DUNCANSVILLE - With the score at 3-1 in Mifflin County Christian's favor at the half, if looked as if the Eagles were going to pick up their first win of the season.
By the end of the game, the 8-2 score put away any doubts.
The Eagles' Tori Moon - who finished with a hat trick - scored within the first minute of play while Ashlyn Ort and Emma Todd collected two goals apiece and Julee Hoffman contributed one.
On the defensive end, Johanna Hoffman came up with five saves.
The Eagles (1-1) are idle through the week of the 16th.
Halifax 3, Juniata 1
MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata girls were outhustled and outplayed by Halifax Thursday, and it resulted in a 3-1 loss - the first of the season for the Indians.
In the Tri-Valley League contest, the Wildcats scored all three of their goals in the first half before Juniata's Janelle Swartz put one in for the Indians with 34:50 left to play.
"We're not going to beat too many teams with the energy level that we played at in the first half," Juniata coach Brian Strawser said.
Strawser further explained that after the Wildcats scored their first goal, he hoped his team would start applying more pressure, but it didn't kick in until the second half.
Juniata (3-1, 3-1) travels to Selinsgrove today for a non-league matchup.
East Juniata 5, Line Mountain 0
COCOLAMUS - Kasi Horning and Hannah Scholl chipped in for two goals apiece Thursday as the East Juniata girls soccer team blanked Line Mountain 5-0 Thursday.
In the contest, McKayla Goodling buried one for the Tigers' five total goals, while her two assists and Scholl's one kept East Juniata rolling to the Tri-Valley League victory.
Every East Juniata goal was scored in the first half, while keeper Lydia Hunter saved all three of Line Mountain's shots to keep the Eagles off the scoreboard all night.
East Juniata hosts Upper Dauphin Tuesday.
Chambersburg 6, Mifflin County 0
CHAMBERSBURG - The Huskies failed to tally a goal Thursday against Commonwealth Division opponent Chambersburg, as a 6-0 shutout ended in the Trojans' favor.
Matt Porter had two goals and an assist, while every other Chambersburg goal was scored by a different athlete.
Trevor Middaugh had 10 saves for the Huskies.
Mifflin County hosts State College Tuesday.
Blair County Christian 4, Mifflin County Christian Academy 0
DUNCANSVILLE - The Mifflin County Christian Academy boys soccer team took its first loss of the season Thursday when Blair County Christian blanked the Eagles 4-0.
Casey Winters and Gary Nixon put Blair County up 2-0 at the half, then another goal by Nixon and a Tahir Williams tally put the game away at 4-0.
Brad Smith had 10 saves for the Eagles as his team was outshot by Blair County 18-6.
The Eagles (1-1) host Northumberland Tuesday.
Midd-West 1, Williamsport 0
WILLIAMSPORT - The Midd-West boys soccer team might not have been as efficient as coach Chris Sauer wanted to see, but the Mustangs were at least efficient enough to pull out the 1-0 win over Heartland Conference opponent Williamsport Thursday.
With 12:31 left in the contest, the Mustangs scored the only goal they would need when Trevor Stuck brought the ball up the middle and made a nice pass to Andrew Sassaman on the left, who buried the shot for the 1-0 lead.
"We had a borderline ridiculous amount of chances leading up to that," Sauer said, whose team outshot the Millionaires 20-2 in the contest.
"We're in a little bit of a rut right now not being able to finish, and hopefully we'll work out of it," Sauer continued.
Midd-West (4-2, 2-1) travels to Lewisburg Tuesday.
State College 3, Mifflin County 0
STATE COLLEGE - Going into the gym of one of the strongest volleyball teams in the midstate is tough. Getting out with at least a measure of success is probably all Mifflin County could have hoped for in the 3-0 loss to the Little Lions.
"We had some smaller goals of what we could control," Huskies coach Jill Zeger said. "I thought they did a fantastic job."
Leading the team statistically was Chloe Benner with seven digs and a kill.
"She did a phenomenal job in the back row. She really kept the team mobilized," Zeger said.
Bryn Ferguson added two kills and two blocks; Anna Aurand and Kaitlyn Dreese each had four service points. Dreese also had a kill and a pair of assists.
State College won the JV match, 2-0.
Mifflin County (0-6, 0-3) hosts Carlisle Monday.
Mount Union 3, Williamsburg 0
MOUNT UNION - Mount Union's volleyball season hasn't been without its disappointments this season, but at least in terms of Inter-County Conference competition, the Trojans have yet to take a loss.
Thursday, that trend continued with a 3-0 shutout of ICC foe Williamsburg.
In the past the Trojans struggled with their passing, but coach Tessa McCormick said Thursday the struggle was with serving.
Regardless, Brya Crawley came out with seven kills and Ashley Foor and Abby Grove finished with nine and four service points, respectively, as the Trojans won their sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-17.
Mount Union (3-3, 3-0) travels to the St. Francis Invitational Saturday.
Boys: Mount Union 24, Philipsburg-Osceola 31
Girls: Philipsburg-Osceola 26, Mount Union 31
PHILIPSBURG - Jake Boozel led a trio of Mount Union runners across the line as the Trojan boys won their non-league cross country meet against Philipsburg-Osceola Thursday, 24-31.
The girls, packed together but in the middle of the top 10, fell 26-31.
"Having my top three boys finish 1-2-3 really set the tone," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. But the Mounties did the same thing in the girls race.
"It hurt us (to give) 1-2-3 to Philipsburg-Osceola," Wydock said. "The girls ran well. We just didn't get the place."
Mount Union (Boys: 3-0; Girls: 1-2) hosts Southern Fulton Tuesday.
Greenwood 11, Lancaster Country Day 0
MILLERSTOWN - Kelsey Keener had a hat trick and an assist and teammate Mackenzie Drew had a hat trick plus one more goal as the Greenwood field hockey team put any concerns about its offense to rest Thursday with a 11-0 rout of Tri-Valley League opponent Lancaster Country Day.
"We really worked yesterday on our offense, and it was much better tonight. I thought we moved well and we had people in the right places," said Greenwood coach Kent Houser, who explained that he had wanted to see higher offensive output in the Wildcats' earlier games.
Also connecting for the Wildcats was Mallory Fortenbaugh with a goal and two assists, Katie Barton with two goals and an assist, Jordan Burkepile with one goal, Eve Lesperence with one assist and Hattie Kuhns with three assists.
Greenwood (3-2, 1-1) hosts Belleville Mennonite Tuesday.
Boys soccer: Mount Nittany 6, Mifflin County 0.