Red Lion earns key field hockey triumph over Dallastown, boosts Central York's title hopes


The Red Lion High School field hockey team bounced back from one of its most disappointing losses with one of its most satisfying victories.

Red Lion's Kaiya Edwards, left, seen here in a game vs. Central York on Wednesday, scored the winning goal in overtime on Friday against Dallastown. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Wednesday, the Lions saw their York-Adams Division I championship hopes take a devastating hit with a 5-0 setback vs. Central York.

Friday, the Lions rebounded in a big way, edging arch-rival Dallastown 2-1 in overtime.

In the process, Red Lion gave a major boost to Central York's hopes of winning an outright D-I crown, while also delivering a major blow to Dallastown's hopes of a D-I title.

Central York (10-5 overall) is now alone in first in D-I at 9-1, while Dallastown (11-5 overall) dropped to 9-2 in the division. The Lions (10-6 overall) are third at 8-3.

The Panthers have three games left that will count in the division standings vs. Spring Grove (3-11 overall), Susquehannock (8-7 overall) and Dover (2-10 overall). If Central sweeps those games, it will take the outright D-I championship. 

In Friday's game, Red Lion's Megan McCarty started the scoring in the first half off an assist from Jillian Sleeth.

Dallastown evened it up in the second half on a goal by Camryn Eveler.

Kaiya Edwards the scored the winner in overtime.

Red Lion's Ali Anderson made five saves to get the win in goal.

Red Lion had a 7-6 edge in shots and a 6-3 edge in corners.

Dallastown won the JV match, 1-0.