LEWISTOWN - Central Dauphin's boys soccer team came ready to play Saturday morning as it traveled north to play Mifflin County in an early morning contest.
The Rams wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as it pasted two blasts past a diving goalie Derek Heimbach in the first five minutes to take an early 2-0 lead.
But Central Dauphin wasn't done there as it collected three more first half goals and one in the second, moving on to a 6-1 victory in Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division action at the Mifflin County High School.
Levi Sunderland scored the lone goal for the Huskies, posting it in the second half.
Mifflin County's defense also tightened in the second half as it held the Rams' offense to only one goal.
"In between the 18 we do a nice job controlling the ball, off the back and side for side. Where we struggle is creating some offense inside our own attacking 18," Mifflin County coach Jared Byler said. "We made some changes. We switched our lineup around and put some more guys up top and once we did that we were able to create some more scoring opportunities."
r Mifflin County hosts Central Dauphin East Tuesday
It was a very physical contest and both teams battled back and forth.
Central Dauphin got on the scoreboard first when T.J. Yurkovic put the Rams up 1-0 just one minute in to the contest on the very first shot of the game.
Less than three minutes later, Central Dauphin picked up its second score of the ball game when Damian DeFirio put a shot past a diving Heimbach, upping the score to 2-0 in favor of the visitors.
Mifflin County drove the ball down the field on numerous occasions but the Rams' defense collapsed, spoiling a chance at a Huskies clear look at the goal area.
Harold Baily got his name on the scoring list for Central Dauphin posting his goal at the 19:05 mark. Baily got a pass from John Bonawitz and sent a screamer to the Huskies' goal, making it 3-0.
Yurkovic added his second goal of the game midway through the first half, building a secure 4-0 lead.
Fate also played a part in this game as Pierce Apgar was at the right place at the right time as he picked up a rebound off the Huskies goal and sealed the deal, giving the Rams a 5-0 lead with 2:30 left to go in the first half.
After a sixth Central Dauphin goal, Sunderland picked up the Huskies only goal with 1:23 left in the contest.
Mifflin County hosts Central Dauphin East Tuesday.