SUNBURY – When Shikellamy scored just minutes into a Heartland Conference boys soccer contest against Midd-West Thursday, the Mustangs needed someone to stand up and bring them back.
That person was Ty Ross.
Ross scored three of the Mustangs’ four goals and also had an assist as the team shutout the Braves the rest of the game for the 4-1 win.
Andrew Sassaman picked up the Mustangs’ other goal, as his team was busy outshooting Shikellamy 12-4.
“It was obviously disappointing giving up that early goal, but our response was fantastic. They had no response defensively for Ty Ross. We made good choices with the ball and played some attractive soccer at times,” Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said, also giving credit to keeper Elijah Fisher for saving a penalty kick when the score was at 3-1.
Midd-West will host Bloomsburg Saturday.
Belleville Mennonite 2, Forbes Road 0
WATERFALL – Alex Suydam played a role in both goals as Belleville Mennonite’s boys soccer team put up a 2-0 win over Forbes Road Thursday.
Suydam scored a solo goal midway through the first, then delivered the ball to Noah Anders for the insurance tally in the second. Suydam became a factor necessarily because Anders and top scorer Andrew Miller were well marked.
“We were able to work the ball out wide with Alex,” Thunder coach Brian Renno said. “He did a great job of controlling the ball when we played it wide.”
Renno said Forbes Road played a defensive game, packing the box with half a dozen players in an effort to stop the attack.
Belleville Mennonite (4-3-1) travels to Harrisburg Academy today.
Cumberland Valley 11, Mifflin County 0
MECHANICSBURG – Brian Bacco and Gerry Garcia scored two goals each as Cumberland Valley disposed of Mifflin County 11-0 in a Mid-Penn Commonweath boys soccer game on Thursday.
West Perry 1, Juniata 0
MIFFLINTOWN – The Juniata girls soccer team allowed non-league opponent West Perry to stick around and it ultimately hurt the Indians when a West Perry goal with 2:41 left in the first half was the sole tally in the 1-0 contest.
“I think the best word to describe this game is ‘frustrating.’ I think from the very opening whistle (we displayed) lack of energy. We just seemed to play with very little emotion tonight,” Juniata coach Brian Strawswer said.
The JV contest ended in a 0-0 tie.
Juniata (5-4) travels to Millersburg Saturday.
Cumberland Valley 11, Mifflin County 0
MECHANICSBURG – A hat trick from Maddie Titus lifted Cumberland Valley past Mifflin County 11-0 in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth girls soccer game Thursday.
East Juniata 9, Upper Dauphin 0
ELIZABETHVILLE – McKayla Goodling scored four goals and East Juniata defeated Upper Dauphin 9-0 in a Tri-Valley League girls soccer game Thursday.
The Tigers also got a hat trick from Hannah Scholl and a perfect day in net from Lydia Hunter as they earned the easy victory.
East Juniata will be in action next on Saturday when it travels to Loyalsock.
Mount Union 3, Claysburg-Kimmel 2
MOUNT UNION – Kristin Miles had 25 kills to lift Mount Union to a five-set win over Claysburg-Kimmel, 25-13, 25-19, 19-25, 24-26, 15-9 in a Inter-County Conference girls volleyball game on Thursday.
“It was dissapointing because we won the first two games, but they bounced back in the fifth game,” Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said.
Brittney Brumbaugh had 11 service points and six kills for the Trojans.
McCormick said there were things her team must work on before it takes the court next.
“We need to improve upon a lot of things before we play Bellwood Tuesday,” McCormick said.
The Trojans will host Bellwood-Artis on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Hershey 5, Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin County tennis team won only one set in a 5-0 loss to Mid-Penn Conference opponent Hershey Thursday to close out the regular season.
No. 1 doubles team Jessa Wright and Kate Arnold notched the only set in the win column when they topped Megan Lewis and Michelle Cui 6-4 to open their match, but a 6-2 score by Hershey in the next two sets ended the Huskies’ chances.
Mifflin County ended the season with a 6-12 record. The Huskies now must prepare for the postseason singles and double tournaments.
Mount Nittany 2, Mifflin County 0.