The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 7, 2012

Greenwood sweeps rival


"Those first two goals? There's no way our goalie could stop them," she said. "That's just excellent hand-eye coordination. She was in a great position. There's really nothing a goalie's going to be able to do."

Minutes later, Wirth ripped another ball into the circle from the right side. Jordan Burkepile handled it initially and pushed it ahead to Fleisher for a sweep into the cage with 23:30 left.

"I thought Kenzie really made some nice reads on the crosses she made when the holes were there," said Houser, "(and) Brittany really had her stick on, that's for sure."

Martz-Yisrael burned her last timeout shortly after and the Eagles responded with a 3-to-4 minute push that had Greenwood keeper Katie Osborne off her line several times to challenge. Ciera Lahr ripped a few just wide of the frame, and Osborne sprawled to clear one dangerous ball in front.

"They're a very good defensive team fundamentally; they have great low sticks, strong defenders," said Martz-Yisrael. "That is something we've struggled with, against tough defensive teams, is being able to generate that attack."

In the end the teams' third game was more of the same: a Wildcats' win after Line Mountain made them work as hard as possible.

"They didn't win the league, but if they'd won this I feel like that would be better than winning the league," said Fleisher. "Just putting us out of any further chance of playing in states."

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