Dallastown, Red Lion in another 1-0 girls' soccer battle; plus other Tuesday prep action

RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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  • Dallastown earned a 1-0 girls' soccer victory over rival Red Lion on Tuesday.
  • Kiara McNealy scored the game's only goal with just more than 30 minutes left in the contest.
  • Maggie Groh assisted on the goal for Dallastown.

DALLASTOWN – Whenever Red Lion and Dallastown have met in girls’ soccer recently, the result has been a 1-0 decision.

The two teams renewed their York-Adams League Division I rivalry for the first time in 2021 on Tuesday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium, and the recent 1-0 trend held up.

After a scoreless first half, the Wildcats got the game’s first and only goal when Kiara McNealy found the net with just more than 30 minutes remaining in the final stanza.

For a third meeting in a row now, the Wildcats were able to claim a 1-0 triumph.

“Third time in a row now,” Red Lion coach John Young said. “Dallastown is just a really well-coached team and they have some really good players out there. It’s always a big rivalry and we’re always up for the challenge.”

The home team possessed the ball for most of the contest but were stymied time and time again by the Lions defense. The lone exception was when Maggie Groh was able to find the foot of McNealy to get Dallastown (3-2 overall, 3-1 D-I) on the board with 30:11 left on the clock.

Red Lion's Isabel Walker, left, and Rylee Oliphant chase  Dallastown's Maggie Groh during soccer action at Dallastown Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Bill Kalina photo

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“We stuck to our game plan for the most part, but unfortunately we had a small breakdown,” Young said. “And that’s the game of soccer.”

With the Wildcats possessing the ball for much of the contest, the Lions (2-2, 2-1) were very limited in their opportunities to get an equalizer. Official stats had Red Lion without a shot on goal, however, the Lions did have a couple of near chances over the final 20 minutes of play.

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“We started out with a little more of a defensive formation today,” Dallastown coach Scott Austin said. “And that makes a difference. The ball stayed on our attacking side of the field about 70 to 80 percent of the time.”

Wildcats trying to find right combination: While Austin has a handful of talented seniors on the roster, the majority of his lineup and bench is filled with underclassmen. As a result, Austin has been trying to figure out the best mix and positions for his crew, which was evidenced by a slew of substitutions throughout the contest.

“We have some strength with our seniors,” he said. “And we have some depth on the bench. And the girls have been willing to try different spots, which I think has been a key so far for us. We’ve literally moved girls to four or five different positions and several different formations. Just trying to figure out what fits best.”

The victory was beneficial for the psyche of Austin’s players, who were less than 24 hours removed from a difficult 1-0 setback to rival Central York Monday evening. In a scheduling quirk, those two will meet up for their final regular-season contest next week (Thursday, Sept. 23).

OTHER GIRLS' SOCCER

Biglerville 8, Hanover 0: At Biglerville, Brylee Rodgers (two goals, assist), Diana Trejo-Hernandez (two goals), Emily Woolson (goal, assist), Jayden Slonaker (goal, assist) and Amahirani Zavala (two assists) paced Biglerville. The Canners outshot Hanover, 21-0.

Bermudian Springs 7, Littlestown 0: At York Springs, Bailey Oehmig  led the Eagles to the York-Adams Division III victory by scoring four goals and adding one assist. Teammate Alexa Watts scored two goals and added one assist. Bermudian improved to 2-0 in the division and 4-1 overall.

Gettysburg 5, New Oxford 0: At Gettysburg, Isabelle Gaydon scored two goals to power the Warriors to victory. Autumn Oaster had three assists.

BOYS’ SOCCER

Dallastown 2, Red Lion 1: At Red Lion, the Wildcats triumphed behind goals from Ryan Rosay and Zander Leik. Joao Abreu and Camden Manahan had assists. The improved to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in York-Adams Division I.

Fairfield 2, York Catholic 1 (2OT): At Fairfield, Ciaran Phelan scored in the second overtime to give Fairfield the victory. Jake Ogle scored Fairfield’s other goal, off a Phelan assist. Ryan Oathout scored York Catholic’s goal off an assist from Kayden Macris. Fairfield improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in York-Adams Division III.

Bermudian Springs 3, Littlestown 2 (OT): At Littlestown, Cameron Carrolus’ overtime goal, off an assist from Tazaran Grifo, gave Bermudian the win. Kyle Kuydendall added a goal and an assist for the Eagles. Jory Willow had Bermudian’s other score. Josh Blose and Leo Guzman scored for Littlestown. Bermudian improved to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in York-Adams Division III. The Thunderbolts fell to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the division.

Biglerville 6, Hanover 0: At Biglerville, Isiah Kuykendall had a goal and three assists to lead the Canners. Juan Garcia and Jack Regentin each had a goal and an assist. Biglerville is 3-0 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division III.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

Cumberland Valley 4, Dallastown 1: At Cumberland Valley, Kylie Sciuto and Chloe Isett combined to win the No. 2 doubles match in three sets to give the Wildcats their lone win in the match. In singles play, two of the three matches went to three sets. Dallastown fell to 7-1. Cumberland Valley is 5-1.

West York 5, Biglerville 0: At Biglerville, the Bulldogs received straight-set singles victories from Alisa Steele, Lexi Sanderson and Charlotte Whitesel to secure the York-Adams Division II victory. In doubles, Lizzy Agravante and Mariella Santos combined to win the No. 1 match, while Ella Mikula and Taelyn Thomas won the No. 2 match. West York improved to 3-1 in the division and 5-3 overall.

Delone Catholic 4, Bermudian Springs 1: At York Springs, the Squirettes received straight-set singles victories from Olivia Roth, Ella Knox and Giovanna Jiang to capture the York-Adams Division II victory. Delone improved to 3-1 in the division and 3-2 overall.

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY

Adams leads Trojans to first-place finish: At Hanover, Cole Adams finished first in 16 minutes, 39 seconds to lead the York Suburban Trojans to team victories over South Western (25-30), Eastern York (16-45), Fairfield (15-50) and Biglerville (15-50). Grant Kern took second for Suburban, while Walter Shea took fifth. The Mustangs came in second by defeating Eastern (15-50), Fairfield (15-50) and Biglerville (15-50). Individually for the Mustangs, Shernal Singh took third, while Shernan Singh came in fourth. The Green Knights came in third by defeating Eastern (25-30) and Biglerville (15-50). The Golden Knights came in fourth by defeating Biglerville (15-50).

Dallastown runners shine: At Dallastown, the Wildcats took first in the team competition by defeating Susquehannock (23-32), Kennard-Dale (21-40), Delone Catholic (15-50) and New Oxford (15-49). Jacob Rager led the Wildcats individually by taking second, while teammate Jackson Gutekunst took third. The Warriors came in second by defeating New Oxford (15-49), Delone Catholic (15-50) and Kennard-Dale (22-38). Matthew O'Brien led the Warriors individually by taking first in 17:42. The Rams came in third by defeating Delone (16-42) and New Oxford (18-44). Garrett Quinan led the Rams individually with a fifth-place finish. The Squires came in fourth by defeating New Oxford (20-41). Matthew Hawn ran as an independent for Hanover and took fourth. 

Gettysburg finishes first: At Red Lion, the Gettysburg Warriors took first in the team competition by defeating Red Lion (23-32), Littlestown (17-46), West York (15-48) and Bermudian Springs (15-46). Individually for the Warriors, Auden Day took second, Gavin Cole took third and Colin Arnold came in fourth. The Lions took second by defeating Littlestown (19-44), West York (17-42) and Bermudian Springs (15-46). River Van Wicklen led the Lions individually by taking first in 17:53. The Bulldogs came in third place by defeating Littlestown (21-36) and Bermudian Springs (24-31). The Eagles came in fourth place by defeating Littlestown (21-36).

Central earns pair of wins: At Northeastern, Central York earned victories over Northeastern (20-42) and York Catholic (15-49). Northeastern beat York Catholic (25-30). Northeastern’s Cole Perry won the race in 17:28, followed by four Central runners: Christian Henry, Sean Baxter, Zachary Sowers and Eli Eisenberger.

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY

Suburban takes first in team competition: At Hanover, the Trojans took first in the team competition by defeating Eastern York (24-37), South Western (22-38), Fairfield (15-50) and Biglerville (15-50). Individually for the Trojans, Sarah Stark took third and Ella Smith took fifth. The Mustangs came in second by defeating Eastern (19-44), Fairfield (15-50) and Biglerville (15-50). Paige Watson led the Mustangs individually by taking first in 20:43. The Golden Knights came in third place by defeating Biglerville (15-50) and Fairfield (15-50). Kaydence Strange led the Golden Knights individually by taking second. Both Fairfield and Biglerville forfeited against each other. Leah Flinchbaugh led the Green Knights individually by taking fourth.

Wildcats go 4-0: At Dallastown, the Wildcats took first in the team competition by defeating Susquehannock (21-40), Kennard-Dale (15-48), Delone Catholic (15-50) and New Oxford (15-50). Kailey Granger led the Wildcats individually by taking second. Also for Dallastown, Lydia Tolerico took third, Victoria Rodriguez came in fourth and Nicole Register was fifth. The Warriors took second by defeating Kennard-Dale (21-37), Delone (20-38) and New Oxford (21-35). Nicole Dauberman led the Warriors by taking first in 20:50. The Colonials came in third by defeating Kennard-Dale (26-29) and Delone (24-31). The Rams came in fourth by defeating Delone (26-30).

Oaster leads Warriors to victory: At Red Lion, Winter Oaster's first-place finish in 20:47 led Gettysburg to team victories over Red Lion (26-31), Littlestown (16-50), West York (18-37) and Bermudian Springs (16-43). Lily Arnold took third for Gettysburg and Megan Hurst came in fourth. The Lions came in second by defeating Littlestown (15-50), West York (17-44) and Bermudian (15-49). Individually for the Lions, Sophia Breschi took second and Grace Kauffman took fifth. The Bulldogs took third by defeating Bermudian (18-39) and Littlestown (18-50). The Eagles came in fourth by defeating Littlestown (19-50). 

Northeastern goes 2-0: At Northeastern, the home team grabbed wins over Central York (19-40) and York Catholic (18-44). Central beat York Catholic (21-36). Northeastern’s Bella Treglia won the race in 21:46, followed by Northeastern Marissa Pritchett, Central’s Hayley Green, York Catholic’s Madelyn Murphy and Northeastern’s Riley Bell.

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

York Catholic 3, Bermudian Springs 0: At York Springs, the Irish rolled, 25-10, 25-12, 25-15. York Catholic was led by Lindsey Beck (13 assists, eight digs), Mia Citrone (three aces, 11 digs, three assists), Adeline Phillips (six kills, two blocks) and Avery Heist (three kills, three blocks, two aces). The Irish, ranked No. 4 in the state in Class 2-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, improved to 2-0 overall and in York-Adams Division III. Bermudian was paced by Haley Andrus (12 digs) and Tori Murren (13 digs).

Littlestown 3, Delone Catholic 2: At McSherrystown, the Lady Bolts rallied past the Squirettes, 24-26, 28-26, 14-25, 25-18, 15-5. Littlestown was paced by Carli Thayer (15 digs, 34 assists), Makayla Orwig (13 kills), Maddie Dunbar (11 kills) and Hayli Hartlaub (13 digs). Delone was powered by Holly Neiderer (nine kills, 11 digs), Lindsay Myers (13 assists), Makenna Mummert (14 digs, seven kills) and Emma Anderson (14 digs). Littlestown improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division III. Delone dropped to 2-2 and 1-2.

Gettysburg 3, Susquehannock 0: At Glen Rock, the Adams County Warriors won the York-Adams Division II match, 29-27, 25-17, 25-19. Hailey Williams led the visitors with nine kills and four digs. Also for Gettysburg, Shayna Davis had six aces, 12 assists, four digs and four kills and Landis Ketterman had five kills. Gettysburg improved to 2-1 in the division and 3-1 overall.

Dallastown 3, Red Lion 0: At Dallastown, the Wildcats rolled, 25-22, 25-17, 25-18. Red Lion's Riley Good had 14 digs and eight assists. It was Joe Ramp's first victory as the Dallastown head coach.

Central York 3, South Western 0: At Central, the Panthers improved 2-0 both overall and in York-Adams Division I with the 25-12, 25-21, 25-22 triumph.

FIELD HOCKEY

Eastern York 5, Fairfield 1: At Wrightsville, Molly Townsley scored twice to power Eastern. Tatum Livelsberger, Donnelly Bankowski and Samantha Burke also scored for the Golden Knights. Alyssa Farace scored for Fairfield. Eastern improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division III.

Biglerville 5, West York 0: At Biglerville, the Canners were powered by Isabelle Allen (four assists), Alyssa Smith (two goals), Dana Newberry (two goals) and Natalie Showaker (goal, assist). The Canners are 2-1 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division IV.

Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.