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East Juniata beats Southern Columbia

From staff reports

CATAWISSA–In a battle of excellent teams, it was East Juniata who came out victorious with a 3-0 win over Southern Columbia.

Southern Columbia came into the game with an undefeated record, as did the Tigers. Thea Neimond scored twice in the win, and Amara Brubaker netted a goal of her own.

East Juniata struck early scoring all three goals in the first 22 minutes of the game. The defense held strong and did not allow Southern Columbia to climb back into the game.

East Juniata (15-0 overall, 10-0 league) will look to add to their winning streak against Fairfield on Ocotber 7.

East Juniata 3, Southern Columbia 0

First half

EJ–Thea Neimond, 35:54. EJ–Amara Brubaker (Kierstyn Fogle), 24:16. EJ–Neimond, 18:18.

Shots: EJ 15-7. Corners: EJ 4-2. Saves: SC-12, EJ-7 (Brianna Henry)

Boys soccer

Midd-West 4, Mifflinburg 0

MIFFLINBURG–On the road, Midd-West won their game against Mifflinburg, 4-0. Four different Mustangs scored and the defense didn’t allow Mifflinburg to put a shot on goal.

Nick Eppley and Carter Knepp led the way for Midd-West, tallying two assists each. Angus Strohecker, Connor Erdley, Stefan Leitzel and Trey Wagner all netted a goal for the Mustangs.

Midd-West (14-1 overall, 8-1 league) will face off against Milton on October 7.

Midd-West 4, Mifflinburg 0

First half

MW–Angus Strohecker (Carter Knepp), 30:27. MW–Connor Erdley (Nick Eppley), 0:23.

Second half

MW–Stefan Leitzal (Knepp), 33:36. MW–Trey Wagner (Eppley), 12:35.

Shots: MW 13-0. Corners: MW 7-2. Saves: M-9, MW-2.

Dayspring Christian 7,

Belleville Mennonite 1

BELLEVILLE–Dayspring Christian handed Belleville Mennonite a 7-1 loss in their game on Saturday.

The Thunder got on the board first when Dayspring Christian put a goal in on their goalie. Dayspring Christian responded by scoring two goal in the first half.

With a 2-1 lead, Dayspring Christian kept the momentum going by netting five goals in the second half. Noah Lauer and Zachary Raibold each scored three.

Belleville Mennonite will return to action on October 8 against Walnut Street Christian.

Dayspring Christian 7, Belleville Mennonite 1

First half

B–Dayspring Christian own goal, 22:25. DC–Zachary Raibold, 22:08. DC–Noah Lauer (Raibold), 15:44.

Second half

DC–Lauer (Raibold), 35:05. DC–Raibold (Lauer), 24:30. DC–Lauer (Raibold), 14:27. DC–Luke Slabach (Lauer), 5:30. DC–Raibold, 3:03.

Shots: DC 14-4. Corners: DC 12-1. Saves: BMS-7 (Rhiley Parks), DC-4.

Cross country

GETTYSBURG–Both Mifflin County teams ran into succes at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday,

For the boys, Brayden Harris won the meet for the second straight year, setting a meet record.

“Brayden Harris won for the second year in a row, settinga new meet record,” coach Greg Loht said. “Chase Sheaffer medaled and the rest of the team ran extremely well, placing sixth out of 30 teams. Caden Bell medaled in the Jr. High race. We look forward to the Mid Penns Championship race on Saturday.”

For the girls, Kylie Cubbison pulled out the win by two hundreths of a second and every Husky set a personal best.

“They needed this mental boost going into the last part of the season,” coach Jenn Freed said.

Boys: 6th place

1. Brayden Harris, 15:57, 15. Chase Sheaffer, 16:49, 46. Mason Schomaker, 17:22, 50. Christopher Royer, 17:25, 117. Conrad Coffey, 18:24.

Girls: 12th place

1. Kylee Cubbison, 19:11, 42. Julia Montgomery, 20:57, 91. Madelyn Chilcote, 22:07, 110. Justice Sheaffer, 22:41, Rebecca Montgomery, 23:15.

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