Photos by Kathy Reed
By Kenny Varner
LEWISTOWN – It was a total team effort Thursday as the MIfflin County girls soccer team kept West Perry at bay defensive while it’s offense played consistently throughout in posting a 3-0 win over West Perry.
“It was really good to get the shut out. I always like those. They put some passing together today.,” said MIfflin County coach Barrett Knepp. “We still got some things to do. I’d like spread things out a little more on offense but we did a nice job overall.
In the first, MIfflin County went right to work, putting pressure on the Mustangs defense right away.
That would pay dividends early as Aubrey Strohecker smashed on through only 6:21 into the contest.
Throughout the first half, the MIfflin County defense refused let any openings for an open shot, frustrating the Mustang offense numerous times throughout.
Mifflin County had to hold its collective breath as Strohecker went down holding her ankle after an inadvertent hit. She was able to walk off the field under her own power as her team lined up for a direct kick opportunity.
Kate Bickhart stepped in and blasted a shot at 29:32 scoring on the Free Kick opportunity, making it a 2-0 advantage.
The two will go into the intermission with the Lady Huskies leading 2-0.
In the second half, Strohecker off a pass from Morgan Diven, put the game on ice for MIfflin County.
The Huskies also led in shots on goal (10-9) and Corner kicks (6-4) in the victory.
MIfflin County goalie Bailey McNitt finished with nine saves while West Branch goalkeeper Katelyn Leber had seven
The Huskies are 0-0 in Mid-Penn League and 2-1 overall.
Mifflin County’s next game is Home vs Williamsport Saturday.