GIRLS SOCCER: Thursday's roundup, McConnellsburg secures 2-0 victory over Mercersburg...
MERCERSBURG >> The same duo combined for both goals and the defense stood strong for McConnellsburg's girls soccer team on Thursday afternoon.
As a result, the Spartans captured their first win of the season, handing Mercersburg Academy a 2-0 defeat in the Blue Storm's season opener.
Alexis Mellott scored a goal in each half for the Spartans (1-2), and both were assisted by Michaela Kendall. Kellyn Perry made seven saves to preserve the shutout.
"I was really pleased with how the girls played today," McConnellsburg coach Toby McGarvey said. "They were patient on the ball and moved it around really well. It was a pretty evenly-played game. Perry and the defense did well and kept it organized."
Blue Storm coach Jason Bershatsky said, "It was a good, even game, but we're going to have to find ways to score. We did hit the crossbar twice, and did some things well, but they finished better."
C.J. Walker made five saves for Mercersburg (0-1).
McConnellsburg 2, Mercersburg 0
First half — (Mc) Alexis Mellott, asst. Michaela Kendall, 20th minute.
Second half — (Mc) Mellott, asst. M.Kendall, 61st.
Shots — McC 8, MA 10; Corner kicks — McC 2, MA 5; Saves — McC 7 (Kellyn Perry), MA 5 (C.J. Walker).
GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM 7, BIG SPRING 1 >> Greencastle-Antrim scored five goals in the second half to put away Big Spring in a Mid Penn Colonial Division victory.
Ally Rudy led the Blue Devils (1-1, 1-1 MPC) with three goals, and Madison Schweitzer, Paige Johnson, Marissa Lesky and Sarah Douglas each hit the net once.
G-A coach Greg Cole said, "We moved some players around in the midfield tonight, hoping to find some consistency. We solved some of our issues, but not all of them. We were very aggressive with possession out of the back tonight."
Greencastle 7, Big Spring 1
Greencastle goals — Ally Rudy 3, Madison Schweitzer, Paige Johnson, Marissa Lesky, Sarah Douglas.
Big Spring goal — Henry.
Shots — GA 22, BS 6; Corner kicks — GA 8, BS 1; Saves — GA 5 (Jenay Faulkner 3, Hannah Beeler 2), BS 14 (Carusso).
JV score — Greencastle 7, Big Spring 1.
BOILING SPRINGS 3, JAMES BUCHANAN 2 >> Madison Hughes assisted on the first goal and scored the next two for Boiling Springs, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift her team over James Buchanan.
For the Rockets (2-3, 1-1 MPC), Sydney Benedick scored to provide a 1-0 lead in the second half. After the Bubblers went ahead 2-1, JB's Kayla Snider notched a goal with two minutes left in regulation to even the score at 2-2.
Boiling Springs 3, J. Buchanan 2
Second half — (JB) Sydney Benedick, 58th minute, (BS) Whitney Allen, asst. Madison Hughes, 60th, (BS) Hughes, asst. Megan Brady, 63rd, (JB) Kayla Snider, 78th.
Overtime — (BS) Hughes, asst. Jennifer McKee, 82nd.
Shots — JB 5, Boil 17; Corner kicks — JB 1, Boil 1; Saves — JB 8 (Siara Gossert), Boil 2 (Asia Whittenberger).
WAYNESBORO 7, SHIPPENSBURG 1 >> Kennedy Chandler poured in three goals to lead Waynesboro over Shippensburg in a Mid Penn Colonial Division tilt.
She scored one in the first half, helping the Maidens (4-0, 2-0 MPC) to a 2-0 lead, and two in the second half. Monica Beck tallied twice late for Waynesboro, and Skylar Lambert and Katie Clawson also found the net.
For Shippensburg (0-4, 0-2 MPC), Hannah Franklin scored her team's first goal of the season.
Waynesboro 7, Shippensburg 1
First half — (W) Kennedy Chandler, 21:21, (W) Skylar Lambert, 29:15.
Second half — (W) Chandler, 41:17, (W) Katie Clawson, 48:11, (S) Hannah Franklin, 65:47, (W) Chandler, 69:19, (W) Monica Beck, 71:45, (W) Beck, 75.56.
Shots — Ship 9, Way 17; Saves — Ship 13 (Hannah Pletcher), Way 5 (Taylor Welty).