BOYS SOCCER: Wednesday's roundup, Brandon Stuhler's hat-trick pushes Greencastle past...
NEWVILLE >> For the first time this season, Greencastle-Antrim's boys soccer team scored three goals, and it led to a 3-1 Mid Penn Colonial Division win over Big Spring on Wednesday.
Brandon Stuhler did all of the major damage for the Blue Devils (8-2, 6-1 MPC), recording a hat trick. His first two goals came in the first half to put G-A up 2-0, and his final goal came in the 53rd minute to put his team up by three.
"We passed the ball well tonight offensively," Greencastle coach Scott Gelsinger said. "Kaleb (Hurley) had some nice passes tonight, and it was nice to see us putting balls in the back of the net."
Hurley had an assist on one of Stuhler's goals, and Ian Gelsinger added another helper. The Blue Devils out-shot the Bulldogs, 22-11, and Bryson Robinson made eight saves in goal for G-A.
Greencastle 3, Big Spring 1
First half — (GA) Brandon Stuhler, 16th minute, (GA) Stuhler, asst. Kaleb Hurley, 38th.
Second half — (GA) Stuhler, asst. Ian Gelsinger, 53rd, (BS) Tyler Flood, 68th.
Shots — GA 22, BS 11; Corner kicks — GA 4, BS 3; Saves — GA 8 (Bryson Robinson) BS 16 (Noah Foster).
JV score — Greencastle 2, Big Spring 0.
FANNETT-METAL 4, CHESTNUT RIDGE 0 >> Fannett-Metal jumped out to a quick lead and pulled away in the second half for a Sideling Hill League victory over Chestnut Ridge.
The Tigers (8-2, 6-1 SHL) got out to a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the game when Mikell McGee found Layton Hoffmann for a goal. McGee, Levi Brady and Tye Allen all scored in the second half to open the game up, and Kyler Goshorn and Wyatt Thorne had assists.
"I think our defense is playing very well, and our confidence is growing every week," F-M coach Greg Best said. "We got a lot of people into the scoring column today, too."
Fannett-Metal racked up 18 shots and had three corner kicks, and Jamie Birgfeld made nine saves in goal to preserve the shutout. The Tigers have won five games in a row.
Fannett-Metal 4, Chestnut Ridge 0
First half — (FM) Layton Hoffmann, asst. Mikell McGee, 4th minute.
Second half — (FM) McGee, asst. Kyler Goshorn 46th, (FM) Levi Brady, 53rd, (FM) Tye Allen, asst. Wyatt Thorne, 64th.
Shots — CR 12, FM 18; Corner kicks — CR 1, FM 3; Saves — CR 12. FM 9 (Jamie Birgfeld).
EVERETT 5, SOUTHERN FULTON 4 >> Southern Fulton dug itself into a deep early hole, climbed out of it but couldn't come away with the win in a Sideling Hill League game against Everett.
The Indians (2-6, 1-4 SHL) fell behind 4-0 when the Warriors scored in the 59th minute, but SF battled back. Chase Varner scored three goals in a matter of 11 minutes, and he assisted on Benji Voight's goal in the 78th minute to send the game into overtime.
But in the second overtime, Everett scored with two minutes left to pull out the win.
"I'm really proud of how we played tonight even though we didn't win," Southern Fulton coach Scott Varner said. "Chase and Benji hit the shots when they needed to, but it was a team effort that created those opportunities to bring us back."
Everett out-shot Southern Fulton 28-15. Juan Mazariegos and Colin Bard combined for eight saves in goal for the Indians.
Everett 5, Southern Fulton 4
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First half — (E) Foor, 20th minute.
Second half — (E) own goal, 49th, (E) Foor, 58th, (E) Mallow, asst. Foor, 59th, (SF) Chase Varner, 61st, (SF) Varner, 63rd, (SF) Varner, 72nd, (SF) Benji Voight, asst. Varner, 78th.
Overtime — (E) Sipes, 99th.
Shots — SF 15, Evt 28; Corner kicks — SF 5, Evt 8; Saves — SF 8 (Juan Mazariegos 6, Colin Bard 2), Evt 5 (Koontz).