The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 17, 2013

Area roundup: Selinsgrove hockey blanks Mifflinburg in HAC-I showdown

Selinsgrove blanks rival Mifflinburg


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FIELD HOCKEY

SELINSGROVE -- One big step was taken by Selinsgrove in its quest of recapturing the Heartland-I title, as the Seals upended Mifflinburg, 3-0, in their showdown on Tuesday.

Lexi Horst and Nora Aucker scored to give Selinsgrove (7-1, 5-0 HAC-I) a 2-0 halftime lead. Brooke Zeiders later scored off a Megan Wetzel assist midway through the second half to put the game away for the Seals.

Zeiders also assisted on Horst's goal and Keely Rodarmel made three saves to get the shutout for Selinsgrove.

"I'm very pleased with the win. We hustled to the ball and we gave a great effort overall," said Selinsgrove coach Cathy Keiser.

Nicole Mironenko made 10 saves for Mifflinburg (5-1, 4-1), last year's Division I champs.

n Shikellamy 2,

Midd-West 1 (OT)

SUNBURY -- Jade Coxe scored the tying goal with 89 seconds left in the game, and Cori Lahr rifled the game-winner in overtime for Shikellamy.

The Braves dominated statistically in shots (12-5) and corners (17-4), but needed the late-game heroics for the HAC-I win.

Jessa Houghton made four saves for the Braves (3-4, 2-3 HAC-I), allowing an early first-half goal by Abby Miller of Midd-West (1-5, 1-2).

n Lewisburg 4 Danville 0

DANVILLE -- Lewisburg's seniors scored the first three goals in a HAC-I win over Danville.

Eliza Newlin, Maddie Scarr and Shannon Albright put the Green Dragons up 3-0, with the latter two tallies coming in the second half.

Junior Maggie Harrison tacked on the final goal for Lewisburg (4-2-1, 2-2 HAC-I). Kylie Edwards made 27 saves for Danville (3-2, 1-2).

n Central Columbia 3,

Warrior Run 1

TURBOTVILLE -- The Defenders and Blue Jays were tied at 1 after the first 30 minutes of action, but Central would scored two late goals to pull out the HAC-II matchup. Sarah Vermilya tallied the goal for Warrior Run.

n Greenwood 10,

Belleville Mennonite 0

MILLERSTOWN -- Katie Barton scored four goals and Mallory Fortenbaugh tallied three to power the Wildcats to the nonleague win. Greenwood improves to 4-2.

n East Juniata 3,

Lancaster Country Day 1

COCOLAMUS -- Steph Dressler scored a pair of goals, and Lydia Koser added another -- all in the first half -- as East Juniata rebounded from an overtime loss the day before with a Tri-Valley League win.

Lydia Strawser made six saves for the Tigers (4-2, 2-0 TVL).

BOYS SOCCER

n Selinsgrove 2,

Williamsport 0

SELINSGROVE -- Brandon Dunkle recorded a goal and an assist to help the Seals blank Williamsport in a HAC-I showdown.

Jonah Markle scored the second goal for Selinsgrove (4-4) just over six minutes after Dunkle's.

"We kept the pressure on offensively in the first half, we just couldn't find the net," Selinsgrove coach Chris Lupolt said. "Second half, we came out, made some adjustments offensively and we were able to find the goal."

n Shikellamy 1,

Danville 0

SUNBURY -- It was a game dominated by tough defenses as Shikellamy and Danville combined to allow just four shots, but it was Seth Burk's shot that proved the costliest, as the Braves took the HAC-I victory.

"A lot of play between the 18's, not a lot of shots allowed," Shikellamy coach Jon Steese said. "It was an overall good game."

Burk's goal came when Danville went to clear the ball out from about 25 yards deep. The ball hit off Burk's shin guard to get behind the defense, allowing Burk a one-on-one look with Danville's keeper to sneak it in for the game winner for Shikellamy (5-0).

n Milton 2,

Mifflinburg 0

MIFFLINBURG -- Chase Geiger and Austin Robbins both scored in the first 20 minutes of the game to lead the Black Panthers to the HAC-I win.

Cameron McDowell and John Adami had the assists for Milton (3-3). Mifflinburg falls to 4-3.

n Loyalsock 2,

Warrior Run 1

WILLIAMSPORT -- Less than eight minutes after Elias George tied the game at 1 midway through the second half for the Defenders, the Lancers tallied the game-winner to take the HAC-II victory.

Alex Wehr assisted on George's goal for Warrior Run (3-3 overall), which was out-shot 22-9 in the game.

n Grace Prep 3,

Sunbury Chr. 2 (OT)

NORTHUMBERLAND -- The Eagles scored twice in the second half to send the game into overtime, where they would eventually fall in the nonleague contest. Conner Carey and Karch Carey scored for Sunbury Christian (3-7-1).

GIRLS SOCCER

n Northumberland Chr. 5,

Saint John Neumann 1

NORTHUMBERLAND -- A natural hat trick in the first half by Bethany Severn led the Warriors to the nonleague win. Hannah Renno and Riley Book scored the other two goals for Northumberland (11-1).

n Sunbury Christian 8,

Grace Prep 0

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Cierra Gross scored four goals as the Eagles cruised to the nonleague win. Marissa Spangler added two gaols and an assist for Sunbury Christian (5-3).

CROSS COUNTRY

n Danville boys/girls sweep quad meets

LAPORTE -- Danville's boys and girls teams remained undefeated on the season as they both swept their HAC interdivisional quad meets.

Tyler Vella won the boys race for Danville (10-0) in 17 minutes, 28 seconds over Mifflinburg's Quincy Amabile (17:45). Mackenzie Jones won the girls race for the Ironmen (10-0) in 20:21 over Shikellamy's Treicy Cedeno (20:54).

n Warrior Run sweeps in both boys/girls

COAL TOWNSHIP -- Spencer Williamson and Lindsey Hartman both won their races in 16:49 and 21:14, respectively, to lead the Defenders to the quad meet sweep.

Zak Lewis (17:31) finished second in the boys race for Milton (8-3), while Claire Preisch finished second in the girls race for the Black Panthers (0-11).

n Selinsgrove wins seven of eight duals on the day

ALMEDIA -- The Seals found success in the meet, as the boys team won all four of their head-to-head matchups and the girls won three, losing only to undefeated Lewisburg.

Williamsport's Chet Schwoyer won the boys race (16:37) ahead of Selinsgrove's Brody Beiler (16:53) and Ethan Fadale (16:56).

On the girls side, Lewisburg's Allison Graham won the race in 20:11 ahead of teammate Blake Baylor (20:34).

GOLF

n Heartland-I

MIDDLEBURG -- The race for the division title remains a two-team show, which is back in the favor of Shikellamy as the Braves won the match, 331-340, over Selinsgrove at Shade Mountain Golf Course.

C.J. Tyler shot a 1-over-par 73 to lead Shikellamy (23-2), while the Braves' other three scorers -- Dakota Portzline, Raven Fatool, D.J. Clark -- all scored in the 80s in the victory.

Justin Geedey led Selinsgrove (21-4) with a 78, and Colin Rice fired an 80 for the Seals. Midd-West (12-13) finished third as both Asher Marks and Aiden Edmiston carded 85s.

GIRLS TENNIS

n Selinsgrove 5,

Shikellamy 0

SELINSGROVE -- With Sara Moyer back in the lineup, the Seals took the HAC-I win but it wasn't totally easy. Selinsgrove (6-5, 6-3 HAC-I) needed to pull out three-set wins in both doubles matches against Shikellamy (0-9).