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Herd is no match for rejuvenated MC

Sep. 21, 2016

Herd is no match for rejuvenated MC

September 21, 2016
KENNY VARNER - Sentinel correspondent Lewistown Sentinel Save |         

LEWISTOWN - With the starting of the new week, the Mifflin County field hockey team got back to its winning ways when it faced Carlisle in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division clash.

Following on the heels of a victory over West Perry Monday, the Huskies made it two in two days, pushing their record closer to .500 with another home game in the wings.

The Huskies came out looking to make an early statement Monday and that they did, posting three first-half goals en route to a 4-0 shutout over Carlisle at Mifflin County Junior High School.

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Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER
Mifflin County’s Marcella Pupo, right, dribbles the ball past Carlisle’s Ellie Tate in their Commonwealth Division field hockey game Tuesday in Lewistown.

Mifflin County goalie Selena Breneman was strong in the pipes once again not allowing anything to get in and clutched four saves in the contest. Carlisle goalkeeper Jessie Lissney was not as lucky as she saw four go in despite stopping nine.

Mifflin County outshot Carlisle 13-8 while burying the ball more than once on open-field tries.

The Huskies started the game with the ball and went right to work, keeping the Thundering Herd fenced in around the midfield mark.

"We had a nice little chat before we came out to play tonight about coming out hard right away. They did, and they did awesome," Mifflin County coach Courtney Kanagy said. "I'm very happy on how well they came out since last week."

On an early breakaway attempt, speedy Emily Shilling found the back of the cage, plastering the ball past a surprised Lissney, putting the Huskies ahead 1-0 with 22:39 left in the half.

Mifflin County's pressure on both offense and defense was intense and before the Herd knew it the home team was knocking on the door again.

Abby Minck got in the scoring department after she stole a ball from Carlisle, moved it into the circle and and fired a rocket to the goal that Lissney didn't even have time to react to, doubling the lead at 15:50.

With all the momentum showing in their direction, the Huskies scored one more for good measure when Marcella Pupo put a ball away inside the five-minute mark as the teams readied to head into intermission.

Things didn't change much in the second half as the Huskies dominated play and wore out the Herd. Mifflin County's Kortlin Yetter took a ball from Keni Kahley for the only assisted goal of the game, and the last.

Mifflin County won the JV game 5-0 on goals by Halle Kerstetter (2), Sierra Curry, Baylee Lepley and Yetter; Lepley also had an assist.

Mifflin County (3-4-1, 2-4-1) hosts Chambersburg on Thursday.




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