GREENCASTLE >> The boys soccer game started out slow for Greencastle-Antrim, but it turned up the heat in the second half, defeating James Buchanan, 4-0, on Thursday night in Mid Penn Colonial Division action.
Caleb Hurley got the scoring started for the Blue Devils (11-3, 9-1 MPC), but it didn't come until the 30th minute of play. Shawn Keller, Avery Wenger and Brandon Stuhler all recorded second-half goals.
"It's hard to play JB because they play us tough no matter what," Greencastle coach Scott Gelsinger said. "That first goal got us going, then we came out in the second half and started passing the ball around a lot better. We were scoring more on our opportunities."
Ryan Yoder led a strong defense that held the Rockets (0-14-1, 0-9 MPC) without a shot or a corner kick.
JB goalkeeper Sean Martin finished with three saves.
Greencastle 4, James Buchanan 0
First half — (GA) Caleb Hurley, free kick, 30th min.
Second half — (GA) Shawn Keller, asst. Jared Spoonhour, 44th, (GA) Avery Wenger, asst. Ryan Yoder, 60th, (GA) Brandon Stuhler, 80th.
Shots — GA 24, JB 0; Corner kicks — GA 5, JB 0; Saves — GA 0 (Bryson Robinson), JB 3 (Sean Martin).
BOILING SPRINGS 3, SHIPPENSBURG 1 >> Shippensburg was held scoreless until the 77th minute of the game, and suffered a Mid Penn Colonial Division loss at the hands of Boiling Springs.
Matt Ly had two goals and assisted on the third for the Bubblers, who out-shot Ship, 8-5.
Matt West scored the lone goal of the game for the Greyhounds (7-9-1, 5-4-1 MPC). He netted his tally on a penalty kick.
Boiling Springs 3, Shippensburg 1
First half — (BS) Matt Ly, asst. Jared Brymesser, 28th min.
Second half — (BS) Bennie Cole, asst. Ly, 55th, (BS) Ly, asst. Cole, 70th, (Sh) Matt West, penalty kick, 77th.
Shots — Ship 5, Boil 8; Corner kicks — Ship 6, Boil 4; Saves — Ship 5 (Luke Ashberry), Boil 8 (Samuel Arnold).
WAYNESBORO 1, BIG SPRING 0 >> Waynesboro boys soccer blanked Big Spring in a close Mid Penn Colonial battle.
Aaron Tylicki earned the lone goal in the victory, with an assist by Jake Atkinson. Waynesboro's James Barr had eight saves in the win while the Indians (11-3, 9-1 MPC) sent seven shots on net and two corner kicks.
Waynesboro 1, Big Spring 0
First half — (W) Aaron Tylicki asst. Jake Atkinson at 25:40
Shots — Way 7, BS 7; Corner kicks — Way 2, BS 3; Saves — Way 8 (James Barr), BS 6 (Noah Foster).