Lampeter-Strasburg and Elizabethtown had a raucous Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two field hockey recreation within the rain Tuesday night time.
Six objectives, 24 pictures, 14 corners, and 4 playing cards for excellent measure.
But the Pioneers and Bears will bear in mind this recreation for one whistle.
With the ranking tied 2-2, L-S’s Lyndi Wall performed the ball downfield towards the Elizabethtown internet. The ball handed by way of teammate Tori Heiserman — the place precisely Heiserman used to be and what she used to be ready to do with the ball changed into some degree of competition — and in the long run rolled into the online. Bears goalie Sydney Pope let the ball roll by way of her, it sounds as if believing it had by no means been touched within the scoring circle.
But what seemed to be a innocuous ball out of bounds used to be whistled as a purpose. The respectable dominated that Heiserman did contact the ball along with her stick, and used to be within the scoring circle on the time. That purpose put the Pioneers (4-3 L-L, 7-7 general) forward 3-2 with 6:49 left in law, and set them up for a 4-2 victory.
“The goalie didn’t think we touched it in the circle,” L-S head trainer Katrina Swarr stated. “It breaks my heart for her because she’s such a good goalie.”
The referees defined their name to the Elizabethtown coaches within the stoppage after the ranking, however any protests have been disregarded.
While the legitimacy of the go-ahead purpose could have been debated, it surely got here right through a stretch the place the Pioneers have been controlling play. L-S scored 3 objectives in a four-minute stretch.
Down 2-1, Maggie Swarr tipped a top shot into the cage to tie the sport with 7:10 left in law. Wall assisted.
After the arguable purpose put L-S forward, Kara Scranton scored an insurance coverage purpose on a nook play, assisted by way of Heiserman, with 3:16 to move.
Scranton had preserved a scoreless tie within the first part with a defensive save at the back of goalie Brooke Zuber, only a minute after Zuber made a left-handed save of a top shot by way of Mikaela Condran.
L-S had the easier of the play early with 5 corners within the first length, however didn’t ranking within the opening quarter.
“It’s their decisions,” Swarr stated. “In the first quarter, they just hesitated. Later, they decided it’s going to happen. It was the same plays and the same corners.”
The Pioneers scored their first purpose with 37 seconds left within the part, with Wall aiding Heiserman. Taking a 1-0 lead by way of intermission used to be much more spectacular taking into account L-S used to be short-handed two avid gamers for 2 mins on account of a inexperienced card and a yellow card, and actually have been nonetheless one participant down when Heiserman scored.
Down 1-0, Elizabethtown (4-3, 9-5) had the easier of the play during the 3rd quarter. Kendra Griffie scored the equalizer 4:20 into the length with an help from Condran.
Condran put the Bears forward 2-1 with 13:12 left within the fourth length with a purpose on a nook.
“They were able to connect passes together,” Elizabethtown head trainer Becky Brown stated of the Bears’ good fortune in the course of the sport. “They have a lot of speed so when they do that, they score.”
Both groups had 12 pictures on internet. L-S completed with 9 corners, whilst Elizabethtown had 5.
Zuber made 9 saves. Pope had 8 stops.