JOHNSTOWN - Two years in a row, Bishop McCort has sent Belleville Mennonite home from the District 6 soccer tournament.
If Monday's result in any indication, this year may belong to the Thunder.
Andrew Miller not only scored a hat trick, but put the first tying goal and the winner into the net before adding an insurance goal late in Belleville Mennonite's 4-2 win - one that coach Brian Renno admits is a milestone for the program.
"It ranks up there with them, as far as being the last four years probably," he said.
Renno said he wanted a chance to see where his club stood against a Laurel Highlands opponents, and knew early that the game was winnable. But McCort scored first, went ahead later and outperformed the Thunder from a statistical standpoint.
"With the amount of shots they got off, not many were that dangerous. It was a litle dicey at times but for the most part our back line held its shape pretty well," Renno said. "It's even better yet to get a good result."
Belleville Mennonite (6-3-1) hosts Northumberland Christian Thursday.
Midd-West 4, Mifflinburg 0
MIDDLEBURG - Ty Ross scored two goals and added on assist as Midd-West defeated Mifflinburg 4-0 in a Heartland Athletic Conference boys soccer game Monday.
Midd-West scored twice in the final minutes of the first half and that was enough to get the Mustangs past offensively challenged Mifflinburg, which only got one shot off.
"We dominated the game tonight in every way possible," Midd-West coach Chris Sauer said. "They tried to put everyone behind the ball defensively and packed it in so we had to be patient in posession and more creative with our attack. We made good decisions with the ball tonight."
Midd-West improves to 8-4 on the season and 6-2 in the league.
The Mustangs will travel to Danville on Wednesday.
East Juniata 0, Line Mountain 0 (OT)
HERNDON - East Juniata and Line Mountain played to a 0-0 overtime tie in a Tri-Valley League field hockey game Monday, keeping the Tigers in the race for the league title.
Lydia Strawser stopped everything she faced, but the offense couldn't supplement her play.
"We played well as a team," East Juniata coach Billie Haynes said. "We played together, worked our strong side, and supported one another all over the field. Our midfielders did a great job of pushing up when necessary, but they also got back on defense. We did have our chances to score but we just didn't finish."
The biggest effort for East Juniata came from Megan Yeager, she said.
"Meg Yeager was unstoppable tonight," Haynes said. "She was all over the ball and and was able to generate some runs on offense. She played her heart out."
East Juniata, 3-1-1 in the Tri-Valley League, will get another crack at Line Mountain today at 4 p.m. when it hosts the Eagles.
Hershey 3, Greenwood 0
HERSHEY- Greenwood couldn't keep up with Hershey as the Wildcats dropped a nonleague field hockey game to Hershey by a 3-0 score on Monday.
Britta Diffenbach's first-half goal was enough for Hershey, which added two more to take down Greenwood.
Nicole Willi had a good night in the cage, but it wasn't enough.
"I thought she played pretty well," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said of his goalie. "We had a couple of goals called back and for the amount of offense we generated, we couldn't afford that."
Greenwood will take the field next today when they travel to Lancaster County Day school at 4 p.m.
Altoona 4, Mifflin County 1
ALTOONA - Altoona scored the early goals, enough to capture a non-league girls soccer win from Mifflin County Monday, 4-1.
Haley Predix teamed with Courtney Page for the lone Husky goal. Mifflin County coach Trevor Eckley said the difference was intensity.
"The first half we just didn't play with aggression," he said. "We weren't making runs. Balls were getting through the box we should have gotten to."
The Huskies host Cedar Cliff today.