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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

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