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Dallastown’s Molly Lohss handles the ball with pressure from Red Lion’s Jackie Golden during action at Horn Field on Monday. Dallastown won

Dallastown’s Molly Lohss handles the ball with pressure from Red Lion’s Jackie Golden during action at Horn Field on Monday. Dallastown won 2-0. Bill Kalina photo –

RED LION — While there was little of the overly physical play that has become a hallmark of a Dallastown-Red Lion field hockey match, the competitiveness certainly was not lacking Monday afternoon at Horn Field.

For nearly 60 minutes on the turf at Red Lion’s home digs, just one goal — by Wildcat forward Bryna Cook with nine minutes left in the first half — separated the two York-Adams League Division I powers.

While the visitors pretty much dominated the first half, there were a few scary moments when the Lions almost evened things up in the second half.

Dallastown, however, was able to survive and received a clinching goal from Olivia Talley with under a minute remaining to claim an important 2-0 triumph.

“It was exciting,” said Cook, who also assisted on Talley’s goal. “They came out in the second half and we got caught laying back a little bit. So we had to pick it up.”

The Lions were held without a shot over the first 30 minutes, when the defending York-Adams League champions controlled play. Just over 12 minutes into the final half, the hosts picked things up with the second of their three penalty corners for the match.

Dallastown goalie Karley Andrews, who played most of the second half after subbing in for Syd Terroso, was up the task, making the only two saves her team needed.

“In the second half they started getting momentum,” longtime Dallastown head coach Jeri Myers said. “We weren’t running through balls like we should have. We were a little hesitant because you want to make all the stops. We just have to have confidence in what we do.”

Cook agreed.

“I was getting a little nervous when they had that corner,” she said. “They were getting chances, but we have good goalies.”

The Wildcats were able to survive those flurries without the typical scrum ensuing afterwards, something that Cook and her teammates were actually pleased with.

“Yeah, it was pretty close,” Cook said. “But it stayed clean, which usually it doesn’t. Usually it gets pretty bad.”

The visitors were unable to convert on a penalty shot with 10:13 left in the second half when the normally sure-handed Haylee Anders ripped her attempt just wide of the cage.

“She’s usually our steady person,” Myers said. “She’s the one where, as a sophomore, she won the county championship for us against Red Lion. But, you know, you miss every once in awhile.”

The contest was the first battle between the two rivals on the turf at Horn Field with the new scoreboard in operation. A camera shot from the press box displayed the action on the big screen throughout the contest.

Myers didn’t even realize it was up there until late in the match, while Cook admitted to getting a little distracted, but only during the intermission.

“During halftime they had videos playing and I kept getting caught looking over,” Cook said. “It was a little distracting, but it’s nice.”

Dallastown is now 5-0-0 in Division I, while Red Lion fell to 3-2-0.


Kennard-Dale 2, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, Morgan Bowings and Calie Swegon scored goals and Emmie Dressel and Morgan Day provided assists for K-D. Eastern’s Emily Bodien had six saves. K-D won the JV match, 2-1.

Gettysburg 5, Susquehannock 0: At Glen Rock, Gettysburg rolled in a meeting of Warriors. Katelyn Gormley had two goals and Emily Spangler had two assists to lead Gettysburg. Kristy Langhen had 33 saves for Susquehannock. Susquehannock won the JV game, 1-0.

West York 0, York Suburban 0: At Suburban, neither team could score in regulation or overtime. Chloe Smith had 14 saves for West York, while Colleen Dommel had six saves for Suburban.

South Western 2, Spring Grove 0: At Hanover, Lauren Schmidt and Bailey Moses scored goals for the Mustangs. Camille Lecrone had nine saves for Spring Grove. The JV game ended in a 2-2 tie.

New Oxford 6, Dover 2: At Dover, Sabrina Pinder had two goals in a losing effort. Sarah Pagnanelli had two New Oxford goals.

Bermudian Springs 7, Delone Catholic 0: At McSherrystown, Mackenzie Farley powered the Eagles with two goals and one assist.

Littlestown 3, Biglerville 2: At Littlestown, the home team triumphed. No other details were reported.

Hanover 5, Fairfield 0: At Fairfield, the visitors cruised. No other details were reported.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at

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Dallastown 4, Northeastern 0: At Dallastown, Bryna Cook’s two goals and one assist helped the Wildcats to the victory. Maggie Noll and Olivia Palley each scored one goal, while Molly Lohss and Sawyer Eckenrode added one assist apiece. Dallastown goalies Karley Andrews and Syd Terroso combined for a shutout. Dallastown won the JV match, 2-0.

Red Lion 11, Spring Grove 3: At Spring Grove, Jayla Godfrey racked up five goals for the Lady Lions and Gillian Orwig supplied four goals. Brooke Stambaugh scored two goals for Spring Grove. Red Lion also won the JV match, 4-0.

Bermudian Springs 2, Hanover 1: At Bermudian Springs, the Eagles rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to earn the victory. Mackenzie Farley tied the match for Bermudian with a goal at the 23:07 mark of the second half, and Lexie Lauchbaum delivered the game-winning goal with 6:06 to play. Rene Eisenberg gave Hanover the lead when she scored at 16:18 of the first half. Hanover won the JV match, 1-0.

Susquehannock 8, Eastern York 2: Camryn Burk tallied four goals to go along with one assist, while teammate Ally Kerr notched two scores to lead the host Warriors. Brooke Morris and Michella Salvitti each scored a goal to round out the Susquehannock offense. Tia Judy and Bri Goodling accounted for Eastern’s scoring. In junior varsity, Susquehannock won, 2-0.

Fairfield 2, Littlestown 1: At Fairfield, Meagan Leamboy led the Green Knights by scoring one goal and adding one assist.

West York 2, Kennard-Dale 1 (OT): At West York, the Bulldogs captured the Division II victory in extra time. No other details were available.

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Susquehannock 4, York Suburban 1: At Suburban, Camryn Burk led the Warriors by scoring three goals. Brooke Morris scored one goal for Susquehannock, while Elizabeth Ferg added one assist. For the Trojans, Alex Eckenrode scored, while Paige Robinson picked up an assist. Susquehannock won the JV match, 4-0.

Bermudian Springs 7, Eastern 1: At York Springs, Mackenzie Farley scored four goals and added two assists to lead the Eagles. For the Golden Knights, Ashton Evans scored the lone goal. The game was the completion of a suspended game from Tuesday, Sept. 2.


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Eastern 2, West York 1 (OT): At Wrightsvile, Rachel Deppen delivered the match-winning goal for the Golden Knights at the 1:18 mark of the first OT period. Lydia Massa assisted Deppen on the deciding stroke. Alyssa Howard gave West York the lead at 3:09 of the first half, but Eastern’s Bri Goodling forced OT by scoring at 2:11 of the second half.

Gettysburg 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At Fawn Grove, Kailey Mixell, Megan Miller and Emily Spangler scored in the Warriors’ win. Lauren Lisek had 11 saves in a losing cause.

Dallastown 2, New Oxford 0: At New Oxford, first-half goals by Maggie Noel and Caroline Doll lifted the Wildcats. Jenny Manning and Bryna Cook supplied assists. Karley Andrews and Syd Terroso combined for the shutout in goal with four saves. Dallastown also won the JV match, 1-0.

Bermudian Springs 4, Fairfield 0: At Fairfield, Mckenzie Farley scored two goals and assisted on a third goal. Nikki Wolf delivered a goal and two assists for the Eagles and Brooke Zehr provided a goal. Bermudian goalie Sarah Crane recorded three saves.

Red Lion 3, South Western 1: At Red Lion, the Lady Lions’ Amy Maciejewski and Paige Taylor scored first-half goals and Kynslee Sheperd completed the scoring for the winners by connecting on a penalty stroke in the second half. Montana Utz supplied South Western’s goal. Red Lion goalie Jenna Everett made four saves.

Hanover 4, Biglerville 1: At Hanover, Morgan Herrick scored two goals and assisted on a third goal in the Nighthawks’ victory. Renee Eisenberg and Hannah Markle also scored for Hanover, while Brice Gardner connected for Biglerville’s goal.

Central 8, Dover 0: At Dover, the Panthers received two goals apiece from Amanda Miller, Paige Harrold and Greta Plappert. Teammate Abbie Timperio made 10 stops in goal to record the shutout.

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Eastern York 3, York Suburban 2: At Wrightsville, Lydia Massa scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half to break a 2-2 tie. Rachel Deppen also scored for the winners. Tia Judy had two assists, while Bri Goodling had one. Alex Eckenrode and Ali Plonk scored for Suburban, with Paige Robison getting an assist. The JV game ended 0-0.

Northeastern 2, Red Lion 1: At Manchester, Carly Brenner scored with 16 minutes remaining to break a 1-1 tie. Northeastern’s Katie Leary scored a first-half goal, while Erin Hollerbush made six stops in goal to record the win. For Red Lion, Jayla Godfrey scored the lone goal, while Jena Everrett made 10 stops in goal. Red Lion won the JV match, 3-0.

Dover 2, Susquehannock 1 (Overtime): At Glen Rock, Jewel Matzel broke a 1-1 tie when she found the back of the net in overtime. Also for Dover, Sabrina Tinder scored a second-half goal, while goalie Jenny Strickhouse made 10 stops. For Susquehannock, Julianne Martinez scored the lone goal, while Camryn Burk recorded an assist. Susquehannock won the JV match, 4-0.

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Dallastown 2, Central 0: At Dallastown, Jenny Manning scored both goals in the second half for the home team. Maggie Noll and Bryna Cook each picked up one assist, while goalies Karley Andrews and Syd Terroso combined for a shutout. For the Panthers, Abbie Timperio made 14 saves in goal. Dallastown won the JV match, 2-0.

Red Lion 12, Dover 0: At Red Lion, Paige Taylor (three goals, two assists), Jayla Godfrey (two goals, two assists) and Kendall Lookingbill (goal, two assists) powered the home team. Red Lion also rolled in the JV match, 4-0.

Eastern York 7, Delone Catholic 2: At Wrightsville, Bri Goodling, Tia Judy and Lydia Mass each scored two goals for the winners. Judy also had two assists. Holly Caldwell had Eastern’s other score. Delone won the JV game, 2-0.

Bermudian Springs 4, Kennard-Dale 0: At York Springs, Mackenzie Farley scored three goals and Nikki Wolf added two assists for the Eagles. K-D goalie Lauren Lisek made 10 saves. Sarah Crane had five saves to record the shutout. The JV match ended in a 1-1 tie.

Gettysburg 5, Littlestown 0: At Littlestown, Sydney Tomasinni (two goals), Katelyn Gormley (goal, two assists) and Megan Miller (two assists) led Gettysburg. Rebecca Lee made 20 saves in goal for Littlestown.

Susquehannock 8, Fairfield 1: Camryn Burk and Ally Kerr led the way for the host Warriors with three goals apiece. Teammate Maddie McGowan had a pair of assists and Elizabeth Ferg notched a goal and assist. Goalie Kristy Langhans made three stops.

Hanover 2, York Suburban 1: This one went to overtime, where the Nighthawks won it on Morgan Herrick’s unassisted goal. Herrick also had the game-tying score at the 24:45 mark of the second half. Alex Eckenrode gave the host Trojans a first-half lead with a score at the 7:46 mark. Hanover goalie Emily Albright made five saves while Suburban keeper Colleen Dommel had 12 stops.

Northeastern 2, South Western 2 (Tie): At Hanover, the Mustangs’ Montana Utz scored with 8:12 remaining in the second half to tie the game for good. Utz also scored the first Mustangs goal. For the Bobcats, Kirstin Josey and Carly Brenner each scored one goal. South Western won the JV match, 2-0.

FIELD HOCKEY: Tuesday’s Roundup

Posted: September 3, 2014 in Field Hockey
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Dallastown 6, Dover 0: At Dover, Bryna Cook scored five goals to lead the Wildcats. Cook’s five goals tied a school record, a feat which only four other players have achieved in the program’s 50-year history. Sawyer Eckenrode scored one goal, while Maggie Noll and Jenny Manning each picked up one assist. The Wildcats held the Eagles to zero shots on goal. No JV game was played due to threatening weather.

Gettysburg 2, Hanover 0: At Hanover, Kailey Mixell and Maggie Fees scored the goals in a game that was called midway through the second half because of rain. Emily Albright had 11 saves for Hanover.


Jeri Myers has been directing the Dallastown field hockey program since 1981. The team is celebrating its 50th season in 2014.

Jeri Myers has been directing the Dallastown field hockey program since 1981. The team is celebrating its 50th season in 2014. (BILL KALINA —
Maggie Noll strikes a pose while joking with teammates during a Dallastown High School field hockey practice this week. The Wildcats have long been a

Maggie Noll strikes a pose while joking with teammates during a Dallastown High School field hockey practice this week. The Wildcats have long been a York-Adams League powerhouse. (BILL KALINA —

Anytime a program prepares to celebrate its 50th year in any sport, it will undoubtedly have a wide variety of great memories to look back on.

And when you’re far and away the most-decorated team in York-Adams League history, such as Dallastown in field hockey, it could mean that some of those memories may slip your mind over time, but that they’ll always be replaced by others that will live on forever.

This season, the Wildcats will celebrate 50 years in program history, one littered with division and district titles, phenomenal athletes and one legendary coach. In the first 49 years of existence, Dallastown has been unrivaled as the top team in the York-Adams League, amassing a 556-187-59 overall record, that includes 20 league titles and two District 3 crowns. But if those numbers don’t scream domination, then consider this: in 14 of those league-winning seasons, the Wildcats went undefeated, including an incredible run of not losing a league game from 1995-1999, with the streak finally coming to an end in a 1-0 defeat to Red Lion in 2000.

That success, naturally, meant annual trips to postseason play. Even with it becoming a regular occurrence, it’s still something that never got lost on any of the players.

“It was always fun to get to the other level and get to go to the championships within the county and get to go to district play,” said Bonnie Blouse, a member of the Wildcats from 1974-77. “That was always exciting.”

The players cherish those trips to the playoffs, and perhaps that’s where Dallastown stands out from other teams. Even the best programs go through down periods. It’s almost inevitable.

But after Myers’ first season in 1981, one in which the Wildcats stumbled to a 3-10 record, they’ve never had a sub-.500 season. There is a sense of pride and honor to wear the Dallastown uniform and step onto the field as a member of the field hockey program, one that’s instilled in its players starting at the middle school level.

“My junior high coach, this is her 23rd year,” Myers said. “So what she does in junior high, she always says ‘when you play varsity, this is what is going to be expected.’ So, kids aren’t coming up and having a different philosophy, so we’re just trying to carry it right through.”

The Wildcats have been helped by having the best feeder program in the area, seeing some of the most notable players in program history develop on the junior high and junior varsity teams before making the jump to varsity. The junior high program was started in 1987, and it was where Suzi Sutton grew as a player before going on to set the school record for most goals in a single season (30) in 1999 and also break Connie Blouse’s school record for most career goals with 61. It can also be attributed to helping Lindsey Calabretta develop into a standout goalkeeper for the Wildcats, where she recorded 13 shutouts during the 1998 season.

Reliving the memories: On Sept. 6, many of those players and all of those memories that helped make Dallastown so storied will be back in one place to celebrate the 50th year of the program’s existence. The celebration will be part of the Dallastown Invitational, a four-team tournament featuring the Wildcats, Kennard-Dale, Bermudian Springs and Boiling Springs. The tournament is set to begin at 3 p.m., with the other festivities scheduled to take place before the game action.

Myers and her current staff of coaches have reached out to past members who played for Dallastown, hoping to get a group of players from all six decades to turn out for the reunion. Myers said they are also trying to gather old memorabilia from every year, including old sticks and uniforms.

For a program that is full of history, it will be an opportunity for members, both past and present, to be in one place to celebrate it. It’ll be a chance for the current players to look at the past and see the tradition that they’re trying to uphold. And for the past players, they’ll have a chance to watch the current group of girls in action, as they try to continue to strengthen the legacy of Dallastown field hockey.

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at For more information, visit the Dallastown Field Hockey 50th Anniversary Facebook page.

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Red Lion’s Ali Posey breaks past Manheim Central goalie Emma Beamesderfer to score Red Lion’s only goal of Tuesday’s game. (BIL BOWDEN — For The York Dispatch)

It was not a good day for York-Adams League field hockey teams on Tuesday.

All five local teams who competed in the District 3 first-round playoffs on Tuesday suffered season-ending defeats.

Susquehannock came the closest to earning a victory, dropping a 2-1 double-overtime decision to Lancaster Catholic in a AA contest at Penn Manor. Taylor Mumley scored an unassisted first-half goal to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead, but they couldn’t hold on. Ashton Alban made 17 saves for Susquehannock. Lancaster Catholic controlled play, holding a 19-6 edge in shots, and a 21-6 edge in corners. The 11th-seeded Warriors finished at 11-5, while No. 6 seed Lancaster Catholic improved to 15-3-1.

Red Lion also dropped a 2-1 decision in AAA against Manheim Central at York Suburban. That decision came in regulation. Red Lion’s Ali Posey scored the game’s opening goal, but Manheim Central rallied for the win. All the scoring occurred in the first half. The Lions’ Jess Everett made six saves. The No. 6 seed Lions finished at 13-3, while No. 11 seed Manheim Central moved to 14-4-1.

Also in AAA action at Suburban, No. 4 seed Dallastown lost to No. 13 seed Ephrata, 4-2. The Wildcats, the York-Adams Division I and York-Adams Tournament champions, finished at 19-2, while Ephrata improved to 14-5-1. The Wildcats received one goal apiece from Haylee Anders and Rachael Anstine, with Anders’ goal coming by penalty stroke. Wildcats goalie Niki Bream made nine stops. All six goals were scored in the second half.

Back in AA, Kennard-Dale and Bermudian Springs each suffered losses by seven goals.

No. 12 seed K-D fell to No. 5 Lancaster Mennonite, 7-0, at Warwick. Abi Pietra made 13 saves in goal for K-D. The Rams’ season ends at 11-5, while Mennonite moved to 16-3.

The Eagles, the York-Adams Division III champion, lost to Berks Catholic 8-1 at Lower Dauphin. McKenzie Farley scored the Eagles’ only goal, while Regina Allen made three saves in goal for the ninth-seeded Eagles. Bermudian finished at 14-4-1, while eighth-seeded Berks Catholic improved to 16-5.

Dallastown’s Corey Reever, right, drives the ball down the field past defense from Ephrata’s Emma Frees. (BIL BOWDEN — For The York Dispatch)


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Dallastown’s Ashley Chioda, left, and Corey Reever stop a Red Lion advance during the York-Adams League Field Hockey Tournament Championship on Thursday. Dallastown won 2-0. (BILL KALINA —

MANCHESTER — In sports, there are few things more important than confidence.

If you have it, you expect to win. If you don’t, you hope to win.

The Dallastown field hockey team expects to win.

Despite being mired in a scoreless tie at intermission in Thursday’s York-Adams League Tournament championship game against Red Lion, the Wildcats showed their confidence when they told Coach Jeri Myers to relax.

“They said ‘don’t worry, Coach, we’re not going to overtime, we’re not going to strokes, we’re winning it outright,'” Myers said.

Last year’s championship win vs. Red Lion was decided by strokes. That would not be the case this season.

The Wildcats stayed true to their word. They dominated their rivals over the final 30 minutes. After two goals were waved off, including one that Myers contested should have been a good goal, the Wildcats continued their assault until Rachel Anstine scored on a nifty tally with 21 minutes, 55 seconds left in the contest.

They didn’t stop there. Ashley Chioda added an insurance marker with 8:25 left. That was plenty for a Dallastown side that cruised to a 2-0 triumph at Northeastern High School.

The victory, the third over the Lions already this season, marked the second year in a row that the Wildcats (19-1) have won the York-Adams title. Red Lion (15-3) won the first two championships, which began back in 2010.

Myers enjoyed her team’s confidence, especially the fact that she wasn’t the one having to mention it.

“They were the ones saying it,” Myers said with a smile. “The other night I asked if we should practice 7-on-7 and they said, ‘nope, we got it covered Coach.'”

The Wildcats survived a slow start. The Lions possessed the ball for a majority of the game’s first 15 minutes. The Division I runners-up, though, were only able to get one shot on goal during that stretch, which was saved by Dallastown goalie Niki Bream.

That shot on goal proved to be the only one the Lions would register. The Division I champs would own the second half.

Anstine answered her team’s call to action when she knocked a shot through her legs that skipped past Red Lion goalie Jessica Everett. Anstine, who had her back to the goal during the shot, has proven to be a big asset for Myers in front of the net this year.

“I don’t really think too much when I’m there,” Anstine said of her goal, which was assisted by Molly Childress and Taylor Kline. “That’s kind of my spot. Coach puts me on pads and I just turned around and put it straight through my legs.”

While Anstine and company were relieved to get the first tally, they grew hungrier for more.

“We want two goals to get ahead,” Anstine said. “But having one just feels so good.”

Getting a two-goal lead is something that Myers calls “closing the coffin” and Chioda did just that with under 10 minutes remaining.

Myers, however, was disappointed with a ruling earlier in the second half when a goal was waved off for being a dangerous play.

“I asked the official and she said that there was people involved, but I said ‘no one was marked,'” Myers said. “And she went, ‘oh, my bad.’ So it was a goal. It was a goal. When there is nobody but them defending, the onus is on them. They can’t create the danger. But luckily we scored two so it didn’t matter.”

Myers hailed her entire team for its victory.

“It was a total team effort,” she said. “It really was. When you don’t know who to mark on our team and everybody steps up, that’s what makes a Dallastown team. They’re all willing to be the next hero.”

Red Lion coach Carol Gillmen thought her team played well in the first half, but that the Wildcats took the Lions out of their game over the final 30 minutes.

“I thought in the first half it was very even play,” she said. “In the second half, when we had some opportunities we weren’t getting the shot off. Dallastown really steps up to the ball very well and I think that was the big difference maker.”

Heading to districts: The two rivals, who have seen each other at least three times over the past few years, would only get another showdown in the finals or the consolation semifinals of the upcoming District 3-AAA playoffs.

The Wildcats enter the bracket as the No. 4 seed and will play Tuesday at 6 p.m. at York Suburban against the winner of the Ephrata-Governor Mifflin preliminary-round game.

Red Lion earned the No. 6 seed and will battle No. 11 Manheim Central at 4 p.m. Tuesday, also at Suburban.

While the district playoffs haven’t been kind to the Wildcats over the past few years, including several first-round exits, Myers is hoping this year’s club will break through and advance to the PIAA Tournament.

“We’ve been talking all season long about how we’re going to states,” she said. “I’ve been trying to brainwash them, so we’ll see what happens. On any given night the ball can go in and bounce the wrong way.”

– Reach Ryan Vandersloot at


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