FIELD HOCKEY: New Oxford slips past Red Lion, again
- New Oxford has a pair of 2-1 victories over Red Lion this season.
- The Colonials scored at the 10:56 mark of overtime to earn Tuesday's win.
- New Oxford improved to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in York-Adams Division I.
RED LION — Different setting, same ending.
New Oxford edged Red Lion, 2-1 on Tuesday, for the second time this season in a clash of York-Adams League field hockey powers.
Just as in the first meeting this season at New Oxford, Kaelyn Long and Breanne Sauter combined to deliver the victory.
The only difference was that Tuesday's match required overtime, while the first clash finished in regulation.
Sauter, stationed just to the left of the cage, took a pass from Long, and drove the ball into the goal. The Colonials' senior connected at the 10:56 mark of the 15-minute sudden-victory overtime period.
"We kind of looked at each other," Sauter said. "She (Long) gave me the pass, and I kind of swept it in for her. We've played together since fifth grade, so we know each other on and off the field. We have a nice chemistry."
Long, also a senior, assisted on New Oxford's first goal. Carly Flickinger did the honors at 13:25 of the first half.
Red Lion tied the match early in the second half (at 27:29) when Samantha Collis scored on an assist from Jordan Sleeth. Collis' goal forced overtime, but New Oxford again prevailed in a hard-fought match between the Division I rivals.
'We've been two competitive teams throughout the years," New Oxford head coach Tonya Lardarello said. "Both teams play their hearts out to get the win. We have a tough week. We had Littlestown (Monday) night, Red Lion (Tuesday) and we have (first-place) Dallastown (7-0) on Thursday. You don't have five seconds to enjoy your win."
The Long-Sauter duo ensured that the Colonials collected the latest "W."
"Bre's a defender, but she's played offense in the past, so we kind of use her at both positions," Lardarello said. "Kaelyn, she's a leader on the team. She can see things on the field, and she has amazing stick work."
Tuesday's victory was a special one for Sauter and the other seniors.
"This is the first time since I've been on varsity that we won on (Red Lion's) field," she said. "This is a big moment for the seniors."
New Oxford improved to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in the division, while Red Lion fell to 7-5 and 5-3.
Eastern York 3, York Suburban 1: At Suburban, Morgan Buckwalter and Addison Malone scored first-half goals for Eastern York. Kess Shambough finished a Katelyn Fissel assist for the Trojans. Lydia Massa scored for Eastern in the second half.
Central York 1, Spring Grove 0 (OT): At Central, Kyra Heap scored with 6:17 left in overtime. Mikayla Sommer assisted on the play. Camille Lecrone made 24 saves in net for Spring Grove.
West York 3, Dover 1: At Dover, the Bulldogs scored the game’s final two goals after the Eagles tied it at 1-1 early in the second half. Raegan Myers, Paige Weekly and Nicole Jumba scored for West York, while Amanda Snook scored for Dover.
Susquehannock 7, Northeastern 0: At Glen Rock, Brooke Morris scored the first four goals for Susquehannock, and then Julia McKenzie, Sarah Minacci and Abby Grimm got in on the action with a goal each. It was Morris’ sixth game this year with at least two goals and the fifth shutout in the last seven games for the Warriors.
Bermudian Springs 2, Kennard-Dale 1: At Fawn Grove, a Bermudian goal with 8:39 left broke a 1-1 tie. Emma Lucas scored for K-D, off an assist from Morgan Bowings. Lauren Lisek made 14 K-D saves. Bermudian won the JV match, 1-0.
Hanover 7, Fairfield 0: At Hanover, Avery Martz led the Hawkettes by scoring three goals.
Biglerville 2, Delone 1 (OT): At Biglerville, the Canners outlasted Delone for the overtime victory. Sierra Frock had nine saves for Biglerville.
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