell to 6-5-0. Susquehannock is No. 7 in the latest District 3 Class 3-A power ratings. The top eight in the final power ratings will make the district 3-A field. West York is No. 16 in those same ratings.
Dallastown 5, York High 0: At York High, the Wildcats cruised to move to 9-3-1 overall. Dallastown is 9-1-1 in its last 11 matches. Dallastown is No. 7 in the latest District 3 Class 4-A power ratings. The top eight teams in the final power ratings will make the district 4-A field.
Reach Steve Heiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.