Selinsgrove defense ready when needed

Selinsgrove’s Emily Swineford dribbles the ball past Donegal’s Lydia Miller during Tuesday’s state playoff game.

Seven Valley sports teams will continue quests for state titles on Saturday when they play in the PIAA quarterfinals for field hockey and boys and girls soccer.

Three boys soccer teams will be part of a tripleheader at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon. Beginning at noon, Midd-West and New Hope-Solebury kick the day off in Class 2A. At 2 p.m. Selinsgrove meets District 1 champion Strath Haven at 2 p.m. in Class 3A. At 4 p.m. East Juniata and Dock Mennonite play in Class A.

Lewisburg and Lansdale Catholic will also play in a 2A quarterfinal at 2 p.m. Saturday at Northeastern High School in Manchester. If Lewisburg and Midd-West both win they would meet in the state semifinals next week.

In field hockey, Selinsgrove meets District 3 champion Twin Valley in Class 2A. The game is set for noon at Milton Hershey. In Class A, Greenwood and Springfield will meet at noon at Warwick High in Lititz.

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