Results for soccer, field hockey, volleyball

Tuesday and Thursday is title time in District 3, with champions in men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and field hockey being crowned.

Only champions advance to states. And there are no consolations. It is one and it is done.

Following:District 3 Tournament Quarter-Final and Semi-Final Results

Following:Cross-country PIAA: Where did District 3 runners rank in the state?

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District 3 2A Field Hockey Championship

Palmyra 3, Hershey 1

In a year where we’ve all had to come to terms with a new normal, some things haven’t changed at all.

Like, for example, the Palmyra field hockey team that won the District 3 championships.

The Cougars won their 11th district title since 2001 on Thursday night and clinched their second straight 2A crown with a 3-1 victory over Backyard and Mid-Penn Division rival Keystone Hershey at Palmyra Area High School.

In a title game that was pushed back a day due to rain, the Cougars prepared to play and then some, skipping early in the first quarter when Maddie Hudson tipped into an Olivia Kirkpatrick fired an insert penalty corner.

Kirkpatrick would then give the Cougars (13-2) a 2-0 advantage with less than 5 minutes left in the first quarter, when she converted a penalty stroke, her second in as many games for Palmyra. On Saturday, Kirkpatrick recorded a hat trick in the Cougars’ 7-0 semifinal against Elco.

Palmyra, who will open the state playoffs on Tuesday against Selinsgrove or Penn Trafford, extended their lead to 3-0 just before halftime, thanks to Anna Miller’s rebound from a Hudson shot.

To his credit, Hershey didn’t go quietly, cutting Palmyra’s lead to 3-1 midway through the third quarter when Ashley Arnold hit home a corner insert.

But Palmyra’s defense slammed the door from there, keeping the Trojans off the scoreboard the rest of the way en route to claiming the No. 11 district title and the second straight under the head coach. Kent Harshman.

District 3 Women’s Volleyball

(All title matches will take place on Tuesday, November 10)

4A Championship

No 1 Hempfield 3, No 3 Wilson 1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19)

3A championship

No. 2 York Suburban 3, No. 1 Garden Spot 2: York Suburban stunned Garden Spot in five sets to claim their first District 3 title since back-to-back crowns in 1975 and 1976.

The Trojans trailed 2-0 before rallying for a 23-25, 20-25, 25-18, 31-29, 15-12 win.

Suburban is now 17-0 and ranked No. 4 in the state and will face District 2 champion Berwick in the state quarterfinals on Saturday.

2A Championship

No. 1 Trinity 3, No. 2 York Catholic 0: In previous years, York Catholic girls’ volleyball coach Phil Autrey shed tears after losses in the District 3 title game.

This year, he was able to smile through the sadness.

Not because he wasn’t disappointed. But because he was glad his senior class had the chance to compete this season.

York Catholic lost to Trinity 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-19) in the District 3 Class 2A title match on Tuesday. It is the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Irish have lost in the District Championship. The Irish finish 13-1 but miss the state playoffs.

But a few months after Autrey expected the season to be canceled, he said the main thing he would remember about this group was their good attitude.

He recalled having to tell some of his players that Governor Tom Wolf had recommended no sports until Jan. 1 in August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“About half of them were at this (volleyball camp) and I sat them down and said, ‘Look, we’re not going to have a season. It probably won’t happen,” Autrey said. “And Shannon Toomey said ‘Can we still practice?'”

“That for me is the reason why I coach. I knew whatever we get, we will be grateful for it. The group wants to win, but that’s not what they played for. They played because that they like to play with each other. It’s hard to characterize when you have a special group like that.

It was the first season since the Irish moved to Class 2A in 2016 that they did not lose to Delone Catholic in the District 3 playoffs. York Catholic beat the Squirettes 3-1 in the semi-final on Saturday.

Still, the Irish struggled against reigning District 3 champions Shamrocks on Tuesday. Trinity coach John Barrick called his side the best he had ever coached. Autrey expects the Shamrocks to have a solid run at a state title.

York Catholic fell behind at the start of the first set and never really recovered. Until his last point in the third set, the Irish rallied for three straight points but could not overcome an eight-point deficit.

The Irish were without four players due to COVID-related concerns. Autrey said those players were exposed to COVID in the classroom, but were quarantined and not exposed to teammates.

Senior star Hope Leavy-Gaskins led the Irish with 11 kills. York Catholic will graduate six seniors: Leavy-Gaskins, Madeline Walker, Keely Brennan, Luisa Stout, Shannon Toomey and Grace Keesey.

“I’ve seen these girls grow into fantastic young women,” Autrey said. “I’m the lucky one who was able to train them for as long as I did.

“Have I grown since then (getting upset in previous defeats? Yes, but they were the ones who taught me. They just wanted to play together. You can’t ask for anything more.”

—Matt Allibone

1A Championship

No. 1 Mount Calvary Christian 3, No. 2 Lititz Christian School 1 (25-10, 25-17, 21-25, 25-14)

District 3 Women’s Football

(All title matches will take place on Tuesday, November 10)

4A Championship

No 5 Cumberland Valley 1, No 6 Central Dauphin 0

3A championship

No. 4 Mechanicsburg 1, No. 6 Lampeter-Strasbourg 0

2A Championship

Wyomissing 2, North Lebanon 1 (2 OT): Wyomissing scored six minutes from the end of second overtime to defeat North Lebanon in Tuesday’s 2A final at Conrad Weiser.

Hannah Hurleman of the Spartans scored with 6:18 left to lift the Spartans to their second district title and first in 16 years.

Wyomissing also won the Berks County title by defeating Wilson in the league final. Its only loss all year was 4-3 against Elco.

The Vikings tied the game with eight minutes left in regulation time on a goal by Emily Hauck, her school record 21st of the season.

“Wyomissing was a really good team,” NL coach Jeff Snyder said. “They were the best team we’ve faced all year apart from Manheim Township.”

The Vikes were 15-2 with playoff losses to Manheim Township and Wyomissing.

The Spartans were led by senior midfielder Abigail Doyle, who enlisted at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The Spartans’ first goal was a Cadie Hoke corner which found the net 15 minutes later.

“Just as I was about to catch him, I got pushed around by one of their players,” goaltender Ashlyn Messinger said. “It was just enough to knock my timing off.”

—Jerry Reigel

1A Championship

Fairfield 2, Mount Calvary Christian 0: The Fairfield Green Knights capitalized on a second-half outburst in a pair of goals Tuesday at Gettysburg to win the Class A women’s soccer championship.

Stalled in the first half and held to no shots despite controlling much of possession, Fairfield (12-1-1) abandoned his original strategy and used his speed to his advantage.

Senior Naia Roberts, who has been part of the losing streak in the district title game for the past two years, split the defense with two assists that led to second-half goals.

“Even today,” said Fairfield first-year head coach Owen Phelan, “(Naia) was someone, as a midfielder, who dominated play and distributed the ball, taking his chances when she saw them and setting us up for success.”

Roberts played Erin Gregg alone on Mount Calvary goalkeeper Marlie Niedwick during the third minute of the second half, and the ball ricocheted into the net off Gregg’s shin after Niedwick dove and tipped him into the rushing attacker.

Emma Dennison danced around the charging keeper after a through ball from Roberts and netted Fairfield’s second with 16 minutes left to double Fairfield’s lead.

“I really think it was just the heart that our girls have,” Roberts said of the second half. “I think they didn’t want to come out of that game with a loss. They didn’t want it to be the end of the season because this year is different with COVID and everything. I really think they just wanted it more There was no strategy in the second half…we had a strategy at the start of the game, but there was no strategy in the second half, we just wanted more.”

—George Marinos

District 3 Men’s Football

(All title matches will take place on Tuesday, November 10)

4A Championship

Cumberland Valley’s No. 4 forfeits Manheim Township’s No. 3 due to Manheim Township’s COVID case.

3A championship

No. 3 Northern York 2, No. 5 Fleetwood 0

2A Championship

No. 3 Oley Valley 2, No. 4 Boiling Springs 0

1A Championship

No. 4 Tulpehocken 4, No. 2 Camp Hill 0

Field Hockey District 3

(All title matches have been moved to Thursday, November 12)

3A championship

No. 2 Central Dauphin vs. No. 1 Lower Dauphin at Lower Dauphin MS, 7 p.m.

2A Championship

No.1 Palmyra 3, No.7 Hershey 1.

1A championship

No. 5 Greenwood vs. No. 6 Newport at West Perry HS, 7 p.m.