Three Lebanon County teams have qualified for their respective PIAA State Championship Tournaments. Those teams are Palmyra Field Hockey, Palmyra Boys Soccer, and Northern Lebanon Girls Volleyball. This page was updated with the results from each contest as our hometown teams advanced in the playoffs.
Palmyra Field Hockey (AA)
11/8: Palmyra defeated Merion Mercy Academy 3-1
1Q: 1-0 Katie Lintz goal (Alicia Battistelli assist)
2Q: 2-1 Hadley Hoffsmith goal (unassisted)
4Q: 3-1 Katie Lintz goal (Avery Russell assist)
Palmyra 20 shots on goal to Merion Mercy’s 2
Palmyra goalie Haleigh Lambert had 1 save
- Merion Mercy Academy is the 5th place team out of District 1. They were 11-11 on the season and entered the District 1 tournament as the #10 seed. They won their first round match-up, but lost in the quarterfinals to Villa Maria, the eventual champion. They then went on to beat two more higher seeded teams, Mount Saint Joseph and Upper Perkiomen, on their way to securing the 5th place finish.
11/12: Palmyra defeated Twin Valley 5-0
1Q: 1-0 Olivia Kirkpatrick goal (unassisted)
3Q: 2-0 Avery Russell goal (unassisted); 3-0 Katie Lintz goal (Russell assist)
4Q: 4-0 Olivia Kirkpatrick goal (unassisted); 5-0 Alicia Battistelli goal (Kirkpatrick assist)
Palmyra 18 shots on goal to Twin Valley’s 1
Palmyra goalie Haleigh Lambert had 1 save
- Twin Valley finished fourth in District 3, losing to Hershey and Mechanicsburg in the semifinals and third place game. In the first round of PIAAs, Twin Valley took to the road and defeated Penn-Trafford, the District 7/WPIAL champion.
11/16: Palmyra defeated Gwynedd Mercy Academy 3-1
2Q: 1-0 Katie Lintz goal (Addie Sholly assist)
3Q: 2-0 Avery Russell goal (unassisted)
4Q: 3-1 Alicia Battistelli goal (Russell assist)
Palmyra was outshot by Gwynedd Mercy 10 to 7
Each team has 6 corners in the contest
Palmyra recorded two defensive saves
Palmyra goalie Haleigh Lambert had 7 saves after facing 2 shots in the previous 2 games
- Gwynedd Mercy, the District 1 runner-up, won their 1st round match-up by a score of 17-0 before defeating Northern (York) by a score of 3-0.
- Reminiscent of facing Mechanicsburg in the District 3 tournament, Palmyra’s 2021 campaign ended with a quarterfinals loss to Gwynedd Mercy. Twin Valley beat Gwynedd Mercy in the 2021 finals.
- Gwynedd Mercy lost the District 1 finals to Villa Maria, who beat Hershey in overtime in this year’s quarterfinals (11/12). Another main Palmyra rival Mechanicsburg beat Crestwood and will play Villa Maria in the semifinals.
- The winner of the Palmyra / Gwynedd Mercy game will meet the winner of the Mechanicsburg / Villa Maria in the PIAA State Championship.
Finals – PIAA State Championship
11/19: Mechanicsburg defeated Palmyra 1-0 1OT
Palmyra was outshot by Mechanicsburg 4 to 3
Palmyra was awarded 18 corners, while Mechanicsburg had 2
Palmyra goalie Haleigh Lambert had 3 saves, including a key save on a penalty stroke in the 3rd quarter to keep the game scoreless
Mechanicsburg added a defensive save
Mechanicsburg’s winning goal came with 30 seconds remaining in the first sudden death / golden goal overtime period
- This was the 4th meeting between the two teams, with the last one before today being a 2-1 Palmyra victory in the District 3 semi-finals. In the previous two regular season meetings, the Cougars had won the first game 1-0 before the two teams tied 1-1 the second time they met.
- Mechanicsburg’s trip to the finals included a win over District 12 champion Archbishop Carroll, District 2 champion Crestwood (3-2 OT), and then District 1 champion Villa Maria 1-0 on a late goal.
Northern Lebanon Girls Volleyball (AAA)
11/8: Cardinal O’Hara defeated Northern Lebanon 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 22-25, 26-24, 15-11)
- Game was held at Cardinal O’Hara High School
- Cardinal O’Hara, the District 12 Champion was also the champion of the Philadelphia Catholic League.
Palmyra Boys Soccer (AAA)
11/8: Moon Area defeated Palmyra 3-2
- Palmyra built a 2-0 lead in the first half, but Moon Area scored three goals in the second half to win the game.
- Game was held at Moon Area HS
- Moon Area (20-0-1) wrapped up the WPIAL / District 7 Championship on Saturday, ending a 19-year drought for their program. Moon Area is ranked #1 in the last PA Soccer Coaches Association poll, while Palmyra was ranked #3 (before losing to #4 Hershey in the District 3 semifinals).