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Juniata and Mifflin County tie

By Kenny Varner
LEWISTOWN – It was a tale of two periods Monday afternoon when Juniata County met Mifflin County in girls soccer.
In the opening period, the Mifflin County girls were able to post two goals while holding Juniata to just one.
However in the second, the Lady Indians rallied for two goals in the second while their defense was able to hold the Lady Huskies to one lone goal ending the game in a 3-3 tie.
Mifflin County held the advantage on shots on goal by a 25-20 margin while Juniata took the corner opportunities by a 10-4 advantage.
In the first half, the Mifflin County offense came out and aggressively went at the Indians’ goal.
After knocking on the door numerous times, Mifflin County came up with the first goal as McKenna Smith picked up a pass from Jessica Bickhart and sent it through, making it 1-0 early in the game.
Juniata battled back but the Mifflin County back-line and goalie Alyssa Schnell kept the Lady Indians away empty.
Just a little under 30 minutes left in the first half Rebecca Montgomery hit on an unassisted goal, upping the Huskies lead to 2-0.
However, Juniata’s Rachel Bargo has the last laugh as she got her team on the board late in the half.
As the teams went into the intermission, the Lady Indians trailed 2-1.
Coming out of the half, the Indians tied things at two when Mackenzi Beward snuck one past Schnell.
Mifflin County took back the lead as Tori Moon picked up a pass from Smith, putting MC ahead 3-2.
But Josie Swartz got into the act as she picked a pass from Bargo and sent it home, tying the game.

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