SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg used some good play from its midfield to spread around the scoring and the Greyhounds handed Waynesboro a 3-0 Mid Penn Colonial Division in boys soccer on Thursday afternoon.
"We got some different goal scorers, which was nice to see and something we needed to see," Ship coach Warren Jones said. "Our midfield is doing well – Matt West is distributing the ball well, and so are Chandler Olson and Braxton Shetter."
Luke Ashberry, Kyle Negley and Ian Weikel each netted a goal for the Hounds (3-1, 2-0 MPC). West had two assists and Olson and Shetter had one each.
Goalkeeper Spencer McKenna made five saves for the shutout over the Indians (1-3, 1-1 MPC).
Jones said, "I've had to give credit to our defenders before for having some good games, but tonight I thought McKenna played well. He made two saves to stop goal-scoring chances and that was huge."
Shippensburg 3, Waynesboro 0
First half — (S) Luke Ashberry, asst. Matt West and Chandler Olson, 22:24.
Second half — (S) Kyle Negley, asst. West, 18:03, (S) Ian Weikel, asst Braxton Shetter, 78th.
Shots — Way 8, Ship 18; Corner kicks — Way 2, Ship 5; Saves — Way 9 (James Barr), Ship 5 (Spencer McKenna).
JV score — Shippensburg 1, Waynesboro 1.
GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM 1, BIG SPRING 0 >> It came down to the wire, but Greencastle-Antrim picked up a Mid Penn Colonial Division victory after some heroics by Damian Sherrill.
In the 78th minute, Ian Gelsinger got a throw-in for the Blue Devils. He chucked the ball into the box, and Sherrill jumped up, got his head on it and directed it to the back of the net for the narrow victory.
"Their keeper (Noah Foster) made some nice saves," Blue Devil coach Scott Gelsinger said. "He played a very good game. We had a lot of opportunities, just couldn't stick into the back of the net until late."
Bryson Robinson stopped one shot to preserve the shutout for Greencastle (1-1).
Greencastle 1, Big Spring 0
Second half — (GA) Damian Sherrill, asst. Ian Gelsinger, 78th.
Shots — BS 1, GA 12; Corner kicks — BS 0, GA 2; Saves — BS 10 (Noah Foster), GA 1 (Bryson Robinson).
JV score — Greencastle 8, Big Spring 0.
BOILING SPRINGS 8, JAMES BUCHANAN 1 >> Matt Ly scored four goals and assisted on two others and Boiling Springs used a 7-goal first half to hand James Buchanan an 8-1 Mid Penn Colonial Division loss.
Benjamin Cole added two goals and a pair of assists for the Bubblers.
For the Rockets (0-5, 0-2 MPC), Alec Truett scored a goal, which was assisted by Nick Staniszewski.
Boiling Springs 8, J. Buchanan 1
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First half — (BS) Matt Ly, asst. Jared Brymesser, 1st minute, (BS) Ly, asst. Ryan Fisher, 14th, (BS) Benjamin Cole, asst. Ly, 15th, (BS) Cole, asst. Ly, 20th, (BS) Ly, asst. Cole, 31st, (BS) Kevin Barnes, asst. Fisher, 37th, (BS) Fisher, asst. Cole, 38th.
Second half — (BS) Ly, 47th, (JB) Alec Truett, asst. Nick Staniszewski, 71st.
Shots — Boil 15, JB 2; Corner kicks — Boil 10, JB 2; Saves — Boil 1 (Drew Fink), JB 7 (Sean Martin).
FANNETT-METAL 6, CHESTNUT RIDGE 1 >> Fannett-Metal made a statement by handing defending Sideling Hill League champion Chestnut Ridge a 6-1 defeat.
"We're seeing a lot of positive things," Tigers coach Greg Best said. "We're starting to put some passes and runs together, which is leading to scoring opportunities. We're just looking to improve every day."
Wyatt Thorn and Layton Hoffman each scored a pair of goals for Fannett-Metal (2-0, 1-0 SHL), while Dylan Seibert and Kyler Goshorn had one each. Mikell McGee chipped in with a trio of assists.
Fannett-Metal 6, Ch. Ridge 1
First half — (FM) Wyatt Thorn, 13:34, (FM) Layton Hoffman, asst. Mikell McGee, 17:35.
Second half — (FM) Kyler Goshorn, asst. Levi Brady, 34:24, (CR) Cory Amick, 30:35, (FM) Dylan Seibert, asst. McGee, 24:33, (FM) Thorn, asst. Hoffman, 18:22, (FM) Hoffman, asst. McGee, 16:15.
Shots — FM 15, CR 8; Corner kicks — FM 5, CR 1; Saves — FM 6 (Jamie Birgfield 4, Colby Adams 2), CR 8 (Nick Knoster).