Juniata Mennonite girls third

MIFFLINTOWN — Anna Taylor scored twice in the first half — both on penalty kicks — as Juniata Mennonite edged Blaur County Christian, 2-1, in the third-place game of the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls soccer tournament Saturday at Cedar Springs Park.

Taylor along with Grace Sheaffer and Rachael Delancey were named ACAA East all-stars for their efforts.

“I am extremely proud of our team for the way they battled back after a tough loss in the semifinals on Friday,” Lions coach Todd Taylor said. “We played very well from start to finish.”

Anna Taylor’s goals came eight minutes apart as the first half reached its midpoint. Less than 10 minutes later, Blair County’s Sarah McCoy put her team’s only goal of the day, and that was the end for the offenses.

“Our defense played well and we controlled the midfield for much of the game,” Todd Taylor said. “Blair made a push at the end of the game but our mid field and defense held up well and Rachael made some key saves to help preserve the win.”

The Lions finish the season at 6-5.

“I want to congratulate our team for a great year,” Taylor said. “We will miss our three senior all stars a lot next year but I am looking forward to another successful campaign in 2020.”

In the boys third-place game, Juniata Mennonite scored the lone goal against Belleville Mennonite, winning 1-0.

Juniata Mennonite 2, Blair County Christian 1

First half

J–Anna Taylor, 27:36 (PK); J–Taylor, 19:04 (PK); BC–Sarah McCoy, 10:21

Shots: J 13-8. Corners: B 5-3. Saves: J-7 (Rachael Delancey), B-8 (Lydia Hileman).


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