Ex­eter, Gov. Mif­flin ad­vance to District 3 semi­fi­nals

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They may very well be on a col­li­sion course.

The Gov­er­nor Mif­flin and Ex­eter girls lacrosse teams were both slated to play in their re­spec­tive semi­fi­nal rounds dur­ing the District 3 Class AAA play­offs on Mon­day, May 22.

No. 3 Ex­eter is slated to face No. 2 Man­heim Town­ship at 7 p.m. at Millersville while No. 5 Mif­flin faces top seed Wil­son at Ex­eter at 6 p.m.

If both teams win in the semi­fi­nal, they’ll meet Wed­nes­day, May 24 at Her­shey­park Sta­dium at 4 p.m. for the district ti­tle.

In the event both teams lose, they’d meet in the third place game Wed­nes­day at a site and time yet to be de­ter­mined.

It would be the third time the two teams met this sea­son — Ex­eter win­ning both matchups by a score of 9-8 (April 18) and 14-10 (May 4).

Fresh off their run­ner-up fin­ish in the Berks County In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion (BCIAA) play­offs, the Ea­gles (8-2 Berks Con­fer­ence I, 16-4 over­all) opened up their district run with a bye fol­lowed by a 1512 rout of No. 6 Hemp­field. In the win, Maryn Hu­biak scored five goals while Is­abella Karstien had four goals and an as­sist as Ex­eter outscored its vis­i­tors 8-5 dur­ing the de­ci­sive sec­ond half. Jor­dan Ko­tas scored twice while Kylee Hu­biak notched a goal and an as­sist in front of Aubrey Len­gel’s seven-save goal­tend­ing.

As for Mif­flin (6-4, 14-7), the Mustangs had a much less fa­vor­able ride to open dis­tricts.

GM opened up with a 13-6 win over No. 12 Dal­las­town then pulled off an upset 18-11 win over No. 4 Cum­ber­land Val­ley.

In the open­ing round win, Al­li­son Scha­ef­fer had four goals and an as­sist while Kam­ryn Bobb (as­sist) and Kather­ine Creamer each nothed hat tricks as Mif­flin jumped out to a 10-2 lead by the half. El­lie Le­po­race had 11 saves in goal.

In the quar­ter­fi­nals, the Mustangs jumped out to an 11-4 lead over Cum­ber­land Val­ley and cruised the rest of the way.

Bobb and Lind­sey Strol each had five goals and an as­sist while Creamer scored another hat trick to go along with two as­sists. Le­po­race stopped eight shots.

Boys lacrosse

Gov­er­nor Mif­flin suf­fered a 12-11 loss against Cum­ber­land Val­ley dur­ing the semi­fi­nal round of the District 3 Class AAA boys lacrosse play­offs on Thurs­day, May 18.

Mif­flin, the No. 5 seed en­ter­ing the tour­na­ment, opened up with an 8-7 over­time win against No. 12 El­iz­a­beth­town on Tues­day, May 16 be­fore run­ning into No. 4 seed Cum­ber­land Val­ley.

In the opener, Aaron Grill scored four times while Grif­fin Ganster had a hat trick and an as­sist as Mif­flin re­cov­ered from a 3-2 half­time deficit. Ben­jamin Gates stopped 11 shots in goal.

Two games later, Mif­flin re­sponded from a twogoal half­time deficit with a five-goal third quar­ter, but the rally came up just short against Cum­ber­land Val­ley.

Grill had four goals and three as­sists while Ganster posted another hat trick and Ai­dan Eber­sole scored twice. Ben­jamin Gates stopped 11 shots in the cage.

The Mustangs had fallen to Berks Catholic 4-3 in the open­ing round of the BCIAA play­offs on Tues­day, May 9.

The Ea­gles dropped their open­ing-round matchup against the Bull­dogs dur­ing the BCIAA play­offs on Tues­day, May 9.

Con­nor Cress scored No. 4 Ex­eter’s lone goal while Con­nor Pow­ell had six saves in net. Wil­son, the top-seed and even­tual cham­pion, outscored Ex­eter 12-1 over the fi­nal three frames. Cameron Ma­ga­lotti led Wil­son with four goals while Matt Mar­rella (two as­sists) and Ja­cob Stitzel each posted hat tricks.

Boys Vol­ley­ball

Berks cham­pion Daniel Boone won its District 3 Class 3A play­off opener with a straight-set vic­tory over Her­shey on May 18.

The No. 4 seed Blaz­ers won 27-25, 25-22, 2520 against the No. 13 Tro­jans to ad­vance to the quar­ter­fi­nals (played May 22) against fifth seed Penn Manor, which beat Red Land 3-0.

Ian Rathgeb had 17 kills and three digs and Danny Dry had 33 as­sists and five digs for Boone (17-1).

The No. 11 Mustangs saw their sea­son end in a four-set loss to No. 6 Dal­las­town. Set scores were 2523, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19.

Jonas Con­nor had 11 kills and seven digs for Mif­flin, which ended its sea­son 147. Casey Klahr had six kills and two blocks; John Deme­ter had four kills and four digs; and Ryan Lawes had 36 as­sists, two blocks and six digs.

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