The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 4, 2013

H.S. roundup: Mackenna Miller's two goals lift Milton past Danville in girls soccer

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MILTON -- Mackenna Miller's two first-half goals were all that Milton needed to beat Danville, 2-1, and remain undefeated on the season in the Heartland-I opener for the two teams.

Alexa Landis assisted on Miller's first goal, while the second one was unassisted for Milton (2-0, 1-0 HAC-I).

Kayla Morran scored unassisted for Danville (0-1, 0-1), and her goal came in the first half as well.

Dani Lincoln made nine saves to preserve the win for the Black Panthers. Julianne Ernest had four stops for the Ironmen.

n Selinsgrove 4,

Midd-West 0

MIDDLEBURG -- Marissa Heddings had a hand in all three goals in the first half for the Seals, leading them to the HAC-I win.

"Selinsgrove is a very tough team, a very solid team," said Midd-West coach Russ Goodling. "Heddings is tough to contain, and we didn't do that."

Heddings first assisted on a goal by Samantha Rodkey before tallying both of hers in the final 10 minutes of the first half.

Lexie Willard put the game away for Selinsgrove (3-0, 1-0 HAC-I) by connecting off a Mackenzie Apple assist with 12 seconds left in the game.

"It was a nice way to open the league season," said Selinsgrove coach Matt Metzger. "A win out at Middleburg and putting up four goals gives us good confidence, and hopefully the girls can build on that."

Midd-West falls to 1-2, 0-1.

n Lewisburg 5,

Williamsport 1

LEWISBURG -- Mackenzie Moore and Elke Velz scored two goals apiece to lead the Green Dragons to the HAC-I win.

Moore scored the first two goals of the game for Lewisburg (1-0 overall and HAC-I). Both goals were assisted by Velz and both came in the first 6 minutes, 10 seconds.

Lindsay Ayers then scored to give the Green Dragons their third goal in the opening seven minutes before Velz gave the hosts a 4-0 halftime lead by scoring off a Mariah Brouse assist.

"It was a good start to the season. In the first game you always worry about how the team will respond," said Lewisburg coach Jose Vega. "We came out strong and we got on top of Williamsport early.

"Moore and Velz both had great games, and it was a good performance overall," added Vega.

Velz later scored her second goal midway through the second half off an assist from Amanda Kelly.

n Southern Columbia 8,

Shamokin 3

COAL TOWNSHIP -- Trailing 2-1, Bailey Bzdak scored two goals to give the Tigers the lead and they never looked back as they took the HAC-II win.

Mackenzie Clark led Southern (2-0, 1-0 HAC-II) with three goals and three assists.

n Hughesville 5,

Mifflinburg 0

HUGHESVILLE -- The Spartans tallied four of their goals in the first half to cruise to the HAC-II win.

Kierra Brown made four saves in goal for Mifflinburg (0-3, 0-1 HAC-II), which was edged in shots, 12-10.


n Greenwood 10,

Line Mountain 0

MANDATA -- Ethan Marquette-Hulsizer made 18 saves for the Eagles, but the Wildcats still managed to find the net 10 times for the Tri-Valley League win. Line Mountain falls to 1-2, 0-1 in league play.


n Lower Dauphin 6,

Greenwood 0

HUMMELSTOWN -- It was a tough night for the Wildcats, who were out-shot 25-4 to fall to the Crusaders in the nonleague matchup. Greenwood is now 2-1 on the season.



MONTGOMERY -- Danville continues to cruise through the season as its top four scorers all shot under 90 to result in a 13-stroke victory over Central Columbia, 335-348.

Austin Renz carded a 75 to lead Danville (15-0) and receive top medalist honors as well. Mark Mullery added an 84, Gavin Geiger shot an 87 and Dan Seebold fired an 89 for the Ironmen.

Lewisburg (8-7) finished in third place with a 361 total. Leading the Green Dragons was Ben Apple, who shot an 84.