LEWISTOWN - A Bryce Papp corner kick in the 72nd minute of play - just the second corner earned by the Huskies - proved to be the biggest play of the season.
Papp sent the ball on a lofy arc, bending it back over the head of Central Dauphin East kepper Sami Goodyear. It landed and was quickly booted back into the field of play by a Panther back.
But it was over the line. And the goal was the first - the only - of the game, which became Mifflin County's first victory of the season.
Sentinel photos by JESSA?WRIGHT
Bryce Papp’s corner kick, left, became the game-winning goal, right, for the Huskies against Central Dauphin East Tuesday.
"With this being our home field, we talk about taking that corner and playing it close because with a little bit of wind it can bend in," Mifflin County coach Trevor Eckley said. "That was something."
Earlier in the half, Huskies' goalie McKenzie Bressler stopped a breakaway attempt that could have turned the tide the other way.
Eckley said position changes in light of recent injuries was among the factors that made the outcome.
"The difference today was we went to balls, we won balls, made runs off the balls and they hustled," he said.
The Huskies travel to Cumberland Valley Thursday.
Juniata 7, Upper Dauphin 0
ELIZABETHVILLE- Janelle Swartz, Christen Baublitz and Micheh Horning each had two goals as Juniata defeated Upper Dauphin 7-0 in a Tri-Valley League girls soccer game Tuesday.
"We had four different players that scored," Juniata coach Brian Strawser said. "We were really efficient with how we moved the ball."
Once that game was under control, Juniata was able to get some other players some experience.
"A lot of people got in and a lot of people played," Strawser said. "It was a good night for us,"
Juniata improved to 5-3 on the season and 5-1 in conference play.
The Indians will take the field next on Thursday at West Perry.
Central Dauphin East 9, Mifflin County 1
HARRISBURG - Nine different players scored for Central Dauphin East as the Panthers toppled Mifflin County, 9-1, in a Commonwealth Division boys soccer game Tuesday.
Levi Sunderland scored the only goal for the Huskies, who host Cumberland Valley Thursday.
Midd-West 2, Selinsgrove 0
MIDDLEBURG - Trevor Stuck and Devaughn Johns scored second-half goals to lift Midd-West to a 2-0 Heartland Conference win over Selinsgrove in boys soccer Tuesday.
Stuck also assisted on the second goal; the two came just minutes apart early after the break. Midd-West coach Chris Sauer would have liked to see a better effort to lock up the win.
"I'm pleased with the result but we had numerous chances to put the game away and didn't do it," he said. "We came out after halftime with a lot of energy, did a great job moving the ball and going at them in space."
Midd-West won the JV game by the same 2-0 score. The Mustangs (6-3, 4-2) travel to Shikellamy Thursday.
Northumberland Christian 2, Juniata Mennonite School 0
NORTHUMBERLAND - Juniata Mennonite School fell 2-0 to Northumberland Christian on Tuesday in a Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer contest.
Jacob Metz was able to save 13 of the 15 shots he faced, but the two that got past him were the difference.
"Jacob had a really good game," Juniata Mennonite School coach Kurt Wagner said. "We played well defensively, things just didn't bounce our way and they were just able to beat us."
Juniata Mennonite School fell to 7-3 on the season.
The Lions will take the field Thursday at 5:15 in a nonleague game at Great Commission.
Boys: Mifflin County18, Central Dauphin 49; Mifflin County 15, Central Dauphin East 55
Girls: Mifflin County 15, Chambersburg 49; Mifflin County 21, Central Dauphin East 36
CHAMBERSBURG - Mifflin County boys and girls both defeated Central Dauphin East in a Commonwealth Division cross county meet Tuesday, while falling in both races to Chambersburg, which hosted the meet.
The boys were victorious by a 15-55 total, while the girls picked up a 21-36 win.
Maggie Wilson led the way for the girls, crossing the line in 21:10, finishing in seventh place.
Darien Knudsen was tops for the boys, finishing in 17:20, which was good for third place.
"Darien looked good," Mifflin County coach Greg Loht said. "I was happy with all the kids. We knew we were in for a run today."
"It was Chambersburg's course and it was very challenging," Loht said. "They kids didn't back down and showed a lot of heart."
Mifflin County will run next on Oct. 2 at Altoona.
Boys: Mount Union 19, Juniata Valley 36
Girls: Juniata Valley 20, Mount Union 35
MOUNT UNION - Jake Boozel led the way as Mount Union's boys won a 19-36 cross country meet against Juniata Valley Tuesday. The girls fell in the Inter-County Conference event, 20-36.
"Jake Boozel actually ran his best time. We're hoping he can pull it down (further)," Mount Union coach West Snyder said.
The Trojans took the top three spots in the boys race, with Hunter Corbin and Shykai Banks in that pack.
The girls finished five in a row, but not until fourth others had passed the tape. Brooke Staley was the leader.
"The girls are working hard. It's just that we're coming up short," Wydock said.
Mount Union (Boys: 5-1, 1-1; Girls: 1-5; 0-2) travel to West Branch Oct. 1.
Greenwood 2, Newport 1
NEWPORT - Greenwood got its game-winning goal from Mallory Fortenbaugh with 7:57 left in the second half to earn a win over Newport in Tri-Valley League field hockey action Tuesday.
Fortenbaugh's goal was one of the two Greenwood shots that got by Newport goalkeeper Misty Van Horn, who had 22 saves on the night.
"That was one we managed to get on the pads and Mallory knocked in," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said. "Their goalie had a pretty nice game."
Greenwood improved to 7-3 on the season and 3-1 in the Tri-Valley League.
The Wildcats will take the field next at 4 p.m. on Thursday at East Juniata.
Belleville Mennonite 2, Huntingdon 0
HUNTINGDON - Belleville Mennonite was able to rebound from a loss and hand Huntingdon a 2-0 defeat in a non-league field hockey game Tuesday.
Tori Gallaway scored both of the Belleville Mennonite goals in the first half and goalkeeper Mollie Morgan stopped everything she faced.
"We really played an offensive game today," Belleville Mennonite coach Morgan Foote said. "Tori really shined."
One day after allowing eight goals, the Trojans were impenetrable.
"I moved some people around today," Foote said. "Our midfielders really helped out."
Belleville Mennonite will play again on Thursday at Forbes Road.
Red Land 3, Mifflin County 0
LEWISBERRY - After scoring their first win, Mifflin County's volleyball players struggled, dropping Tuesday's Commonwealth Division match at Red Land in straight sets.
The Patriots won the games 25-4, 25-12 and 25-23.
"It's almost like night and day. When they choose to go out and play together as a team they do very well. This has been a consistent theme," said Mifflin County coach Jill Zeger, who changed the rotation for the third game, which proved a good move.
Individually, Bryn Ferguson had four kills and two blocks, Kaitlyn Dreese five digs and six service points, and Chloe Benner four service points including two aces.
The JV fell in split sets, 2-1 (19-25, 25-11, 15-9).
The Huskies host Central Dauphin East Thursday.
West Branch 3, Mount Union 0
MORRISDALE - Two teams that were unbeaten in Inter-County Conference volleyball play met Tuesday, guaranteeing that only one would still be at the end of the night.
It wasn't Mount Union - the Trojans fell to West Branch in straight sets, 25-14, 25-11 and 25-17.
"West Branch is always fundamentally sound," Mount Union coach Tessa McCormick said. "There were no powerhouses offensively. I think they're going to give us problems down the road."
For the Trojans, Kristen Miles had 11 kills and four service points, including two aces. Liza Feagley had 14 assists. Brittany Brumbaugh contributed four kills while Abby Grove and Becca Sellers combined for six.
The JV match also went to West Branch, 25-14, 25-14.
Mount Union (6-3, 4-1) hosts Claysburg-Kimmel Thursday.
Mount Union 352, Bellwood-Antis 396
MOUNT UNION - Brady Goodling's 85 led a trio of Mount Union golfers in the 80s as the Trojans wrapped up the Inter-County Conference slate with a win over Bellwood-Antis Tuesday at American Legion Country Club.
Ryan Varner and Zach Knable also stayed below 90.
"We're kind of back where we like to be with three scores in the 80s," Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. "Ryan Varner really came around today."
Bellwood-Antis' Adam Osborn medaled with an 82.
Mount Union (8-1, 6-0) hosts East Juniata Friday.