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.