SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

Shellenberger scores twice, Juniata defeats Susquenita

DUNCANNON — Tad Shellenberger had a pair of goals and assisted on another in Juniata’s 5-0 Tri-Valley League boys soccer win over Susquenita Wednesday afternoon.

Shellenberger scored the Indians’ second and third goals of the first half and assisted on Josh Whitsel’s goal in the second half.

The Indians have scored nine goals in their last two games and that’s helped get other players noticed.

“The past two games have offered a great opportunity to play a lot guys off the bench and reward some of the freshmen and sophomores that have been working very hard at practice with some varsity experience,” Juniata coach Jared Byler said. “The entire team played well and our coaching staff was very impressed with their level of concentration and focus given the weather conditions the past two days.”

Juniata travels to Tyrone Saturday.

Juniata 5, Susquenita 0

First half

J — Chase Lehman (John Whitesel), 12:51; J — Tad Shellenberger (Josh Whitesel), 17:56; J — Shellenberger, 25:54.

Second half

J — Josh Whitsel (Shellenberger), 7:09; J — George Hazard (Dawson Harper), 19:54.

Shots: J 21-1. Corners: J 7-2. Saves: J-2, S-16.

Field hockey

Greenwood 4, State College 1

STATE COLLEGE — Paityn Wirth had a say in all four of Greenwood’s goals as the Wildcats defeated State College, 4-1, in non-league field hockey Wednesday evening.

Wirth scored a pair of goals in the first half — both unassisted — and then assisted on Leah Bryner’s and Abby Taylor’s goals in the second half.

Behind the strong offensive game was an even better defensive game for the Wildcats.

“I think our defense as a team played well,” Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. “We did a night job of limiting shots. They even had more corners than shots and I’m proud of how we played defensively.”

Greenwood (3-0) hosts Newport Tuesday.

First half

G — Paityn Wirth, 10:58; G — Wirth, 13:58

Second half

G — Leah Bryner (Wirth, Kenedy Stroup), 3:46; G — Abby Taylor (Wirth), 3:16; SC — Maddie Pambroni (Amelia Wycofs), 1:14.

Shots: G 17-4. Corners: G 8-6. Saves: G-2 (Kelsey Schaeffer); SC-12 (Grace Biddle)

Girls soccer

Midd-West 4, Jersey Shore 0

MIDDLEBURG — Three different girls scored goals and Midd-West defeated Jersey Shore, 4-0, in a Heartland Conference girls soccer game Wednesday afternoon.

Alyssa Keister scored the Mustangs’ second goal of the first half and found the back of the net for their first goal of the second half.

Arianna Rich and Rayna Paige also scored goals for Midd-West.

Olivia Inch, Erin Tompkins, Shayla Heckman and Rylee Shawver all had an assist.

The Mustangs held Jersey Shore to two shots and no corner kicks.

“We were extremely organized defensively tonight and it was for our team to earn a shutout on opening night at home,” Midd-West coach Lance Burris said. “I also thought Kauffman was tremendous in goal.”

The Mustangs also won the JV game, 5-1.

Miff-West travels to Danville Saturday.

Midd-West 4, Jersey Shore 0

First half

MW — Arianna Rich (Olivia Inch), 32:00; MW — Alyssa Keister (Erin Tompkins), 32:00

Second half

MW — Keister (Shayla Heckman), 53:00; MW — Rayna Paige (Rylee Shawver), 69:00

Shots: MW 21-2. Corners: MW 3-0.

Volleyball

St. Joseph’s 3, Juniata 1

MIFFLINTOWN — St.Joseph’s defeated Juniata, 3-1, in non-league volleyball Wednesday evening.

Juniata won the second match, 25-21, but fell 25-20 in the first, 28-26 in the third and 25-7 in the fourth sets.

Clara McCahren had a team-high 3 aces while Hunter Johns and Susanna Ranck each had two digs for the Indians.

Ranck also led the team in assists with four.

Juniata travels to Millersburg tonight.

St. Joseph’s 3, Juniata 1

25-20, 21-25, 28-26, 25-7

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