Solanco's boys soccer team switched to a new formation and started performing better.
The Mules pushed league power Manheim Central but lost 3-1 Saturday.
The host Barons took the lead on a goal off a corner kick 20 minutes into the game.
"Free kicks somehow seem to kills us," said Solanco coach Ron Miller.
The Mules (2-7) tied it six minutes later when Colin Kilgore converted a pass from Evan Salisbury.
The Solanco golf team captured its fourth straight Section Two title.
The Mules took care of business and got some help in the final league match of the season Tuesday, September 22 at Tanglewood.
Solanco entered the match trailing first place Lampeter-Strasburg by two, but the Mules were first and the Pioneers finished fourth. The Mules end the regular season with a record of 36-6 while L-S was 35-7.
Volleyball team drops two matches
Solanco's volleyball team dropped a pair of matches last week.
Elizabethtown topped the Mules 25-10, 25-3, 25-13 Tuesday, September 22.
Chelsea Ressler led Solanco with three aces and two kills. Rikelle Taylor had a team-high two blocks. Becka Trout contributed 16 digs and Sarah Blevins notched five assists.
Solanco lost to Octorara 25-23, 25-22, 25-20 Monday, September 21. Marissa Grimasuckas supplied seven kills. Ressler recorded 15 digs and 12 assists. Taylor provided seven blocks and Bekah Borcky served three aces.
Tennis team splits matches
Solanco's tennis team split two matches last week.
The Mules lost to Cocalico last Thursday.
Singles players Erin Gerhart, Thea McCullough, and Faith Reimold each lost in straight sets.
Cross country team wins three
The Solanco boys cross country team won three out of four in a meet at ELCO Tuesday, September 22.
The Mules defeated the hosts (24-30), Lampeter-Strasburg (22-35), and Lancaster Mennonite (24-31), and lost to McCaskey (19-38).
"The boys had the breakthrough race day that they have needed," said coach Craig Ausel. "We recorded three wins because the boys decided to support each other and take advantage of good pack running."
Solanco's field hockey team lost three games last week.
The Mules lost 3-0 to Lampeter-Strasburg Friday.
Alexis Mongeau scored in the first half and Julia Pritchard and Josie Weaver each added a second-half goal.
L-S outshot Solanco 14-2 and had a 12-1 edge in corners. Mule goalie Allyson Osborne made 11 saves.
PHOTO GALLERY: Girls soccer team
It was an impressive week for the Solanco girls soccer team.
The Mules recorded a win and played well in two losses.
"Overall we had a pretty good week," said coach Ken Yoder. "We play some really quality teams in our schedule and it feels like these teams are starting to realize that especially at home, we can make it very tough on them. We are really starting to see some good things on the field. Coach Shannon Bender has been instrumental in helping develop these girls."
The Section Two golf title will be decided at Tanglewood Tuesday (September 22).
Solanco (30-6) enters the final regular season match behind Lampeter-Strasburg (32-4). L-S took control of the section by finishing first in a home tournament at Meadia Heights Monday, September 14.
The Pioneers (345) defeated Cocalico (363), the Mules (368), Garden Spot (377), Elizabethtown (386), Manheim Central (403), and Lebanon (no team score).
Solanco boys soccer
The Solanco boys soccer team is still trying to recover from its loss to Lampeter-Strasburg.
Since taking a 3-0 lead over the Pioneers back on September 8, the Mules have lost four straight games by a combined score of 24-6.
Saturday, Governor Mifflin downed visiting Solanco 8-1.
"[It] was pathetic," Mules coach Ron Miller said. "Referees have been horrible the last couple games and [it was] frustrating."
Lady Mules split meet, boys lose twice
The Solanco girls cross country team split and the boys squad lost twice in a three-team meet Tuesday, September 15.
The girls topped Hempfield 25-33 and lost to Manheim Central 25-30.
"We fell a little short to Manheim Central despite some very solid performances by our ladies," coach Craig Ausel said. "Our ladies traded paces with Manheim Central from first through fifth. The math does not lie with 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 giving you 30 points."