‘Our backfield and goalie have not really been challenged much this season; We know that is about to change drastically,’ West Perry’s head field hockey coach Wendy Byers on Lower Dauphin

Lower Dauphin field hockey, as a collective unit, needed to “flip the switch” a few weeks ago to maintain the brand of LD hockey that most teams set out to try to defeat.   “We’ve been here before,” senior Dani Murphy said after Lower Dauphin beat Twin Valley 5-0. “Last year, when we lost to both Hershey and Palmyra, we knew we had to flip the switch. We had to turn on the intensity. We just can’t come in expecting we’re going to beat everybody. We had to do it. We have to have that intensity.”   The Falcons are 14-2 and snapped their losing streak to Hershey in their most recent game against them. Every Fall season there’s a mid-state battle between Lower Dauphin, Palmyra, and Hershey. The three teams are historically known to rank either nationally, and in Pennsylvania, or sit at the top of the Pennsylvania rankings…

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