There have been others. But it may have been the most important goal that Anya Kissinger has scored to date.
One is left with the distinct impression that are more, important goals to come.
On Tuesday afternoon in Myerstown, Kissinger came up with a big one. The Raider forward tallied the only goal in Elco’s 1-0 triumph over Annville-Cleona, a win that would prove to be imperative in the Raiders claiming their first Lancaster-Lebanon Section Three championship in 24 years, later in the week.
Kissinger’s game-winner against the Little Dutchmen was set up by teammate Abbie Keath, from the top of the circle, with 1:25 remaining in the first half. Keath dumped the ball down low to Kissinger stationed on the left post of the A-C cage, and Kissinger made no mistakes, sweeping the ball into the goal.
For Kissinger, it was her team-leading 13th goal of the season, to go along with two assists. Elco clinched the Section Three crown on Friday, with a 2-2 tie at Lancaster Country Day.
Kissinger and the Raiders will now ride the wave of momentum created by the section championship into the upcoming Lancaster-Lebanon League and District Three Class A playoff tournaments.
– Jeff Falk