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Thunder advance in district playoffs

Scholastic Sports

From staff reports

WINGATE–A goal in each half carried the Belleville Mennonite boys soccer team to a 2-0 win over West Shamokin in a District 6 Class A boys soccer semifinal match up on Thursday.

“I feel good about it,” Belleville Mennonite coach Brian Renno said. “I thought our midfield did a good job controlling the ball. Matthew Kauffman and Drew Mirello were defensive-minded and won a lot of balls.”

Kauffman got the Thunder on the board with a goal in the first half. After that, the defenses on both sides held strong as the score remained 1-0 headed into halftime.

In the second half, Colton Sunderland’s shot found the back of the net, giving the Thunder a 2-0 lead and some breathing room.

Belleville Mennonite (9-8-1)will advance to the district title game that will be played on Wednesday at a place and time to be determined.

Belleville Mennonite 2, West Shamokin 0

BMS 1 1-2

WS 0 0-0

Goals: BMS-Matthew Kauffman, Colton Sunderland. Shots: BMS 4-2. Corners: BMS 5-1. Saves: BMS-2 (Aiden Reed), WS-2 (Gavin Meyer)

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