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PIAA Field Hockey Capsules

By Matt BufanoNovember 10, 2018

(2-1 Wyoming Seminary (18-2-1) vs. (11-1) Lehighton (17-4-1)

What: PIAA Class A quarterfinals

When: Noon, today

Where: Central Columbia HS

How they got here: District 2 champion Wyoming Seminary shut out Bermudian Springs, 3-0, in the first round. District 11 champion Lehighton eliminated Susquenita, 2-1.

Moving on: Winner advances to Tuesday’s semifinals, where it will play District 3 champion Greenwood or District 1 runner-up Sacred Heart. Loser is eliminated.

Online: Follow @CVBufano on Twitter for live updates.

Scouting report: Wyoming Seminary is ranked No. 8 in the state by MAX Field Hockey. Oley Valley is the only Class A team ranked ahead of Wyoming Seminary, and their paths would not cross until the state final. Lehighton is not ranked in MAX Field Hockey’s top-20, nor is it listed as an honorable mention. ... Wyoming Seminary lost in the state championship last year against Greenwood. If Sem wins today, the Blue Knights could face Greenwood in the semifinals. ... Lehighton is also back in the state tournament, but the Indians didn’t have much success last year. The Indians’ 2017 season ended in the PIAA first round with a 3-0 loss to New Hope-Solebury. ... Hannah Maxwell (Wake Forest recruit), Alex Wesneski (Iowa), Aubrey Mytych (Penn State) and Julia Christian have all scored at least 10 goals this season for Sem. Duke commit Kelsey Reznick has 19 assists. Goalkeeper Mia Magnotta is another integral player who started for last year’s state runners-up. ... Lehighton is an “independent” because it is the only school in the Schuylkill League that plays field hockey. Lehighton’s schedule included a 3-1 loss last month at Dallas. ... This is Lehighton’s first district champion team since 2010. ... Lehighton junior Karissa Hough is reportedly a Lafayette recruit and someone to watch out for. ... Against Susquenita, Lehighton scored both goals on penalty corners. Gabriela Szozda and Hough scored the two goals.

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