Trinity has proven to be just a little bit better than James Buchanan in girls tennis this year.
In the season opener, the Shamrocks edged the Rockets 3-2. Between then and Wednesday, JB had racked up nine consecutive victories. But Trinity stopped that streak with another 3-2 Mid Penn Colonial Division victory on Wednesday.
"It was a great high school match," Rockets coach Terri Beegle said. "Heck, Rachel Martin was diving on the court on match point. The kids were very enthusiastic."
The Shamrocks picked up a pair of singles wins. At No. 1, Kathryn Long knocked off Martin, 6-0, 7-5, while at No. 3, Hannah Schuchart pulled out a 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (5) tiebreaker victory. Trinity also scored a point at No. 1 doubles with Katie Ulsh and Alex Pavone topping Abby Mackling and Megan Hoffeditz, 6-3, 6-1.
Beegle said, "Maggie lost the first set big and could have been crushed, but she gutted it out and battled back. She made some great shots. She was down 4-1 in the tiebreaker and fought back and lost only 7-5. That match went 2 1/2 hours in the heat."
The Rockets (9-2, 5-2 MPC) scored at No. 2 singles - a 6-2, 6-2 win for Meridith Sanders - and at No. 2 doubles, when Leah Wingert and Amber Clark won 6-2, 6-0.
Both teams now have two losses in the division, while Bishop McDevitt - which JB hosts Monday -- has one.
Fannett-Metal 6, Forbes Road 1: Mikell McGee picked up three goals and two assists to lead the Tigers over Forbes Road in a Sideling Hill League game Wednesday.
F-M (2-1, 1-1 SHL) led only 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Wyatt Thorne.
But the Tigers put up four straight after halftime, by Lucas Wingert, Makayla O'Donel, McGee and McGee again to lead 5-1. Talon Blair broke the ice for the Cardinals (0-3, 0-2 SHL) with a goal before McGee knocked in his third to end the game.
Mercersburg Academy 4, Washington, W.Va. 2: Christian Recker tallied a pair of goals to lead Mercersburg Academy over the Patriots. Sam Morgan and Recker scored to make it 2-0, but Washington tied it up. Daniel Ogoro gave the Blue Storm (2-1) a halftime lead before Recker sealed it in the second half.
Shippensburg 4, West Perry 3: The Lady Hounds fought back from a 3-2 deficit by notching a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes to bump off the Mustangs in a Mid Penn Colonial Division game. With 9:55 left, Drew Prowell scored for West Perry to make it 3-2.
But just 22 seconds later, Zoe Holtry found the cage for Shippensburg (3-2, 3-1 MPC) to knot the game up again, and with 2:37 left, Rachel Kline stuck the ball in for the game-winner, assisted by Courtney Coy.
Morgan Ocker made 11 saves for the Lady Hounds, who were outshot 22-7. Coy and Maddie Kline scored for Ship eariler.
Mechanicsburg 5, Chambersburg 0: Emma Guare won three points for the Trojans (0-8) at No. 2 singles in a non-league match against the Wildcats, as did Chambersburg's No. 1 doubles team of Kara Wiley and Cally Papoutsis. At No. 2 doubles, Aubrey Carlin and Caroline Hance fell 6-1, 6-4.