n Meadowbrook Christian 9,
Columbia Co. Christian 4
BELLEFONTE — Madison Burrows had a hat trick and Katie Benfer had a hand in four goals as Meadowbrook rolled into the ACAA championship game with its 17th victory.
The Lions (17-3) scored six times in the first half and added three more in the second half to pull away. Burrows scored two of her three goals in the first half. Katie Benfer scored twice and assisted on two others, while her sister Emily had two goals and an assist. Shanae Bomberger also scored for the winners.
Meadowbrook meets Northumberland Christian today in the championship game at 12:30.
n Northumberland Christian 3,
Great Commission 2
BELLEFONTE — Alyssa Wesner scored twice, including the game-winner 10 minutes into the second half to put the Warriors into today’s ACAA title game.
Bethany Conklin got Northumberland Christian (21-4) on the board in the first half and Wesner scored four minutes later to put the Warriors back in front.
Great Commission (14-5) tied the game open early in the second half and Wesner scored the game-winner unassisted two minutes later.
The Warriors meet rival Meadowbrook Christian at 12:30 today in the final.
n Milton 1, Williamsport 0 (2 OT)
MILTON — Mackenna Miller scored a goal in double overtmie to give Milton the win over the Millionaires. Miller’s goal was assisted from Emily Mollica n a free kick with seven seconds left in the game.
n Northumberland Christian 4,
Sunbury Christian 0
BELLEFONTE —Zach Newbury scored two goals and David Mahoney scored his 32nd goal of the year to break program’s freshman scoring record as the Warriors advanced to the ACAA final with a shutout.
Newbury scored the only goal in the first half for the Northumberland Christian (21-3-1), then Micah Scanzillo, Newbury and Mahoney scored second-half goals.
The Warriors will meet Meadowbrook Christian in today’s championship game.
n Bloomsburg seeded first for districts
Heartland Athletic Conference Division I champion Mifflinburg, HAC-II champ Bloomsburg and Tri-Valley League power Line Mountain are among six squads to get byes in the opening round of the District 4 field hockey tournament, which begins on Tuesday.
With 10 teams qualifying the top six seeds got byes into Thursday’s quarterfinal round.
In Tuesday’s opening round, ninth-seeded Shikellamy visits eighth-seeded Midd-West and 10th-seeded Muncy goes to No. 7 Lewisburg. The winner of the Midd-West-Lewisburg game plays at No. 1 Bloomsburg while either Lewisburg or Muncy visits No. 2 Line Mountain on the same day.
Seven-time defending champion Selinsgrove and HAC-I champion Mifflinburg are on opposite sides of the bracket and cannot meet before the final.
Selinsgrove, the fifth seed, heads to East Juniata in a quarterfinal game on Thursday. The Seals have won every district title since 2005 while the Tigers have not dropped a game in October. The winner of that game meets either Bloomsburg, Midd-West or Lewisburg in the semifinals next Saturday at Bucknell.
In the bottom half of the bracket, sixth-seeded Central Columbia travels to take on third-seeded Mifflinburg on Thursday in a quarterfinal game. The winner of that game meets either Line Mountain, Lewisburg or Muncy in the semifinals at Bucknell on Oct. 27.
The championship game will be played at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Bucknell. The top two teams advance to states beginning Nov. 3.
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