MANDATA - Mifflin County took a trip back in time to the Tri-Valley League Monday, and Line Mountain made it an unpleasant venture.
Sarah Lahr scored twice for the Eagles, offsetting the Huskies' first tally for a 2-1 non-league field hockey victory.
"We just had no communication. Line Mountain outhustled us," Mifflin County coach Tish Maclay said. "Our girls have got to learn to come out and play with some passion, and play together."
Macie Lucas scored for the Huskies in the first half on a corner play set up by Sam Peters and Whitney Strohecker. But Lahr hit one fewer than three minutes later, and then got the game winner inside the three minute mark. The second half was scoreless.
The JV game also was scoreless, ending in a 0-0 tie.
Mifflin County (3-5) travels to State College today for a rematch of last year's District 6 Class AAA title game, which is now a Mid-Penn Commonwealth game.
Juniata 2, Huntingdon 0
HUNTINGDON - Juniata topped Huntingdon in field hockey for the second time this season and moved its record back into the winning column with a 2-0 shutout over the Bearcats.
The Indians managed it despite playing short for three fourths of the game.
"Today I had just enough to play and one could only play for 15 minutes," Juniata coach Becky Loy said - not good news with Tri-Valley League leader Greenwood up next on the slate.
"I'm hoping we're ready for Greenwood," she said.
Juniata (3-2) hosts Greenwood today.
Selinsgrove 4, Juniata 0
MIFFLINTOWN - The Selinsgrove Seals are a tough soccer team, and the Juniata girls found this out the hard way in their 4-0 loss to the Seals on Monday.
"We picked a bad night to play our worst game of the season," Juniata coach Brian Strawser said. "The first ten minutes we seemed focused and disciplined, but after that we lost our discipline."
Selinsgrove scored two goals in the first half and two in the second. Three of those four goals were scored by Selinsgrove's Alicia Torruella.
"You can't come out and not be mentally disciplined when you play against a team like that. They're going to make you pay, and they did," Strawser said.
Juniata (3-2) travels to Line Mountain on Wednesday.
Danville 3, East Juniata 0
DANVILLE - After a big 5-0 defeat of Line Mountain on Saturday, the East Juniata girls soccer team couldn't carry the momentum against Danville as the Tigers fell for a 3-0 loss.
Danville's Kiersten Zerbe notched her first goal after only two minutes of play, and then scored again at the 25-minute mark in the first half. In the second half, Danville's Quinn Albertson notched the last goal for the final score.
"We just came out flat, and never really picked it up. Our girls didn't possess the ball or work hard to the ball," East Juniata coach Lori Goodling said. "The first half we got outplayed, and the second half we came around and held them, but we only had a few opportunities."
East Juniata (4-2) travels to Lancaster Country Day on Wednesday.
Mifflin County 3, Carlisle 0
CARLISLE - Despite showing improvement, Mifflin County proved to be its own worst enemy at times in a 3-0 loss to Carlisle in Commonwealth Division volleyball Monday.
Passing was much better than it has been, Mifflin County coach Matt Kern said, and that led to stronger attacks. The Huskies were 88 percent on serves with 18 service points and three aces. But mistakes undid much of that progress.
"When we did one thing right, two balls later they shot themselves in the foot," Kern said. "It was little breakdowns where we lost our points."
Carlisle also won the JV match, 2-0.
Mifflin County (2-5, 0-4) travels to Cumberland Valley today.
Hollidaysburg 3, Mount Union 0
HOLLIDAYSBURG - Mount Union played one good game, but you need three to win a volleyball match - and even the good game went the wrong way for the Trojans, who fell 3-0 to Hollidaysburg in a non-league match Monday.
The 25-22 score in the second set was the only close one.
"The second game is the only game where we were remotely close to playing the way we can," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. "We had too many mental breakdowns."
She said the team's passing was off, hampering the offense, which registered only 10 kills across three games.
Hollidaysburg also won the JV game, 2-0.
Mount Union (3-2) hosts Juniata Valley today.
Cumberland Valley 5, Mifflin County 0
MECHANICSBURG - A full season of tennis is testing Mifflin County's newest team, and the Huskies faced a big test against Cumberland Valley, the second-largest largest Commonwealth Division school, on Monday.
It was the Eagles who got the passing grade, winning 5-0.
No. 1 singles player Sam Hendricks and No. 3 Alana Felton showed poise for the Huskies, although both fell in straight sets, Hendricks 6-4, 6-4 and Felton 6-3, 6-3. Both also have injury issues.
"Our kids are battling. They're playing as hard as they can but they're not used to playing this much tennis," Huskies coach Glenn Kyle said. "You've just got to keep going. Our kids have gotten better."
Jessa Wright and Kate Arnold teamed up for what could have been a match win in doubles, but lost a tiebreaker on their first set and never recovered, Kyle said.
Mifflin County (5-7, 4-7) hosts Cedar Cliff Wednesday.