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Nov. 17, 2018 — Hershey (Pa.) 2, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 1, OT

POSTGAME Thanks for following along; we will see you on Facebook Live tomorrow

POSTGAME It is what you might expect with two true rivals located four miles apart along Route 322

POSTGAME It was a very even contest, one which saw Kit Olmstead make the key save in the final minutes, but a key yellow card in overtime put Lower Dauphin a player down, and it took less than two minutes for Hershey to shake a player free in the circle

64:37 HERSHEY GOAL Apparently, quite a bit. Kalie Obenstine with the game-winner! Wow! Hershey wins its first PIAA field hockey title 2-1

63:10 Yellow card, Lower Dauphin: Emma O’Neill off for five; how much of a difference will this make in the outcome?

62:16 LDPC Domovich shoots and Olmstead says no

60:00 We are on with extra time

FULL TIME We will have overtime again! Next goal wins!

FULL TIME At the end of regulation, it is 1-1 between these two Mid-Penn Keystone sides

57:33 LDPS Olmstead with the save on Hunter! We play on!

57:30 LDPC A stroke is called on the round-the-horn play; it was the denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity with the fouled player having a clear lane to goal

56:40 LDPC Hunter puts it into the mixer; sent away by the Hershey defense

55:20 HPC Sofia Pendolino with the defensive takeaway

54:55 HPC Zimmer tackled; will rerack

52:00 LDPC Olmstead makes two smart saves

50:42 LDPC and GOAL A third effort by Katie Sparks sends the ball over the goal line! Game tied 1-1

50:00 LDPC Lauren Hunter’s shot is raised by the Hershey defense; will rerack

49:20 LDPC Domovich defensed by Zimmer

48:46 LDPC Domovich with the blast; Kit Olmstead says no

48:46 Timeout, Lower Dauphin

41:40 HERSHEY GOAL Zimmer with a neat pass to Held, who slots it home from an angle! Trojans lead 1-0

40:20 HPC Hi-lo to a cutter and the shot is blocked

38:35 Green card, Hershey: Kailey Obenstine off for the push

37:33 Timeout, Hershey

35:45 HPC Zimmer shoots but dangerously

33:40 Domovich blasts wide

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME Lower Dauphin and Hershey have had their chances, but only on corners. Zimmer and Domovich are the likeliest to score but their opposing defenses have held

HALFTIME The sides are goalless at the half

25:30 LDPC Wally corner is a pass down low to Sienna Pegram, and the pass is cut out

22:20 LDPC Domovich defensed by Zimmer!

21:10 LDPC Audrey Domovich’s cannon is wide!

17:30 HPC Ashley Arnold runs a hi-lo to the inserter but the pass misses

15:14 Timeout, Lower Dauphin

11:15 HPC Shot saved by LD goalie Brandelynn Heinbaugh

8:15 HPC Maddie Zimmer’s shot is defensed but rolls pass the goalkeeper! Heads-up play by the Lower Dauphin defense to clear!

6:00 Play is in between the 25s

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Lower Dauphin is in the royal blue with white letters, while Hershey is in the white with orange and black letters

PREGAME It’s gotten a bit colder, with the temperatures dipping down to 41

PREGAME Hershey, for its part, has never won a PIAA field hockey title. They have come close on a number of occasions, but this may be the Trojans’ best chance ever. Bri (Davies) Price won a state championship as a player at Palmyra in 2005 as the main provider for teammate Kelly Fitzpatrick’s 66 goals

PREGAME Lower Dauphin has won the state championship on six previous occasions, but has not won since 2013. The Falcons beat last year’s Virginia Class 6A champions, First Colonial, in a preseason friendly, beat PIAA Class A winner Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.) in the Falcon Classic, and beat Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) in the District 3 final a scant two weeks ago

PREGAME This is a Route 322 derby match, as the two schools are a scant four miles apart along Governor Road

PREGAME Lower Dauphin is 22-1-1 on the season, Hershey is 18-4-1. These two sides are rivals from the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn Conference, a division that Hershey won

PREGAME Back now at Whitehall for the final game of the day, the Class AAA final between Hershey (Pa.) and Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.)

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