COCOLAMUS - If you're going to play four games in a week, this is the way to end it.
Nick Lorenz scored twice and six other players played a role in scoring as East Juniata blanked Lancaster Country Day, 6-0, in Tri-Valley League boys soccer Friday.
East Juniata coach Don Troutman said he was worried, because he knew the league's newest member would pressure his team more than some other opponents, and it would come at the end of a tiring campaign.
"We actually played really well," he said. "We kept our speed of play up, which is sometimes difficult to do going four games in one week."
Lorenz scored the first one fewer than seven minutes into the game, and two minutes later Spencer Reinford made it 2-0. By the midpoint of the first half, it was 4-0 on Lorenz's second tally. Landon Sheaffer and Devin Goodling each ended up with a goal and an assist, while Zane Lauver contributed two helpers.
"We really passed the ball well tonight, made a lot of good decisions on our shot selection," Troutman said.
The Tigers also won the JV game, 3-0.
East Juniata (6-1, 5-0) travels to Halifax Tuesday.
Juniata Mennonite 5,
Columbia Co. Christian 2
McALISTERVILLE - Alexis Hahn-Kline had a hat trick for Juniata Mennonite Friday, and the Lions needed it - her third goal finally gave the team a lead that held in a 5-2 Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls soccer contest against Columbia County Christian.
Hahn-Kline had her first goal just six minutes into the game, but over a span of 75 seconds later in the first half Columbia County's Mackenzie Boucher outscored her 2-1 to make it even before the half.
Hahn-Kline, Valarie Meiser and Lauren Breon each scored in the second, a shutout by the Lions to make the final.
"Obviously we came out really strong. I think our girls were just kind of excited," Juniata Mennonite coach Trish Hoffman said. "We played a really good game. My girls played really well together."
Juniata Mennonite (4-3, 2-3) hosts Walnut Street Christian Tuesday.
8th grade: East Juniata 29, Newport 3. High scorer Laurel Amey with 12 points. East Juniata is 2-1.
7th grade game: Newport 17, East Juniata 15 OT. High scorer Breanna Terry with 6 points. East Juniata is 1-2. The Tigers host Juniata Tuesday.