The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 12, 2012

Reed's timely goal lifts Green Dragons


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BOYS SOCCER

LEWISBURG -- With Lewisburg clinging onto a one-goal lead, Max Reed scored at just the right time to give the Green Dragons some much-needed insurance.

Reed scored the game's decisive goal with 1 minute, 13 seconds left in the game as Lewisburg beat Midd-West 3-2 in a Heartland-I contest Thursday.

The goal turned out to be huge as the Mustangs (8-7 overall) got back to within one as Jake Keister scored off a Devaughn Johns assist with 31 seconds remaining in regulation.

"It was a great game and there was a lot of energy," said Lewisburg coach Skip Kratzer. "The Midd-West goalie (Austin Hockenbrock) did a great job and I thought our defense played well today."

Reed finished with two goals and Nick Janesh also scored for Lewisburg (13-2-1, 9-2-1 HAC-I).

Colton Keister scored Midd-West's first goal off a Tyler Arbogast corner kick. Hockenbrock also finished with eight saves for the Mustangs.

n Danville 2, Milton 1

MILTON -- Although Chris Dempsey's 11th shutout of the season was thwarted in the waning minutes of the game, the Ironmen still held on for the HAC-I win.

Andrew Smith and Gage Reber scored in the first half for Danville (12-1-1 overall), the latter's coming in the 40th minute.

Wade Heidel scored for Milton in the 74th minute of the game.

n Mount Carmel 3,

Hughesville 2

MOUNT CARMEL -- Danny Fletcher scored both of his goals off assists from Nick Troutman midway through the second half to help the Red Tornadoes come back from a two-goal halftime deficit and get their first HAC-II win of the season.

n Shamokin 2,

Central Columbia 2 (OT)

ALMEDIA -- The Indians were out-gunned in the game, but Ryan Rompolski's penalty kick in the 79th minute tied the contest before it ended in a deadlock. Matt Gass also scored for Shamokin (9-5-1, 6-4-1 HAC-I), which trailed 2-0 at the half.

GIRLS SOCCER

n Warrior Run 2,

Danville 1 (OT)

DANVILLE -- The Defenders came within 16 seconds of suffering their first blemish of the season, but Jordyn Johnson scored off a Sarah Haluck assist with 16 seconds left in the first overtime to give the visitors the HAC crossover win.

Following a goal from Danville's (9-4-1) Zina Knight late in the first half, Warrior Run (15-0) tied the game on a Taylor Landis goal in the 50th minute. Haluck assisted on that goal as well for the Defenders.

"Haluck had a nice game, and our defense played very well against a very good team. It was a big game," said Warrior Run coach Jen Allen, whose team plays at Milton today at 3:30 p.m.

n Meadowbrook Chr. 7,

St. John Neumann 0

MILTON -- A hat trick by Madison Burrows, combined with a two-goal, three-assist day by Emily Benfer, resulted in the Lions taking the nonleague victory. Burrows also had two assists for Meadowbrook (15-3).

n Lourdes Regional 3,

Millersburg 2

COAL TOWNSHIP -- Nikki Komara scored twice in the second half to lead the Red Raiders to the nonleague victory. Bailey Trell added a goal and an assist for Lourdes.

FIELD HOCKEY

n Selinsgrove 9,

Milton 0

MILTON -- Jenna Kapsar and Mackenna Mahan scored two goals apiece in the first half as the Seals rolled to the HAC-I victory.

Selinsgrove (12-3-2, 10-0-1 HAC-I) scored six times in the first half, with Nora Aucker and Chrissy Edmunds also tallying goals before the half.

n Line Mountain 6,

Lancaster Country Day 0

MANDATA -- Sarah Lahr scored twice, while Annie Klinger had a goal and two assists to lead the Eagles to the Tri-Valley League win. Line Mountain improves to 14-3, 7-2 in league play.

n Midd-West 1, Danville 0

MIDDLEBURG -- Abby Miller's goal off an assist from Larissa Sparrer late in the second half gave the Mustangs the HAC-I win. Mikayla Freed made two saves to get the shutout for Midd-West (9-6, 4-5 HAC-I).

n Greenwood 4, Newport 0

MILLERSTOWN -- Mallory Fortenbaugh scored twice as Brittney Fleisher and Kenzie Wirth each split a goal and assist to lead Greenwood to a TVL victory. Greenwood (11-2-1, 7-0 TVL) out-shot Newport 16-1 in the win.

GIRLS TENNIS

n District 4 singles

WILLIAMSPORT -- Milton senior Megan Rudloff earned a No. 5 seed for the District 4 Singles Tournament that begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Williamsport High School.

Sisters Pam and Emily Niditch of Loyalsock are the tournament's Nos. 1 and 2 seeds. And among the tourney's first-round matchups, Shikellamy senior Tiara Bartol will play Danville Katharine Baum.