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Midd-West wins, ties in its classic tournament

From staff reports

MIDDLEBURG — The Midd-West boys soccer team started began its season on a high note, claiming a 3-0 victory over Mifflinburg and securing a scoreless tie against Jersey Shore on Saturday in Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference action.

Midd-West hosted both teams as a part of its Classic Boys Soccer Tournament on Saturday.

Midd-West received a pair of goals by Nick Eppley and a Stefan Leitzel finished a penalty kick to give the Mustangs a 3-0 victory over Mifflinburg. Eppley’s opened the scoring with a goal in the 24th minute of the opening half, while Leitzel scored in the 35th minute. Eppley put the game away with a goal in the 63rd minute of the second half. Preston Arbogast assisted on the play.

Midd-West improved to 1-0-1 in the Heartland and will host Selinsgrove on Tuesday.

Midd-West 3, Mifflinburg 0

First half

MW — Nick Eppley 24:00, Stefan Leitzel (PK) 35:00.

Second half

MW — Nick Eppley (Preston Arbogast) 63:00.

Shots: 15-0, MW. Saves: MW: 0, MIFF 11.

Midd-West 0, Jersey Shore 0

Shots: 12-1, MW. Saves: JS: 12, MW: 0.

Girls soccer

Juniata Mennonite 6, Columbia County 5

Juniata Mennonite used a valiant offensive attack in the second half to fight past Columbia County Christian on Saturday in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls soccer contest.

The Lions scored four times in the second half, as Peyton Burd and Annika Martin both scored twice in half. Martin scored four times for JMS in its season opener.

Natalie George recorded a hat trick for Columbia County.

JMS returns to competition on Tuesday at Saint Joseph’s Catholic.

JMS 6, Columbia County 5

First half

JMS — Annika Martin (Assisted by Reanna Hoover) 10:32, Martin 21:12. CC — Kara Boudman 2:33, Own goal by JMS, 8:22, Natalie George 34:45.

Second half

JMS — Martin (Peyton Burd) 44:05, Burd (Kylene Moyer) 52:00, Martin (Burd) 62:32, Burd (Erin Sheaffer) 64:20. CC –George 57:39, George 75:02.

Shots: 13-10, JMS. Saves: CC — Ashlaigh Boudman 7, JMS — Morgan Moyer 6. Corners: JMS 5, CC 0.

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