HARRISBURG - Mifflin County and Central Dauphin have certainly gotten to know each other over the past two seasons.
But in this Commonwealth Division field hockey matchup, the Rams got the best of Mifflin County with a 4-0 win.
The Rams got a pair of goals in the first half and another two in the second half to take the win.
"I think it was definitely an intense game," Mifflin County coach Tish Maclay said. "CD made the most of their scoring opportunities."
Maclay thought Mifflin County keeper Jordan Myers played a nice game in the cage, as did Central Dauphin's Halle Frisco.
"Jordan made a lot of nice saves," Maclay said. "We had a lot of defensive let downs in the circle as far as putting pressure on them."
Mifflin County dropped the JV game 3-0.
Mifflin County (8-7, 6-5) travels to Carlisle Monday.
East Juniata 4,
Lancaster Country Day 1
LANCASTER - East Juniata scored a pair of goals in the first half and another two in the second half to pull away from Lancaster Country Day in a 4-1 Tri-Valley League field hockey win.
Lydia Koser got the Tigers going 15 minutes into the game with an unassisted goal. Hunter Hepner added another 15 minutes later to give East Juniata a 2-0 cushion heading into the half.
"It was a sloppy game," East Juniata coach Billie Haines said. "We didn't reposition well and we definitely didn't set up on free hits or fouls like we normally do."
Marisa Dunn and Megan Hart each scored in the second half to propel the Tigers.
"Marisa had a great game for us," Haines said. "She handled the ball and she did a nice job."
East Juniata (8-4, 4-3) hosts Belleville Mennonite Monday evening.
Chambersburg 5, Mifflin County 1
CHAMBERSBURG - The Mifflin County boys soccer team had a plan going into its Commonwealth Division match against Chambersburg. That plan didn't work.
Going behind Chambersburg 2-0 early in the game, the Huskies couldn't overcome the deficit, and eventually lost 5-1.
"The first time we played Chambersburg they played a very conservative style of soccer, and that's what we prepared for," Mifflin County coach Jared Byler said.
But this time around Chambersburg played much more aggressively than expected, and the Huskies paid for it in the end.
James Wilburne was Mifflin County's lone scorer.
Mifflin County travels to State College Monday.
Ligonier Valley 2, Belleville Mennonite 0
LIGONIER - It's always tough to lose. It's especially tough to lose when some of your guys are sick - just ask the Belleville Mennonite boys soccer team.
Taking a 2-0 loss to Ligonier Valley on Thursday, part of the Trojans' struggles were because several players were sick.
Belleville Mennonite went in the hole early against Ligonier Valley with two goals in the first 15 minutes.
But even if the Trojans were hurting, they weren't completely out of the game. Going into the second half, Belleville Mennonite was able to keep Ligonier Valley from increasing it's lead. Trojan keeper Sammy Kauffman played a large role in his team's second-half performance.
"The second half we wanted to shut them out to give ourselves a chance, and Sammy really helped with that," Belleville Mennonite coach Brian Renno said.
Belleville Mennonite (7-3-1) travels to York Christian on Monday.
Juniata 6, Millersburg 0
MILLERSBURG - It was a slow start for Juniata. But that's okay with coach Brian Strawser.
The Indians were patient on offense early against Millersburg and held a 1-0 lead at the half. Then, Juniata poured it on with five goals in the second to take a 6-0 Tri-Valley League win.
"We were very patient, maybe a little too patient," Strawser said. "We took our time and worked the ball around."
Janelle Swartz scored the lone goal in the first half for Juniata. In the second half, Swartz added another and Christen Baublitz had a pair of goals to go along with tallies from Lauren Baublitz and Micah Horning.
"We got a little more dangerous inside the 18," Strawser said. "We picked up our tempo and I was very pleased with how the girls played."
Juniata (7-5, 5-1) travels to Lancaster Country Day Saturday.
Selinsgrove 2, East Juniata 1
SELINSGROVE - East Juniata wasn't able to get on the board until midway through the second half in a 2-1 non-league girls soccer loss Thursday.
Amber Knouse cut the lead in half with her strike with 22 minutes to play. Her tally came off an assist from Brooke Maneval. Unfortunately, the Tigers couldn't get another goal.
Alicia Torruella scored just four minutes into the game for the Seals. Jenna Fisher added the game-winning goal eight minutes into the second half.
East Juniata (8-3, 7-0) travels to Line Mountain Monday.
District 4 Golf Championships
WILLIAMSPORT - East Juniata rolled through its regular season - finishing 19-1 and taking home the Tri-Valley League title.
But at the District 4 Championships Thursday in Williamsport, the Tigers struggled with wet conditions and didn't advance as a team. They were also unable to put any individuals through.
East Juniata shot a 349, 20 strokes off Shikellamy. District 4 only advances one team.
Jeremy Pannebaker and Colton Fogelman each shot 83, two strokes behind the cut. Collin Breeding fired a 90. Grant Leonard and Dillon Leonard shot 93 and 95, respectively.
"They got off to rough starts," East Juniata coach Mike Zendt said of his top two finishers. "A lot of that had to do with nerves."
Williamsport Country Club was playing almost 7,000 yards, according to Zendt. That's certainly a tall task, especially when the course is wet.
"It was long," he said. "The opening holes got to our guys."
East Juniata will lose four seniors at the end of this season. And Zendt was very pleased with how the season turned out. However, he was disappointed the Tigers didn't get anyone out of districts.
"We had a great season," Zendt said. "This is probably one of the best teams we've had. I was pleased we finished second. This was a great year for us."
Boys: Park Forest 9, Mifflin County 0.
Girls: Park Forest 5, Mifflin County 1. Bridget Allison scored the lone goal for Mifflin County.