Wyomissing sophomore Dulce Lytle

Wyomissing's Dulce Lytle was both excited and tired after scoring the game-winning goal in the BCIAA championship.  "I am ready to go to bed," she said with a smile.  The standout sophomore found the back of the net with 6:13 remaining in the second overtime period.  The (19-1-1) Spartans beat sixth-seeded Fleetwood 1-0 for their third Berks County title in the past four years.  Lytle understands that the bar is set high at Wyomissing.  "Everyone knows how good all the teams and the athletic program is...so they have shoes to fill," she told Paul Roberts of SV Sports.  The (13-6-1) Tigers were searching for their first BCIAA championship since 2016.  They held the top-seeded Spartans scoreless until a corner kick by Annie McCaffrey ignited a wild sequence.  A head ball by All-State junior Sophia Zeppos hit the crossbar.  Audrey Hurleman's shot bounced off a defender and Lytle put home the rebound with her left foot.  "I was overwhelmed with this amazing feeling. I can't explain it. It's a great feeling," replied Lytle.  She's third on the team with 19 goals this season.  Zeppos and McCaffrey have combined for 44 goals.  Zeppos is committed to Delaware and McCaffrey is headed to UMass.  Lytle's older sister, Kyla, also starts for Wyomissing.  Their father, Matt Lytle, was a star quarterback and pitcher for the Spartans.  He was inducted into the Berks County Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame this summer.  Lytle passed for more than 3,500 yards at both Wyomissing and then the University of Pittsburgh.  He threw for 2,092 yards and 16TD for the Panthers as a senior in 1998.  Lytle spent time with the Seahawks, Panthers, and Ravens.  "I feel like I need to impress him because he went so far," mentioned Dulce Lytle.  The Spartans are hoping to go far in the District 3 and PIAA playoffs.  They've won three straight District 3-2A titles.  Wyomissing will host #7 Boiling Springs or #10 Lancaster Catholic in the quarterfinals at 4pm on Saturday.


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