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Smith’s two goals propel Indians

From staff reports

DUNCANNON–The Juniata girls soccer team received a pair of goals from Amelia Smith in a 4-3 victory over Susquenita on Wednesday night in Duncannon.

The Indians’ (4-6) Smith scored one goal off of a corner kick and added her second on from the top right corner of the 18 for the second goal.

Ashlyn Pannebaker and Victory Frantz also scored for the Indians, while Haley Mummah had two assists.

Juniata hosts Susquenita today at 5 p.m. at Dietrick Field for the team’s second game in as many days.

Juniata 4, Susquenita 3

JUN 2 2–4

SUS 2 1 –3

Goals: J–Amelia Smith 2, Ashlyn Pannebaker, Victory Frantz; S–Mady Fleisher 2, Samantha Wechsler. Assists: J–Haley Mummah 2, Amelia Smith. Shots: 14-12, S. Corners: 5-3, J. Saves: J–Hailey Kepner 9.

Boys soccer

Midd-West 2, Mifflinburg 0

MIFFLINBURG–The Midd-West boys soccer team used two goals from its leading scorer, Nicholas Eppley, in a 2-0 win over Mifflinburg on Wednesday.

Eppley scored in the first and second half in the victory. Kyle Ferster and Easton Erb recorded assists. The Mustangs (10-2-1), host Montoursville on Saturday.

Midd-West 2, Mifflinburg 0

MW 1 1–2

MI 0 0–0

Goals: MW–Nicholas Eppley 2. Assists: Easton Erb, Kyle Ferster. Shots: 17-0, MW. Corners: 6-1, MW. Saves: 12-0, MI.

Field hockey

Line Mountain 3, East Juniata 2

HERNDON–The East Juniata field hockey team nearly picked up its first victory of the season but instead dropped a 3-2 defeat to Line Mountain on Wednesday.

The Tigers received goals from Karah Goss and Kaylyn Walters in the loss.

East Juniata travels to Southern Huntingdon today.

Line Mountain 3, East Juniata 2

LM 1 2 0 0–3

EJ 0 0 0 2–2

Goals: LM–Laney Yeager 2, Alana Maitz; EJ–Kaylyn Walters, Karah Goss. Shots: 19-2, LM. Corners: 13-3, LM. Saves: 17-1, EJ.

Cross country

LANCASTER­–Juniata’s James Hazard came away with a victory in a quad-meet at Lancaster County Christian School on Wednesday.

Hazard covered the 5K course with a time of 17:35. The Indians’ Tim Kelly and Brody Powell finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Kelly had a time of 19:26, while Powell finished in 19:37. Yadiel Nieves-Aguirre finished 11th and Noah Sheaffer finished 14th for Juniata. The Indians were the only team with five runners to score as a team.

“The boys ran well considering the warm weather for this time of year,” Juniata coach Jeff Miller said.

On the girls side, Juniata’s Emily Houtz and Kierstyn Fogle led the way, finishing first and second with times of 23:20 and 23:27, respectively.

Elizabeth Gaisor finished in sixth with a time of 27:56, while Katie HArt finished in seventh with a time of 28:01. Peyton Sheaffer rounded out the Top 10 with a time of 28:33 while Rachel Fisher finished 11th in 29:32.

“A lot of girls ran personal best times on this very warm day,” Miller said.

Juniata will compete next at the Mid-Penn Championships on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Big Spring High School in Newville.

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