They say one is the loneliest quantity.
Not so for Lampeter-Strasburg, because 1 — as in a person target — was all the Pioneers required to secure a berth in the 2020 Lancaster-Lebanon League discipline hockey championship game.
That target, scored by Chloe Blantz, on an aid from Elizabeth Horner at the buzzer in the very first quarter, designed the distinction Thursday night at Spooky Nook Sports, as the Pioneers claimed a 1- semifinal gain about Backyard garden Spot.
The rating came on a penalty corner, and Blantz recognized the Spartans have been all coming from her left side and was able to get earlier Bryna Kelly.
“I noticed she was not in there, so I thought I would have a fantastic total of time to get it in there,” Blantz mentioned. “I imagine this is very good for us to see unique styles of groups, and looking at we can acquire a match 1-. I am incredibly fired up for us to be playing Penn Manor. “
The Pioneers will satisfy the Comets, 5-1 winners above Lancaster Mennonite in Thursday’s 1st semifinal, at 1 p.m. Saturday for the L-L crown.
There was a minimal little bit of controversy in the game as it entered halftime. Blantz appeared to have netted a 2nd objective with some sweet stick participate in as the buzzer sounded. Nonetheless, after a limited conference in the center of the field, the referees waved it off.
Their motive was uncomplicated: The ball did not cross the target line, they said.
Though Pioneers coach Katrina Swarr had to be a small discouraged with the conclusion, she returned to the bench, and her only text were, “Women, you deserved that target.”
In the end, while, it failed to issue.
The Pioneers’ defense and backline enjoy ongoing to stymie the Spartans, keeping them to just a few photographs on goal in the entire recreation.
“The outcome is what we wished tonight,” Swarr said. “I would be remiss to say we are not energized.”
And why not? The Pioneers, who graduated 7 seniors from very last year’s crew, now have the prospect to defend their league championship.
Meanwhile, while the Spartans couldn’t crack the scoreboard, Garden Place coach Katy Eby remained happy of her athletes.
“My women did particularly properly defensively, and I believe L-S was shocked by how very well held our ground,” Eby mentioned. “I desire we would have possessed the ball a minimal extra, but I am incredibly very pleased of our girls and the eight seniors on the workforce. They definitely confirmed their grit and labored seriously tough.”
Yard Spot ought to now wait around to see if it will continue on on to district action, as it at present sits on the bubble.