Delaware commit and Oley Valley captain Taylor Vaccaro

Taylor Vaccaro and her Oley Valley teammates didn't forget what happened in last year's BCIAA field hockey final.  The Lynx got tripped up by Wilson 2-1.  "I think that definitely added a lot of motivation...showing that we could come out on top was the icing on the cake for us," Vaccaro told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  Top-seeded Oley Valley defeated second-seeded Wilson 3-1 on a windy Saturday night at Alvernia.  The (19-1-1) Lynx captured their 19th Berks County championship and first since 2019.  "It literally means everything. This is the main goal that we wanted and having it my senior year is the best feeling," emphasized Vaccaro.  The Delaware commit avoided five defenders to give Oley Valley a 3-1 advantage with 10:25 remaining.  She replied, "I was just channeling that anger. I really need to put them away and I knew 2-1 wasn't enough. All my energy went into that goal."  Vaccaro leads Berks County with 24 goals.  Izzy Buehler tied the game at 1-1 early in the second quarter.  Sophomore Julia Wagner put home a rebound midway through the third quarter.  That goal put the Lynx on top for the first time.  Bulldogs' goalkeeper Catherine Wolf finished with ten saves.  Wilson's lone goal came from Michigan State commit Caroline Horace at the 6:40 mark of the first quarter.  Oley Valley outscored its three opponents in the BCIAA playoffs 14-1.  Penn State commit Morgan Snyder had a hat trick in a 4-0 semifinal victory over Twin Valley.  The Lynx open the District 3-A tournament at home against #16 seed Schuylkill Valley on Wednesday night.  Oley Valley has won ten District 3 titles and a pair of state championships.  "We have a really good youth program and we have so many good coaches throughout all of the ages. We have a really close-knit community," said Vaccaro. 


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