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Eagles score once in each half for win

Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER
Mifflin County’s Halle Kerstetter, right, pushes against Cumberland Valley’s Jayme Baker to win the ball Friday in Lewistown.

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County hung in tough but ultimately fell to Cumberland Valley 2-1 in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth field hockey game Friday.

“I’m super happy — we played so much better today than we have been the previous games,” Huskies coach Ashley Suydam said. “We came out with better intensity, better passing combinations. I thought we were communicating so much better so you know to lose it, yeah, it’s a bummer but I’m certainly much happier with how we played tonight.”

It did not take long for the Eagles to get on the scoreboard. Just over five minutes into the game Caprise Spriggs found an open Ami Mattingly to give Cumberland Valley a 1-0 lead.

Mifflin County immediately went on the attack in the Eagles’ circle creating several opportunities to put the ball in the net but failing to scored.

The Huskies at one point in the half had three straight penalty corners to get points on the board but were unsuccessful.

Persistence eventually paid off as Mifflin County stormed the circle again applying pressure on goalkeeper Peyton Crawford. She was able to kick one ball away but it fell right to sophomore Jordi Attick, who caught the rebound and fired a rocket into the net sending both teams into the half with a 1-1 tie.

“I thought we had good passing combinations in the first half,” Suydam said. “I thought we were looking for the open space, I thought we were marking pretty well in the circle — basically doing the things we’ve been focusing on at practice.”

The Eagles kept control of the ball on the Mifflin County side of the field in the second half. The Huskies’ defense stood strong, not allowing many opportunities for Cumberland Valley to get shots.

Anytime the Eagles try to press on offensively, they were immediately met with either Monica Druckemiller or Abby Moon among others to keep them at bay.

“We definitely marked better in the second half then we did in the first,” Suydam said. “Their first goal we just didn’t have anyone on a player so overall marking was much better defensively in the second half so I was happy about that.”

But the pressure was too much as Cumberland Valley was able to break through the defense. Mattingly struck again to give the Eagles the go ahead goal.

Mifflin County (6-2, 4-2) heads to Newport for tournament play today.

Cumberland Valley 2, Mifflin County 1

First half

CV — Ami Mattingly (Caprise Spriggs), 24:29; MC — Jordi Attick, 5:12

Second half

CV — Mattingly (Alyssa Hoffman), 2:45

Shots: CV 6-2. Corners: CV 8-5. Saves: MC-2 (Coletta Beeler), CV-1 (Peyton Crawford)

Boys soccer

Belleville Mennonite 5, Meadowbrook Christian 4 (OT)

MILTON — Heroics from David Yoder carried Belleville Mennonite over Meadowbrook Christian 5-4 in overtime in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer game Friday.

“I was pleased with out senior leadership, they did not give up,” Thunder coach Brian Renno said. “We showed great grit and determined today.”

The score was tied at two apiece going into the second half, but the Thunder got into foul trouble allowing Dillion Stokes to extend the lead to 4-2 on two penalty kicks.

Yoder scored two goals in the final four minutes of regulation to force overtime.

It was Yoder again in overtime. Yoder had four goals in the game.

“I was pleased with how David finished his goals,” Renno said. “He finished with composure, he did a great job leading the comeback.”

Belleville Mennonite (6-2, 5-2) travels to Grace Prep Tuesday.

Belleville Mennonite 5, Meadowbrook Christian 4 (OT)

First half

BMS — David Yoder, 35:37; M — Dillion Stokes, 32:53; BMS — Anthony Thompson (Jeb Wagner), 20:11; Eseaban Teijeiro, 8:06

Second half

M — Stokes (PK), 8:04; M — Stokes (PK), 5:07; BMS — Yoder, 3:57; BMS — Yoder, 1:27

Overtime

BMS — Yoder (Matthew Kauffman), 8:46

Shots: BMS 12-11. Corners: BMS 6-2. Saves: BMS-7 (Rhiley Parks), M-8 (Michael Eager)

Tennis

Mifflin County 5, Central Dauphin East 0

HARRISBURG — Mifflin County defeated Central Dauphin East 5-0 in a Mid-Penn Conference tennis match Thursday.

Olivia Kahley won her singles match against Grace Sanderson in straight sets but it wasn’t easy. Kahley won the first set 6-4 before winning the second set 7-6.

The duo of Isabell Wagner and Lauren Smoker had a tough challenge in their doubles match. After dropping the first set 7-6, Wagner and Smoker battled back winning the next set 6-4 and the final set 6-2.

Mifflin County (5-9) hosts Hershey Monday.

Mifflin County 5, Central Dauphin East 0

Singles

Olivia Kahley def. Grace Sanderson 6-4, 7-6

Sydney Kyle def. Dioyc Coutzm 6-0, 6-0

Jalynn Yoder def. Elise Hominghazen 6-1, 6-0

Doubles

Skye Curry/Kylee Rishel def. Pooney Rizal/Surckchys Garanl 6-0, 6-0

Isabell Wagner/Lauren Smoker def. Lizzy Yetter/Julia Miller 6-7, 6-4, 6-4

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