Juniata County will be well-represented as the NCAA Division III women’s soccer tournament gets underway this weekend and we could not be more excited for them!

Former Juniata stars Hailey Kepner (right), Ashlyn Pannebaker (left) and Nylah Pannebaker (center) all play for Pitt-Greensburg (16-3-1), which faces undefeated Case Western Reserve (15-0-1) in Saturday’s first round. Hailey has played in 13 games, starting 12, while Nylah as started all 20 contests for UPG.

East Juniata alums Thea Neimond (left) and Kierstyn Fogle (right) suit up for Messiah (17-1-2), which plays 13-5-2 Penn State Berks, also in the first round on Saturday. Thea, a defender, started all 20 games for the Falcons, notching a goal and three assists. Kierstyn, a freshman, has appeared in two games this year.

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