Boys Soccer

G-A roundup: Girls soccer team wraps up Colonial crown

Greencastle-Antrim 6, Boiling Springs 0: The Blue Devils scored 3 goals in each half and ended their regular season on a high note with a win over the Bubblers at Kaley Field on Thursday night.

Natalie Hanks

The win clinched the Mid Penn Colonial Division title for Greencastle (16-1-1, 13-0-1 MPC) for the third consecutive season.

“We played one of our best games of the season on senior night,” G-A coach Chris Noblit said. “It’s nice to see the girls play this well heading into the district playoffs, and we’ll wait to see who we play Monday night.”

The Blue Devils, currently the No. 4 seed, will host a first-round game Monday at 7 p.m., with the opponent yet to be determined.

Haley Noblit led the offense by scoring 3 goals and adding an assist.

Maddie Koons, Mary Murray and Natalie Hanks each scored a goal, while Murray, Aubrey Smith and Mia Libby each picked up an assist.

Greencastle 3, Boiling Springs 2: In a game that featured 3 made penalty kicks, the Blue Devils got the better of the Bubblers in a Mid Penn Colonial game on the road Thursday night.

Garrett Decker

“What a tremendous game with playoff implications,” G-A coach Aric Bruner said. “We actually started the game on our heels, but after the first 10 minutes, we started to take advantage of the midfield space.”

Garrett Decker was the man on offense for the Blue Devils, who finished the regular season with a 12-5 record (9-6 MPC), scoring all three goals. He was assisted by Mitch Lagoe in the game’s first goal, then converted a penalty kick for a 2-0 halftime lead.

The Bubblers got back in it with a PK by Matt Furlong, then Decker made it 3-1 with yet another penalty kick. Furlong closed out the scoring. Ethan Ford had 7 saves for G-A.

Bruner said, “I cannot speak more highly of the grit and determination of this team. Coming into this year we were very young and inexperienced; we have grown tremendously this season – the coaches are very proud of this group of boys.”

Greencastle currently is ranked No. 14 in District 3 6A and will open the playoffs Monday on the road.

Greencastle-Antrim 3, Gettysburg 0: The Blue Devils finished the regular season with a perfect record after beating the Warriors in a Mid Penn Colonial match on the road Thursday night.

Greencastle, ranked No. 1 in District 3 Class 3A, is 16-0 (14-0 MPC). The playoffs begin Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. with a home match.

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