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This fall, Palmyra enjoyed one of the most prolific scoring seasons in the history of Lebanon County field hockey. Meanwhile, Cougar Erin Huffman posted one of the highest individual totals ever for goals in a campaign.

Those two facts are certainly related and intertwined. But just how much is a matter of speculation.

Huffman scored three more goals this week and the Cougars added two more triumphs to their win total. First the prolific forward notched the game-winner in a 3-0 victory over Central Dauphin, then she tallied a pair during a pair in a 4-0 whitewashing of rival Hershey.

Through the 18-game regular season, Huffman posted an eye-popping 27 goals and added a pair of assists. That’s a staggering average of goal-and-a-half per game.

To do her damage, Huffman relies on a relentless, hard-nosed, hustling style of game. And of course, Huffman benefits from the talented supporting cast which surrounds her.

Thanks in part to Huffman’s nose for the goal, the Cougars have compiled a sparkling 17-1 mark through the regular season. Palmyra, which is the defending District Three Class AA champions, has earned the top seed for this season’s district tournament.

LFCU_Sponsor logoShould Palmyra piece together another lengthy postseason run, you can bet that Huffman will play a large role in it.

– Jeff Falk

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