The Manheim Township Girls Lacrosse team has avenged last year’s double-OT loss to the Wilson Bulldogs with a 16-4 thrashing to win the District 3, Class 3A crown.
Manheim Township defeated Wilson 13-9 to win the District 3-3A girl’s lacrosse championship at Lower Dauphin Middle School on Thursday night.
The win gives Manheim its 8th district trophy in program history and first since beating Hempfield for the 2015 title.
“This one is really special because we lost the last two so we were very focused this year to get back here and to win it,” Pinkerton said. “It’s a big goal at the beginning of the year and then the next one starts next week. We’re looking forward to states and hopefully we can make a run there.”
Top-ranked Manheim Twp. (22-1) led second-seeded Wilson (21-2), 7-6, at the break before blowing the game open with six second-half goals.
Taylor Kopan scored a team-high four goals for the Blue Streaks while Maris Large (three goals), Lucy Svetec (two goals) and Lizzy McBride (two goals) also had big nights for the winners.
“We have really the most balanced offense that we’ve ever had as a team,” Pinkerton said. “We’ve got seven girls who are a threat to drive, a threat to feed and a threat to cut and finish so we’re balanced. That helps us a lot. Everybody out there can contribute and we have lots of really skilled players with good sticks that know how to move the ball quickly and know how to finish.”
Julia Strobel notched four goals for Wilson and Sara DeLeon popped in two. Haley McCullough stood tall in net for the Blue Streaks.