Published Date Written by Jim Lewis
Penn Manor scored a goal late in the first half and held off a furious Lower Dauphin attack to eliminate the Falcons, 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the PIAA state championships on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Milton Hershey School.
The loss ended Lower Dauphin's string of Class AAA state titles. The Falcons had won two consecutive state championships.
Brionna Kline scored for Penn Manor with about 4:45 left in the first half to give the Comets the victory. The Falcons (24-2) pressed for the tying goal, earning 18 corners to just 5 for Penn Manor in the game, but could not get the equalizer.
Penn Manor moved on to face Central Bucks South in a semifinal game on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Lower Dauphin reached the quarterfinals with a 6-0 victory over Phoenixville in the opening round of the Class AAA state playoffs on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Milton Hershey School.
Maddie O'Neill scored three goals for the Falcons, while Abby Julius, Taylor Bracale and Joely Heider also scored goals. Lower Dauphin outshoot Phoenixville, 14-1.