The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 18, 2013

High school roundup: Harris' overtime goal lifts Danville past Lewisburg

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LEWISBURG -- In a matchup featuring postseason-bound teams Danville and Lewisburg, there was little room for error Thursday.

Before 20 minutes had ticked off the clock the game was tied, but after an additional 75 minutes of play the game remained knotted at one goal apiece.

It wasn't until Paige Harris scored off a Riley Jones assist midway through the second overtime that the Ironmen emerged victorious, edging the Green Dragons, 2-1, in Heartland-I action.

Lewisburg (6-6-4 overall) opened with a goal by Kaylyn Watts with an assist by Lindsay Ayers.

Danville (9-7-2, 6-6-2 HAC-I) tied the game just over eight minutes later when Sara Naessig scored with an assist by Harris.

"It was a good game. We had a lot of chances, and Danville played well and they had some chances as well," said Lewisburg coach Jose Vega. "(Harris' go-ahead goal) was unfortunate, but both teams make the playoffs."

n Midd-West 1, Shikellamy 0

MIDDLEBURG -- Just one day after claiming its first district playoff berth in six years, the Braves had a power outage versus the Mustangs.

Makenzie Kauffman scored with 4:42 left in the first half to give Midd-West (7-9-1, 5-8-1 HAC-I) the only goal it needed for a HAC-I victory.

Paige Mancini made nine saves for Shikellamy (9-8-1, 5-8-1), while Brynn Markley had two stops in the shutout for Midd-West.

n Mount Carmel 2, Mifflinburg 1

MOUNT CARMEL -- Ali Varano scored the 99th goal of her career in the game, and it couldn't have come at a better time. It was scored with just 44 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Red Tornadoes the HAC-II win.

In its final regular season game, Mount Carmel (13-5 overall) scored both of its goals in the second half. Izzy Stellar scored unassisted 4:17 into the period to tie the game at 1.

Mifflinburg (3-15, 2-12 HAC-II) got its goal from Madison Machmer.

n Southern Columbia 5,

Jersey Shore 0

CATAWISSA -- Mackenzie Clark's hat trick propelled the Tigers to the HAC-II victory. Sammy Thomas added a goal and an assist in the win for Southern (16-1-1 overall). Teanna Shutt and Anne Bryden both added two assists each for the Tigers.

n Selinsgrove 0, Milton 0

MILTON -- The HAC-I matchup between the Seals and host Black Panthers ended in a scoreless tie on Senior Night. Milton (5-10-2 overall) out-shot Selinsgrove (12-2-3, 8-2-3), 10-7.

ACAA Tournament

n Meadowbrook Chr. 8,

DuBois Christian School 0

STATE COLLEGE -- Madison Burrows scored two goals and assists on two more, while Katie Benfer had a hand in four points for Meadowbrook Christian in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association tournament quarterfinal victory.

The Lions scored seven first-half goals, including both of Burrows' tallies and one by Benfer, who also assisted on three in the half.

Meadowbrook plays Great Commission (Altoona) in the semifinals today at 2:15 p.m.


n Lewisburg 1, Shikellamy 0

LEWISBURG -- Bronson Ferster connected on a Max Reed assist in the 12th minute of the game to keep the Green Dragons undefeated with the HAC-I victory.

Logan Cho made three saves in the shutout for Lewisburg (18-0, 14-0 HAC-I).

Shikellamy (10-6-2, 8-5-1) got four saves from Justin Engle.

"The game itself was very well played, and it was a clean game," said Shikellamy coach Jon Steese.

n East Juniata 3,

Line Mountain 0

COCOLAMUS -- Mother Nature allowed the Tigers to only play one complete half, but it was more than enough time for them to take the Tri-Valley League win and claim the league title in the process.

Tony Finkbiner, Jake Sankey and Jordan Kerstetter all scored for East Juniata (11-4-3, 11-1-3 TVL), which claimed its fifth consecutive league championship.

ACAA Tournament

n Northumberland Christian 4,

DuBois Christian 0

STATE COLLEGE -- Zach Newbury got the Warriors going by assisting on an early goal by Jordan Clark. He later added two goals in the second half to seal Northumberland's quarterfinal win contested at Centre County Christian School.

David Mahoney added a goal, and Clark also had an assist for Northumberland Christian (16-4), which plays Great Commission in today's semifinals at 4 p.m.


n Greenwood 2, East Juniata 0

NEWPORT -- Behind first-half goals by Hattie Kuhns and Kenzie Drew, the Wildcats beat the Tigers to claim their sixth consecutive Tri-Valley League championship at Newport H.S.

Goalkeeper Nikki Willi preserved the shutout with only three saves.

"I thought we came out and played with a lot of intensity, and our team defense was also really good," said Greenwood coach Kent Houser.

n Selinsgrove 5, Danville 0

SELINSGROVE -- Mackenna Mahan and Emily Klingler scored two goals apiece to help the Seals win the HAC-I matchup and end the regular season with an undefeated league mark.

Lexi Horst also scored for Selinsgrove (17-1, 12-0 HAC-I), while Katelyn Hauck, Becca Bausinger and Brooke Zeiders all had assists for the Seals.

"It was another great game with great hustle from the Seals," said coach Cathy Keiser. "I'm proud of their teamwork throughout the entire season and we're looking forward to districts."

Selinsgrove fired 24 shots at Danville (8-8-2), with Payton Shuman and Kylie Richards combining to make 16 saves for the Ironmen.


n District 4 doubles

WILLIAMSPORT -- Bloomsburg's Ivy-Rose Kramer and Emily Wawroski are the No. 1-seeded doubles team for the District 4 tournament that begins Saturday and at 9 a.m. at Williamsport H.S.

The tourney's No. 2-seeded team is the Hughesville tandem of Courtney McCowan and Kierra Croucher.

No teams from the Valley are among the top eight seeds for the tournament, which wraps up with the semifinals and finals 2 p.m. Monday at the West Branch Racquet Club.