Greencastle-Antrim 3, Big Spring 0: The Bulldogs had handed the Blue Devils their only Mid Penn Colonial defeat in the first match of the season, but Greencastle turned it around by blowing our Big Spring 25-17, 25-18 and 25-17 on Thursday night in Newville.
“I was really proud of the girls for coming out strong right out of the gate,” G-A coach Corry Eagler said. “We served tough and blocked really well tonight. After losing to them earlier in the season, the girls were fired up and ready to go.”
Wren Roberts led in service points with 13, Brianna Woodring had 10, with 4 aces, and Alaina Garling had 3 aces. Emma Pool led the way in blocks with 3.
Abby Eagler had 12 kills and 8 digs for the Blue Devils (9-1, 8-1 MPC), Lily Kauffman had 6 kills, Woodring had 8 digs, Garling made 10 assists, Kylie Kerns had 18 assists and 7 digs and Roberts added 9 digs.
Greencastle-Antrim 4, Boiling Springs 1: The Bubblers took the lead against the Blue Devils in a Mid Penn Colonial game at Kaley Field, but G-A rushed back to capture the win Thursday night.
“Tonight’s game was a very hard-fought game, and was much tougher than the score indicated,” Greencastle coach Chris Noblit said. “Haley Noblit had a strong game to help us pull ahead.”
Noblit scored 2 goals and added an assist for Greencastle (8-2, 7-1 MPC), while Maddie Koons produced a goal and an assist and Anna Sullivan popped in the other goal.
Greencastle-Antrim 2, Boiling Springs 1: The Blue Devils remained unbeaten, but it took an overtime goal by Noah Parks to capture a Mid Penn Colonial victory over the Bubblers on the road Thursday night.
Boiling Springs held a 1-0 lead at halftime after a breakaway goal.
“We looked like a team coming off a game the night before,” Greencastle coach Aric Bruner said. “We were missing some guys and we knew Boiling Springs was better than its record.”
Just 1:27 into the second half, after a foul outside the box, Caleb Baine fed Andrew Bowers with a pass and he slotted home the tying goal for the Blue Devils (9-0-1, 8-0 MPC). In OT, Bowers took a free kick from near midfield and Parks knocked the ball into the goal.
Bruner said, “We made some key adjustments in the second half, mainly Parks up top and letting him pressure the defense with his speed.”
Shippensburg 4, Greencastle-Antrim 1: The Blue Devils scored their only goal in the third quarter of a Mid Penn Colonial defeat at the hands of the Greyhounds on Thursday afternoon at Kaley Field.
Carlee Knepper hit for the goal for G-A (3-10, 3-6 MPC) after a pass from Alishya Thurmond.
Greencastle coach Lorraine Hohl said, “I was extremely proud of how the entire team moved together to pressure the ball, and finished strong with scoring opportunities.”