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Juniata Mennonite victorious

From staff reports

MCALISTERVILLE — It was a great day in the Portzline family as Anson Portzline tallied three goals and one assist while Avery Portzline finished the game with two assists as the Juniata Mennonite boys soccer team shut out DuBois Christian by a score of 5-0 in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association interdivisional game Tuesday.

The Juniata Mennonite Lions’ offense was relentless, putting 16 shots on goal, while playing six corner kicks.

Anson Portzline got the offense started scoring the first goal of the game. He then assisted on the second goal, scored by Trey Tusing. Both of these goals were scored in the first half. Anson Portzline then added the Lions’ third goal of the half on a penalty kick.

Starting the second half, it was Anson Portzline again, who recorded a hat trick on an unassisted goal. For good measure, he added his fourth and final goal of the game, again assisted by Avery Portzline.

Juniata Mennonite travels to Great Commission on Aug. 29.

Juniata Mennonite 5, DuBois Christian 0

First half

JM — Anson Portzline (Avery Portzline); JM — Trey Tusing (Anson Portzline).

Second half

JM — Anson Portzline (PK); JM –Anson Portzline; JM –Anson Portzline (Avery Portzline).

Shots on Goal: JM 16-3. Corners: JM 6-0. Saves DC-10, JM-3.

Girls soccer

Juniata Mennonite 7, DuBois Christian 1

MCALISTERVILLE — Juniata Mennonite got off to a fast start to their season as it defeated DuBois Christian, 7-1, in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association interdivisional game Tuesday. Annika Martin led the way with a hat trick while Anna Taylor scored two of her own and assisted on a Martin goal.

The Lions put 12 shots on goal and had four corner kicks.

Martin started the scoring for the Lions, putting one in the net 12 minutes into the game. Peyton Burd added a goal of her own, extending the Lions’ lead to 2-0 as they entered the half. DuBois Christian scored 15 seconds into the second half but would be blanked for the remainder of the game.

Shortly after the DuBois Christian goal, Martin scored an unassisted goal. Erin Sheaffer would follow suit, scoring with just over 30 minutes left in regulation. But the Lions’ offense piled on as Martin would score again, followed by two goals from Anna Taylor to close out the victory.

The Juniata Mennonite Lions will visit Great Commission on Aug. 29.

Juniata Mennonite 7, DuBois Christian 1

First half

JM –Annika Martin, 28:00; JM — Peyton Burd, 15:50.

Second half

DC — Maynard, 39:45; JM –Martin 35:00; JM — Erin Sheaffer, 30:16; JM — Martin (Anna Taylor), 20:35; JM –Taylor (PK), 15:57; JM — Taylor, 9:27.

Shot on Goal: JM 12-5. Corners: JM 4-3. Saves: DC-5, JM-4.

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