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The Elco field hockey team is so hungry for a Lancaster-Lebanon Section Three championship that the Raiders can almost taste it. And what’s making the quest so special is that the Raiders are doing it together, as a unit.

But it is captain Abby Keath who is leading the way.

This week, Keath was the catalyst, as Elco notched two key victories in that quest.

On Tuesday afternoon at Northern Lebanon High School, Keath potted a pair of goals – including the game-winner – when the Raiders shaded the rival Vikings 3-2 in overtime.

Three minutes into the extra session, Keath tallied the decisive goal by using a hesitation move to create space and beat the Northern Lebanon goalie. Earlier in the contest, late in the first half, Keath had scored Elco’s second goal with a hard rush down the right side of the field.

Then on Wednesday at Annville-Cleona, Keath came up with an assist in the Raiders’ important 2-1 decision over the Little Dutchmen.

sportsbuzzDuring the week, Elco went 2-0-1, to improve to 5-0-1 on the season and take over first place in Section Three.

In addition to her important goals, Keath leads the Raiders in assists. To this point of the season, eight different Elco players have found the back of the cage.

- Jeff Falk

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