READING >> Shippensburg's boys soccer team opened the season with some highs and lows.
But there were plenty more things to be happy about.
The Greyhounds racked up six goals in two games and finished 1-1 at the Reading Tournament on Saturday.
"It was a great day today," Ship coach Warren Jones said. "It was hot, but we played good soccer, and it was great competition. I was very excited with the way we played."
Ship (1-1) got out to a rocket start against McCaskey, taking a 2-0 lead into halftime, but the Red Tornadoes stormed back with three goals in the second half to capture a 3-2 victory. Matt West scored both goals for the Hounds, and Nathan Pugh and Kyle Negley had one assist each.
In the second game, it was Shippensburg's turn to come from behind.
Lebanon scored a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes, but Taha Shamshudin cut the deficit in half with a goal to make it 2-1 at halftime.
After the break, the Greyhounds rattled off three straight goals to take a comfortable lead. Lebanon scored a late goal but the Hounds held on for the win.
West added two more goals for Shippensburg in the second half, giving him four on the day, and Braxton Shetter also added a score. Nathan Marpoe and Hunter Gladfelter had assists.
"We made our share of mistakes, but I was pleased to see the scoring and great ball movement," Jones said. "We also had some great play off the bench. We dressed 24 or 25 guys and they all played."
Ship out-shot its opponents 44-17 on the day and had a 12-1 advantage in corner kicks.
McCaskey 3, Shippensburg 2
First half — (S) Matt West, asst. Nathan Pugh, 20th minute, (S) West, asst. Kyle Negley, 34th.
Second half — (M) Speitel, 50th, (M) Jaccinor, 71st, (M) Roberts, direct kick, 90th.
Shots — McC 9, Ship 17; Corner kicks — McC 0, Ship 5; Saves — McC 6 (Lamont), Ship 3 (Spencer McKenna).
Shippensburg 4, Lebanon 3
First half — (L) Boiffard, 5th, (L) Roman, asst. Morris, 8th, (S) Taha Shamshudin, 16th.
Second half — (S) Matt West, asst. Nathan Marpoe, 41st, (S) Braxton Shetter, asst. Hunter Gladfelter, 60th, (S) West, 70th, (L) Roman, 77th.
Shots — Ship 27, Leb 8; Corner kicks — Ship 7, Leb 1; Saves — Ship 3 (Sterling Shetter 3, Brandon Crouse 0), Leb 10 (Santiago).
WAYNESBORO SWEPT >> Waynesboro allowed 11 goals in a pair of games at the Central York Panther Tournament and dropped two games.
The Indians fell 5-0 to Central York, and then 6-2 to East Pennsboro. Lower Dauphin beat the host 2-1 in the final.
Against East Penn, Rex Forrester and Aaron Tylicki scored goals for Waynesboro (0-2), and Tylicki had an assist.
Central York 5, Waynesboro 0
First half — (CY) Nick Star, asst. Igor Gomes, (CY) Gomes, (CY) Jared Wagner, asst. Carter Luckenbaugh.
Second half — (CY) Mitchell Crane, asst. Matt Edris, (CY) Trace Backer, asst. Cameron Hughes.
East Pennsboro 6, Waynesboro 2
Waynesboro scoring — Goals, Rex Forrester, Aaron Tylicki. Assist, Tylicki.
East Pennsboro scoring — Goals, Jordan Moore 2, Sebastian Oliviera 2, Brandon Signson, Zach WInston. Assists, Colin Grove, Zachary Muhlhauser, Oliviera.
Shots — Way 13, EP 10; Corner kicks — Way 6, EP 1; Saves — Way 6 (George Souders), EP 7 (Nick Caldwell).
JAMES BUCHANAN FALLS TWICE >> James Buchanan competed in the Big Spring Tournament on Saturday, and was handed a 6-0 loss to Northern York in the opening round and a 5-0 defeat by Big Spring in the consolation game.
For the Rockets (0-3), goalkeeper Sean Martin collected 11 saves in the first game and six more in the second.
Northern's Eric Wenrich tallied four goals, while Nino Todaro had three for Big Spring.
Northern York 6
James Buchanan 0
J. Buchanan00—0Northern York42—6
First half — (NY) Eric Wenrich, asst. Austin Kraus, 2nd minute, (NY) Wenrich, asst. Kraus, 4th, (NY) Jason Bradley, asst. Chico Monroy, 15th, (NY) Andy Stewart, 28th.
Second half — (NY) Wenrich, asst. Bradley, 48th, (NY) Wenrich, asst. Andrew Smith, 54th.
Shots — JB 2, NY 36; Corner kicks — JB 1, NY 3; Saves — JB 11 (Sean Martin), NY 0.
Big Spring 5, James Buchanan 0
J. Buchanan00—0Big Spring23—5
First half — (BS) Nino Todaro, asst. Caleb McCullough, 16th, (BS) Mason Thrush, asst. Levi Fetig, 34th.
Second half — (BS) Todaro, 38th, (BS) Cody Breon, 56th, (BS) Todaro, asst. Noah Foster, 69th.
Shots — JB 9, BS 18; Corner kicks — JB 1, BS 3; Saves — JB 6 (Sean Martin), BS 4 (Foster).