Williams Valley to face Blue Mountain
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In the Schuylkill League, the Williams Valley boys' soccer team was slated to face Blue Mountain in the boys' semi-final game on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Pine Grove. Details of that game were not available prior to press production.
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HEGINS - Jon Snyder and Collin Maurer each scored on penalty kicks just before halftime, and Ben Hinkel netted the game-winning goal in the second half as the Dawgs beat the Cardinals Oct. 10 in a non-league match.
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MANDATA - Alex McMullen scored two goals to lead Halifax over the Eagles, who lost to the same team 13-0 two weeks earlier.
Vaughn Witmer scored his first varsity goal for the Eagles and Ethan Marquette-Hulsizer had 30 saves in goal.
"How do you motivate your players going into a game against a team that beat you 13-0 just 2 weeks earlier? You don't. You spend time working on the fundamentals, restating the basics and try to hold the team together as a single unit," said Line Mountain Head Coach Shawn Walshaw-Wertz.
"Tonight I saw the team begin to move in the right direction. Not as individuals, because we have that talent, but as a team. So as a coach, what do you pull from a 3-1 loss?
"Vaughn Witmer scored his first varsity goal off a stellar run by Brent Houser. Ethan Marquette-Hulsizer had a career best 30 saves. Kaleb Portzline had two great defensive saves and played a great game in the central defense. Coby Latsha showed his versatility as a player; able to play strong in the defense as well as the midfield.
"The boys showed great heart tonight. It's not easy getting ready for a game like this. All the credit goes to the team captains who have been able to hold the boys together. Tonight we were able to keep up the pressure on the Wildcat's offense, clearing the ball and just hustling on the field. Hopefully we can keep up the momentum," Walshaw-Wertz said.
HEGINS - In a rescheduled game, Millersburg scored goals in the second half and first overtime to edge Tri-Valley.
Darren Matter tallied the game-tying goal in the 43rd minute off an assist from Zyaire Reid. Ian Lloyd then scored the winning goal in the 85th minute.
Tri-Valley gained its goal from Hunter Snyder, who scored in the first half off Collin Maurer's assist.
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ELIZABETHVILLE - Shawn Screffler scored the Trojans' only goal in a Tri-Valley League defeat to the Wildcats.
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MANDATA - Bryce McNally scored three goals as the Dawgs outlasted the Eagles in a non-league match.
Collin Maurer added a goal and three assists for Tri-Valley, which scored three straight goals in the second half to take control.
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LANCASTER - Upper Dauphin and host Lancaster Country Day battled to a double-overtime scoreless deadlock in a Tri-Valley League game.
LCD held a 15-6 edge in shots on goal, but Upper Dauphin goalkeeper Madison Crum-Berger posted eight saves for the shutout.