Warrior Sports Update (9/19-9/27)
October 2, 2016
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Football: Warriors See Lead Slip Away Late
Riding high off of a victory the week prior, the Warriors continued the momentum through the first half of last week’s contest against Twin Valley, taking a 28-7 lead early into the 3rd quarter. But the Warriors saw the lead slip away, and eventually found themselves down 35-28, as Twin Valley rattled off a late rally.
The Warriors responded with a late touchdown strike from Chase Summers to Ethan Schammel which put them within a point. However, the rally was stopped short as running back Jack Allred was tackled just shy of the goal-line on a two-point conversion attempt.
With seconds remaining, the Warriors got the ball back, but kicker Adam Hedgeland came up just yards short on a 57-yard field goal as time expired. Despite the setback, Senior Caleb Oestrike remains optimistic about the team’s future.
“We fought down to the wire, up to the very last second,” said Oestrike. “We did a lot of things well. We’ve just gotta keep improving on those things and fix the little mistakes.”
Boys Soccer: Warriors Continue to Ride High
Riding their undefeated streak, the Warriors faced their first test of the week against Eastern York on Monday. It was a dominant performance, as the Warriors were able to hold Eastern to just one shot on goal, and Colton Mumley added a hat trick to lead to a 3-0 victory.
The momentum was continued into their next contest with York Suburban, in which another hat trick was delivered, this time by Jason Weger, and another goal was scored by Mumley. The team struck early and often against Biglerville.
10 minutes into the game, they were already ahead courtesy of a goal from Wes Juarez. Late in the first half, Joseph Lippy scored on a penalty kick. In the second half, goals were added by Alex Kettinger and Weger, and the Warriors finished off the 4-0 victory.
Juarez spoke highly of the team’s chemistry, saying it has been a major contributor in their success. “Our team has been together for many years, and we’ve grown together and know how each other play,” said Juarez.
Girls Soccer: Hat Trick Headlines Big Week
The Warriors had a strong showing on the girls side as well. They were led by Taylor Tannura, who scored the lone goal in the 1-0 victory vs York Catholic, and a posted a hat trick against Eastern in a 3-0 win. On Saturday the team found themselves in a tightly contested game with York Suburban, ending in a 2-2 draw.
Maddie Stone scored one of the goals, and Tannura scored the other. The Warriors kept the positive momentum going into Tuesday’s contest in Gettysburg. Emma Lonas scored early in the match to put them up, and Stone finished the game with a winner in overtime.
Field Hockey: 15 Goal Onslaught Headlines Week of Wins
The Warriors week kicked off against West York with a 2-1 overtime victory, as Brooke Morris scored the winning goal shortly into the overtime period. In the next game against Eastern, Morris contributed another 3 goals and was also joined in the scoring column by Ellie Lindauer and Abby Grimm.
The offensive explosion took place on Friday, as the Warriors routed a 15-0 victory over Dover. Morris and Grimm both found the goal four times and were joined by Sarah Minacci and Lauryn Wojcik twice, and Lindauer and Carsen Bateman also notched a goal for themselves. The team continued to dominate in Tuesday’s game against Northeastern, a 7-0 victory. Morris continued to contribute with 4 goals, as Grimm, Minacci, and Julia McKenzie each added another.
Girls Volleyball: Susky Falls in Tight Battle
Susquehannock breezed through their first three games of the week rather successfully. They defeated York Suburban 3 games to 1, led by 11 kills from Tyler Williams, and 8 by both Gabby Ogude and Abby Deter. They then proceeded to defeat Garden Spot 3-2 with Jaden Walker leading the charge with 13 kills, as well as Deter with 11.
Next, the Warriors swept William Penn 3-0 with one of the games ending in 25-3 victory. But on Monday, the team faced one of their toughest tasks of the season against Red Lion. They came up just short, losing the fifth and final game by a 15-13 score.
Williams had 12 kills, Deter contributed 11, and Amber Sweitzer also contributed 38 assists. Unfortunately, things couldn’t turn around for the next game against Gettysburg, as the Warriors were unable to come back and lost 3-1.
Girls Tennis: Warriors Post Sweep over Gettysburg
The Warriors posted a big 5-0 win over Gettysburg in their last match. They had individual win contributions from Jessica McDonald, Julianne Cassidy, and Molly Hogan, as well as doubles victories from the combos of Mia Kobylski and Kate Cramer along with Jenny Sproul and Emily Ditt.
Cross Country: Controversial Race on Senior Night
Senior Night for the Warriors was filled with both controversy and emotion as a course error led many runners to be disqualified.
Officially, the girls were led by Addy Schefter and followed by Juliana Wagner and Gabby Martuszewski.
Miscommunication about the course led to many of the top Warrior boys runners to be disqualified. Officially, Gino Palma led the Warrior runners.
Senior Runner Nick Stem referred to Senior Night as a slightly emotional experience. “Getting up to our track and seeing my teammates that I’d be running with for the last time here,” said Stem. “It made me realize that I was finally a senior.”