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Quality hitters should lead LD

Posted 8/28/12

By Jim Lewis Press And Journal StaffLower Dauphin has the hitters, but does it have the setters to finish high in the Mid-Penn Conference’s tough Colonial Division and, ultimately, make the District 3 playoffs?  The Falcons return eight …

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Quality hitters should lead LD

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By Jim Lewis
Press And Journal Staff


Lower Dauphin has the hitters, but does it have the setters to finish high in the Mid-Penn Conference’s tough Colonial Division and, ultimately, make the District 3 playoffs? midsoccerteam web

The Falcons return eight players who will be seniors this fall, but face challenges from tough division rivals Trinity, Hershey, Palmyra and Mechanicsburg.

While Lower Dauphin will have experienced hitters, it will put inexperienced setters on the court this year, leading Coach David Machamer to predict the Falcons will be one of four teams chasing the top four in the division.

“We have some returning players who know how to play and know how to win,’’ said Machamer. “They have to lead our team.’’

Lower Dauphin will be led by three senior hitters: Annie Goerl, Brooke Palmer and Michele O’Neal. Goerl and O’Neal started last season, while Palmer will be a starter for the first time this fall.

Setters Lauren Machamer and Emma Wenger lack experience, starting for the first time this season.

Trinity should be the team to beat in the division this year, predicted Machamer. Do the Falcons have what it takes to beat them?

“If we have a perfect game,’’ he replied. “If we don’t get scared and we play our game, it’s possible.’’

Lower Dauphin won its first division title in 2010.







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