District III sports are in full swing as field hockey and soccer match-up were all over the district. We caught two games that featured early season undefeated teams. In this shortened season every match-up is important as you work your way towards the playoffs.
Start in the Lanc-Leb with field hockey and a Section II game between Ephrata and Lampeter-Strasburg.
It was senior night for Ephrata on a beautiful nigh for this one. First half of a scoreless game Mallory Kline won a contested ball the ball up top and found Halee Deemer right on the door step for the score. Ephrata would add another to make it two zip before L-S's Chloe Blantz lofted one in to make it 2-1. Ephrata goalie Annika Galen was great in net making multiple daving saves as Ephrata grabbed the victory 3-1 to stay undefeated.
Over in the YAIAA, Red Lion visited Spring Grove on the soccer pitch. Both teams entered this contest 1-0 on the season.
This one was a scoring fest early as a pair of goals had us knotted at 1-1.
The Lions' Delaney Bittner knows how to finish, after a nice move she's able to squeeze one between the keeper and the post for her second goal of the day, as Red Lion went up 2-1.
After that, both teams goalkeepers settled in and were walls for the remainder of the half.
The rockets kept up the pressure, but at the break, iRed Lion still had a 2-1 advantage. They locked up the victory after Nicole Keeney who lofts one to the twine and 3-1 Red Lion win.