LEWISTOWN - The final score may have read 4-1 in favor of visiting Chambersburg, but there's no question Mifflin County could have won Friday's Commonwealth Division tennis match.
Outside of a one-sided loss in the No. 1 spot to one of the top players in the division, the Huskies stayed close, especially in doubles.
"We could have won both those doubles," Mifflin County coach Glenn Kyle lamented.
Emily Hurlburt won in singles - that one ended up as the only match to go the home team's way - but the third singles was a 6-4, 6-3 heartbeaker against Mifflin County's Kate Hugendubler. Jessa Wright and Kate Arnold won their first doubles set, then took the second to 7-5 before bowing out. Mackenzie Roush and Joselyn Walters dropped their second set in the last doubles match on an 8-6 tiebreaker score.
Mifflin County (5-9) hosts Altoona Monday.
Juniata Mennonite 5,
Columbia County Christian 1
McALISTERVILLE - Tony Gehman and Nehemiah Courtney each scored twice with Gehman adding an assist on Courtney's first tally as Juniata Mennonite put up a 5-1 victory over Columbia County Christian in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer game Friday.
Gehman and Courtney teamed up to put the Lions on the board three minutes into the contest, although that proved to be the final goal before the break.
"We need to be able to possess the ball and we're getting better at that," Juniata Mennonite coach Kurt Wagner said. "With the overall play of our team we did that and we created a lot of opportunities" - just not always scoring chances, he said.
The good news, he said, is that if Juniata Mennonite follows through the second cycle with the same pattern of wins, it will be all but assured a berth in the ACAA tournament.
The Lions (7-2, 5-2) travel to Northumberland Christian Tuesday.