Mechanicsburg beats Palmyra in time beyond regulation

It is onerous to beat the identical group thrice in a single season. It is a sports activities cliché we have all heard about, however the Palmyra discipline hockey group skilled that first hand in opposition to Mechanicsburg on Saturday at Cumberland Valley with the PIAA Class 2A championship on the road.

After the Cougars beat the Wildcats approach again in early September and once more within the District 3 semifinals, it was Mechanicsburg with the final snicker, scoring with 30 seconds remaining in time beyond regulation to win the state championship.

Gracyn Catalano scored off a move from Casey Tyrell to start out the Wildcats’ celebration in a recreation that Palmyra appeared managed all through.

“I noticed Casey Tyrell placing in that work with a give and go to get the ball up the sector,” Catalano mentioned of the game-winning aim. “When she gave it to me I used to be like, ‘Please do not mess this up.'”

“It is one of the best feeling on the earth.”

Palmyra and Mechanicsburg faced off Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in the PIAA Class 2A championship game at Cumberland Valley High School.  The Wildcats won the title, 1-0, in overtime.

The Cougars had many alternatives to attain the game-winner previous to Catalano’s winner, incomes 5 of their 18 corners in time beyond regulation. The perfect Palmyra (20-3-2) probabilities got here in time beyond regulation as effectively with a shot that went simply extensive, one which was cleared from behind the aim keeper by Tyrell and one other probability when a cross went untouched throughout the entrance of the cage.

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