MIDDLEBURG - Newport outshot Midd-West and also had more penalty corners in their non-league field hockey contest Monday night.
But it was the Mustangs who triumphed, as a Brenee Kratzer scored in 7-on-7 overtime to lead Midd-West to a 1-0 win.
"In the second half (Newport) had more offensive pressure," Midd-West coach Mandi Romig said. "They had a corner right at the end of regulation, which was tense."
But even as regulation ended with Newport poised to strike, the Mustangs were the ones to come away with the win.
This happened at 13:12 in overtime when Adrienne Gesselman took a shot that went between the the goalie's legs, but stopped on the goal line. Brenee Kratzer then tipped the ball in for the win.
Romig credits her defense for keeping Midd-West in the game.
"It could have been anybody's game, but give our defense credit. They really hung in there," Romig said.
Midd-West (7-6) hosts Heartland Conference opponent Milton today.
East Juniata 6,
Belleville Mennonite 0
COCOLAMUS - It took the East Juniata field hockey team a little while to get started against Belleville Mennonite on Monday, but once the team started scoring, it couldn't be stopped.
In the 6-0 shutout, Courtney Elsasser and Steph Dressler each scored twice for the Tigers, and Arden Benner and Sarah Ernest also contributed one each to their team's effort.
Although it took until four minutes left in the first half, Elsasser scored two before the first 30 minutes of the game were through.
"Courtney scored two in a row within minutes. That left us feeling a little better at halftime," East Juniata coach Billie Haines said.
East Juniata (9-4, 5-3) travels to Tri-Valley League opponent Newport today.
State College 8, Mifflin County 0
STATE COLLEGE - Mifflin County traveled to State College for a make up boys soccer Commonwealth Division game, Monday. In a way, it might have been easier to stay home.
The Little Lions shut out the Huskies 8-0
"We played a very good first half, we held them to two goals in the first half. We were staying very organized, but they just broke us down and started scoring," Mifflin County coach Jared Byler said.
Mifflin County hosts State College today.
East Juniata 8, Millersburg 0
MILLERSBURG - Landon Sheaffer and Spencer Reinford each scored twice for East Juniata in an 8-0 Tri-Valley League boys soccer victory over Millersburg Monday.
Devin Goodling added a goal and two assists for the Tigers. Ben Auker had one of each and Nick Stahr had two helpers.
East Juniata also won the JV game, 5-0.
The Tigers (12-2, 10-0) travel to Upper Dauphin Thursday.
Greenwood 5, Upper Dauphin 1
MILLERSTOWN - Five goals were scored in a span of 10 minutes - four of them for Greenwood - as the Wildcats topped Upper Dauphin, 5-1, in Tri-Valley League boys soccer Monday.
Leading the way for Greenwood was the tandem of Josh Ferguson and Jarrett Fortenbaugh, who accounted for most of the goals. Ferguson scored a hat trick with Fortenbaugh assisting on one of them; Ferguson had the helper on Fortenbaugh's goal.
"Jarrett's playing real well right now. When they both play with energy they can be pretty effective," Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. "The last 10 minutes of the first half is probably as good as we've played for awhile."
Greenwood also won the JV game, 3-0.
The Wildcats (12-2, 8-2) host Halifax today.
Belleville Mennonite 2, Christian School of York 1
YORK - Austin Byler broke a scoreless tie with just 15 seconds left in the first half and Andrew Miller scored the game winner four minutes into the second as Belleville Mennonite squeezed by Christian School of York 2-1 in boys soccer Monday.
Belleville Mennonite coach Brian Renno said his team played with intensity in the first half, crediting Jung Kim for strong play in the midfield. The Byler goal, he said, came out of a good run of play and was a real confidence booster. Byler also aided on Miller's goal; Renno stressed the importance of spreading the offense away from Miller, who tends to score most for the Trojans.
"People know who he is. He has a big target on his back right now," Renno said.
Belleville Mennonite (8-3-1) travels to Northumberland Christian Thursday.
State College 3, Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County gave up just one goal in the first 70 minutes against State College, but the Little Lions put two away late in the game to finish a 3-0 Commonwealth Division win in girls soccer Monday.
"We actually did a really nice job in the first half controlling possession," Huskies coach Steven DeArment said. "They got a couple chances we didn't really close down hard enough."
DeArment said his team threatened the State College goal in the first half, but was undone by its own exuberance.
"We played pretty well. They're a real good team," he said.
Mifflin County (1-12) will see the same team again today at State College.
East Juniata 10, Line Mountain 2
MANDATA - McKayla Goodling scored two goals and added two assists as East Juniata unleashed a 10-2 effort over Line Mountain in Tri-Valley League girls soccer Monday, and clinched a District 4 playoff spot in the process.
Kayla Hoke and Ashlyn Guyer also scored twice each and Kasi Horning added two helpers as the bench proved as strong as the starters.
"This year we've been plagued really bad with injuries and illnesses. It's just been challenging trying to find a home and a good mix," Tigers coach Lori Goodling said.
Line Mountain's only claim to success would be holding the game scoreless for 25 minutes in the first, and scoring on both of its two shots on goal.
East Juniata won the JV game, 1-0.
The Tigers (9-3, 8-0) hosts Juniata today.
Montoursville 4, Midd-West 2
MONTOURSVILLE - The Midd-West girls soccer team had a 1-0 lead going into the second half Monday against Montoursville, but the lead wouldn't hold and the Mustangs lost 4-2 in Heartland Conference action.
"They applied better pressure in the second half than what we did. They capitalized on that," Midd-West coach Russ Goodling said.
And Goodling was right. Montoursville scored four goals to Midd-West's one in the second half.
"We were winning in the first half, and it was a pretty good game at that point both ways. Both had opportunities, but they got most of their shots and scoring in the second half," Goodling said.
Midd-West (9-4, 5-4) hosts Lewisburg on Wednesday for more Heartland Conference action.
Sunbury Christian 6, Juniata Mennonite 5
SUNBURY - The Juniata Mennonite girls soccer team dominated on the offense Monday night against Sunbury Christian, but the score doesn't indicate it. The Lions lost 6-5, but both outshot Sunbury Christian and had more corner kicks.
After three goals from Alexis Hahn-Kline and two from Lauren Breon, Juniata Mennonite had a 5-4 lead, but goals from Sunbury Christian's Christy Powlus and Cierra Gross got the win for Sunbury Christian.
"It was a somewhat frustrating game. We had some opportunities. Our defense and offense were not connecting very well, so it looked like a lot of kickball from both teams," Juniata Mennonite coach Trisha Hoffman said.
Juniata Mennonite (6-7) hosts Walnut Street Christian on Thursday.
State College 3, Mifflin County 0
STATE COLLEGE - Mifflin County struggled to score against State College Monday, dropping its Commonwealth Division volleyball match in straight sets, 25-15, 25-12 and 25-9.
"As a team we played really well," Huskies coach Matt Kern said. "In the last one there were definitely some mental breakdowns in the last row."
Mifflin County accumulated 12 service points, with four apiece to Alyssa Stackpole and Kaitlyn Dreese. Jenna Snyder had five kills.
State College also won the JV match, 2-0.
The Huskies (4-10) return home tonight to face Carlisle in the first of three straight games in their own gym.
Hollidaysburg 3, Mount Union 0
MOUNT UNION - Mount Union improved against Hollidaysburg between the teams' first meeting and the Bellwood-Antis tournament.
Not so on Monday - in a frustrating outing, the Golden Tigers won their non-league volleyball match in straight sets, 25-18, 25-15 and 25-11.
"Passing was the problem," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. "We started out all three games neck and neck, then we would get into this rut. When we passed well it was a close match."
Kristen Miles had 12 kills, six blocks and five service points for the Trojans. Ashlyn Drake had six service points and 18 assists. Allie Kylor aided the effort with 10 digs.
Hollidaysburg also won the JV match, 2-0.
Mount Union (6-7) travels to Juniata Valley today.