Monday, January 22, 2018
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Lady Mounts earn spot in States

Ephrata picked up a pair of first half goals and held off a flurry of chances from Cedar Cliff over the final 20 minutes, advancing to the District Three Class AAA semifinals and clinching a state playoff berth with a 2-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Cedar Crest High School.

In other Class AAA games involving L-L teams, 10th-seeded Elizabethtown shocked second seeded Lower Dauphin, 2-1, and 19th-seeded Penn Manor bowed out of the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Hershey.

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Raiders top Mounts

Elco quarterback Jeffrey Martin led an aerial assault against Ephrata, leading his squad to a 55-7 victory [box score] on Friday night.

Martin hit his first four pass attempts on the Raiders’ opening drive, connecting with 6-foot-1, 220-pound tight end Dylan Stoops from 16 yards out for their first of two scoring plays.

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Braves topple Mounts

Pequea Valley scored on their first three possessions and coasted to a 42-7 [box score] win over Ephrata on Friday night at War Memorial Field.

The Braves (2-3 Section Three, 4-4 overall) took advantage of four Ephrata (0-4, 0-8) turnovers, converting three of them into 21 points.

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Mounts upset Hempfield

It didn't really matter if nobody outside of Ephrata believed in the Ephrata's girls' soccer team going into its District Three Class AAA first-rounder match with Hempfield, what was important was the Mountaineers believed in themselves.

With time running out in the second 15-minute overtime period, and penalty kicks looming, Brittany Lutz took a ball from Taylor Moore and buried it in the back of the net, sending the Mountaineers to Saturday's quarterfinals, 2-1.

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Hempfield Eliminates Lady Mounts

Hempfield, the top team from L-L Section One, put together a solid match winning 4-0 in its quarterfinal-round girls’ soccer tournament match with Section Two third-place finisher Ephrata on Saturday afternoon at Manheim Central High School.

Three second-half goals from Hempfield (15-3) provided more than enough of a cushion to get past Ephrata (13-5-1) by a 4-0 score.

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