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GIRLS SOCCER: Elco takes section lead with key win at Donegal

Loneliness never felt so good to members of the Elco girls' soccer team.

The Raiders have first place in Section Three all to themselves after Wednesday's 2-1 win over Donegal in a first-place showdown in Mount Joy.

Now 10-1 in the section and 12-3 overall, Elco was staring at a 1-0 deficit after the Indians' Sydney Skirboll opened the scoring in the 48th minute, but the Raiders bounced back with goals from Taylor Bossert and Jenna Oliviero to pull out the win and secure the top spot in the section with three games remaining.

Emma Strickler picked up the victory in goal with two saves for the Raiders, who outshot Donegal 5-3.

NORTHERN LEBANON 1, LANCASTER MENNONITE 0 >> In Fredericksburg, the Vikings pulled off the eye-opening upset on the strength of Jess Batz's second-half score.

Rebecca Boisvert assisted on the goal, which came 6:15 into the second half, and helped NL improve to 5-9 overall and 3-8 in Section Three.

Holly Rittle more than earned the shutout in goal, coming up with nine saves.

LEBANON CATHOLIC 2, PEQUEA VALLEY 1>> At Lebanon Catholic, the Beavers used a pair of second-half goals from Leah Pastal to edge the Braves.

Neesha Pierre assisted on both goals for Catholic, now 5-8 overall and 2-8 in Section Three.

LANCASTER CATHOLIC 1, ANNVILLE-CLEONA 0 (OT)>> In Lancaster, A-C dropped a heartbreaker after Sara Heise scored in the 85th minute to give the Crusaders the victory.

The loss left the Little Dutchmen 10-5 overall and 6-5 in Section Three. Anna Soliday was solid in goal for A-C with 11 saves in defeat.

MANHEIM CENTRAL 7, LEBANON 0 >> In Manheim, the Barons made short work of the Cedars behind a pair of goals from Taylor Noll.

Lebanon was outshot 18-4 en route to the defeat.