MC field hockey loses in OT against CD
Sep 9, 2022

LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County went down, but it wasn’t without a fight as the Huskies forced overtime before Central Dauphin managed to put the final nail in the coffin to come out victorious 4-3 in a Mid-Penn Conference field hockey game Thursday.

For vast majority of overtime, both Mifflin County and Central Dauphin each had its fair share of chances to score a goal. But with just over two minutes remaining in OT, the Rams made a break toward the net and rifled off a shot that bounced off goalie Sophie McCurdy and went right back to a waiting Maya Williams who knocked in the game winner.

Prior to overtime, Central Dauphin had all three of its goals scored in the first quarter. In fact, Hailee Sheetz scored the first goal of the game for the Huskies before Kaylee Zellers and then Gabby Brightnill scored the next three goals in the frame.

Sheetz came back for more scoring in the second period with some help by Lyza Underhill who made an incredible cross pass to set the goal for Sheetz.

Heading into the break, Mifflin County and Central Dauphin were close in terms of shots on goal with the Huskies having 11 while the Rams had 10.

But then in the third quarter, Mifflin County just turned the intensity to the max as the Huskies dominated the period, controlling the ball on the Central Dauphin side of the field for most of the frame. In fact, the Huskies nearly had as many shots on goal in the third quarter as they did for the whole first half with nine shots on goal.

Despite this no goals were scored in the frame but the Huskies never let up and it eventually paid off as early on in the fourth, there was a scramble inside the Central Dauphin net, freshman Addison Fultz passed the ball out to Sheetz who knocked in not only the Huskies’ third goal but her third as well giving her a hat trick.

Another big reason for the Mifflin County comeback was goalie Sophie McCurdy who did not start the game in goal but came off the bench and kept the Rams scoreless for the second period all the to the end of regulation. McCurdy also helped turn the defense into the offense as after McCurdy made a play, the Huskies quickly went on the run and attacked the net.

Of the 18 saves made for the whole game, McCurdy collected 13 of those saves.

Mifflin County falls to (1-2) and will look to rebound on Monday as the Huskies will travel to face Selinsgrove under the lights.

Central Dauphin 4, Mifflin County 3 (OT)
MC – Hailee Sheetz (Adria Hartzler), 12:39
CD – Kaylee Zellers (Maya Williams), 10:51
CD – Gabby Brightbill, 8:34
CD – Brightbill (Holly DeAngelo), 4:50
MC – Sheetz (Lyza Underhill), 12:02
MC – Sheetz (Addison Fultz), 11:46
CD – Williams, 2:13
MC 26-20
MC-18 (Sophie McCurdy-13, Maddie Norman-5)
CD-19 (Jackie Rosler)

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