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Mt. Union cancels its game for Friday

From staff reports

MOUNT UNION–Due to COVID-19 cases at Mount Union High School, the Trojans football and volleyball programs will shut down for the next two weeks, according to Mount Union athletic director Bob Wydock.

Mount Union will have in-person instruction today before transitioning to remote learning Thursday-Monday.

The Altoona Mirror first reported that Bellwood-Antis is looking for a new opponent for Friday night.

“We are not playing Mount Union, and we are looking for a game,” Bellwood-Antis athletic director Charlie Burch told the Altoona Mirror, confirming a COVID-issue at Mount Union. “There’s a shot that we will not play on Friday.”

Other local game changes include the Juniata football team, who had its game on Friday night at Newport canceled because of COVID-19 cases. The Indians will now travel to face Lancaster Catholic on Friday night.

Boys soccer

Juniata 12, Line Mountain 1

MIFFLINTOWN–Juniata scored on over 50 percent of its shots on goal in its rout over Line Mountain by the final of 12-1 in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer game on Tuesday.

“It was nice to see the team be unselfish in front of goal and also stay composed while given goal scoring opportunities,” Indians coach Jared Byler said. “Our younger players got some excellent Varsity experience and created a lot of chemstry on the field to build off of for the future.”

The Indians had six different players who scored at least a goal in the game. Five of those players had multiple goals in the game. Will Saner led the Indians with hat trick, Bryce Rush, Brian Marshall, Stuart Dare and Kadyn Kuhn each dropped two goals for the night. Ben Wagner had a goal.

Juniata hosts St. Joe’s on Thursday.

Juniata 12, Line Mountain 1

J 5 7-12

LM 0 1-1

Goals: J- Brian Marshall 2, Stuart Dare 2, Kadyn Kuhn 2, Will Saner 3, Bryce Rush 2, Ben Wagner. Assists: J-Brant Walters, Saner, Nathan Swailes, Dare, Henry Montoya 4, Wagner, Rush. Shots: J 23-8. Corners: J 9-2. Saves: J-9 (Johny Dessin, Nick Dressler), LM-8.

Boys soccer

Midd-West 3, Shikellamy 1

SUNBURY–Three goals came from three different players in Midd-West’s 3-1 victory over Shikellamy in a PHAC boys soccer game on Tuesday.

Stefan Leitzel, Nathan Hartman and Nicholas Eppley each scored a goal in the game for the Mustangs.

Midd-West (9-2-1) travels to Mifflinburg on Wednesday.

Midd-West 3, Shikellamy 1

MW 2 1-3

S 0 1-1

Goals: MW- Stefan Leitzel, Nathan Hartman, Nicholas Eppley; S-Cowder. Assists: MW-Trey Wagner, Eppley, Preston Arbogast. Shots: MW 20-2. Corners: MW 10-2. Saves: MW-1, S-17

Northumberland Christian 3, Belleville Mennonite 1

NORTHUMBERLAND – Northumberland Christian defeated Belleville Mennonite 3-1 in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer match up Tuesday.

Quinn Renno with some help from Josh Sunderland scored the lone goal for the Thunder.

Belleville Mennonite (6-5-1, 5-3-1) will host Juniata Christian on Thursday.

Girls soccer

Juniata Christian 8, Grace Prep 1

MCALISTERVILLE – Annika Martin powered Juniata Christian past Grace Prep by the final score of 8-1 in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls soccer game Tuesday.

“It was our senior night and it was good to get our two seniors, Rebecca Martinez and Emily Moyer a win,” Lions coach Todd Taylor said. “The girls played a complete game and controlled the play the entire night. We need to continued to improve over our last three regular season games and hopefully will earn a spot in the ACAA tournament with a win on Friday.”

Martin nearly scored a double hat trick with five goals for the Lions. Senior Rebecca Martinez had an assist in the game.

Juniata Christian (6-6-1) travels to Mifflin County Christian Academy on Thursday.

Juniata Christian 8, Grace Prep 1

JC 5 3-8

GP 1 0-1

Goals: JC-Annika Martin 5, Peyton Burd 2; GP- Sarah Zubler. Assists: JC-Peyton Burd 2, Reanna Hoover 2, Martin, Rebecca Martinez, Erin Sheaffer; GP-Kaydence Barr. Shots: JC 18-7. Corners: JC 13-0. Saves: JC-6 (Morgan Hoover, Abby Warner), GP-9 (Mariah Smith)

Shikellamy 2, Midd-West 0

SUNBURY – Shikellamy took advantage of its opportunities scoring two goals in the second half to get over Midd-West in a 2-0 PHAC girls soccer game Tuesday.

Midd-West (6-7) travels to Mt. Carmel on Thursday.

Shikellamy 2, Midd-West 0

MW 0 0-0

S 0 2-2

Goals: Swanger, Mull. Assists: Egan, Feathers. Shots: S 10-2. Corners: S 4-0. Saves: MW-8 (Rylee Weaver, Leah Ferster), S-2 (Ronk).

Field Hockey

Muncy 5, East Juniata 3

COCOLAMUS – East Juniata made a strong run in the second half but fell just short in its 5-3 loss to Muncy in a non-league field hockey game on Tuesday.

Karah Goss scored two goals for the Tigers and Kaylyn Walters added the third goal.

East Juniata traves to Line Mountain today.

Muncy 5, East Juniata 3

M 3 2-5

EJ 0 3-3

Goals: EJ- Karah Goss 2, Kaylyn Walters; M- Lacy Eckard, Kaylyn Nierzwici, Hallie McClure 2, Lily Moyer. Shots: M 13-12. Corners: EJ -5. Saves: M-5, EJ-18.

Volleyball

Shamokin 3, East Juniata 0

SHAMOKIN–East Juniata fell 3-0 to Shamokin in a non-league voleyball game on Tuesday.

Angelica Ybarra led the Tigers with a kill, a dig, two aces, an assist and a block. Hope Lightner collected three kills and had a dig.

The Tigers also lost in straight sets in the JV game.

East Juniata travels to Upper Dauphin on Thursday.

Shamokin 3, East Juniata 0

Set scores: 25-17, 25-8, 25-21

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