LOCK HAVEN — Behind four goals on the day from David Aurand, Selinsgrove would go on to beat Central Mountain 2-0 to claim the Commissioner’s Cup Tournament played Saturday at the West Branch Soccer Fields.
Selinsgrove (2-0), which beat Altoona 4-3 in the first round, got an own-goal against Central Mountain in the 12th minute before Aurand scored unassisted at the 21-minute mark.
A Chuck Pealer corner kick resulted in the own-goal for the Seals.
“We had a very good day,” said Selinsgrove coach Chris Lupolt. “it was hot out, but our kids pulled through and they played tough.”
Against Altoona in the first round, Aurand scored the game-winning goal off an Ian Gemberling assist with four minutes left in regulation.
Bald Eagle Area Tourn.
n Mifflinburg 4,
n Mifflinburg 2,
Bald Eagle Area 1
WINGATE — Gordy DeFacis and Clair Ferguson combined for five goals as the Wildcats claimed the tournament championship. Ferguson also added an assist for Mifflinburg (2-0) on the day.
Line Mountain Tournament
n Northumberland Chr. 7,
Mount Carmel 2
n Northumberland Chr. 4,
Sunbury Christian 2
MANDATA — Zach Newbury scored a total of five goals on the day to help lead the Warriors to the tournament championship over their ACAA rivals.
Against Sunbury Christian in the final, Northumberland (5-0) led just 1-0 at the half on a goal from David Mahoney. Newbury then scored twice in the opening 20 minutes of the second half to give the Warriors a 3-1 lead.
Newbury had a first-half hat trick against Mount Carmel in the semifinals. David Mahoney added two goals and an assist in both wins for Northumberland.
East Juniata Tournament
n East Juniata 8,
n Lewisburg 4,
East Juniata 3
COCOLAMUS — Udoka Eze and Nick Janesh both scored twice to lift the Green Dragons to the tournament championship and ruin a good day for the Tigers and Landon Sheaffer.
Sheaffer scored four goals in the first-round win over Huntingdon, before he tallied all three goals for East Juniata in the final against Lewisburg (2-0).
n Selinsgrove 4, Dubois 0
n Selinsgrove 4, Bellefonte 0
BELLEFONTE — A two-goal effort by Alicia Torruella pushed the Seals past the Raiders for the tournament championship.
Jenna Fisher scored four goals on the day, beginning with a hat trick against Dubois in the first round for Selinsgrove (2-0).
n Central Mountain 3,
n Mifflinburg 2, Troy 1
MONTOURSVILLE — The Wildcats bounced back to take the consolation victory over the Trojans behind a pair of second-half goals from Paige Clawser, who scored them both off penalty kicks.
Mifflinburg had three players injured in the two games, including starting goalkeeper Katelyn Sheesley, “It was a good weekend for injuries,” said Wildcats coach Tedd Keister.
Line Mountain Tournament
n Shamokin 1,
Norry Chr. 0 (OT)
n Northumberland Chr. 3,
Sunbury Christian 0
MANDATA — After a hard-fought loss in the first-round game, the Warriors got three goals from three different players to beat the Eagles in the consolation game.
Alyssa Wesner, Tori Novinger and Bethany Severn tallied the goals for Sunbury Christian (3-1) against Northumberland.
n Southern Columbia 3,
CATAWISSA — Aly Stavinski scored twice, including what turned out to be the game-winner with 24:20 left in the second half of the nonleague matchup for the Tigers.
n Col. Montour Vo-Tech. 2,
Meadowbrook Christian 1
MILTON — The Rams’ Alyssa Enterline scored with 3:07 left in the game to hand the Lions the nonleague loss. Emily Benfer scored for Meadowbrook (0-2) off a Shanae Bomberger assist.
n Selinsgrove 4,
Wyoming Valley West 2
SELINSGROVE — Emily Klingler’s two second-half goals propelled the Seals to the season-opening nonleague victory.
Brooke Zeiders and Jenna Kapsar also scored for Selinsgrove (1-0), while Jeneka Mahan had three assists for the Seals.
n Mifflinburg 6, Benton 0
MIFFLINBURG — Kayla Kline and Nicole Brouse scored two goals apiece to lead the Wildcats to the nonleague season-opening win.
Line Mountain Tournament
n Line Mountain 3,
n Shikellamy 16,
n Line Mountain 12,
MANDATA — The Braves’ offensive explosion against the Quakers in the consolation game was led by five goals from Caroline Stepanik and three goals from Bailey Halloran.
In the championship game, Sarah Lahr scored five times and Chloe Poltonavage had three goals for Line Mountain.
Perry County Tournament
n Greenwood 3,
n Greenwood 5,
West Perry 0
ELLIOTTSBURG — Following a hat trick by Brittany Fleisher in the first-round game, Mallory Fortenbaugh had two goals and an assist for the Wildcats in the championship game against the Mustangs.
n Big Valley Invitational
REEDSVILLE — Competing against all three classifications, Lewisburg’s boys team posted four top-50 finishes to place fourth at the season-opening invite.
Senior Sean Walker led Lewisburg by finishing seventh in 17:06. Nate Martin came in 22nd in 17:50 for the Green Dragons.
Shikellamy’s boys team was 12th. Aaron Schaffer-Neitz led the Braves by coming in 31st in 18:15.
On the girls side, Lewisburg finished the merged race in fifth place with 184 points. Shikellamy was 18th with 492.
The Braves had freshman Treicy Cedeno finish fourth overall in 20:02. For the Green Dragons, senior Megan Wright was 17th in 22:06 and freshman Allison Graham was 22nd in 22:12.
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