SUNBURY - Tricia Martin's overtime goal led Midd-West to a 2-1 win over Heartland Conference foe Shikellamy Tuesday.
The two teams went into the intermission with a 1-1 score. But nothing happened for the next 48 minutes until Martin did some nifty stickwork to lift the Mustangs.
With 11 minutes to play in the overtime period, Abby Miller made a quick pass to Martin off a free hit. Martin beat one defender and had a one on one with the keeper. She didn't falter.
"It was beautiful," Midd-West coach Mandi Romig said of the goal. "If you could demonstrate how to do that, that goal would be the one to use."
Despite Shikellamy beating the Mustangs by a large margin a few weeks ago in Middleburg, Midd-West came out strong and picked up a good win.
"This was a different game," Romig said. "They're a good team. They tied Selinsgrove at home and for us to pull out a win that's huge."
Midd-West (10-7, 5-6) travels to Lewisburg Thursday for its final regular season game.
Forbes Road 13,
Belleville Mennonite 0
WATERFALL - Belleville Mennonite dropped to 2-11 on the season after a 13-0 loss to Forbes Road Tuesday in Waterfall.
The Trojans lost nine starters after having a decent year in 2011. But coach Glenna Young knows there is still time to get a few more wins this season.
Belleville Mennonite (2-11) hosts Southern Huntingdon Saturday.
Midd-West 3, Mifflinburg 2
MIFFLINBURG - Austin Good scored two second-half goals to break a 1-1 tie and lead Midd-West to a 3-2 Heartland Conference win over Mifflinburg Tuesday.
But things didn't start so well for Midd-West. Mifflinburg's Logan Taylor scored less than three minutes in, much to the chagrin of Midd-West coach Chris Sauer.
"It was disappointing to give up the first goal, but our response was huge," he said. "We created a ton of chances and were unlucky to not have finished off more goals."
Midd-West's Colton Keister knotted the game with his goal eight minutes after Taylor's. That assist came from Jake Keister.
In the second half, Good scored at the 24-minute mark just prior to Mifflinburg's Daniel Hayes tying the game back at two. But Good scored with six minutes to play to lead the Mustangs to the win.
"Colton Keister took over the midfield and looked like a man among boys at times," Sauer said. "He and Austin Good took it upon themselves to make sure we got the result we needed."
Midd-West (9-8, 8-5) travels to Williamsport Thursday.
Greenwood 6, Lancaster Country Day 1
MILLERSTOWN - It didn't take long for Greenwood to get it going Tuesday against Lancaster Country Day.
Hunter Wirth scored just eight minutes in and Josh Ferguson had a hat trick to lead the Wildcats to six goals in the first half. That led to a 6-1 Tri-Valley League win over Lancaster Country Day.
"It was a good win," Greenwood coach Tom Magill said. "We played well and with some purpose."
Greenwood's Alex Potter had a big game. With a dangerous throw-in, Magill said he was able to cause havoc throughout the game.
"This was one of Alex's better games," Magill said. "We created some havoc there and we had some nice goals tonight."
This was Greenwood's final regular season game that will count toward district seeding as the cutoff is Wednesday. The Wildcats (15-2, 11-2) travel to Juniata Saturday night.
Central Dauphin 9, Mifflin County 0
HARRISBURG - Mifflin County finished off its season with a 9-0 loss at the hands of Central Dauphin in Commonwealth Division boys soccer action Tuesday.
The Rams scored four first-half goals and added five more in the second half. Mifflin County's Derek Heimbach had 16 saves for the Huskies.
East Juniata 1, Lancaster Country Day 0
COCOLAMUS - Kayla Hoke scored with five minutes to play to lift East Juniata over Lancaster Country Day, 1-0, in Tri-Valley League girls soccer action Tuesday.
The two teams played the first 75 minutes without putting a single score on the board. But throughout, East Juniata led in shots and had a clear edge in corners.
But Hoke was able to find twine in the 75th minute for the win.
East Juniata travels to Upper Dauphin Thursday.
Juniata 8, Line Mountain 0
MIFFLINTOWN - It was senior Lauren Baublitz's last night under the lights at Deitrick field, and there was certainly no let down when she and the rest of the Juniata girls soccer team walked off the field, as Baublitz's hat trick helped lead the Indians to an 8-0 win over Tri-Valley League opponent Line Mountain on Tuesday.
"Lauren Baublitz is our only senior, so for her to get a hat trick in the first half was just great for her," Juniata coach Brian Strawser said.
But it wasn't just Baublitz who was scoring for Juniata.
The Indians had four other scorers in addition to Baublitz, which included Janelle Swartz with two, and Christen Baublitz, Micheh Horning and Alyssa Burd with one each.
Juniata's defense was instrumental in maintaining the shutout.
"We were able to move the ball around using our defense. We played back to them several times, and that's what we want to be able to do," Strawser said.
Juniata (9-5-1, 7-2-1) hosts Upper Dauphin (at Fermanagh) today.
Mount Union 3, Moshannon Valley 0
HOUTZDALE - Kristin Miles had 15 service points and 13 kills to lead Mount Union to a 3-0 Inter-County Conference win over Moshannon Valley Tuesday.
The Mount Union junior has been a presence for the Trojans on the front line all season. Tuesday was no different.
"She is a huge presence in the front row," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. "We try to get it to her as much as possible."
Mount Union's Brya Crawley added 10 service points for the Trojans. The game scores were 25-15, 25-12 and 25-11.
"At this stage in the season we've been dealing with injuries and we're trying to save our energy for the last few games," McCormick said. "Hopefully that will give us more energy and confidence in the playoffs if we go that route."
Mount Union (9-8, 6-5) hosts Glendale Thursday.
Chambersburg 3, Mifflin County 0
CHAMBERSBURG - Mifflin County's struggles in the Mid-Penn continued as it fell to Chambersburg, 3-0, in volleyball action Tuesday night.
The Huskies did not score more than 16 points in any game, while Chambersburg was solid throughout the night. The game scores were: 25-11, 25-12, 25-16.
Mifflin County has three games left. The Huskies travel to Red Land Thursday. They host Upper Dauphin Monday and Central Dauphin East Tuesday.
A game: Tuscarora 48, Newport 12. Josie Swartz had 21 points for the winners. Tuscarora is now 8-6.
B game: Tuscarora 27, Newport 25. Julie Swartz had 20 points for Tuscarora.