By The Daily Item
SUNBURY -- The Shikellamy field hockey team sure has come a long way, and instead of getting blown out by powerhouses like Tuesday's opponent, Mifflinburg, the Braves are holding their own just fine.
Mifflinburg could only get the ball in the cage once against Shikellamy, taking a 1-0 victory in Heartland-I action.
Kayla Kline scored the goal for Mifflinburg (12-3 overall), which came as a result of a McKenzie Noll penalty corner at the 24-minute mark of the first half.
"Despite the loss, our defense of Jade Coxe, Rachel Strohecker, Cori Lahr, Emily Bogovich and Jamey Halloran kept Mifflinburg to one score in the first half," said Shikellamy coach Holly Zimmerman.
Nicole Mironenko made seven saves to get the shutout for the Wildcats, while Jessa Houghton made nine stops for the Braves.
n Selinsgrove 8,
SELINSGROVE -- Megan Wetzel, Brooke Zeiders and Nora Aucker all scored two goals apiece in the Seals' HAC-I victory.
Both of Wetzel's goals came in the first half to help give Selinsgrove (14-1, 10-0 HAC-I) a 4-0 halftime lead. Aucker tallied both of her goals in the second half for the Seals.
Becca Bausinger added two assists in the win, while Zeiders and Auman both had assists for Selinsgrove.
n Danville 1,
DANVILLE -- It was only fitting that senior forward Kayla Phillips scored the only goal the Ironmen would need to beat the Mustangs in the HAC-I matchup on senior night.
Junior goalkeeper Kylie Edwards also made six saves to get the shutout for Danville (8-5-1, 4-4-1 HAC-I).
Midd-West falls to 3-9-1 overall.
n Southern Columbia 1,
CATAWISSA -- Miranda Long wasted little time to get the Tigers on the board as she scored off a Taylor Hoffman assist just 1:06 into the game to lead her team to the HAC-II win. Southern improves to 7-8 overall.
n Greenwood 3,
MILLERSTOWN -- The Wildcats scored twice in the first three minutes of the game to take the Tri-Valley League win.
Becca Stalvey scored unassisted just 34 seconds in before Hattie Kuhns scored 2:32 into the game. Kuhns also assisted on a goal by Kelsey Keener for Greenwood (11-4, 6-1 TVL).
n Montoursville 2,
MONTOURSVILLE -- The first half was scoreless until the Warriors scored twice in the final 1:45 before holding on for the HAC-I victory.
Carly Mill scored unassisted with 1:45 remaining in the first half before she assisted on a goal by Katie Horlacher 28 seconds later for Montoursville (11-1-1 overalll).
Selinsgrove falls to 11-2-2, 8-2-2 in the division.
n Southern Col. 5,
CATAWISSA -- Mackenzie Clark scored her 50th career goal -- the second Southern player to do so this year, joining Bailey Bzdak -- in a two-goal first half to lead the Tigers to the HAC-II win over the Wildcats.
Bzdak and Clark each scored in the first half for Southern (13-1-1 overall).
n Warrior Run 0,
Hughesville 0 (2 OT)
HUGHESVILLE -- Warrior Run and Hughesville battled to a double-overtime scoreless draw in HAC-II action.
Madi Welliver stopped one shot for the Defenders, while Allison Russell stopped nine for the Spartans.
n Loyalsock 6,
Mount Carmel 1
WILLIAMSPORT -- After the first minute of play the game was tied at 1, but from there the Lancers ran away for the HAC-II victory.
Allie Pagana tallied three goals and had two assists for Loyalsock (9-5-2).
Paige Hornung scored for Mount Carmel (9-5, 6-5 HAC-II).
n Northumberland Chr. 4,
Columbia Co. Chr. 0
BLOOMSBURG -- Calista Ulmer scored a goal in each half and Riley Book added a goal and an assist in the first half to lead the Warriors to the ACAA win. Northumberland Christian improves to 18-1-1, 9-0-1 in league play.
n Juniata Mennonite 2,
Sunbury Christian 1
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Sunbury Christian took an early lead, but the Eagles couldn't hold on to it as Juniata Mennonite came back for the ACAA win.
Marissa Spangler scored off a Faith Gingrich assist 2:01 into the game for Sunbury Christian (9-6-1, 5-6-1 ACAA), but Juniata Mennonite (4-8-1, 3-8) got a pair of goals from Alexis Kline late in the first half to take the win.
n Meadowbrook Chr. 9,
New Covenant 1
MANSFIELD -- Madison Burrows recorded a hat trick -- her fifth of the year -- and tallied an assist to help lead the Lions to a lopsided ACAA win.
Taylor Gessner scored twice while Katie Benfer had a goal and assist while Emily Benfer had two assists.
n Danville 2,
DANVILLE -- Gage Reber's goal scored off an assist by Shayne Riley 8 minutes into the second half was the deciding goal for the Ironmen in the Heartland-I win.
Reber's tally gave Danville (8-4 overall) a 2-0 lead after Eric Dempsey scored off a Joe Gentilucci assist in the 28th minute.
Seth Burk scored for Shikellamy (9-4-1, 7-4 HAC-I) in the 78th minute.
n Sunbury Chr. 1,
Juniata Mennonite 0
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Despite losing the statistical battle, the Eagles won where it counted as Blake Spangler-Jones scored on a direct kick with 4:10 left in the game to give the hosts the ACAA win.
n Northumberland Chr. 4,
Columbia Co. Chr. 3
BLOOMSBURG --Nathan York and Zach Newbury scored two goals apiece to lead the Warriors to the ACAA win.
Newbury also had an assist in the game, while Andrew Grininger assisted on three goals for Northumberland Christian (15-3, 10-1 ACAA).