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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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