COLUMBIA COACH KARL KREISER EARNS 250TH CAREER WIN AS CRIMSON TIDE PICKS OFF PEQUEA VALLEY TO REMAIN ALONE ATOP SECTION 4
The Crimson Tide never trailed and used a quick 7-0 fourth-quarter clip to open up some breathing room on the way to a hard-fought 47-32 Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Four victory at Pequea Valley in Kinzers.
The Braves, who saw their glittering eight-game winning streak come to a halt, would have tied Columbia (5-0 league, 10-3 overall) for first place in the section chase with a win. Instead, the Tide forced 27 turnovers and gained another game atop the standings after sweeping the season series against the Braves (4-2, 13-2).
The milestone moment was for longtime Columbia coach Karl Kreiser. Now in his second stint as the Tide's coach, he earned his 250th career skippering victory for the girls program.
"I've had some really good assistants and some very talented players," Kreiser said, "and last but certainly not least, my family. My family has always been there, especially my wife. I've been away a lot of times. And they were willing to sacrifice and allow me to do this."