Donegal (Mount Joy, Pa.) made a huge and unusual leap to highlight the final regular season USA TODAY High School Sports/MAXFieldHockey.com Super 25 rankings.
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Donegal moved from unranked to No. 8 after a 1-0 victory against No. 2 Penn Manor (Millersville, Pa.) in the Lancaster-Lebanon League fina, winning its first league title since 2008. Penn Manor, the defending state champion and three-time defending league champion, suffered its first loss since Oct. 28, 2014.
Mackenzie Allessie scored the lone goal off a corner play with 14 minutes remaining in the second half. Allessi has 47 goals and 22 assists on the season.
Despite its first loss of the season, Penn Manor (18-1) remains No. 2 this week and continues its postseason run. Penn Manor plays in District 3-AAA and Donegal in District 3-AA.
Eastern Regional (Voorhees, N.J.) remains No. 1 in the Super 25. Lakeland (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) remains No. 3. Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, Pa.) and Watertown (Mass.) swapped places at Nos. 4 and 5.
The big mover from among ranked teams was No. 16 Crestwood (Mountain Top, Pa.), which moved from No. 21 to No. 16 with three victories last week. Crestwood outscored its opponents 12-3 in those wins.
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