GIRLS SOCCER: Saturday's roundup, Greencastle, Shippensburg earn wins at Blue Devil...
GREENCASTLE >> It was a fine day for a pair of local girls soccer teams in the Greencastle-Antrim Tournament.
Not only did both Shippensburg and the Blue Devils pick up forfeit victories over Bermudian Springs, the Franklin County teams also swept Susquehanna Tonwship on Saturday.
The Lady Hounds beat the Indians, 3-1, while G-A picked up a 4-0 shutout.
"It was not a very good first half of soccer for us," Blue Devil coach Greg Cole said. "For some reason, we decided that playing direct over-the-top soccer was the only way to play. At the break, we told the girls absolutely no long direct play – possession soccer is what we want to see. They did, and it worked."
Greencastle (4-2-1) scored a quick goal out of the gate when Ally Rudy tallied on a Hannah Crist assist, but the Blue Devils were then held scoreless until the 58th minute. Rudy finished with a pair of goals, while Heidi Schanzenbacher and Paige Johnson each scored once.
"It was a collective effort today," Cole said. "Jenay Faulkner came up big today on their best scoring opportunity – a clean strike that she dove and punched away."
For Shippensburg (3-5), a plethora of players got in on the scoring. Jenny Lemay scored two goals, and Madison Eutzy netted one. Four different Lady Hounds were credited with assists.
"We played a fairly solid game," Ship coach Mary Miller said. "We moved the ball well, were a little more patient and moved the ball into areas where we could be more successful. Susquehanna Township was a good competitor and kept us working hard and staying on our toes."
The Hound defense kept the Indians off the board until there was just 10 minutes left in the game.
Greencastle 4, Susquehanna Twp. 0
First half — (GA) Ally Rudy, asst. Hannah Crist, 3rd min.
Second half — (GA) Heidi Schanzenbacher, asst. Crist, 58th, (GA) Rudy, asst. Alyssa Denkovich, 64th, (GA) Paige Johnson, asst. Crist, 67th.
Shots — ST 3, GA 21; Corner kicks — ST 1, GA 4; Saves — ST 12 (McDonnell), GA 2 (Jenay Faulkner).
Susquehanna Twp. 1
First half — (Sh) Jenny Lemay, asst. Sarah Strohm, Paige Miller, 20th min.
Second half — (Sh) Lemay, asst. Kaila Ocker, 48th, (Sh) Madison Eutzy, asst. Chelsea Pyne, 59th, (ST) Lynique Fletcher, 71st.
Shots — ST 6, Ship 13; Saves — ST 7, Ship 2 (Hanna Pletcher).
JAMES BUCHANAN 7, BIGLERVILLE 4 >> For the second time this season, James Buchanan put up seven goals and used them to defeat Biglerville in a high-scoring non-league game.
Five different players got in on the scoring for the Rockets (5-4). Sydney Benedict and Mickey Heinbaugh led the way with two goals and an assist apiece. Aspen Anderson, Madison Peck and Kayla Snider all scored once.
J. Buchanan 7, Biglerville 4
Biglerville13—4J. Buchanan25 —7
First half — (JB) Mickey Heinbaugh, asst. Kayla Snider, 5th min., (JB) Madison Peck, asst. Heinbaugh, 11th, (Big) Samantha Schultes, 39th
Second half — (JB) Aspen Anderson, asst. Hailey Alger, 53rd, (Big) Alyssa Serro, asst. Kendall Fissel, 60th, (Big) Carly Stoner, asst. Hannah Wilson, 62nd, (JB) Snider, asst. Sydney Benedict, 63rd, (JB) Heinbaugh, asst. Cass Martin, 67th, (JB) Benedict, 68th, (JB) Benedict, 75th, (Big) Corey Wagner, 80th.
Shots — Bigl 5, JB 24; Corner kicks — Bigl 2, JB 7; Saves — Bigl 16 (Rebecca Martin), JB 3 (Nina Shatzer).
WAYNESBORO 4, SPRING GROVE 1 >> Spring Grove was tied 1-1 at halftime with Waynesboro in a non-league game, but the Maidens scored three goals in the second half to put the game away.
Kennedy Chandler broke the tie 17 minutes into the second half, Skylar Lambert made it 3-1 and Chandler notched the fourth goal later. Lambert also scored the goal in the first half.
Waynesboro 4, Spring Grove 1
First half — (W) Skylar Lambert, asst. Monica Beck, Audrey Foreman, 25:57, (SG) Abby Erlemeier, 23:35.
Second half — (W) Kennedy Chandler, asst. Elizabeth Churchman, 57:34, (W) Lambert, asst. Michaela Shover, 68:03, (W) Chandler, asst. Beck, Morgan French, 70:20.
CONEMAUGH TWP. 1, MCCONNELLSBURG 0 >> Just six minutes in, Conemaugh Township netted its only goal and made it stand up in a non-league victory over McConnellsburg.
"We've gotta break this nasty spell we're under where we're giving up goals in the first couple of minutes," Spartan coach Toby McGarvey said. "We've given up a goal in the first 10 minutes every game so far, then we shut people out for the next 70-75 minutes."
Alexa Fetterman scored the only goal of the game on a rebound. Despite the loss, the Spartans (2-4) put up a nice fight. They had six shots, and goalkeeper Kellyn Perry finished with eight saves.
"Our girls played hard today," McGarvey said. "I thought we played a really good second half. We picked up the pace and put a lot of pressure on their defense."
Conemaugh Township 1
First half — (CT) Alexa Fetterman, 6th min.
Shots — McC 6, CT 12; Corner kicks — McC 0, CT 2; Saves — McC 8 (Kellyn Perry), CT 4 (Olivia Shaulis).
WESTTOWN 7, MERCERSBURG 0 >> Mercersburg Academy suffered a lopsided non-league defeat at the hands of Westtown.
Blue Storm coach Jason Bershatsky said, "We had trouble getting our offense going throughout the game, but the girls showed a lot of heart and hustle."