Players of the Day
Katie Fields, Elco field hockey and Michaela Singer, Annville-Cleona field hockey
The Elco and Annville-Cleona field hockey team did a lot of scoring on Monday. It may or may not have been a coincidence that Katie Fields and Michaela Singer were right in the middle of all the fun.
Fields recorded a hat trick - before halftime - as Elco routed Lebanon 8-0 on Monday. Fields' fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the season helped Elco storm to a 6-0 halftime lead that was more than enough production to assure its fourth victory of the still young season.
Meanwhile, Singer notched a hat trick of her own, scoring Annville-Cleona's first three goals in a 5-1 drubbing of Lancaster Mennonite.
Game of the Day
Elco field hockey 8, Lebanon 0
The surprise story of the Lebanon County fall sports season so far? It might just be the Elco field hockey team.
Winners of just five games a season ago, the Raiders moved to within one win of matching last season's victory total already by blasting Lebanon 8-0 in Myerstown on Monday afternoon.
Now 4-2-1 overall and 3-0-1 in Section Three, Elco settled the outcome early, jumping to a 6-0 halftime lead on the strength of Fields' hat trick and cruising home from there.
Emily Witmer and Abbie Keath each added a pair of goals and Alicia Yoh also scored for Lisa Kercher's club, which out shot Lebanon 21-0.
Elizabethtown 1, Cedar Crest 0
David Shank scored in the third minute and the Bears held on from there to post the shutout win.
Conestoga Valley 4, Lebanon 1
Sebastian Sierra scored in the 60th minute to help Lebanon avert the shutout.
Conestoga Valley 3, Cedar Crest 0
Gianna Yurchak scored twice as CV handed the Falcons the shutout victory.
Elizabethtown 8, Lebanon 0
Talia Grynkewicz had a hat trick and E-town outshot the Cedars 18-0 en route to the lopsided win.
Annville-Cleona 5, Lancaster Mennonite 1
Singer came up with a hat trick and Katelyn Brightbill added a pair of goals as A-C jumped to a 4-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Emily Feibig and Lauren Schrader added assists for Annville-Cleona, now 6-1 overall and 2-1 in Section Three.
Cedar Crest 7, Elizabethtown 0
The Falcons improved to 8-2 overall and 8-1 in Section One by racing past the Bears and not dropping a set.
Keeley Hartman, Tatyana Golub, Abbey Castor and Serena Cheng posted singles victories to lead Cedar Crest to the sweep.
Cedar Crest 3, Governor Mifflin 0
The Falcons evened their record at 3-3 behind 14 kills from Grace Miller.
Brooklyn Varner added 6 aces and 20 assists as the Falcons pulled off the sweep by scores of 25-20, 25-12 and 25-13.
Palmyra 3, Greencastle-Antrim 0
The Cougars remained in first place in the Mid-Penn Keystone by sweeping past the Blue Devils behind a big effort from multi-skilled junior Kirstin West.
West posted 21 assists, 3 kills, 3 digs, 1 block and 1 ace as Palmyra improved to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the Keystone. Memphis Martin added eight kills to the win.
Lancaster Catholic 3, Elco 1
A big night from Carli Sholl (17 kills) couldn't keep the Raiders from falling to Catholic in Section Three action.