Swineford joins exclusive club as Selinsgrove field hockey rolls in first round of state playoffs

Swineford joins exclusive club as Selinsgrove field hockey rolls in first round of state playoffs

By: Selinsgrove Athletics | Selinsgrove Athletics | November 6, 2019

ALMEDIA - Emily Swineford scored 1:15 into the second half to become the fourth Selinsgrove player to amass 200 points in her career and the Seals defense stifflied the defending state Class 2A champion - Donegal - 7-1 at Central Columbia.

Selinsgrove allowed just one shot on goal in the first half as it built a 2-0 lead on unassisted goals by Jessica Alba and Maddie Bucher.

Swineford's goal made it 3-0 and she joins Keli Smith, Morgan Fleetwood and Alicia Mayer as Selinsgrove players that have scored 200 points on that list. 

Donegal scored to cut the lead to 3-1, before the Seals scored four goals in the final 17:48 to put the game away. 

Liv Reichley scored off an assist from Maddie Bucher to get it starter. Anna Gephart then assisted on back-to-back goals - one by Alba and the other by Maddie Bucher. Greta Widmaier capped the Seals scoring.

Selinsgrove (17-3) will carry an eight-game win streak into Saturday's quarterfinal matchup against District 3 third-place Twin Valley (17-8). That game will be at noon at Milton Hershey High School.

 

PIAA CLASS 2A FIELD HOCKEY

FIRST ROUND

At Central Columbia H.S.

SELINSGROVE 7, DONEGAL 1

First half

S-Jess Alba, 22:08; S-Maddie Bucher, 19:08.

Second half

S-Emily Swineford, 28:15; D-Emma Miller (Madison Leety), 24:49; S-Liv Reichley (M. Bucher), 17:48; S-Alba (Anna Gephart), 16:15; S-M. Bucher (Gephart), 14:46; S-Greta Widmaier, 5:03.

Shots: S, 10-6. Corners: S, 12-3. Saves: Donegal 3 (Christine Emswiler); Selinsgrove 5 (Mazzie Teats).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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