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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.)

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