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Nov. 5, 2015 —  Palmyra (Pa.) 3, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 2, OT

POSTGAME That’s all for now. Good night and good hockey

POSTGAME There will also be regrets at Penn Manor regarding corner execution. If the Comets had been able to score on a couple more during their dominating first 20 minutes of the first half, the game likely would have had a different ending

POSTGAME Palmyra, after being outplayed for most of regulation, rescues a win by scoring two goals in five minutes. Palmyra is known to do this, making the late comeback against the odds, but that’s what a goalkeeper like Sprecher can do for you

POSTGAME Just when you think you have this ostensibly simple stick-and-ball game figured out, you see something new

FULL TIME Incredible scenes on the pitch put a cap on an amazing day of hockey at Milton Hershey School

63:48 PHS PC and GOAL The ball is taken around the right again; Mark with the initial shot, and Lauren Wadas puts it in! Palmyra wins a 3-2 thriller! Wow!

63:00 PHS PC The Cougars go around the right elbow through Katelyn Mark; she is denied, but we will re-rack for the foul. During the corner, Brooke DeBerdine returns to action

62:39 PHS PC Dembrowski weaves, is fouled; will re-rack

60:40 Palmyra almost ends it with a backhander but the shot goes off the goalie boots

60:00 And we are on with extra time; two 15-minute periods, golden goal rule applies. Palmyra has a player advantage because of the Brooke DeBerdine yellow card

FULL TIME The horn sounds with the sides level at 2-2

59:33 PHS PC and GOAL And after a couple of saved shots, the ball is sent in by Alexis Smith! We’re tied 2-2 in the dying seconds!

57:58 PM YELLOW Brooke DeBerdine is off for five minutes; that evens up the sides for the moment

56:07 PHS GREEN A two-minute card has been assessed for playing the ball after the whistle; not what you want at this point

54:21 PM PC Defensed and cleared by Dembrowski

54:21 PM TIMEOUT Is this next corner going to be from the training ground?

54:21 PM PC

42:44 PHS TIMEOUT

41:30 PM PC An option right is sent  across the face of goal and skids wide; free-in for Comets

40:50 PM PC DeBerdine is saved by Sprecher

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME Credit Palmyra for coming back to tie the game. And even more credit to the Comets for finding a way to respond

HALFTIME Penn Manor dominated play in the first half and was unlucky to get only one goal out of its opening flurry

HALFTIME The horn sounds to end the first half with Penn Manor leading 2-1

28:43 PM PC and GOAL Emma DeBerdine receives a pass in the circle from sister Brooke and, presto, Penn Manor leads 2-1

27:47 PHS PC and GOAL Puts in a 1-up from the Brooklyn insert; game tied 1-1

27:00 PHS PC Defensed by Brooke DeBerdine

22:30 PM PC Brooke DeBerdine fires; Sprecher says no

19:50 PM PC A three-way pass play misfires without a shot on goal

18:10 PM PC And as has happened so often today, The insert is muffed by the stick-stopper

14:30 PM PC Sprecher saves and the Cougars clear their lines

13:50 PM PC Sprecher saves; she raises her glove trying to alert the umpire to a foul which is not given; that could have been costly

7:50 PM PC is cleared

6:00 PM PC is defensed

2:25 PM GOAL A sprawling Anna May Barbusca leverages the ball past Sprecher! Comets lead 1-0

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Palmyra is in the orange with white numbers and black trim; Penn Manor is in the white with navy numbers and kilts

PREGAME The teams are warming up under the setting sun; temps around 60, but it will get cooler as the sun sets

PREGAME These teams are familiar with the state championship spotlight, having made multiple appearances in the state final the last decade. They tied for the 3A crown in 2014, but this year are playing to be the strongest rival to Emmaus (Pa.) for the 3A crown

PREGAME Palmyra is led by goalie Cheyenne Sprecher and attackers Alexis Smith and Jess Dembrowski; Penn Manor is paced by Emma and Brooke DeBerdine

PREGAME Palmyra is 19-2 on the season; Penn Manor is 22-1, and ranked No. 6 in the TopOfTheCircle.com Top 10

PREGAME Back with you at Hershey Field for this District 3-AAA final between Penn Manor and Palmyra

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