Greencastle 1, Northern York 0: The Blue Devils pulled one step closer to a Mid Penn Colonial championship on Tuesday night with a narrow victory over the Polar Bears (9-3, 8-3 MPC) on the road.
Courtney Andruczk scored the only goal for Greencastle (12-0, 10-0 MPC), which was assisted by Avery Parks.
On Wednesday night, G-A will turn around and face Boiling Springs at Kaley Field. A win against the Bubblers will clinch the Colonial Division title.
Northern York 4, Greencastle 1: The Blue Devils gave unbeaten Northern a scare Tuesday night before falling in a Mid Penn Colonial game at Kaley Field.
There was no score until the Polar Bears (13-0-1, 12-0 MPC) netted two goals early in the second half. Greencastle (6-5-1, 6-4-1 MPC), which has dropped four in a row, cut the lead in half when Adam Murr scored off a pass from Theo-Gerald Oreste.
“I thought that was one of our best efforts of the year,” G-A coach Aric Bruner said. “I’m not sure (outside of their tie with Hershey) that (Northern has) had as much pressure as what we put on them that late in the game. They are a very solid, senior laden team with state playoff experience.
“When it was 2-0 with 18 minutes left, we decided to go for it and push up another defender. It paid off with the combination play with Theo and Murr up the middle. Gavin Davidson was certainly tremendous tonight with 17 saves and he stopped one of two penalty kicks.”
Waynesboro 3, Greencastle 0: The Maidens remained in the lead for a Mid Penn Colonial title with their second win of the season over the Blue Devils on Tuesday night.
The Maidens (11-1, 10-0 MPC) won games of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-17 over Greencastle (9-3, 8-3 MPC).
For the Blue Devils, Mckenzie Shatzer had a good night with 4 kills (on just 4 attempts), 9 digs and 16 assists.
Also for G-A, Madison Kirkwood had 9 kills and 2 aces, Gia Dasilva had 4 kills and 9 digs, Kalea Fugate had 2 aces, and Kiley Burkholder and Mackenzi Branchman made 2 blocks each.