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“Brotherly Love” Carries Huskies Past Danville

By Joshua Yoder

LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County just scored its biggest win in program history in boys lacrosse as the Huskies defeated the Danville Ironmen by the final score of 7-6 Monday afternoon.

The last time these two teams had met the score was 19-2 in favor of Danville and the Huskies were looking for some payback.

At first, goals were hard to come by as both teams were being very physical on the defensive end and both teams traded shots that were unable to get into the net.

In fact, the first goal of the game wasn’t until the second period where Cameron Kiersch got the first goal to go to put the Ironmen up 1-0.

Later on in the period the Huskies would answer with a goal of their own as Vann Rogers stoled the ball from a Danville Defensemen and tossed it over to Dodger Weaver who scored.

However, it did not take very long for Danville to respond as goalie Lucas Peterson launched a full field pass to Carter Heath who proceeded to give a 2-1 lead for the Ironmen.

But then things got a lot more intense in the second half as the Danville offense just went off behind the efforts of one Liam Moore who scored all four goals not only for the Ironmen, but for the period as well. Two of those goals were assisted by Heath and one was assisted by Gabe Petrus.

With score of 6-1 heading into the fourth and final period, Mifflin County refused to quit and had an offensive surge themselves thanks to the Weaver brothers Dreyson and Dodger.

Dodger got the comeback started with some help from Gavin Knode to cut the lead to 6-2. Dreyson then tacked on another with this one being assisted by Austin Mannino to make it a 6-3 game. Dreyson came back for more with a solo goal before Dodger made a solo goal of his own to cut down the lead to 6-5.

Then with just under six minutes to play, Mifflin County got the tying goal in thanks to Dodger after getting a great assist from Rogers.

After not leading the whole game, the Huskies finally got their first lead of the game after an incredible fake out turned goal by Dreyson which ended up being the go ahead goal.

The Weaver brothers combined scored all seven goals for Mifflin County with little brother Dodger leading with four goals while big brother Dreyson scored three.

An unsung hero of the game for the Huskies was goalie Alex Snyder who throughout the game faced heavy fire but did his best to keep his team in the game. Also the Mifflin County defense was also a major factor as well being very physical but kept open looks to the net to a minimum.

Mifflin County moves up to (2-8) and will look to keep the winning ways going today as they will hit the road to do battle with game time being at 4:30 p.m.

Mifflin County 7, Danville 6

Second Period

D-Cameron Kiersch, 9:28

MC-Dodger Weaver (Vann Rogers), 3:54

D-Carter Heath (Lucas Peterson), 3:27

Third Period

D-Liam Moore (Gabe Petrus), 11:10

D-Moore (Heath), 8:41

D-Moore, 5:21

D-Moore (Heath), 3:33

Fourth Period

MC-Dodger Weaver (Gavin Knode), 10:42

MC-Dreyson Weaver (Austin Mannino), 9:36

MC-Dreyson Weaver, 8:13

MC-Dodger Weaver, 7:39

MC-Dodger Weaver (Rogers), 5:57

MC-Dreyson Weaver, 3:05

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