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Huskies light up the Cougars

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – They came to play.
Coming into Monday’s game against Harrisburg, Mifflin County coach Robert Lepley was looking for his Husky soccer team to have a total team effort.
Mission accomplished!
Ross Cottrill and Reese Carter led the Huskies with two goals each.
The Mifflin County boys soccer team dominated with its varsity in the first half and by the junior varsity and reserves in the second stanza, defeating Harrisburg 9-1.
In the first, the Huskies plastered seven goals up on the board to take the convincing lead into the second.
“Seven goals in the first half is always. We had some focuses today that we wanted to work on and we did that. We are happy with the result,” Lepley said. “We don’t have a lot of time to think about it because we have CD East tomorrow.”
Early in the contest, the Mifflin County offense drove the ball deep into the back-third of Harrisburg. The Huskies got two early corners but they weren’t able to convert.
After keeping the pressure on the Cougars back line, Mifflin County broke on to the scoreboard.
Reese Carter was able to slip the ball to teammate Ross Cottrill. Cottrill did not disappoint as he sliced it past Harrisburg goalie Graeme Patterson with 25:54 left in the half, making it 1-0.
Mifflin County continued to pound the ball deep into the heart of the Harrisburg defense, just missing numerous close shots by sometimes inches.
Harrisburg tried to push the ball back to the midfield but to no avail as Carter picked up his first goal on a Mifflin County rush of the Cougars’ net, upping it to 2-0.
Less than two minutes later, the Huskies were back on the board.
Damon Bailey became the third scorer for his team and helped start to give the home team some breathing room.
With just over 10 minutes left in the half, Carter got free again to get a shot off and sneak it past a diving Patterson, 4-0.
Thomas Remy upped it to 5-0 when he “tickled the twine” with 8:30 left.
One minute later, veteran Husky Serge Frolov got his name in the scorebook as he picked up a goal of his own just a minute later.
Rounding out the first half scoring was Cottrill as he bookended all the scoring with his second goal of the game.
As the second half got underway, Lepley cleared the benches and gave his younger guys a time to shine.
And shine they did.
With no drop in effort, the Huskies were able to keep the pressure on and add two more goals.
Liam Noerr put the Huskies by eight, posting a goal with 35:22 left in the game.
Adam Clemson picked up the Huskies last goal of the game. Owning with 17:02.
Harrisburg’s only goal came in a late penalty kick by Bhupesh Adhikari, ending it as a 9-1 contest.
Mifflin County outshot Harrisburg 28-12, led in corners 10-1.
The Huskies are back in action Tuesday at home against CD East.

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