High School Sports

High school girls soccer: Crawford scores early, often in State College win

Haley Crawford scored three goals, including off the opening kickoff, and assisted on two more scores as State College dominated Mifflin County 8-1 Tuesday.

Crawford netted the opening score just 17 seconds into the team’s final Mid Penn Conference game of the season. The ball was booted back into the State College formation off the opening kick, a few different girls booted it around, then Crawford was hit racing down the field, beating one defender and netting the goal with another defender on her shoulder from the corner of the 18-yard box.

It marked the second-fastest goal in program history, behind a score by Heather Kogelmann in the 1992 District 6 semifinals.

Crawford netted her two other scores in the second half with help from Payton Porter, who totaled one goal and three assists.

Rachel Chambers, Lauren Anderson, Molly Pate and Saede Eifrig also scored for the Lady Little Lions, with Lena Nyblade also picking up the assist.

Kaitlyn Eckley scored for the Lady Huskies, and Caitlyn Fosnacht and Ali Wicks combined for five saves in the net for State College (10-5-1), which is scheduled to close its regular-season slate hosting Peters Township on Wednesday night at Memorial Field.