Monday, January 22, 2018
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Bears bite Mounts

A two-score lead for Elizabethtown had evaporated in the final 16 minutes of regulation, as Ephrata pulled even to send things to overtime.

And the Mounts kept a foot on the gas in the extra period, too, with one shot a minute in and another shot four minutes later that would’ve went in if not for E-town keeper Austin Denlinger getting a piece of the ball with his fingertips to send it off the left post to keep the game going.

Three minutes later, with the Lancaster-Lebanon League boys soccer Section Two crown on the line, Bears’ junior midfielder Braden Kreider lined up for a corner kick with intentions to send a boot to the back post, where teammate Colin Wieand usually waited with thoughts to knock it in with a header.

And while Kreider’s kick did go to the back post, the ball instead curved as it soared through the air, curling just inside the top-right corner to give E-town a dramatic 3-2 walk-off win in OT.

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Pioneers top Mounts

Maybe it was playing under the lights with a large crowd on hand. Maybe it was that they just didn’t want to lose on Senior Night.

Or maybe, it’s simply the fact, that despite being overlooked by many after a 2-5 start, the Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers — now on a six-game win streak with a 3-0 shutout of Lancaster- Lebanon League Section Two boys soccer leader Ephrata on Wednesday night — are the real deal.

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Bears nip Mounts in OT

They played a full 60 minutes Tuesday at Mountaineer Field, but it all came down to the final eight as Ephrata hosted Elizabethtown in Section Two field hockey.

Ephrata’s Megan Mahlandt and Olamide Fatusin scored to pull the Mounts even with 8:30 to play, but with just 2:42 on the clock, Elizabethtown’s Sharri Kambesis netted her third goal of the game to seal the win for the Bears.

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Ephrata Downs Cocalico to Stay Undefeated

Following a rather lackluster first half in a tight, back-and-forth Lancaster-Lebanon League boys soccer game against visiting Cocalico, host Ephrata stepped up the pressure in the second half. Three corner kicks, though, didn’t lead to a change on the scoreboard.

That would instead come on a goal scored in a rather unconventional way in the 66th minute when Mounts’ junior midfielder Aaron Cummings fed a pass in along the baseline out in front of the net to teammate Gabe Sensenig. Feeling the presence of a pair of defenders around him and seeing opposing keeper Peyton Stetter in his peripherals to his right, Sensenig used the back of his foot to send a slow roller to the opposite side of the net and past Stetter’s outstretched arms.

The score proved to be the game-winner in a 2-1 L-L League victory over visiting Cocalico, keeping Ephrata (11-0-1 overall, 8-0-1 league) unbeaten and atop the Section Two standings.

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Falcons rush over Mounts

Cedar Crest opened Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two play with a 49-16 [boxscore] victory over visiting Ephrata on Friday night.

The Falcons improved to 3-1 overall, while Ephrata fell to 0-4. The Mounts now have a 35-game losing streak are still seeking their first victory since the next-to-last game of the 2012 season.

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