Lebanon County H.S. Highlights: March 31
Game of the night
Warwick 10, Cedar Crest girls lacrosse 9
Janelle Scillia’s game-winning goal with seven seconds left led the Warwick girls lacrosse team's 10-9 escape from Cedar Crest Thursday in Lancaster-Lebanon League Section One action.
Scillia’s goal capped a run of three unanswered goals by the Warriors in the final 7:03.
“At halftime we knew we couldn’t let up because Warwick always puts up a solid second half,” Cedar Crest coach Emma Lebo said. “That definitely proved to be the case when they gained momentum early in the second half.”
With the Falcons up 5-2 at halftime, the Warriors turned red hot offensively with eight second-half goals total, including five straight to come all the way back and take a 7-5 lead with 18:06 left. Then Cedar Crest came right back with four unanswered goals itself to go up 9-7 before the Warriors made their game-clinching run.
Abbey Castor led the Falcons with a hat trick, while Maddie Barron and Lexie Eberly had two goals apiece.
Player of the night
Peter Robertson, Palmyra junior
Roberston recorded a hat trick and two assists in the Cougars' 8-7 heartbreaker at Carlisle. The junior midfielder led all players in both categories, where he also sits second on the team through two games.
Cedar Crest 7, Reading 5 (8 innings)
Logan Horn and Nate Cavic each collected a pair of RBIs to help the Falcons to their first victory of the season. Freshman Justin Frazier earned the win in relief, while Joe Carpenter, Jacee Orta and Kyle Poorman also knocked in runs.
High Point Baptist 7, Lebanon Catholic 1
Joe Gates accounted for the only Beavers run of the day, while Nate Hatzfield took the loss on the hill. Hatzfield struck out two, and Noah Marinkov recorded a pair more punch-outs in relief.
Tulpehocken 7, Annville-Cleona 5
In Annville, A-C let a four-run first inning go for naught en route to falling to 1-1 in the early going.
The Little Dutchmen led 4-2 after one inning, and 5-2 after two thanks in part to Morgan Zimmerman's solo homer in the second, but couldn't hang on as Tulpy rallied for three runs in its final at-bat to pull out the win.
Sarah Fischer added a double in a losing cause for A-C and drove in two runs, as did Amber Rexrode.
Hamburg 11, Northern Lebanon 1 (5 innings)
In Hamburg, the Vikings' third game in three days didn't turn out too well, thanks to Hamburg pitcher Paige Lesher, who slugged a three-run homer while also holding Northern Lebanon's bats silent.
The loss left Northern Lebanon 1-2 in the early going.
Carlisle 8, Palmyra 7
After holding a lead after the first three quarters, the Cougars surrendered four goals in the finale and let a road win slip at Carlisle. The Thundering Herd had six different players score and won by the same margin they did a year ago in Palmyra.
Warwick 12, Cedar Crest 4
Three goals from Mike Weaver supplied most of the Falcons' offense during a loss down in Lititz. Tyler Beard made five saves in goal for Cedar Crest, which fell to 0-2 this season.
Carlisle 7, Palmyra 6
A big night from Paige Frye wasn’t enough as the Cougars fell just short in the loss. Frye led Palmyra with a hat trick, while Kiley Gallagher finished with a goal and two assists. The Cougars also outshot the Thundering Herd 17-15 despite the loss.
Annville-Cleona 4, Lampeter-Strasburg 3
In Lampeter, A-C continued to impress, squeaking out the win to improve to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in Section Three. No other details were available.
Elco 6, Pequea Valley 1
In Myerstown, the Raiders rode a big day from the Bennetch brothers to the lopsided win.
Linden and Mason Bennetch were victorious at No.1 and 2 singles, respectively, and also teamed for a win at No.1 doubles to help Elco improve to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in Section Two.
Dylan Spitler was also victorious in singles and doubles for Zach Cook's club.
Cocalico 7, Northern Lebanon 0
It was a tough day for the Vikings as they were shut out in every match. In No. 1 singles, Owen Stover went down in his match, 6-1, 6-2 to Cocalico’s Colby Martin, while Kyle Moore dropped his No. 2 singles match with the Eagles’ Jarod Snader, 6-0, 6-1.
Hempfield 3, Cedar Crest 0
In South Lebanon, the Falcons had a tough time with perennial power Hempfield, falling in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-13, and 25-12.
Mitch Harsh led Cedar Crest in defeat with four kills, and Darwin Muentes had eight assists.
Lancaster Mennonite 3, Lebanon 0
In Lancaster, the Cedars were swept away by scores of 25-7, 25-11 and 25-11.
Cameron Gooden and Paul Heagy paced Lebanon with three kills apiece.
Palmyra 3, Red Land 0
In Palmyra, the Cougars won a good one, by scores of 25-13, 26-24, 25-19 behind six kills and 10 blocks from Mike Hall.
Ben Rusling added eight kills, Tanner Yaw chipped in with six blocks and Tyler Sheaffer contributed 12 assists to the victory.