From staff reports
SELINSGROVE - A year ago, Mifflin County surprised Selinsgrove when the Huskies knocked off the Seals to open the Snyder County school's TurfFest field hockey tournament.
This year, Mifflin County was held to a single goal in the two games it played as part of the event Saturday.
In the opener, against Selinsgrove, Grace Wagner put one in the cage off a Kezia Loht delivery, at the time making the score even. The goal came 10 minutes into the game; the Seals scored near the five-minute mark.
Then the host team added one more, this time with five minutes left, and buried three more across the second for a 5-1 victory.
Crestwood, whose coach got her 600th win against the Huskies in this event a year ago on the way to the Class AA state title, made it an 0-2 day for Mifflin County with another five-goal effort, a shutout that saw the Comets score four times in the first half.
Mifflin County (1-3) hosts Cumberland Valley today.
Lancaster Country Day 2, Juniata 0
MIFFLINTOWN - With only two shots on goal and two corner kicks the entire game, Juniata couldn't put up the offensive attack it needed in a 2-0 loss to Tri-Valley League opponent Lancaster Country Day in a boys soccer match on Saturday.
Ryan Myers connected on Lancaster Country Day's first goal with 9:46 left in the first half and Carson Hassel collected the other one early in the second half. Chris Maley was credited with both assists.
Juniata goalie Matt Coldren had seven saves for the Indians.
Juniata (0-2-1, 0-1) hosts Halifax Wednesday.
Warrior Run 2,
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West had the advantage in all the stats but the most important one, as the Mustangs sustained their first loss of the season in a 2-0 shutout at the hands of Warrior Run.
Despite outshooting the Defenders, the Mustangs were unable to get the ball past Warrior Run keeper Jason McWilliams. Elias George and Mason Wagner teamed up on both goals for the visitors.
Midd-West (3-1) hosts Danville Tuesday.
Governor Mifflin 2, Greenwood 0
Muhlenberg 3 (2OT)
SHILLINGTON - Greenwood took on some tough competition on the soccer pitch Saturday at the Governor Mifflin Tournament, and came out feeling good after a 1-1 performance.
The highlight for the Wildcat boys was a 4-3 win over Muhlenberg in double overtime to come back after a 2-0 loss to Governor Mifflin earlier in the day.
In the overtime win, Greenwood fell behind 2-0 in the first half, but coach Tom Magill wasn't worried.
"I said to my assistant coach, 'This game's not going to stay 2-0,'" Magill said, explaining that prior to his team's first goal, both teams were lining up some nice shots.
In the end, Magill was right.
After the half, Greenwood's Tyler Fegley put the Wildcats on the board at 27:02, but Muhlenburg responded with another goal. However, Greenwood overcame a 3-2 deficit as Fegley and Seth Ferguson found the back of the net less than a minute apart to drive the game into overtime.
From there, Hunter Wirth came through on a pass from Fegley with 6:08 remaining in the second overtime to take the sudden-victory win, 4-3.
Magill noted his how pleased he was with the play off his bench, as freshman Josh Kline came in to gain an assist and Abbey Korber subbed throughout the field to give her teammates a breather as both teams struggled with the heat.
In the loss, Magill said his team had trouble adjusting to playing on turf, and it affected the Wildcats' first-half play.
"Overall I thought we had a good defensive game, just didn't light it up on offense," he said.
Greenwood (2-1, 1-0) travels to East Juniata Wednesday.
Red Land 5,
Mifflin County 0
LEWISTOWN - After the first week of action for the Mifflin County girls soccer team - a week that included some tough losses and injuries to two key players - the season-opening frustrations were capped off by a 5-0 loss to Red Land on Saturday.
"I think our girls just had a big letdown on Saturday," Mifflin County Trevor Eckley said, explaining that after playing three tough games this week and then watching teammates Kaitlyn Eckley and Kelsey Spicher suffer injuries against Cumberland Valley, the Huskies were running on adrenaline and emotions but finally wore down.
In the Commonwealth Division contest, Red Land took a big 3-0 lead by halftime and didn't let up in the second for the eventual 5-0 win. Erin Keller had two of Red Land's goals while Samantha Jackson picked up a goal of her own and an assist. Mifflin County only managed four shots the entire game, but keepers Sage Heckendorn and Mackenzie Bressler were kept busy with nine saves apiece.
Mifflin County (0-3, 0-3) will get back in action Tuesday when the Huskies travel to Cedar Cliff.