Pennsylvania District 3 Class 1A high school field hockey semifinals: games, times, locations, more

High school field hockey talent will be on full display Wednesday evening in central Pennsylvania as the District 3 postseason continues.


The semifinal rounds are expected to be just as thrilling as round one and the quarterfinals.


Tickets must be purchased online via this link.


Here is a rundown of tonight’s action:


Photo: Oley Valley vs Lewisburg, Bob Benscoter, 2022


No. 4 Bishop McDevitt [17-1-1] at No. 1 Oley Valley [17-1-1], 7 p.m.

Both teams are staring at identical records so far in the 2023 extended Fall season. As they are set to battle in the semifinals, it’s nothing new to Oley Valley to make it to the finale. But, for Bishop McDevitt, the athletes are sure to have all the feels tonight as this is the farthest the school’s program has made it in the postseason. FAN selected the Crusaders and the Lynx in July as teams to watch. If Bishop McDevitt fires off its offense and maintains its defensive composure, there could be an upset in the air tonight. Oley Valley has allowed 12 goals all season and Bishop McDevitt five. The mental game is going to be key if Oley wants to repeat its status of making it to the championship round. Within the seven years of Class 1A’s field hockey existence, Oley Valley has been to the final game six times taking home gold three times. Bishop McDevitt has not been to the championship round.



Photo: Bishop McDevitt at Boiling Springs, Bob Benscoter


No. 7 Susquenita [18-1] at No. 6 Boiling Springs [18-2], 7 p.m.

FAN will admit it. We didn’t see Susquenita and its 12 seniors coming in hot. The anticipation of the Blackhawks has always been an under the surface threat, but they launched a full attack against Biglerville and West Perry in District 3 playoffs to arrive in its first semifinal appearance in decades. Boiling Springs – the reigning District 3 Class 1A champions – we absolutely thought the Bubblers would appear near the finale again. When the Bubblers set off their passing game, they not only look good, but they also look like they’re having the time of their lives. Emotions will run high on both sides at some point tonight. So, it will also come down to who can control their mental thoughts more. Boiling Springs has been to the District 3 Class 1A final twice, winning it once. Susquentia has been to the final round once, but in Class 2A in 2003. They lost to Oley Valley 1-0.


Photo: Susquenita at West Perry, Jana Benscoter  

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