COCOLAMUS - Don Troutman admits he didn't like the call that gave Loyalsock a penalty kick and, with its success, the first goal in East Juniata's non-league boys soccer match against the Lancers.
He worried about the impact it could have, coming 25 minutes into the first half. But in the final three minutes, the Tigers erased those fears, and Loyalsock's lead, en route to a 5-2 win Friday.
"We really dominated the play. We had a couple chances early on that we didn't put away," Troutman observed. "When they got that PK it could have been a little bit of a downer."
Zane Lauver and Trevor Goodling each scored before the break, the latter coming with 14 ticks on the clock. Then in the second, Jake Sankey had two goals and an assist while Dalton Shipp had a goal and a helper to put the game away.
With the meat of the Tri-Valley League season in front of the 2-2 Tigers - they host Millersburg Monday - Troutman is reaching a comfort zone with a team that raised questions coming into the season.
"I think we're starting to find we don't have the flexibility we had last year, but we have more flexibility than we thought we had moving guys in and out of different positions," he said.
Loyalsock won the JV game, 3-1.
Belleville Mennonite 1
MONTOURSVILLE - Belleville Mennonite scored first Friday, but host Montoursville answered with a pair to win their boys soccer contest, 2-1.
Thunder coach Brian Renno said his team played with its backs to the wall early, until Andrew Miller found the net.
"They didn't really get any good looks until probably 15 minutes in," Renno said. "We were able to slip one through to Andrew and he made a good finish."
Despite opportunities after the Warriors took the lead, he said, the Thunder were not playing well on the outside, which cost them chances.
Belleville Mennonite (1-3) hosts Juniata Thursday.
Meadowbrook Christian 4,
Juniata Mennonite 0
MILTON - Katie Benfer had a hat trick and Emily Benfer added a goal as Meadowbrook Christian took a 4-0 win Friday over Juniata Mennonite in Allegheny Christian Athletic Conference girls soccer.
"Our defense played very well for how we have them playing," Lions coach Trish Hoffman said. "They got some outside shots that were just over our goalie's head."
Juniata Mennonite (0-3-1, 0-3) hosts New Covenant Tuesday.
Lower Dauphin 3,
Mifflin County 2
HUMMELSTOWN - Kate Hugendubler gave Cassidy Fletcher a run for the money, but the No. 3 singles player from Lower Dauphin took the match and with it settled the team win in a Mid-Penn interdivisional tennis match Friday.
The first two singles already had gone to the Falcons when Hugendubler won the second set against Fletcher, but fell in the third. Mifflin County overcame challenges to win both doubles matches, including a three-set stretch in the second doubles.
Mount Union 364,
MOUNT UNION - Brady Goodling shot an 88 to lead Mount Union and the Trojans recorded five scores below 100 on the way to a 364-399 non-league golf win over Central Friday at American Legion Country Club.
Zach Knable brought in a 90 and Brian Varner carded a 91 as the trio had the key rounds for the host.
"We finally got Goodling back on track and we're happy to see that," Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. "Knable and Varner continue to bring in consistent scores for us."
Mifflin County 2, Penns Valley 2