BELLEVILLE - It was homecoming and emotions were running high, but no one would have guessed this was the case for the Belleville Mennonite boys soccer team on Saturday - at least, no one would have guessed it during the first half.
The Trojans won the match against Carson Long 5-1, and all five of Belleville Mennonite's goals were scored in the first half. Three of these goals were notched by Belleville Mennonite's lead scorer Andrew Miller, but freshman Noah Anders also added two to his team's effort.
Belleville Mennonite coach Brian Renno was glad to see Anders stepping up to score.
"It seems like he's playing with more confidence," Renno said.
In the second half, the Trojans were unable to score any more goals, and Renno thought this was caused by a combination of high emotions because of homecoming, and the fact that he had tried moving his players around to new positions.
"We played well for the first 40 minutes," Renno said. "We played with a lot of motion, we moved the ball well."
Belleville Mennonite (12-3-1) hosts Forbes Road today at home.
Greenwood 5, Juniata 2
MIFFLINTOWN - In its Tri-Valley League match against Juniata on Saturday, the Greenwood boys soccer team did what it does best - it scored.
Greenwood defeated Juniata 5-2, and while Josh Ferguson, who is regularly Greenwood's top scorer, notched two goals, Aaron Smith and Hunter Wirth also added to the Wildcats' effort.
Juniata, which was down 5-0 after 60 minutes of play, got on the board after Jose Lopez and Chantz Imes both scored for the Indians.
Greenwood prepares for District 3 playoffs and has a record of 16-2, 12-2.
Juniata (7-11) travels to Bellefonte for District 6 action on Thursday.
Southern Huntingdon 2, Belleville Mennonite 1
BELLEVILLE - It looked like a potential win for the Belleville Mennonite field hockey team Saturday, when the Trojans went into halftime with a 1-1 tie against Southern Huntingdon. But Belleville Mennonite couldn't quite pull through, and lost the match 2-1.
Belleville Mennonite's Hannah Templeton scored the Trojan's only goal at 14:06 in the first half to knot it up at 1-1. But in the second half Southern Huntingdon's Ashlyn Knepper put one in the cage for the win.
"Neither team really got a lot of shots off," Belleville Mennonite coach Glenna Young said.
"A good part of the game was played in the middle of the field."
Belleville Mennonite (2-12) travels to Juniata today.