F-F H.S. Highlights: Ship, JB settle for tie in girls soccer
One hundred minutes ticked off the clock, and Shippensburg and James Buchanan still couldn’t settle things in a Mid Penn Colonial Division girls soccer game Thursday night. The teams had to settle for a 1-1 tie.
This is the second time this year these teams have gone to double overtime - in the first meeting, the Lady Hounds earned a 2-1 victory.
James Buchanan (5-7-2, 3-5-2 MPC) took a first-half lead when Reilly Heinbaugh was credited for a goal in the 28th minute of action - her first career goal. But less than four minutes later, the Lady Hounds (5-11-2, 3-7-2 MPC) made up for their miscue when Kara Newell notched an unassisted goal.
“It was a good game; everyone played with great energy and intensity throughout the game,” Shippensburg coach Mary Miller said. “James Buchanan played a great game and had a lot of opportunities, but our offense and defense held tight and kept fighting.”
The Rockets put up a barrage of shots, finishing the game with 31 shots. But goalkeeper Hannah Pletcher was like a brick wall, earning 23 saves for the Lady Hounds.
Greencastle 3, Waynesboro 2: Greencastle-Antrim’s girls soccer team earned a much-needed win, narrowly holding off Waynesboro, 3-2, in a Mid Penn Colonial Division game Thursday evening.
The Blue Devils had not won for six games straight.
Freshman Ashley Noblit was the star of the show for the Blue Devils (5-10-2, 4-6-2 MPC), scoring two of the three goals.
Jenay Faulkner started the scoring just eight minutes into the game, and two minutes later, she assisted on Noblit’s first tally.
Waynesboro (8-8, 5-6 MPC) cut the deficit to one goal when Morgan French scored right out of the halftime. But Noblit answered with another goal just four minutes later.
Olivia Churchman scored late in the game, but the Maidens couldn’t quite push it to overtime. Waynesboro had a 20-16 edge in shots and 6-3 advantage in corners.
Hannah Beeler and Faulkner split time in net, racking up 14 saves for G-A.
Chambersburg 2, Red Land 2: After beating Red Land handily earlier this year, the tables turned for Chambersburg’s boys soccer team Thursday afternoon.
The Patriots had Chambersburg on its heels after scoring midway through the first half, and although the Trojans eventually took the lead, the Mid Penn Commonwealth Division opponents had to settle for a 2-2 tie.
Chambersburg (9-4-3, 7-3-2 MPC) dominated the stat sheet, outshooting Red Land, 15-6, and earning nine corner kicks, compared to just two for the Pats. But it was Red Land that took an early lead.
The Trojans did respond, though, earning a pair of goals in a four-minute time span. Rene Quintanilla had the first strike with an assist from Nathan Maynard, and Rafael Bonilla scored the go-ahead goal. But with one minute remaining in regulation, Red Land’s Jacob Speicher found the back of the net to send the game to overtime.
In the teams’ first meeting, Chambersburg won, 6-0.
Shippensburg 1, James Buchanan 0: With 35 shots and 11 corner kicks, Shippensburg dominated a Mid Penn Colonial Division game but escaped with a narrow victory over James Buchanan. The Rockets (5-11, 3-8 MPC) got a stellar effort from goalkeeper Sean Martin, who collected 13 saves. Ian Weikel scored the lone goal for the Greyhounds (6-10, 5-5 MPC), and Sterling Shetter needed just two saves to ensure the shutout.
Red Land 5, Chambersburg 2: The Patriots scored the game's first four goals, including two by Rhyan Socash, to subdue the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division game. Red Land held a 10-6 advantage in shots. For Chambersburg (5-11, 1-10 MPC), Angel Jones scored her first goal of the season and Gabriella Lecuona notched her 15th, with Cari Pasierb earning an assist.
McConnellsburg 5, Tussey Mountain 0: McConnellsburg poured on the offense in a Sideling Hill/ICC shutout of Tussey Mountain. Rebecca Wenschof scored a pair of first-half goals for the Lady Spartans (8-4-1, 4-1-1 SHL, 4-1 ICC), who outshot Tussey Mountain, 17-0. Kiara Pennsinger, Morgan Kendall and Macey Richards each had a goal, while Jensen Boehme notched two assists.
Chambersburg 3, Cedar Cliff 0: The third set was a bit of a challenge for Chambersburg, but it escaped Cedar Cliff in three sets of Mid Penn Commonwealth Division action. The Trojans (11-4, 9-4 MPC) dominated the first two sets, 25-14 and 25-9, before eking out a 25-23 victory in the final set. Lauren Ching racked up 33 assists, as Haylee Holsopple (13 kills) and Bailee Nitterhouse (11) were both big offensive threats. Nitterhouse and Danessa Martin led the defense with nine digs apiece, while Laken Myers was right behind with eight.
“We played well tonight and kept Cedar Cliff off balance,” Chambersburg assistant coach Bobby Culler said. “Lauren Ching did a great job of distributing the ball, and we did a good job of finishing.”
Big Spring 3, James Buchanan 0: James Buchanan suffered its second loss in a row, this time to Big Spring in Mid Penn Capital Division action. The Rockets (10-6, 4-4 MPC) had a fine defensive effort, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Big Spring. Jenna Mongold led the way with 12 digs, while Tyana Quivers (7 digs), Sarah Blair (8 digs) and Rachel Manikowski (5 digs) were also big defensive contributors.
McConnellsburg 3, Mercersburg 0: Mercersburg Academy managed just 12, 16 and 12 points, respectively, in McConnellsburg’s non-league victory. Bridgette Ritchey was a commanding presence for the Spartans (13-0), finishing with 12 kills and six digs. Ary Lupey contributed nine digs, while Lindsey Randler was right behind with eight. Mercersburg is now 1-9.
Tussey Mountain 3, Southern Fulton 1: For the second time this year, Southern Fulton lost a four-set match to Tussey Mountain in Sideling Hill/ICC play. The Indians (4-10, 2-6 SHL, 2-5 ICC) won the first set, 25-22, but then managed no more than 20 points in the next three. Morgan Fitz (6 kills, 10 digs) and Madi Breeze (6 kills, 11 digs) both had well-rounded efforts. Olivia Mottern notched five blocks.
Northern Bedford 3, Fannett-Metal 0: Each set got better and better for Fannett-Metal, but it couldn’t quite post a win against Northern Bedford in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference match. The Tigers (1-17, 0-8 SHL, 0-6 ICC) scored just nine points in the first set but managed 17 by Set 3. Maci Bowen contributed three kills and six digs, while Kassie Holtry finished with eight digs.
Carlisle 2, Chambersburg 0: Despite an onslaught of shots from Chambersburg, it was Carlisle that earned the victory in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division game. The Trojans (7-7-1, 4-7 MPC) had 10 shots and nine penalty corners, but couldn’t find the back of the cage. Ari Burke finished with six saves, while Kaylea Garman and Jessa Corwell each had defensive saves.
Shippensburg 2, Middletown 0: Shippensburg scored twice in the first half, and made the goals stand up in a non-league victory over Middletown. Lexi Alleman scored less than a minute into t he game, and Maddie Kline kept the momentum in Ship’s favor with a goal midway through the first half. Kourtney Shoap had both assists for the Lady Hounds (8-8), who outshot Middletown, 28-2.
Forbes Road 1, Southern Huntingdon 0: Olivia Hall scored with eight minutes left in the first half, and Forbes Road made it stand up in a Keystone League victory over Southern Huntingdon. Kristina Parsons and Payton Watkins were each credited with an assist for the Cardinals (11-4, 8-0 KL). Zoe Cutchall had two saves in the shutout.