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CD Rams sports update for April 17, 2019


The Rams boys team traveled to State College and swept the Little Lions 5-0.

In singles, Jason Kline and Sammy Schwab won in straight sets and Joshua Schmidt prevailed in a three-set match. In doubles, Nolan Marolf and Zachary Green won a three-setter, and the team of Joseph Kass and Henry Gold in straight sets.

The Rams are 5-0 in Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division play and 11-1 overall.


Central Dauphin hosted the Hershey Trojans and were defeated 9-7. It was a tight contest that saw a late push from the Rams that ultimately fell short.

Reese Tyndale and Derrick Hillman each had three goals.


The Lady Rams took a short bus ride to Hershey and lost a heartbreaker by a count of 9-7. CD was ahead 7-6 with four minutes to go but couldn’t hold off the Lady Trojans in the closing moments.

CD’s JV team, however, did come home with a 5-2 victory.

Lady Rams lax too much for E-town

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Girls Lacrosse Team.

The Central Dauphin girls lacrosse team upped their record to an impressive 7-1 with a 15-11 victory over the Elizabethtown Lady Bears on Monday evening at Landis Field. In a hard-fought battle, the Bears stayed within striking distance throughout the game, but the Lady Rams were able to outlast the visitors with a strong defense and a deliberate offense.

With a close score in the early going, a determined CD senior attacker Skyler Oken took over the game with some timely goals and strong leadership in running the offensive sets. She ended up leading all scorers with six goals. Erin Zieber added three goals while Marley Kostelec and Rylee Gabrielson each aided their teammates scoring efforts with two assists.

Midfielders Haleigh Lackner and Sadie Smith played key roles in the win by allowing the Rams to consistently maintain ball possession through draw controls and ground ball pickups. Smith also took on the task of defending the Bears best offensive threat, shutting her down after some early success. Defenders Liza Szobacan and Hailey Pratt led a defense that turned the Bears away whenever they seemed to be mounting a comeback.

The JV team also had a successful night, chalking up a 10-2 victory over the JV Bears. Riley Yonchiuk led the younger Rams with two goals and seven draw controls.

Up next for the Rams is an away game at Hershey on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The field is located at 550 Homestead Road in Hershey. Both teams have a 2-0 Mid-Penn Keystone Division records, according to The (Carlisle) Sentinel.

Skyler Oken – 6 goals, 1 assist
Marley Kostelec – 2 goals, 2 assists
Erin Zieber – 3 goals, 6 draw control
Haleigh Lackner – 1 goal, 1 assist, 8 draw control, 2 ground balls
Sadie Smith – 1 goal, 3 caused turnovers, 4 ground balls, 4 draw control
Cassie Sellen – 1 goal
Rylee Gabrielson – 2 assists
Sarah Doherty – 1 goal

Rams boys lax splits against Lancaster County foes

Game notes submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Boys Lacrosse Team.

By Jeff Kolakowski

The Rams dropped an away game 13-5 Saturday against the Penn Manor Comets. Their second trip into Lancaster County on Monday resulted in a 6-3 win over the Elizabethtown Area on a cold and blustery evening.

The Bears were ready to play and found the back of the net first. Despite multiple opportunities, it took until the second quarter for the Rams to settle in and score. Defense and goalie play held strong and the Rams were up 3-1 going into the third.

After some halftime adjustments by both coaches, the teams traded goals and went 4-2 into the fourth quarter. The Bears were unable to seize the ball from the Rams and only scored once more as the Rams hit the back of the net two more times, securing the 6-3 win.

The Bears played a similar style that the Rams play. It was easy to see first-year head coach Cassidy Bender – and CD coach Bob Miller’s former assistant – has the Bears on the right track. (Caution should be taken in future games … you heard it here first!)

Standout performances for CD were turned in by Kyle Tyndale on defense and David DeSousa in goal, said Miller.

The Rams JV squad also was victorious by a count of 4-3, which improves their record on the year to 7-1.

Based on a report published by The (Carlisle) Sentinel on April 15, the Rams varsity squad’s Mid-Penn Keystone Division record is 1-1 (7-3 overall), so it’s still early in the season. The division currently is led by Palmyra and Bishop McDevitt with 3-0 records.

Next up is a home game with Keystone Division opponent Hershey at the CD High School field on Wednesday, April 17. Faceoff for varsity is scheduled at 4:00 p.m., and the JV game at 5:45 p.m. The public is welcome to attend for free.

Derrick Hillman – 2 goals
Reese Tyndale – 1 goal, 2 assists, 6 ground balls
Dawson Smith – 7 ground balls, 4 takeaways
David DeSousa – 12 saves, 1 ground ball

Lady Rams lax lasso Colts in season’s 5th win

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Girls Lacrosse Team.

Central Dauphin Girls Lacrosse improved Tuesday to a record of 5-1 with a dominant performance against Cedar Cliff.

The Rams entered halftime with a 15-0 lead en route to a 19-3 victory. In the overall outstanding team effort, the Rams excelled in all facets of the game.

Senior Marley Kostelec led all scorers with five goals, while senior Skyler Oken was right behind her with four. Senior Erin Zieber dominated the draw circle with 12 draw controls.

With the game well in hand, the Rams pulled most of their starters early while allowing others to try different positions. Starting defenders Hailey Pratt, Liza Szobacan and Kayla McHugh tried their hands at attack and each scored their first career varsity goal.

The JV team was also able to earn an impressive victory, improving to 4-1-1 after defeating the Colts by a score of 9-1. Maggie Doherty scored her first career goal in the win.

The Rams will play Dover at Landis Field on Thursday evening.

Junior attacker Anna Caputo and sophomore attacker Cassie Sellen are interviewed by senior defender Emili Ihm after their first varsity start.

Rams lax overpowers Colts at home

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Boys Lacrosse Team.

Article By Jeff Kolakowski

The Cedar Cliff Colts visited the Rams on Monday at Central Dauphin High School. The Colts young program started out of the gate strong while the Rams faltered early on with penalties and substitution errors.

The Colts struck first and were able to keep pace early on. The Rams held an early 3-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Rams found new life in the second quarter as the offense got into gear rattling off a string of goals. By halftime the score was Rams 13–Colts 2.

The second half was all Rams again as it seemed they could score at will. The opportunity to season some young players was wisely taken by the coaches and the final was Rams 19–Colts 2

Next up is a road game at Bishop McDevitt at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

Reese Tyndale – 4 Goals, 3 Assists
Max Anderson – 3 Goals, 5 Assists
Derek Krug – 3 Goals
Brody Rock – 2 Goals

Rams sophomore Tyler Faust (#41) and junior Connor Sanders (#25) evaluate their team’s play against Cedar Cliff.

CD Rams lax finishes strong to down Falcons

By Central Dauphin Rams Boys Lacrosse

Central Dauphin Rams boys lacrosse team won another closely contested game Saturday at home over Cedar Crest Falcons by a count of 9-6 to move to 5-1 on the season.

The Rams got the early 3-1 lead and were in control most of the afternoon, leading 6-3 in the third. Cedar Crest was able to get momentum on an extra-man opportunity at the end of the third followed by two quick scores at the start of the fourth quarter.

CD regrouped and got back in rhythm on offense with a key goal by Tyler Glass to get the lead to 8-6 Rams. A methodical extra-man opportunity ended with a goal from Derrick Hillman to extend the lead to 9-6. That would be the final score as the Rams were able to run out the clock down the stretch.

Next up is a game with Cedar Cliff on Monday, 4:00 p.m. at Central Dauphin High School.

The JV team also won 4-3 and move to an impressive record of 5-0.

Derek Krug – 2 goals
Reese Tyndale – 2 goals
Dylan Hess – 8 ground balls
Dawson Smith – 4 takeaways and 7 ground balls
David DeSousa – 2 saves

#13 senior midfielders Dylan Hess (#13), Derrick Hillman (#34) and Tyler Glass talk about the their latest win.

Lady Rams lax adds win against Lady Falcons

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Girls Lacrosse Team.

The Central Dauphin girls lacrosse team continued their hot streak with a 15–9 victory over the Cedar Crest Lady Falcons. They improved their record to 4-1 with this hard-fought victory. The Rams were in control of the game from start to finish, winning 23 ground balls and maintaining possession of the ball for extended stretches of the contest.

After having to sit out the Red Land game with an injury, senior Marley Kostelec came back strong by scoring five goals. Senior Skyler Oken led all scorers with six goals, senior Erin Zieber added three, and junior Rylee Gabrielson rounded out the scoring with one goal.

With senior goalkeeper Caroline Reichelderfer out, freshman Taylor Dillman stepped up in her first varsity start and earned nine saves.

The Junior Varsity team improved their record to 3-1-1 with a 5-3 victory. In a strong team effort, five Lady Rams scored one goal in this contest. Riley Yonchiuk and Simmy Grewal each picked up five ground balls in a successful effort to control the ball possession battle in this game.

The Rams visit Cedar Cliff on Monday at 4 p.m.

Skyler Oken – 6 goals, 2 assists
Marley Kostelec – 5 goals, 1 assist
Erin Zieber – 3 goals, 1 assist, 3 draw controls
Rylee Gabrielson – 1 goal, 1 assist
Sadie Smith – 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
Hailey Pratt– 5 ground balls, 1 draw control

(l. to r.) Junior attacker Ryler Gabrielson and senior sttackers Skyler Oken and Marley Kostelec are interviewed by high-motor junior midfielder Haleigh Lackner.

Rams lax overcomes slow start to defeat Patriots

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Boys Lacrosse Team. Pictured above (l. to r.) is senior Tyler Glass, #44, and senior Derrick Hillman, #34.

The Rams had a road trip on Thursday against the Red Land Patriots. Coming off a difficult loss Tuesday night at Cumberland Valley, the Rams play was sluggish at the start. The Patriots were looking to capitalize on this.

The Rams scored the first two goals and looked like they were getting the game in control. The Patriots repeatedly fought back and by halftime had brought the score within two at 5-3 in CD’s favor.

The third quarter went the Patriots way for most of the time and saw the score knotted at six goals apiece.

The Rams had enough by the opening of the fourth quarter and rattled off several goals midway through the frame. As the game drew closer to the end, the Rams keep-away strategy worked to seal the game. Final score was 10-6.

CD’s ability to consistency execute on ground balls and clears were critical throughout the day.

Boys Lacrosse moves to 4-1 on the season.

Rams will next face Cedar Crest at home on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

Max Anderson – 3 Goals, 2 Assists, 6 Ground Balls
Reese Tyndale – 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Dawson Smith – 8 Ground Balls, 7 Takeaways, 8 Face-Off Wins


Rams senior defender Carter Laporte, #50, and sophomore attack man Reese Tyndale comment on the team’s road win against Red Land Patriots.

Lady Rams lacrosse rolls to win over Wildcats

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Girls Lacrosse Team.
Central Dauphin Lady Rams lacrosse varsity team rolled over the Mechanicsburg Lady Wildcats on Saturday at home 18-5.

This contest was pretty much decided in the first half with the Rams breaking out to an 11-2 lead by the break.

The Rams had to start a freshman in goal, Tyler Hollister, who just took up the sport this year and earned the win with five saves.

Skyler Oken and Marley Kostelec each had four goals.

In the JV game, the Rams and Wildcats tied 7-7.

Doing the honors post-game for Lady Rams were (l. to r.) junior Haley Lackner, senior Sadie Smith and senior Erin Zieber.

Rams dominate Wildcats in road lacrosse win

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Boys Lacrosse Team.

By Mike Tyndale

The third game of the Ram’s season Saturday ended with a 19-6 victory over the Mechanicsburg Wildcats that improved the team’s record to 3-0.

The offense was sharp from the first whistle and put on a show for the CD fans in attendance with nine first-quarter goals.

The team was quick and physical all afternoon, keeping the game in their favor throughout. The defense had another strong performance, giving the Wildcats few scoring chances.

The Rams had eight players find the back of the net with six multi-goal scorers.

Next up is a road rivalry game with Cumberland Valley on Tuesday night at 6:45 p.m.

Brenden Yingling – 5 goals, 1 Assist
Max Anderson – 4 goals, 4 assists
Gavin Yingling – 2 goals, 3 assists
Derrick Hillman – 3 goals, 2 assists
Adam Burkhart – 1 goal, 7 ground balls
Kyle Tyndale – 4 ground balls, 4 takeaways

Senior midfielder Adam Burkhart, #46, and sophomore midfielder Brody Rock weigh in on Saturday’s win over Mechanicsburg.

CD Rams Boys Lacrosse rolls over Polar Bears

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Boys Lacrosse Team.

By Mike Tyndale

The second game of the season Thursday for the Rams featured some better weather and another dominant performance that resulted in an 11-3 win over Northern York Polar Bears out of Dillsburg.

The Rams didn’t repeat the slow start they experienced Monday in the season opener by jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter.

The scoring slowed for the Rams but the defense held strong despite a few penalties to make the score 5-0 at the half. The third quarter saw Northern York pull the game back within reach to 5-2. The offense quickly responded and put the game away early in the final frame.

The defense was solid again and gave the Polar Bears very few scoring chances all afternoon. David DeSousa had another strong game in the net and the man-down unit was impressive again.

Offensively CD moved the ball very well all afternoon and had Northern scrambling to match-up. Through two games CD has outscored their opponents 24-5.

Saturday’s game is away against the Mechancisburg Wildcats at 11:00 a.m. The field is located at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Park, 1 Memorial Park Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.


Rams defenders (l. to r.) Ben Berger, #23, and Kyle Tyndale, #26, give their take on the win over Northern York.

Brenden Yingling – 5 goals, 2 assists
Max Anderson – 3 goals
Ben Berger – 9 ground balls
Dawson Smith – 5 ground balls

Rams boys lacrosse crushes Trojans in season opener

Game report and post-game player interview video submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Boys Lacrosse Team.

By Mike Tyndale and Jeff Kolakowski

The Rams started the 2019 campaign with a 13-2 victory over the Chambersburg Trojans on a cold and rainy afternoon.

A stingy defense gave up few chances and dealt some punishment for the few opportunities the Trojans had. The defensive clears and relentless midfield pressure proved to be too much for Chambersburg.

The midfield dominated ground balls and transition opportunities to keep CD in an uptempo pace throughout the game. The ball movement on the offensive side of the field was fun to watch for the home Rams crowd. The attack unit for CD turned it on in the second half to create a multitude of scoring opportunities to put the game out of reach. A balanced attack saw six Rams find the back of the net with five multi-goal scorers.

The defense was stellar as it was holding the Trojan shooting to a minimum. When they did get a shot off the goalie play was solid. CD won a majority of the face off battles. Dylan Hess led the ground ball game coming up with 11. Max Anderson led the scoring effort with 4 goals and 4 assists.

The Rams controlled the afternoon in all three phases and set the tone for the 2019 season.

Next up is a home game with Northern York on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
Max Anderson 4 Goals 4 Assists
Brenden Yingling 2 Goals, 2 Assists
Gavin Yingling 2 Goals, 2 Assists
Dylan Hess 11 Ground Balls
David DeSousa 12 Saves
Post-game interview with senior midfielder Derek Krug, #18, and junior attackman Max Anderson, #7.

CD Boys Lacrosse records preseason win

Submitted by Central Dauphin Boys Lacrosse Coach Bob Miller

CD Boys Lacrosse entered preseason games on the road Tuesday against Exeter Township and Conestoga Valley in a doubleheader and came how with two Ws.

Below is a post-game interview with junior David DeSousa and sophomore Dawson Smith, and game reports are below the video.

The Rams were down 1-0 early in the first game with Exeter Township, but quickly gained control of the game and won 4-2 thanks to strong face-work and ground ball play.

In a game that had a lot of transition play, Ram midfielders dominated ground balls and possessions on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Solid goalie play saw the game stay under CD’s control.

The second game of the evening had numerous early scoring opportunities for the green and white but failure to find the back of the net. This would allow Conestoga Valley to take a 2-0 lead and the momentum into the second half.

CD’s offense got in rhythm and took control of the game to put them ahead 4-2 down the stretch. Despite numerous penalties throughout the game, the Rams defense, particularly the man down unit, held strong to complete the come-from-behind win.

Central Dauphin Boys Lacrosse next game will be March 22 when they travel to Trinity High School for the season opener.