BLUE DEVIL DISPATCH 11-3-10

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
G-A’s Zoe Huston works the ball as Rachel Monninger provides back up during middle school varsity field hockey action last week.

Field hockey

The middle school field hockey teams completed the 2010 season last week. The varsity team earned a split to finish the season at 4-11-1, while the junior varsity won a pair to ice the year with a 4-6-3 mark.

The G-AMS varsity downed Big Spring 3-1 before Boiling Springs came to town and pulled off a 2-1 win. Rachel Monninger scored a pair of goals against the Bulldogs and Zoe Huston put in the third. The win came despite G-A trailing 6 to 4 in penalty corners. Jillian Barr had eight saves in goal for the Blue Devils. Against Boiling, Whitney Singhas scored the goal on a Huston assist. G-A led in corners, 7 to 4. Barr had three saves.

In jayvee action, The Devils dominated Big Spring 3-0 on two goals from Annie Powers and another by Isabelle Waddelow. Kylie Carbaugh was credited with an assist. Barr had three saves. G-A got its goal from Powers in the final minute of the game against Boiling Springs in a 1-0 victory. Boiling had a 4-3 edge in corners. Barr added two saves.

Football

G-A staged a comeback attempt but eventually fell short, 28-20, against Shippensburg. The loss came despite a career night from Devin Statler, who rushed for 257 yards and two touchdowns. Trailing 21-7 at the half, the Blue Devils gave themselves a shot at the game as Statler scored in the third and the defense forced a fumble to get the ball back in G-A hands for the fourth quarter. Statler stayed hot and went 90 yards for his second score of the half. The momentum helped the Devils cut the deficit to one point at 21-20. Ship regained its composure for a TD and held off any further G-A rally.

Ashtin Byers had a 30-yard TD run in the first half and led the defense with nine tackles. Kristian Sheeley added six. Justin Hovey had an interception. Ryan Ricci had two pass receptions for 44 yards.

Greencastle-Antrim quarterback Matt Montedoro makes the handoff to Devin Statler (32) during middle school football action last week.