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Nov. 17, 2018 — Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 2, Newport (Pa.) 0

POSTGAME Back in a few minutes with the 2A final

POSTGAME That being said, Wyoming Seminary had the talent, the skills, and the finishing touch around goal

POSTGAME Full marks to Newport for not giving up against an opponent which has been in the finals before; the Buffaloes have improved one game every year since 2016, making it to the quarterfinals two years ago, the semifinals a year ago, and this year’s title match

FULL TIME And that is game; Wyoming Seminary wins the game 2-0

59:55 SEM PC Does not have to be taken; clock runs out

55:20 SEM PC Defensed by Lillie Harris

52:18 Yellow card, Wyoming Seminary: Wesneski is being called for the block tackle, which looked clean. The umpires are handing out cards like speeding tickets at the Indy 500

50:54 Yellow card, Newport: Myers with another stick foul

49:34 Yellow card, Wyoming Seminary: Aubrey Mytych for a stick obstruction

48:35 Yellow card, Newport: Kate Templeton off for a stick obstruction

43:24 Offsetting yellows for Newport’s Abigail Myers and Sem’s Alex Wesneski

42:44 Green card, Wyoming Seminary; Bari Lefkowitz off for two

40:55 SEM PC Defensed by Chloe Smith

39:10 Timeout, Newport

39:10 Sem appears to score again through Maxwell, but third-party is called

38:02 SEM GOAL Maxwell with a 30-yard run up the left wing, took it into the circle, and buried it! Sem leads 2-0

34:35 Green card, Wyoming Seminary; Hannah Maxwell is off for encroachment of the five-yard zone

31:00 SEM PC Hi-lo misses the inserter

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME Newport has been effective on the counter and has earned corners against the Blue Knights’ backline

HALFTIME Sem has the goal and the lead, but Newport is giving the six-time state titlists all they can handle

HALFTIME The siren goes with Wyoming Seminary leading Newport 1-0

29:40 Green card, Newport: Rachel Bohn off for the push

25:05 SEM PC Low backhander is saved: rebound is wide!

24:00 NHS PC Defensed and cleared by Alex Wesneski

22:00 SEM PC Option-right is defensed

20:38 Green card, Wyoming Seminary; Julia Christian is off for the rash tackle

19:30 NHS PC Flip shot waffles away by Sem goalie Mia Magnotta

17:13 SEM PS and GOAL Reznick into the low corner; Blue Knights lead 1-0

17:10 SEM PC Ball stopped by Kate Templeton’s body and a penalty stroke is called!

14:00 NHS PC Option-right fizzles out

12:34 SEM PC Shot deflected wide and a long hit the result

9:25 NHS PC Hi-lo defensed by Kelsey Reznick

8:40 NHS PC Abigail Myers’ shot stopped by a Sem foot

7:20 SEM PC Deflection by Hannah Maxwell is well-saved by goalie Allie Harris

2:15 SEM PC Hi-lo is sent over the sideline by the Newport defense

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Newport is wearing navy with white numbers, while Sem is wearing white tops with powder-blue kilts

PREGAME The teams are warming up under gray skies with temperatures around 44 degrees and a breeze

PREGAME Newport, a town of a bit more than 1,500 people in Perry County, is in its first PIAA field hockey final. It looks like half the town is here in Whitehall

PREGAME Wyoming Seminary is a nine-time participant in the state final, winning on six occasions, and is coached by the legendary Karen Klassner. Indeed, it was about 12 years ago when the Blue Knights had two future members of the U.S. women’s national team

PREGAME The story of this game is Wyoming Seminary’s championship-level experience over the last century against Newport’s relative inexperience

PREGAME Newport is 18-6-1 on the season, Sem is 20-2-1

PREGAME Hello, and welcome to Allentown Whitehall (Pa.) for the PIAA Class A final between Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) and Newport (Pa.)

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