Going into Friday’s game, the Red Lion field hockey team was riding a train of momentum. The Lady Lions were on a seven game winning streak and looked to make the streak go to eight against cross town rival Dallastown who. This would be the first meeting between the 7-2 Wildcats and the 7-1 Lady Lions.
The Red Lion had beaten Central York in a close game on Wednesday and would look to use that confidence going into Friday’s matchup. “I think we are having a great season,” head coach Carol Gillmen. “Our confidence is high and we have good leadership from our seniors.”
While getting a win against Central was good for the team, going up against Dallastown was a whole different story. The game was mainly a defensive battle with neither side letting up. Dallastown got up early with a goal in the first half, but then the Lady Lions responded with a goal by Hailey Taylor.
“Obviously scoring in the first half was big against Dallastown,” Coach Gillmen said. “No one in the county has really been able to score on them, so it was huge to be able to score.”