Cocalico girls fall to Comets in overtime

By on May 18, 2011

Cocalico will have to wait one more day to officially begin District play.

Mother Nature forced the extra wait after Tuesday’s scheduled District opener vs. Exeter was washed out. The game, which was originally scheduled to be a home game for the Lady Eagles (15-3), will now be played on the turf at Warwick this afternoon (Wednesday) at 4 p.m.

The winner of Wednesday’s game with Exeter (12-4) will advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals to be played at Cumberland Valley, beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s winner will face the first-round survivor between second-seeded Kennard-Dale (16-1) and Susquehannock (9-7).

Cocalico will have had exactly one week to regroup from its heart-breaking 19-18 overtime loss to Penn Manor last Wednesday in the L-L League semifinals at Warwick.

In that exciting contest, Cocalico trailed big early (9-2) before storming all the way back to force overtime. Unfortunately, the Comets struck quickly in the extra session as Alicia Burns fed Emily Eddowes in front, and the junior deposited it behind Cocalico goalie Allie Stauffer for the game-winner 56 seconds into OT.

Burns scored five goals to pace the Comets while Maddie Hess notched four scores for the winners.

Cocalico’s Kari Longstaff and Haley Mitchell each scored five goals apiece to lead the team. Kayli Lescoe added four goals and Avery Longstaff tallied a pair while Katelyn Costanza and Cortney Gensemer also chipped in with scores for the Lady Eagles.

Stauffer saved 10 for Cocalico, which was out-shot, 39-33. More GIRLS LAX, page B-3

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