The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 11, 2013

H.S. roundup: Selinsgrove field hockey tops Lewisburg in a HAC-I showdown


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FIELD HOCKEY

SELINSGROVE -- The one-two punch of Brooke Zeiders and Geneka Mahan propelled Selinsgrove to a 3-1 Heartland-I victory over Lewisburg on Tuesday.

Zeiders first connected off a Mahan assist to give Selinsgrove (3-0, 2-0 HAC-II) a 1-0 lead 12 minutes into the game. Just under four minutes later Mahan scored off an assist by Nora Aucker to give the Seals a 2-0 halftime lead.

Lewisburg (1-2-1, 1-2) broke through the scoring column midway through the second half by getting an unassisted goal from Haley Stanko.

A minute later Zeiders sealed the win for Selinsgrove with her second goal. Emily Klinger assisted on the tally.

n Midd-West 5,

Milton 0

MILTON -- Abby Miller recorded a natural hat trick before finishing with a four-goal day as the Mustangs ran past the Black Panthers for the HAC-I win. Adrianne Gesselman scored the other goal for Midd-West (1-3, 1-1 HAC-I) and Tricia Martin added two assists.

n Shikellamy 1,

Danville 0

SUNBURY -- The Braves beat the Ironmen in the HAC-I matchup behind Bailey Halloran's goal that was scored with 8:58 remaining in the game. Brooke Crowley assisted on the goal for Shikellamy (1-2 overall and HAC-I).

n Bloomsburg 10,

Southern Columbia 0

CATAWISSA -- With several of its players out of the lineup, the Tigers had a tough time with the Panthers in the HAC-II matchup. Southern (1-2 overall and HAC-II) didn't get off a shot nor a corner against Bloomsburg.

n East Juniata 2,

Greenwood 1

MILLERSTOWN -- An unassisted goal by Mackenzie Bishop with 4:50 left in regulation broke a 1-all tie and gave the Tigers the Tri-Valley League win. Hattie Kuhns scored unassisted for Greenwood (2-2, 0-1 TVL).

BOYS SOCCER

n Shikellamy 2,

Selinsgrove 0

SUNBURY -- With help from shots like the one Dylan Snyder had in the second half, the Braves took the HAC-I matchup to remain undefeated.

Snyder connected on a free kick -- a low shot that Selinsgrove goalkeeper Zach Hendricks got his hands on -- but the ball spun off and into the net.

Drayton Laverio also scored for Shikellamy (3-0, 2-0 HAC-II), an unassisted goal 32:21 into the game.

"By the stats it was a well-played game, a lot of it played in the midfield," said Shikellamy coach Jon Steese. "We had two well-placed shots and I'm real pleased with the win."

Selinsgrove falls to 1-3, 0-2.

n Danville 2,

Midd-West 0

MIDDLEBURG -- Gage Reber and Eric Dempsey both scored to put the only points of the board up as the Ironmen gave the Mustangs their first league loss of the season.

Midd-West (3-2, 1-1 HAC-I) was held to just eight shots while Danville (2-0, 2-0) had nine.

Danville goalie Jon Hauck recorded six saves in the shutout win.

n Mifflinburg 1,

Williamsport 0

MIFFLINBURG -- Andrew Leitzel scored the only goal the Wildcats would need to win HAC-I matchup as he connected off a Gordy DeFacis assist 15 minutes into the matchup. Mifflinburg improves to 3-1, 1-1 in the conference.

n Warrior Run 4,

Hughesville 0

TURBOTVILLE -- Elias George scored in each half as the Defenders blanked the Spartans to move above .500 for the first time this season.

Warrior Run (3-2, 1-1 HAC-II) was led by George's two goals while Alex Wehr and Hunter Confair both added one.

Mason Wagner recorded three assists.

n Lewisburg 10,

Milton 0

MILTON -- Calvin Reif had himself a five-goal day, while Matt Still added four goals as the Green Dragons cruised to the HAC-I win. Lewisburg improves to 4-0, 2-0 in the conference. Milton is 0-2, 0-2.

n Meadowbrook Chr. 2,

Sunbury Christian 0

NORTHUMBERLAND -- The Lions got goals from Dakota Pickett and Garrett Gessner to beat the Eagles in the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association game. Meadowbrook improves to 5-2, 3-0 in the conference. Sunbury Christian is 2-5-1, 0-3-1.

GIRLS SOCCER

n Meadowbrook Chr. 5,

Sunbury Christian 1

NORTHUMBERLAND -- All five of the Lions' goals were scored in the first half as they took the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win.

Madison Burrows scored two of those goals, while Emily Benfer added a goal and an assist for Meadowbrook Christian (6-0, 3-0 ACAA).

CROSS COUNTRY

n Shikellamy girls/Milton boys sweep

CATAWISSA -- Sisters Treicy and Yoangelys Cedeno finished 1-2 in an identical time of 21 minutes, 13 seconds to keep Shikellamy's girls team undefeated on the season.

The Braves (6-0) took the sweep behind Lexi Colescott's 13-place finish.

For the boys, Southern Columbia's Andrew Steely won the race in 18:15. But five of the next 10 finishers belonged to Milton (6-2), led by the second- and third-place finishes by Blake Wargo and Zak Lewis.

n Mifflinburg wins five of six races on the day

MIFFLINBURG -- The Wildcats won all but one of their matchups on the day, with the boys team going 3-0 behind Quincy Amabile's first-place showing in 17:03.

Levi Ebersole was third for Mifflinburg (8-0, 3-0 HAC-I) in 18:09.

n Lewisburg takes near sweep

MOUNT CARMEL -- Nick Scullin and Allison Graham won their respective boys and girls races in 17:53 and 21:44, respectively, as Lewisburg won seven of eight matchups in the quad meet.

GIRLS TENNIS

n Jersey Shore 3,

Milton 2

MILTON -- Alaina Houtz's three-set win at No. 2 singles highlighted the match for the Black Panthers, who fell to the Bulldogs in the HAC-I matchup. Houtz beat Erin Engle, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, for Milton (4-5, 2-5 HAC-I), which also won at No. 1 doubles.

n Selinsgrove 5,

Lewisburg 0

SELINSGROVE -- A three-set win at No. 2 doubles by Jess Kerstetter and Olivia Fravel clinched the Seals' HAC-I victory. Selinsgrove improves to 4-4, 4-2 in the conference; Lewisburg drops to 1-9, 1-6.

GOLF

n HAC-I

HUMMELS WHARF -- Selinsgrove got one step closer to Shikellamy and the division lead by edging the Braves, 331-337, at Susquehanna Valley C.C.

Justin Geedy led Selinsgrove (17-3) with a 77. Dakota Portzline fired a 76 and C.J. Tyler had a 79 to lead Shikellamy (18-2).