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MIfflin County boys falls to tough Palmyra team

Saturday afternoon, the MIfflin County boys soccer team opened its season hosting a very skilled and talented Palmyra team.

While the Huskies defense was able to keep the Cougars in check allowing just one goal in the first.

 

However, the Palmyra offense wore down the MIfflin County defense as it scored four in the second, finishing the game as a 5-0 victory.

“I do t think they changed up much in the second. They played a high press the entire time,” said MIfflin County coach Robert Lepley. “They are probably one of the best teams at the high press in the Mid-Penn. I think frustrated them in the first half. Basically it came down to them wearing us down.”

In the first, MIfflin County posted the first shot of the game as Quinton Hepner led off with a shot at the 33-minute mark.

Palmyra started to take over the momentum. In the period, the Cougars outshot the Huskies 13-4.

Mason Bixler got the scoring started for Palmyra as she blasted an unassisted shot the bounced to him after a diving save by Conner Zimmerman. He sent it home, making it 1-0 at 19:56 left in the period.

The Huskies’ defense dug in and after strong play by the teams back-line and Zimmerman in the goal.

Going into the intermission, Palmyra held just a one-goal lead.

Coming out of the intermission, the Cougars upped its tempo.

Jacob Dill blasted a shot off of a corner kick at 37:35.

Zimmerman continued to do his best to help his team making a total of 16 saves in the game.

At the 32:27 mark, the Cougars added an insurance goal off the foot of Bryson Sunho, upping it to a 3-0 advantage.

Minutes later, Bixler posted his second of the night at 28:55.

Rounding out the scoring was Aidan Mark who posted the last goal at 23:45.

MIfflin County is back in action Monday as it hosts Hollidaysburg.

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