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Nov. 3, 2018 — Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 2, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 0

POSTGAME Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see you tomorrow on Facebook Live

POSTGAME The Lower Dauphin defense led by Sierra Pegram and goalie Brandelynn Herbough were exceptional against the Penn Manor attack

FULL TIME The horn sounds with Lower Dauphin winning 2-0

8:45 LD PC and GOAL Domivich’s 1-up goes in! Surely this gives Lower Dauphin the title! 2-0 Falcons!

58:10 LD PC Pegram’s shot is saved! Will rerack

53:00 PM PC Ball is sent skyward, whereupon Herbough makes the stop; a second shot is sent to the goal but is judged to be dangerous

49:15 PM PC Ball goes left but saved again! Wow! Herbough is having herself a game!

48:50 PM PC Ball goes left but the ball is saved! Rerack because of a deliberate clear over the end line

48:29 PM PC Gabby Bitts rounds the corner but the play is blocked with a foot; will rerack

48:20 Timeout, Penn Manor

46:30 Emma DeBerdine slices upfield but Sienna Pegram, who has been immense this game, breaks up the play

42:30 PM PC Ball out yet again to DeBerdine, who finds Bitts at the stroke mark, but is tackled!

41:30 PM PC Ball out wide to DeBerdine, who finds Jasmine Miller in the soft center, but an acrobatic save is made by the heel of Brandelynn Herbough! What a stop!

40:00 Lower Dauphin has applied a high-pressure line and it is sending Penn Manor’s defense to all pumps

33:00 PM PC DeBerdine’s blast is judged to be dangerously high

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME Credit the defenses for that; the TopOfTheCircle.com Seventh Law of field hockey says that good teams can beat good individuals, and vice versa

HALFTIME Although this is The Day of 1000 Goals, it’s amazing that only seven goals have been scored thus far

HALFTIME The horn sounds with Lower Dauphin holding a 1-0 lead

28:45 PM PC Bitts around the right wing, but tackled away

28:15 PM PC Option left off a Falcon foot; will rerack

25:05 PM PC Option left shot is deflected and the rebound saved and cleared!

22:15 LD PC Domovich’s blast goes in, but the ball was ruled to have been outside the circle

14:00 LD PC and GOAL Emma O’Neill takes the rebound of an Audrey Domovich blast and sends it in! Lower Dauphin leads 1-0

12:30 PM PC Shot saved!

8:00 Game played mostly between the 25s thus far with both teams tackling furiously on defense

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Penn Manor is in the navy uniforms with white numbers; Lower Dauphin is in the white with royal numbers

PREGAME The teams are warming up under bright, brisk skies with temperatures hovering around 53 degrees

PREGAME A big question for this game will be whether Lower Dauphin’s excellence of execution on penalty corners will see them through. Audrey Domovich is the Falcons’ corner striker, and she has been awesome the last few seasons

PREGAME These two sides have made this tournament a priority over the years, as this is a preparation for the state tournament. These two sides have appeared in the state finals nine times since 2016; indeed, in 2012, these two sides faced each other

PREGAME Gabby Bitts has been an excellent player over the last few years, and has used her quickness and anticipation to knock in 125 goals

PREGAME Penn Manor’s Emma DeBerdine is the straw that stirs the Comets’ drink. She has used her speed and stick skills to score 138 goals. She will be joining her sister Brooke at Maryland next year

PREGAME This being The Day of 1000 Goals, here’s who you should focus on during today’s proceedings

PREGAME Penn Manor, champions of Lancaster-Lebanon Division I, is 21-1-1 on the season; Lower Dauphin, champions of the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division, is 18-1-1

PREGAME We’re back at Spartan Stadium on the campus of Hershey Milton Hershey (Pa.) for the District 3-Class AAA Tournament final between Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) and Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.)

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Nov. 3, 2018 — Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 3, vs. Palmyra (Pa.) 0

POSTGAME Back in a couple of minutes with the 3A final

POSTGAME Mackenzie Allessie has extended her legendary status with today’s workmanlike performance; with a break or two, she could have had another couple of goals

FULL TIME The horn sounds with Donegal winning 3-0

59:16 DHS PC Allessie looks for a teammate and the ball is fumbled

55:45 DHS PC Allessie with a flick that goes over the top

53:08 DHS PC and GOAL Mackenzie Allessie pings it in off the near post! Hat trick for Allessie! 3-0 Donegal

53:08 Timeout, Donegal

51:45 PHS PC Option-right results in a raised ball

49:20 PHS PC Wadas blasts it and it is sticked away!

48:04 Timeout, Palmyra

47:00 PHS PC Wadas shoots; Johns says no

44:30 PHS PC Shot is defensed and blocked! What an effort by Donegal’s defense!

42:00 DHS PC Option-left is a raised ball

38:29 Timeout, Donegal

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME Think on this: Mackenzie Allessie now has 119 goals this season and 346 career

HALFTIME Donegal, as is its wont, has feasted on Allessie’s chances. The Ohio State-bound senior has done her magic and built this lead thanks to a lot of grunt work on the part of the front line to earn corners

HALFTIME The horn brings an end to the first half with the score 2-0 in favor of Donegal

29:59 PHS PC Lauren Wadas with the blast; Aliza Johns says no

29:30 PHS PC Shot hits a pile of players; will reset

28:49 PHS PC Bouncing ball is saved over the end line by goalie Aliza Johns!

25:00 DHS PC and GOAL Allessie evades a double-team at the top of the circle and hits a delightful backhand into the long side; it’s 2-0 Indians

17:25 DHS PC Allessie lets it get away from her and she hits a shot high on the goalie

14:30 PHS PC 1-up hits the side of the cage

8:24 DHS PC Allessie pulls right, finds net! Yet another goal for the nation’s all-time field hockey scorer and the Indians lead 1-0

7:55 DHS PC Allessie fumbles the insert into the we a between the scoring circle and the dashed circle; will reset

7:15 DHS PC A well-worked wall pass is shot from eight yards; the goalkeeper says no

4:30 DHS PC Allessie crafts a backhand wide!

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Donegal is in the white tops and green kilts, Palmyra is in the all-black with white numbers

PREGAME The teams are warming up under sunny skies with temperatures hovering around 57 degrees

PREGAME And even though Donegal may have a lot more scoring than Palmyra, the Cougars are one of those teams who seems to know how to navigate a playoff bracket, having come from one of the toughest conferences in the country

PREGAME These teams have made the District 3 title match their own playground the last several years; indeed, these two schools swept the title matches when Palmyra was in the AAA bracket and Donegal was in AA

PREGAME But don’t call Lily Saunders the second fiddle on this team. The senior has scored a number of important goals for the Indians during her career, amassing 113 for her career

PREGAME Donegal’s talisman player has been senior Mackenzie Allessie, whose scoring prowess has gone from repute to absolute legend. She has 117 goals for the 2018 season, which is about 22 percent greater than the old record set by Austyn Cuneo. She has an astounding 344 goals for her career, the all-time record

PREGAME This being The Day of 1000 Goals, here’s who you should focus on during today’s proceedings

PREGAME Donegal, champions of Lancaster-Lebanon Division II, is 23-1 on the season; Palmyra, the third-place team of the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division, is 16-4-1

PREGAME We’re back at Spartan Stadium on the campus of Hershey Milton Hershey (Pa.) for the District 3-Class AA Tournament final between Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) and Palmyra (Pa.)

Nov. 3, 2018 — Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.) 2, Oley (Pa.) Valley 1, OT

POSTGAME We’ll be back in a few minutes with Donegal-Palmyra

POSTGAME The thing to remember is that, seven weeks ago, a similar aerial ball was missed by Greenwood with about 10 minutes to go in the Falcon Classic, a game that the Wildcats lost by a goal

71:17 GHS PC The shot by Wirth is saved by the goalie high into the air, but redirected at the goalmouth by Kenedy Stroup like a lacrosse quickstick! It counts! What a goal! Greenwood wins the game 2-1

69:39 OV PC Gladieux is the recipient of a pass play but Wirth with a huge tackle!

68:00 Oley has a sitter from the side of the cage but the ball is fired wide!

66:10 OV PC Gladieux fires wide!

64:00 Gladieux goes 1-on-3 and almost gets by two of the defenders, but is dispossessed

60:00 Overtime has started

END REGULATION Greenwood has been given a number of chances to win, but only two shots resulted from six second-half penalty corners

END REGULATION The horn sounds with the sides level 1-1; up to two 15-minutes of extra time are forthcoming. The golden-goal rule applies

56:30 GHS PC Shot saved into an open area and the Lynx clear their lines

53:35 Timeout, Greenwood

51:00 GHS PC Paityn Wirth aims a backhander which goes over the cage

47:46 OV PC Passing play results in a ball squeaking just wide!

45:45 GHS PC Whistled for a raised ball

43:30 OV PC Option right is saved despite being screened

42:05 OV PC Whistled for a dangerous ball

41:20 OV PC Gladieux’s backhander is saved!

38:50 Sarah Beers of Oley Valley frees her stick and pushes her shot just wide!

38:27 Timeout, Greenwood

35:00 GHS PC Shot from the left angle is high and wide

34:00 GHS PC Wirth’s shot defensed by Gladieux

33:00 OV PC Pass to Gladieux is broken up

31:10 GHS PC Wirth is tackled; ball cleared!

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME The late goal certainly changes the team talk; Oley has had the better chances despite not generating their share of corners

30:00 GHS PC Leah Bryner eliminates the flyer and finds net! Game tied 1-1

28:00 OV PC A raised ball gives Oley the ball in a promising position

27:15 OV PC Passing play blocked down; will reset

26:00 GHS PC Ends on an unfortunate foot

18:57 OV PC and GOAL Gladieux takes the insert from Sarah Beers and buries it in the corner! Lynx lead 1-0

17:55 OV PC Gladieux’s shot is judged dangerous

17:00 GHS PC Shot is saved!

15:30 Oley’s Gladieux slams a backhand to the post and it is almost tipped in; unlucky!

12:55 GHS PC Paityn Wirth’s shot is defensed!

9:00 Madison Kline of Oley Valley lines up a backhand and it screams wide!

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Oley Valley is in the blue with white numbers, Greenwood is in the white with blue kilts

PREGAME The teams are warming up under breezy skies with temperatures hovering around 55 degrees

PREGAME These teams are familiar with each other, having met a year ago in the District semifinal round. Oley won that game 1-0, but it was Greenwood which obtained the state Class 1A championship

PREGAME Paityn Wirth has 173 career goals, which means her next double will make her the seventh player in the last six years to surpass Sharon Landau Berney’s old national record. Wirth could have had more goals but for her duties last year with the U.S. women’s indoor national team

PREGAME Sophia Gladieux comes into this game with 136 goals and a full season to build on that figure. She’s currently one of five players to hit the 50-goal mark this season. Her teammate, Madison Kline, is just three goals away from 100 for her career

PREGAME This being The Day of 1000 Goals, here’s who you should focus on during today’s proceedings

PREGAME Oley Valley, the champions of Berks Division III, is 23-1 on the season; Greenwood, champions of the Tri-Valley Athletic Association and defending PIAA Class A champion, is 18-1

PREGAME First up, from Spartan Stadium on the campus of Hershey Milton Hershey (Pa.), is the championship final of the Class A Tournament between Oley (Pa.) Valley and Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.)

PREGAME Welcome to The Day of 1000 Goals, the tripleheader of games which will determine the champions and runners-up for District 3 of the the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. It’s a day where the rosters of these six sides have scored more than 1,000 goals in their careers; check yesterday’s blog entry for a breakdown