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- Warwick stages ‘Animal Farm’ this weekend
- 5K fun run/walk will benefit Warwick grad
- Oysters on the square: Ted’s tiny diner was a big deal at Broad and Main
Another chapter in the rivalry
There is a very distinct sound when a goal in field hockey is scored. The sound of a hard spherical ball rattling off the base of a field hockey goal cage is easy to discern.
That was my first indication on Tuesday night that the Warwick field hockey team had finally defeated Penn Manor this season. Standing near the scorer’s table, my view was partially blocked by players standing on the sideline and by the maze of girls on the field.
What quickly followed the ball going into the net, of course, were shrieks of joy by Warwick’s players and coaches as they charged onto the field, happily celebrating their first win over Penn Manor in four tries this season.
Some might call it an upset. In fact, some in our newsroom did as we talked about the game later on Tuesday night. Their argument was that most people would have expected Penn Manor to win, based on the fact that they were already 3-0 in the series this season.
But I had trouble agreeing with them. Maybe I’m not objective enough about this one. But the way I look at it, the teams are too evenly-matched to call it an upset. Each of the three previous meetings were close outcomes and either team could have won. Warwick just happened to finish one more time than Penn Manor did on Tuesday night.
Whatever the case, this series has developed into a great rivalry. It’s good for the sport, just like the Red Sox-Yankees duels are for baseball, just like UNC-Duke is for college basketball. It reminds me a lot of Warwick’s heated rivalry with Hershey back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. There was nothing those players enjoyed more than beating each other back in the heyday of those clashes.
It’s ironic that Warwick’s sixth – and most recent – District title came in 2005, when they earned a 4-0 shutout over none other than … Hershey. The Lady Warriors also got to the District championship game in 2006 and fell to Lower Dauphin by a 3-0 score. They will face the Lady Falcons again this Saturday looking for their seventh District championship at Milton Hershey School at 3 p.m.
It’s an easy venue to head out and watch a game and it would be great to see a big crowd there supporting the girls. They’ve had a wonderful journey this season and this will be a game that promises a lot of excitement.
Good luck to the Warwick girls.
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