MIFFLINTOWN - After a tough league loss the day before, Juniata girls soccer coach Brian Strawser said he wanted something good to come from Friday's non-league matchup against Selinsgrove.
It wasn't the score - the Seals had the edge there, 1-0 - but that was the only part of the game the Indians lost. Strawser said it could have been a long day if the team let the previous say take them down.
"The way the girls came out tonight, it was a completely different story," he said.
Juniata led in shots, had more corner kicks - the Indians just ran into obstacles. The hit the crossbar, the posts - just not the next.
"There's times it's just better to be lucky than good," Strawser said.
Juniata (3-2) hosts Lancaster Country Day Thursday.
Central Dauphin 5,
Mifflin County 0
HARRISBURG - Central Dauphin was able to cash in its chances Friday, making the difference in a 5-0 Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division field hockey victory over Mifflin County.
The Rams and Huskies each had five penalty corners, but execution played a big role in the outcome.
"We had some nice passing combinations, but our marking tonight really hurt us," Mifflin County coach Tish Maclay said. "By not marking and cutting to the ball as much, it really put us back on our heels a bit and let to us giving them a lot of opportunities."
Jordan Myers stopped 11 shots in goal for the Huskies (2-5, 2-3).
The JV game ended in a scoreless tie.
Mifflin County hosts Line Mountain on Monday.
Forbes Road 5,
Belleville Mennonite 0
BELLEVILLE - Despite the Thunder's best efforts, Belleville Mennonite couldn't hold off the relentless offensive pressure of Forbes Road Friday in a 5-0 field hockey loss.
The Cardinals tallied 23 shots on the Belleville cage and earned 11 corners. But even though the home team spent most of the game on its own side of the field, Thunder coach Morgan Foote was pleased with her girls' effort.
"I was actually very impressed with our girls," Foote said. "They really played well for it to be such a tough game on defense. Last year, this team beat (us) 16-0, so that's a tremendous improvement it my eyes."
Belleville Mennonite (1-3) is at Greenwood at 6 p.m. Tuesday.