From staff reports
WORMLEYSBURG - The Belleville Mennonite boys soccer team is getting ready to enter the District 6 playoffs, and with Thursday afternoon's 6-1 win over Harrisburg Academy, it appears the Trojans are ready to enter the fray.
As has been the story for the Trojans most of the season, on Thursday afternoon Andrew Miller led the way offensively.
Miller had five of Belleville Mennonite's six goals. Most of these goals were scored on breakaways against Harrisburg Academy's flatback defense.
Belleville Mennonite coach Brian Renno said he was pleased with the way his defense performed tonight.
"I'm happy with our defense. I thought our defensive shape was good the whole game. Josh Pollock had another good game."
As the Trojans look forward to the playoffs, Renno says he hopes to see his team play good possession ball and to spread out the offense.
"The first half of the game we were playing rather vertical," Renno said of Thursday's match. But, as Renno explained, "In districts we need to be playing a diagonal style of play."
Belleville Mennonite (11-3-1) has a regular season matchup against Carson Long Saturday in Belleville.
Midd-West 2, Williamsport 1
WILLIAMSPORT - Midd-West's Ty Ross scored with less than two minutes to play in the first overtime to lift the Mustangs to a 2-1 win over Williamsport in boys soccer action.
The Mustangs found themselves in a 1-0 hole with 28 minutes to play in the game despite leading every statistical category, including shots.
"We were putting lots of pressure on them for sustained periods of time," Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. "Then we would lose possession."
Austin Good scored the equalizer with 16 minutes to play in the second half when he found twine on a free kick. It wasn't until the overtime period was winding down that Tanner Ebright played a nice through ball to the right side where Ross was waiting to cap off the win.
"We played well in overtime, constant pressure," Sauer said.
Midd-West (10-8, 9-5) awaits seeding for the District 4 playoffs.
East Juniata 6, Halifax 0
HALIFAX - Landon Sheaffer and Spencer Reinford each scored two goals to lead East Juniata to a 6-0 win over Halifax in Tri-Valley League boys soccer action Thursday.
Coming off their fourth straight TVL title, the Tigers came out strong and scored five goals in the first half against Halifax. Wesley Kinzer and Devin Goodling also had goals for East Juniata.
Sheaffer scored just three minutes into the game. Four minutes later, Reinford made it 2-0 and the rout was on for the TVL champs.
East Juniata (16-2) awaits seeding for the District 4 playoffs.
East Juniata 13, Upper Dauphin 0
ELIZABETHVILLE - McKayla Goodling had three goals and three assists to lead East Juniata to a 13-0 Tri-Valley League win over Upper Dauphin Thursday in girls soccer action.
Goodling scored 42 seconds into the game and the rout was on in the Tigers' final regular season game. Ashlyn Erhard and Hannah Scholl added two goals each for the Tigers, who had goals from nine different players.
Also scoring goals for East Juniata were Lauren Maguire, Michelle Mease, Molly Scholl, Kasi Horning, Kiley Sheaffer and Brooke Maneval.
East Juniata (12-3-1) awaits seeding for the District 4 playoffs.
Lewisburg 2, Midd-West 1
LEWISBURG - Midd-West had many opportunities to get a solid win to finish its regular season Thursday when it traveled to Lewisburg.
But the home team got two quick goals against the Mustangs to hand Midd-West a 2-1 loss in Heartland Conference field hockey action.
"We had chances," Midd-West coach Mandi Romig said. "We just weren't able to execute late in the game."
Lewisburg scored just four minutes in and added another goal seven minutes after that to quickly put the Mustangs in a 2-0 hole. But Romig said after the difficult start her Mustangs came alive.
"We were playing well," she said. "It was the two quick goals that hurt us.
Midd-West (10-8, 5-7) awaits seeding for District 4.
"We've been getting better every week and hopefully that will continue," Romig said.
Juniata 2, Huntingdon 0
HUNTINGDON - Juniata may have had a few players out due to injuries, but that didn't seem to impede the Indians Thursday evening as they took a 2-0 win over non-league opponent Huntingdon.
Lizzy McClure notched both goals for the Indians, her first coming off a Nala Brackbill assist.
Juniata coach Becky Loy was pleased to point out that both goals were scored during penalty corners. She felt this showed how the whole team stepped up to fill in after injuries.
"It took the whole team to get us there. I thought collectively the whole team worked well tonight," Loy said.
Juniata (5-10, 0-10) hosts its last match of the season against Belleville Mennonite on Monday.
Red Land 3, Mifflin County 0
LEWISBERRY - Mifflin County volleyball has struggled for most of its season after transitioning to playing Mid-Penn schools.
Although the Huskies fell 3-0 to Red Land in their final regular season game, Matt Kern's bunch finished on a fairly good note.
The Huskies scored 20 points in each game.
"It got off to a slow start in the first game," Kern said. "But after that we played really well and moved well."
The Huskies were led by Chloe Benner, who had three aces and 15 service points, and Alyssa Stackpole. Stackpole finished with 17 digs.
"She's reading the game really well and she knows what's going on," Kern said of Stackpole. "She's playing ahead of the attackers. It makes it easier when she's in position."
Mifflin County finished the season 5-17.
7th grade: Mifflin County 34, Philipsburg-Osceola 0. The Huskies got touchdowns from Bryson Phillips, Trent Hidlay, Ryan Walker, Cole Baker and Davis Wagner. Wagner also had two interceptions. Mifflin County's last game of the season is Wednesday against Penns Valley.
7th and 8th grade: Everett 6, Mount Union 0
9th grade: Mount Union 0, Everett 0