State College tops young MIfflin County in D6 championship
May 17, 2023

By Kenny Varner

STATE COLLEGE – In just over a year of PIAA action, the young MIfflin County Huskies girls lacrosse team was looking to make history, going for its first District 6 title.

Standing in their way was rival State College.

It would be the experienced crafty veterans against the young energetic  rookie for reign over the District 6.

Both teams will continue their journey moving forward.

In the end, it was the veteran State College team that would take the title with a 16-3 win, giving them back-to-back titles.

But in true MIfflin County fashion, the team battled to the end and didn’t go away quietly in their first visit to the title tilt. They fought through adversity despite the loss.

“I’m very proud of our kids. This is our third year and we don’t have a real culture in lacrosse. We play a very technical game,” said MIfflin County coach Theresa Lamont. “We played against a real aggressive program to what we’re used to playing. I’m very proud of our kids.”

Early in the first, the Little Lions struck first when Katie Fry broke the middle of the Huskies’ defense for goal at 22:44.

State College scored again on a steal by Ella Tambroni at 21:29, making it a 2-0 contest.

Minutes later, Maddie Rottkamp on a free shot bounced a shot off the ground and past the MIfflin County goalie at 19:20.

Mifflin County got on the board minutes later on a tough shot by Monica Druckemiller as she was falling to the ground at 18:40.

SC’s Rottkamp scored her second shot of the game, putting the Little Lions up 4-1 at 17:22.

After a strong defensive effort by both teams, State College scored again as Macey Mitchell caught a pass from Marina Dunlap making it a 5-1 game with 8:03 left in the first half.

Dunlop got the call on the next Little Lion possession and scored her team’s sixth at the 6:12 mark.

Mifflin County refused to battle as they continued to push the ball down into the State College end.

Hailee Sheetz got the ball on the break and blazed past defenders for a second goal with :35 ticks left in the half.

But State College would add one last goal before the half on another goal by Mitchell.

Going into the intermission, the Lions led 7-2.

In the second half, State started it up where they left off adding a goal by Rottkamp.

Despite the MIfflin County loss, the team had a great season as they finished 15-5 and the moniker of District 6 runner up.

Ella Tambroni Made it 9-2 seconds later,23:52.

Playing for pride, with 5:46 left, MIfflin County notched its as Drukemiller bounced a free shot of the turf, making it 14-3.

The Huskies continued the offensive pressure but wasn’t able to add any more.

Both teams will be back in action at a time and location TBD.

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