COCOLAMUS - Whitney Strohecker and Sam Peters each scored two goals, while Tayler Kuhns added a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win for Mifflin County in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game at East Juniata Wednesday.
The Huskies had a 2-0 lead before the game was five minutes old off the sticks of the two double scorers; the Tigers surrendered the fifth goal inside the final minute of the first half. The only score after the break came on a penalty stroke by Allison Fox after the Tigers were flagged for a hand stop on a shot.
Despite the lopsided score, Mifflin County coach Tish Maclay said she went into the contest expecting - and surrendering - nothing.
"I didn't know what to expect today honestly after Greenwood and EJ tied," she said. "We played pretty well. We continue to play everybody. I think the girls are doing what we're asking them to do."
The victory lifts Mifflin County to 8-3, 7-1 in the league. The Huskies host Forbes Road, which lost the 2010 District 6 Class AA final to Indian Valley, on Monday.
East Juniata (6-4-2, 3-4-2) travels to Greenwood today. That game has been moved back to a 4 p.m. start and will be played at the Wildcats' elementary school field due to conditions of the playing surface at the high school.
Midd-West 0, Mifflinburg 0
MIDDLEBURG - A day after Midd-West's field hockey team posted a win over Heartland Conference rival Mifflinburg, the Mustangs found themselves in a scoreless rematch Wednesday.
"There weren't many surprises tonight," Midd-West coach Mandi Romig said. "The game was so fast paced back and forth. It was a great game to watch."
Both goalies proved sharp in the contest, with Midd-West's Mikayla Freed stopping all nine shots she faced; the same for Danielle Ard and the Mustangs' 11 attempts.
Midd-West (7-1-1, 3-1-1) hosts Lewisburg Saturday at 1 p.m.
Midd-West 3, Shikellamy 0
SUNBURY - Tyler Wilson and Austin Good teamed up on a pair of goals to lift Midd-West to a 3-0 Heartland Conference win over Shikellamy in boys soccer Wednesday.
Wilson tallied in the first half with help from Good, and the two reversed roles for the final score in the second.
"Both of their shots were well-placed shots from outside," Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. "We knew we were going to have space in the middle."
Sauer said a weeks-long rut seems to be coming to and end for his team.
"It's been frustrating," he said. "But the guys put together a really good effort tonight."
Midd-West (4-5-1, 2-4-1) travels to Shamokin today.
Chambersburg 3, Greenwood 2 (OT)
CHAMBERSBURG - Now almost halfway into the season and yet to play a home game due to field conditions, Greenwood had to travel to the bottom of the state for what was supposed to be a home game against Chambersburg.
Whether it was that or just the qualify of the opponent, Chambersburg came away with the win, 3-2 in overtime.
Mark Furfaro scored twice and assisted on the game winner, a Colton Arnold tally that came with 3:26 on the clock in the first extra period. Josh Ferguson and Tony Duran had the Wildcat goals.
"These guys play in the top division of the Mid-Penn Conference," Greenwood coach Tom Magill noted. "It wasn't like we didn't have chances to win - we hit the post twice," including one dinger with three seconds left on the clock in regulation.
"Although we didn't have as many shots our shot opportunitiess were very good," he said.
The JV game ended 5-0 in Chambersburg's favor.
Greenwood (4-3) travels to Annville-Cleona Thursday.
Juniata 2, Clearfield 0
MIFFLINTOWN - Carly Burns put two in the net and sent Clearfield home as the latest shutout victim to Juniata in Mountain League girls soccer Wednesday.
"Every team's goal right now is just to be the first team to score on us," said Juniata coach Dave Portzline, whose team has yet to surrender one this season.
"Carly's quiet in the field but she makes quite the impact in the game," he said. "She makes big plays when we need them. Her shot is incredible."
Clearfield won the JV game, 1-0.
Juniata (10-0, 9-0) travels to Midd-West Friday.
East Juniata 9, Halifax 0
HALIFAX - McKayla Goodling had a hat trick - the only East Juniata player with more than one goal - and Molly Scholl had three assists as the Tigers spread the wealth in a 9-0 win over Halifax in a Tri-Valley League girls soccer game Wednesday.
Goodling also had an assist and Katie Eichman had a goal and delivered one for the visitors, who dented the twine for the first time just 35 seconds into the game.
"I think that was the quickest we ever scored," East Juniata coach Lori Goodling said.
But it was also frustrating, said Goodling, to play another team that didn't test her varsity - and didn't have a JV squad - as the Tigers look to challenge in District 4 come playoff time.
East Juniata (10-1, 2-0) travels to Line Mountain Friday.
Bellwood-Antis 359, Mount Union 379
ALTOONA - Mount Union returned to Sinking Valley, site of Tuesday's Eastern Sectional, and while the course was much improved from the previous outing, the Trojans struggled in a 359-379 loss to Bellwood-Antis in Inter-County Conference golf Wednesday.
"It was a lot more dried out today," Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said, but the inexperience of some of his players - especially on this course - showed.
"The roughs were really high so you get a lot of lost balls, which throws your score up higher," he said.
Alex Ashman and Brady Goodling each turned in 87s for the Trojans. Cole Boozel, whose score Tuesday was low enough to qualify for the district match, was out sick.
Mount Union (7-3, 4-2) travels to Huntingdon Friday.
* Bellefonte 24, Mifflin County 6 (7th grade): 70-yard touchdown run by Malik Sechler.
* Bellefonte 34, Mifflin County 8 (9th grade): 1-yard touchdown run by Hunter Walker; two-point conversion run by Walker.