The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 16, 2013

H.S. roundup: Shikellamy girls qualify for districts for first time since 2007

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SUNBURY -- The last time the Shikellamy girls were postseason bound, the current group of seniors were just in sixth grade.

The Shikellamy seniors changed that drought in Tuesday night's Heartland-I matchup, defeating Milton, 3-0, to clinch a District 4 playoff berth, the team's first since 2007.

"I'm very happy. I'm just glad we didn't have to put the pressure on (the girls) Thursday. It's a good feeling," Shikellamy coach Angela Sivillo said. "We haven't qualified since 2007, so it's great to see my seniors qualify."

The Braves (9-7-1, 5-7-1 HAC-I) got goals from Paige Mancini, Mikayla Neff and Sidney Graybill, who also added an assist in the second half.

The Braves out-shot Milton, 12-2.

n Warrior Run 1,

Mifflinburg 0

MIFFLINBURG -- Olivia George scored the game's only goal in the 74th minute as the Defenders pulled out the HAC-II win in their final game of the regular season.

George's goal was unassisted for Warrior Run (12-5-1, 10-3-1 HAC-II), which also got a one-save day from Madi Welliver to get the shutout.

"We played well tonight. We just got the unfortunate break against us, and Warrior Run got a fortunate break and they got the goal which turned out to be the outcome," said Mifflinburg coach Tedd Keister. "We have nothing to be ashamed of (in the game) against that team."

n Danville 1,

Selinsgrove 1 (OT)

SELINSGROVE -- Brittany Walters' goal with just two seconds remaining in regulation tied the game for the Ironmen, and the HAC-I matchup ended in a stalemate. Despite the tie, Danville (8-7-2, 6-6-2 HAC-I) qualified for the District 4 playoffs.

Shelby Freedman assisted on Walters' goal for Danville with a 25-yard cross from the right side of the net.

Nicole Krebs scored unassisted for Selinsgrove (12-3-2, 8-3-2), which only put two shots on goal and had just one corner kick in the game.

n Southern Columbia 6,

Loyalsock 1

MIFFLINBURG -- Bailey Bzdak got the Tigers off to a hot start by scoring the first two goals of the game within a span of five minutes to lead the Tigers to the HAC-II win.

Bzdak also had an assist on the day, while Mackenzie Clark chipped in a pair of goals for Southern (15-1-1, 11-1-1 HAC-II).

n Montoursville 2,

Lewisburg 0

MONTOURSVILLE -- The Warriors' Carly Mill and Kirsten O'Malley scored within two minutes of each other to lead their team to the HAC-I win.

Kirsten Blakeslee kept Lewisburg (6-5-4, 4-5-4 HAC-I) in the game by making eight saves.

"We got out-played by a good Montoursville team. No complaints. The better team won," said Lewisburg coach Jose Vega.


n Danville 5, Milton 0

DANVILLE -- The Ironmen erupted for five goals in the second half to beat the Black Panthers in the HAC-I matchup.

Danville (11-5 overall) scored three times in three minutes during the second half to pull away. Shayne Riley scored two goals and added an assist, while Gage Reber scored and dished out three assists for the Ironmen.


n Lewisburg 2,

Midd-West 0

MIDDLEBURG -- The Green Dragons scored in both halves to drop the Mustangs to 3-12-1 on the season.

Lewisburg's Cassie Sumfest scored off a Claire Lesher assist with 21:39 in the first half remaining before Maggie Harrison had an unassisted goal early in the second half.

The Green Dragons improve to 12-3-1 overall.

n Shikellamy 7, Milton 1

MILTON -- The Braves got a pair of goals from Caroline Stepanik to rout the Black Panthers in the HAC-I matchup.