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YORK — Carlisle and Central York were allowed a weather window in which to start their District 3 Class 3A girls lacrosse opener Tuesday evening. It didn’t stay open long.

After thunderstorms caused a 65-minute delay to the game’s start, the squads completed a little more than 16 minutes of play before lightning halted the proceedings at Central York High School. The No. 6 Panthers held a 7-1 lead over the No. 11 Thundering Herd with 8:48 remaining in the first half, the point at which play will resume Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Central was in control of the portion of the game that was played, with the Panthers getting the jump right from the opening draw. Abby McFerren pocketed two goals for Central within the game’s first 3:11, the beginning of a 5-0 Panther run to open the contest.

Carlisle’s Grace Lippert finally stemmed the tide with a goal with 15:42 to go in the half, but it didn’t translate into momentum for the Herd, as Central’s Liz Rader answered 48 seconds later to make it 6-1. The game was halted after Sam Kreis put the Panthers up 7-1, and play was ultimately suspended after a 30-minute delay that saw consistent lightning.

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