WHS girls earn two lopsided wins
Warwick field hockey coach Bob Derr looked at McCaskey and Cedar Crest as potential spoilers for his squad last week.
Fortunately, neither turned out to be.
Marleise Emrhein and Allie Lutz scored two goals apiece and the Lady Warriors capped last week by shutting out Cedar Crest 6-0 in a Section One game in Lititz. That win, coupled with their 10-0 whitewashing of McCaskey two days earlier, enabled the Warwick girls (3-1 L-L, 5-1-1 overall) to keep pace with Conestoga Valley (3-1 L-L) in a four-team race, just one game behind Penn Manor and Hempfield, who are tied for the top spot with 4-0 league records as of deadline.
Warwick was scheduled to play Penn Manor in a key league game on Tuesday night, but the game was postponed due to rain.
Rain might have been the only thing that could cool off Emrhein, who finished with seven goals in the Lady Warriors’ three wins last week. It was Autumn Hess who gave Warwick a 1-0 lead at the 11:22 mark of the first half, then Emrhein doubled it less than two minutes later, and Lutz scored both of her goals about four minutes apart to push the WHS girls’ lead to 4-0 at the half.
Emrhein’s second goal, at 5:34 of the second half, all but put it out of reach and then Lucy Reed completed the scoring at the 29:57 mark.
Liz Wenger and Kiersten Cepeda had two assists apiece, and Kali Shelley added one, as the Lady Warriors outshot Crest 22-3. Kailynne Reinoehl stopped all three shots she faced to preserve the shutout.
The Warwick girls were also in action last Wednesday, Sept. 12, getting hat tricks from Marleise Emrhein and Casie Stief in a 10-0 rout of McCaskey in Lancaster.
The Lady Warriors dominated the play with a 20-0 edge in shots, as they took a commanding 7-0 lead at the break and cruised. Jamie Martin chipped in with a pair of goals, while Liz Wenger and Noelle Kephart also found the back of the cage. Gaby Spatz recorded the shutout in goal. More LADY WARRIORS, page B-3