Susquehannock clinches state boys' 2-A lacrosse berth; other Thursday District 3 action
The Susquehannock boys’ lacrosse team bounced back from its first loss of the season in impressive fashion on Thursday night.
The Warriors cruised past Berks Catholic 17-8 in Glen Rock in a District 3 Class 2-A quarterfinal battle.
The victory clinched a state 2-A playoff berth for Susquehannock. The top four teams from the district 2-A field will move on to PIAA competition.
Susquehannock's scoring leaders were Doug Reinecke (four goals, three assists), Ben Tomasic (four goals, assist), Tristan Coleman (goal, four assists), Dominic Eckels (three goals) and Jake Wetzel (two goals, assists).
The top-seeded Warriors improved to 18-1, with their only loss coming in their previous game before district play – a 10-4 setback to Central York in the York-Adams Tournament championship match.
No. 8 seed Berks Catholic fell to 11-9.
Susquehannock now advances to the district 2-A semifinals on Tuesday. The Warriors will host fourth-seeded Cocalico, which earned a 16-12 quarterfinal win over New Oxford on Thursday.
The fifth-seeded Colonials finished at 13-6. Cocalico improved to 13-5.
OTHER BOYS’ LACROSSE
Cumberland Valley 9, Dallastown 4: At Cumberland Valley, the Wildcats dropped the District 3 Class 3-A quarterfinal match. The Wildcats trailed just 3-2 at halftime, but they were outscored 6-2 in the second half. No. 11 seed Dallastown finished at 12-6. No. 3 seed Cumberland Valley improved to 16-2.
Hempfield 3, Red Lion 2: At Hempfield, the Lions’ campaign ended with a tight loss in Lancaster County in a District 3 Class 3-A first-round contest. The game scores were 21-25, 25-16, 25-15, 23-25, 15-7. No. 11 seed Red Lion finished 11-6. No. 6 seed Hempfield improved to 13-2.
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