LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County won all three singles matches for a Commonwealth Division girls tennis victory over Red Land Monday.
Sam Hendricks won in straight sets, while her fellow singles players had to work harder - Michaela DeBenedetto played a total of 29 games, splitting the first two sets before taking the third; No. 3 singles player Alana Felton needed a tiebreaker to win her first set before putting away the match in her second.
"We've done pretty well. It's been a long season but the girls have held up," Mifflin County coach Glenn Kyle said. "Winning this game was good tennis."
Sentinel photo by BUFFIE?BOYER
Mifflin County’s Sam Hendricks returns a shot against Red Land in the Huskies’ 3-2 win Monday in Lewistown.
The Huskies (6-11, 5-11) host Altoona today.
Mifflin County 8, Juniata 0
LEWISTOWN - During Monday's field hockey game, Mifflin County wasn't very charitable, winning an 8-0 non-league decision over Juniata.
But both teams were there with a bigger cause in mind. The game was Mifflin County's annual fundraising event - dubbed "Live United," the game served as a fundraiser for the the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata.
"I thought the United Way was a great choice," Mifflin County coach Tish Maclay said. "The money stays local, goes to local agencies, which I think is great. And it was good to do it with Juniata since it's Mifflin-Juniata United Way."
Sam Peters led the scoring attack with a hat trick. Grace Wagner had a trio of assists. Whitney Strohecker had two goals and an assist; Kezia Loht had a goal and two helpers. In the second half, Hannah Kerstetter contributed a pair of goals.
"It was a good game to get a lot of kids in, play a lot of kids we don't get to play normally," Maclay said. "We have a really good, experienced, skilled senior class so that doesn't open up a lot of opportunities for other people. It's good to see them make the most of it."
Mifflin County (8-6) travels to Carlisle today. Juniata hosts Newport today.
Greenwood 4, Hershey 0
HERSHEY - Greenwood's Lauren Wilson had a hat trick and Lauren Fried tallied another as the Wildcats dropped Hershey 4-0 in non-league field hockey action Monday.
Greenwood got a lot of production out of its corner game. The Wildcats had six corners and Wilson did a nice job of getting her stick on the ball.
"She just really did a nice job in front of the cage and got after it," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. "We were playing well on the corners."
Greenwood (10-1-1, 5-0) hosts Lancaster Country Day today.
Newport 7, Belleville Mennonite 0
NEWPORT - Belleville Mennonite allowed four goals in the first half and three in the second en route to a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Newport Monday night.
Trojan keeper Mollie Morgan had 22 saves in a losing effort. Newport outshot Belleville Mennonite 23-3.
Belleville Mennonite (2-7) hosts Forbes Road Friday.
Midd-West 4, Williamsport 0
MIDDLEBURG - It was the Allie Camp show in Middleburg Monday.
The senior midfielder scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Mustangs blanked Williamsport 4-0 in a Heartland Conference girls soccer match.
Camp was moved up to the forward line to cover part of the game for Janelle Arbogast, who is overcoming an injury. Arbogast scored the only second-half goal with Camp's help.
"We moved her to a different position tonight to see how it would do," Midd-West coach Russ Goodling said. "It worked pretty well."
Midd-West (8-3, 4-3) hosts Milton Wednesday.
Cedar Cliff 3, Mifflin County 0
CAMP HILL - Mifflin County suffered a case of the Monday blahs, helping Cedar Cliff to a 3-0 win in Commonwealth Division volleyball.
Huskies coach Matt Kern said the Colts scored only six points of their own in the three sets, in which Mifflin County had its best peformance in the middle at 25-16.
"Basically we had way too many unforced errors," he said. "We gave them all their points."
Cedar Cliff also won the JV match, 2-0.
Mifflin County hosts Central Dauphin today.
Huntingdon 3, Mount Union 0
HUNTINGDON - Mount Union's struggles passing continued in a 3-0 non-league volleyball loss at the hands of Huntingdon Monday.
The Trojans got down early in the first game and weren't able to fight back. Mount Union scored 10 points in the first game and 16 in the final two.
"Our passing was awful in the first game," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. "We have trouble running any type offense and that's been our downfall this season."
Kristin Miles had 12 kills for Mount Union. But the Trojans' passing continued to struggle throughout the game.
"That's definitely our weakest skill right now," McCormick said. "We have to find a way to get that going."
Mount Union (5-5, 3-4) travels to Claysburg-Kimmel today.
* Girls: Altoona 8, Mifflin County 2. Madison Resler and Maya Jones each scored for Mifflin County.
* Boys: Altoona 7, Mifflin County 0.