Eagles complete season with big win
SHINDLE – What a way to end a season.
The Mifflin County Christian Academy boys soccer team had its offense working overtime as they score a big shutout against visiting Calvary Christian Academy 8-0 in front of the home crowd.
Seven different Eagles posted goals in the contest as Mifflin County Christian dominated from beginning to end.
Offensively, the Eagles out shot Calvary by a 36-1 margin and also held the advantage in corner opportunities, 8-0.
Calvary used two different goalies, but that didn’t slow the Eagles. Mark Teeters started the game for the Conquerors but was removed halfway through the first half and replaced by Isaac Snare. Snare finished a 12-save effort, the better outing of the two.
Early on, Mifflin County had the ball and immediately went into the defensive end of the Huntingdon team. In the process, the locals blasted shot after shot but were turned away four times before the Eagles were able to find a crack in the defense.
With 23:09 left in the first, Austin Vargas pushed on past Teeters, making it 1-0.
Calvary tried to push the ball up the field but the drives were short and sweet and before the Conquerors knew what hit them, Mifflin County was back at the other end.
Luke Todd hit the second goal from Mifflin County at the 14:18 mark, giving the Eagles a little breathing room at 2-0.
He had a pair in the game, but it was the player who scored near the end that the Eagles focused on.
“It was an emotional game for our one senior Jay God. It was nice to get a win for him and end the year,” Mifflin County Christian assistant coach Shane Harpster said. ” We have definitely seen some growth over the coarse of the season so I am very proud of them. They worked hard.”
Todd ended the first half scoring as he picked up his second goal of the night just two minutes later, giving the Eagles a 3-0 lead as it went into the intermission.
Mifflin County came out of the half just as they entered it, pushing Calvary into its back third and blasting away at its opponents goal.
Kyle Ort led things off for the home team as he put one past Snare to increase the gap between the two to 4-0 with 30:17 left.
Six minutes later, the Eagles were back on the scoreboard again, this time when Cody Wilson took a high blooping ball and posted a shot to the corner of the goal.
God picked up his lone goal of the afternoon after switching from a mid position to a striker. His powerful blast pretty much put the game on ice.
Even goalie Brad Smith got into the act, picking up a goal in the winding minutes, adding to the Eagles’ long scoring list
Mifflin County got its last goal with just under seven minutes to go when Ryan Gingrich, capped off the night with a goal- giving the Eagles the 8-0 shutout.
With the win, Mifflin County finished its season with a record of 8-2-1.