Greencastle-Antrim 3, Big Spring 2: The Blue Devils dropped the first two games in nail biters to the Bulldogs, 25-23 and 27-25, but then roared back with three straight wins (25-14, 25-8 and 15-11) to claim a season-opening Mid Penn Colonial win Wednesday evening at home.
“We started out slow, but as the match progressed, the passing improved tremendously and the girls were able to take some big swings,” Greencastle coach Corry Eagler said. “It was a phenomenal first match.”
Lauren Pool knocked down 14 kills on 25 attempts and added 5 blocks to lead the Blue Devils at the net. Hannah Russell and Kiley Burkholder added 9 kills a piece and Madeline Eagler had 8.
In serving, Gracie Trobaugh put down 5 aces and Lily Kauffman had 4. Service points were split between Eagler and Ryleigh Davis (11 each), and Kalea Fugate, Kauffman and Trobaugh (10 each). Alayna Welsh contributed with 15 digs and Eagler assisted on 34 points.
Greencastle-Antrim places 3rd: While Waynesboro won its third straight Mid Penn Colonial match, the Blue Devils came in third place behind Shippensburg in a match played at Eagles Crossing Golf Course.
Cooper Swam shot 90 to tie for fifth place to lead Greencastle (11-4). Also for the Blue Devils, Brady Jackson shot 93 to tie for ninth and Shea Toomey’s 95 tied for 11th.
Waynesboro (15-0) posted the four best scores — Evan Stein (81), Tyler Fortney (83), Ella Lowery (84) and Dylan Byers (86).
For Shippensburg (10-5), which finished 41 strokes behind the Indians, Vance Kunkle tied for fifth with a 90 and Mason Fogelsonger tied for ninth with a 93. For James Buchanan (3-12), Larry Singer shot 97 to take 13th place.
Northern York 9, Greencastle-Antrim 0: The Blue Devils got rocked by Mid Penn Colonial opponent Northern on Wednesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, in a 1-0 win over Central Dauphin East, the Blue Devils (1-1, 1-1 MPC) got the winning goal from Anya Winslow, with an assist going to Julia Herrmann.