MILLERSTOWN - There's no doubt that the Greenwood field hockey team is one of the strongest in the Tri-Valley League. With Monday's home double header against Lancaster Country Day and Juniata, Greenwood sealed its fifth straight TVL title. And with 9-0 wins in both games, you might say the Wildcats won the title with style.
Greenwood senior Brittany Fleisher played a major role in the win over Juniata, scoring four of her team's nine goals.
"She came out real hot," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said of Fleisher's scoring.
"We just were getting some nice crosses and getting the ball over to her side of the cage. I thought she had a lot of focus and was picking up a lot of balls and getting some good shots."
But it wasn't just Fleisher who came out strong for the Wildcats. Taylor Tompkins, Lauren Wilson, Kenzie Wirth, Sierra Stephens and Mallory Fortenbaugh all also scored in the match against Juniata.
Juniata coach Becky Loy was proud of her team's defense.
"I thought we played well on defense. Our keeper played well," Loy said.
Against Lancaster Country Day, Tompkins was the top scorer, notching four goals in the win.
Houser was pleased to note that several of Tompkins' goals were scored off free shots.
"One of the things we've been wanting to do is take our free shots a little bit faster than we have been," Houser said.
Greenwood (13-2-1, 9-0) travels to Juniata (4-10) on Wednesday for more TVL action.
East Juniata 1, Line Mountain 0
COCOLAMUS - It was a big game for East Juniata and Line Mountain Monday in Tri-Valley League field hockey action.
A win for the Tigers would give them the same record as the Eagles. And that's exactly what happened. Lydia Hunter secured a shutout and Lydia Koser scored the only goal for East Juniata in a 1-0 win - the final regular season game for the Tigers.
"I'm so proud of my girls tonight," East Juniata coach Billie Haines said. "This was a really big win."
East Juniata's offense was off and on, according to Haines. And with 23 shots, one was bound to go in. But when you play defense as well as the Tigers did, one goal would do.
"We would go on spurts where we would play a lot of offense and then it would switch and we would play defense for a while. I thought Hunter had a great game."
East Juniata (13-4, 7-3) now awaits seeding for the District 4 playoffs.
East Juniata 8, Line Mountain 0
COCOLAMUS - Devin Goodling and Jake Sankey each scored a pair of goals to lead East Juniata to an 8-0 Tri-Valley League win Monday night.
The win puts the Tigers at a perfect 12-0 in the TVL. A win Wednesday against Juniata will lock up the league title.
"I though we played well tonight even though it was a game where we weren't playing under a lot of pressure," East Juniata coach Don Troutman said. "Our speed of play was good."
The speed of play is something Troutman has been challenging his boys at and they came through Monday night. East Juniata was also able to finish a lot of chances and keep the Line Mountain defense at bay - the Eagles failed to get a shot on goal.
"I thought we finished a lot of chances," Troutman said. "We still have some things to work on but hopefully we'll peak at the right time."
East Juniata (14-2, 12-0) travels to Juniata Wednesday.
Midd-West 2, Selinsgrove 0
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West hosted a two-loss Selinsgrove team Monday. But the Mustangs could care less.
Allie Camp scored a pair of goals to lead Midd-West to a 2-0 win over Selinsgrove in Heartland Conference girls soccer action.
Midd-West played a full 80 minutes and executed the game plan well, according to coach Russ Goodling.
Camp scored her first on a penalty kick midway through the first half. Her insurance goal came with 17 minutes to play in the second half. There were only 13 shots in the game, eight coming from the Mustangs.
Selinsgrove won the JV game 1-0.
Midd-West (10-6, 6-6) hosts Shikellamy Wednesday.
Hollidaysburg 2, Mifflin County 0
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg girls soccer team closed out the regular season on Monday with a 2-0 win over Mifflin County in non-league girls soccer action Monday at Tiger Stadium.
Michele Muir and Mikayla Dongell each scored a goal for Hollidaysburg, which got a shutout in goal from Peyton Civills. Emily Brown and Abby Nebelski registered assists on the goals.
Mifflin County hosts Central Dauphin today.
Halifax 3, Mifflin County 0
HALIFAX - Alyssa Stackpole had 16 digs and Kaitlyn Dreese came up with nine service points, but it wasn't enough to propel their team to the win, as Mifflin County took a 3-0 loss to Halifax during Monday night's Tri-Valley League volleyball action.
The inability to consistently play strong was what hurt the Huskies.
"It was a roller coaster night for us," Mifflin County coach Matt Kern said. "We would play well for a stretch of three or four, and then we'd let down for about a stretch of six or seven."
The Huskies lost the three sets 25-15, 25-15 and 25-19.
Mifflin County won the JV game 2-1.
Mifflin County (5-15) plays at Chambersburg today.
Mount Union 3, Fannett-Metal 2
METAL - Had the Mount Union volleyball not come to the floor ready to fight for the win, it might have spelled out trouble when Fannett-Metal jumped on the lead with a 25-14 win in the first set. But the Trojans were anywhere but finished, as they came back to win the match 3-2.
"I was really pleased that they didn't just hang their heads after the first game, but that they came back and played with confidence," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said.
And McCormick was right - her girls never hung their heads.
The Trojans came back to win the next two sets, gave up the forth, but then sealed the win with a 15-9 tie breaker set.
Mount Union (8-8, 5-5) Travels to Moshannon Valley today.