BLUE DEVIL DISPATCH 3-31-10

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

GIRL’S SOCCER

The Greencastle-Antrim High School girls’ soccer team had a tough start to the season last week as Hershey prevailed 8-1.

The Blue Devils were still within reach at halftime as the Spartans held a 2-0 lead. Heather Sanders got G-A on the board in the second half on a direct kick from 20 yards out to thread the right side of the goal. However, Hershey added six more scores to dominate the game.

“Obviously we were never in the game,” said G-A head coach Greg Cole. “Hershey is who they are. I told my players to look for small victories and moments.

“We put some nice attacking connections together to put pressure on their defense. That is how we got the direct right outside of their 18. Heather struck a nice ball. She had a tough angle from the right side of the goal and placed it in the upper right corner over the Hershey keeper.”

G-A got dominated on shots on goal, 34-2, and didn’t earn a corner to four for Hershey. Krista Kelly made 11 saves in goal for the Blue Devils and Alex Baughman made a dozen.

TRACK AND FIELD

Greencastle-Antrim had trouble working its way into the  top three column at the Tim Cook Invitational at Trojan Stadium in Chambersburg. In an early, but very competitive event Katrina Wright was second in the shot put with a 34-0-1/2.

G-A’s boys’ 400 relay team was second to Chambersburg with a time of 44.83. The Trojans were clocked at 43.99.

The Blue Devils collected several other places with a fourth in the 100 (11.49) and a fifth in the 200 (23.78) from Alex Yoder; a fourth in the 800 (2:04.49) from Jesse Herman; and a fourth and fifth, respectively, from Nikita Gearhart and Rachelle Piper in the javelin.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

VOLLEYBALL

Greencastle-Antrim swept James Buchanan during the opening match of the season. The eighth-grade team disposed of the Rockets in straight games of 25-10 and 25-17. Abbey Pool had three kills. Nicole Garns and Amy Naugle added two kills each. Chloe Hoover put up four assists.

The seventh-grade Devils repeated the victory, 2-0 with games of 25-22 and 25-15. Brittany Engle had a kill.