Photos by Kathy Reed
LEWISTOWN – Despite its best efforts, Mifflin County failed to capitalize on it scoring chances while Waynesboro didn’t as the Huskies fell by the final of 5-1 in a Mid-Penn Conference boys soccer game on Tuesday.
Both teams were trading blows throughout the first half. Any time Waynesboro made a run to the net, Mifflin County answered with a run of its own.
But then with 34:23 remaining, the Indians had a direct kick opportunity and it was Will Boltz who was given the call. Boltz then launched the ball and it just sailed over the reach of Mifflin County goalkeeper Seth Miles to give Waynesboro a 1-0 lead.
The Huskies had a some opportunities to respond thanks to the effects of Henry Rivas, Gabe Yoder, Connor Lynch, Tristan Leonard and Alex Keller on the offensive side of the ball and put constant pressure on the Indians’ net. But just could not get the ball into the back of the net.
On the flip side, Waynesboro was pushing to get more goals but the Mifflin County defense led by Hudson Sellers and keeper Miles and pumped the brakes on any Waynesboro attack on the net.
In fact, it appeared as though it was going to be a 1-0 lead going into the break, but with just under five minutes remaining in the half, Eric Jacobs made a run down the right side and blasted one in to the back of the net extending the lead to 2-0 at halftime.
For the whole first half, both Mifflin County and Waynesboro were pretty close in terms on shots on goal with the Huskies having six shots and the Indians had five.
It was more of the same in the second half as it was for the first half with both teams having multiple opportunities to put points on the board. But again, it was the Indians who took advantage as they dropped three more goals in the frame.
However the Huskies, refused to give in and continued to apply pressure on Waynesboro goalkeeper Zach Stum.
Then finally, Mifflin County managed to put break through the wall as Rivas hustled his way down the left side and knocked in the only goal for the game for the Huskies. But coach Yoder was proud of the never say die attitude from his players.
Overall Mifflin County had 13 shots on goal while Waynesboro had 14 for the whole game.
Mifflin County (0-3) will be looking for its first win of the season on Thursday as the Huskies travel to face Central Dauphin East.
Waynesboro 5, Mifflin County 1
W – Will Boltz (DK), 34:23
W – Eric Jacobs, 4:58
W – Matthias Walters, 33:52
W – Nik Sanders, 24:12
W – Sanders, 7:20
MC – Henry Rivas, 5:20
MC-9 (Seth Miles)
W-12 (Zach Stum)