From staff reports
STATE COLLEGE - The Little Lions took one back from Mifflin County Wednesday when a 2-1 overtime win for State College put the teams at 1-1 on the season after a 2-0 win by the Huskies earlier in the season.
After trailing for most of the game, Mifflin County evened the score at 1-1 when Sara Neff took an assist by Marissa Byler with 9:06 remaining to put the game within reach.
However, as overtime rolled around it was State College that took the Commonwealth Division contest when consecutive corner penalties allowed Emily Allegar to cash in on the winning goal.
"It was pretty evenly matched," Mifflin County coach Tish Maclay said, whose team topped the Little Lions in shots 9-5, but fell behind in corners 10-8.
Mifflin County hosts Central Dauphin East today.
Juniata 6, Line Mountain 0
MIFFLINTOWN - The seniors on the Juniata girls soccer team had a memorable night Wednesday when a 6-0 win over Tri-Valley League opponent Line Mountain gave them a shutout on senior night.
Micheh Horning was the only senior to score in the contest with a tally at 1:51 in the first half to put the Indians up 4-0, but coach Brian Strawser was pleased with the effort he saw from the whole class.
"I thought all six of our seniors played very well tonight," he said. The rest of the class included Carly Burns, Megan Shoop, Lauren Lock, Joelle Winey and Tori Warfel.
It was a high octane night for Juniata's offense, as Janelle Swartz notched a hat trick and Elisabeth Ritzman, Christen Baublitz and Horning chipped in with the others.
"She made good use of the chances. All three of them were really nice goals. It just comes from the hard work. She continues to pressure hard and maintain possession," Strawser said of Swartz.
In addition to offensive, the Indians also pressured well on the defense, working hard to keep the ball out of their defensive end as the offense worked to pick up 32 shots and six corners.
Juniata (9-5, 6-2) travels to Central Mountain at 5:30 p.m. today.
East Juniata 4, Lancaster Country Day 0
LANCASTER - Lancaster County Day didn't stand a chance against East Juniata on the girls soccer field Thursday, as the Tigers put away the Cougars in shutout fashion, 4-0.
Amber Knouse bookended the Tigers' scoring with goals in the first and second halves, while Hannah Scholl and McKayla Goodling netted the goals in between.
Lydia Hunter had six saves for the Tigers in the Tri-Valley League contest as her team remained busy on the offense, outshooting Line Mountain 22-10.
East Juniata travels to Millersburg on Monday.
Greenwood 2, Halifax 0
MILLERSTOWN - Greenwood scored early against Halifax when Ruben Fiameni netted one less than two minutes into a boys Tri-Valley League soccer game Wednesday, but the Wildcats didn't light up the scoreboard again until six minutes remained in the 2-0 win.
"Sometimes you've got to be happy with a W," said Greenwood coach Tom Magill, who explained his team had several chances to score on breakaways, but bad shots and tough defense from Halifax keeper Dan Hosenbach kept his team at bay.
"In the second half I thought we played a lot better than the first half, we just didn't hit the net," Magill said.
Greenwood outshot Halifax 17-7, and it was Hunter Wirth who notched the Wildcats' second goal.
The Wildcats won the JV contest, 2-1.
Greenwood (11-2-2, 8-1-2) travels to Millersburg today for a 6:30 p.m. varsity start.