Devil netters back on track against Bubblers

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Blue Devil Morgynn McKenzie delivers a hit between the block of Boiling Springs.

Greencastle-Antrim enjoyed its home surroundings last week, taking a straight sets win over Boiling Springs. While the Blue Devils (4-1, 4-1 MPC-Capital) opened with a fairly easy 25-13 tally, the Bubblers summoned some fight and made G-A dig deeper for the match in games of 25-20 and 25-18.

The third game was a particularly solid display of comeback ability. Down 13-17, the Devils put Tabitha Rudy at the service line and backed her up for eight straight points. Lauren Verhoef and Morgynn McKenzie had key kills during the run. Game two saw Ema Bobbitt serving up a solid part of the scoring. Amanda Hammer shined at the net and collected six kills on the match. Verhoef added five and McKenzie had four. Tiffany Briggs accumulated 23 set assists. Bobbitt chalked up six digs. Each Bobbitt and Rudy had four aces.

Earlier in the week G-A eased past Big Spring in straight sets of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-11. Miranda Sharp and Hammer each had seven kills. McKenzie added seven digs and Briggs rang up 23 assists.

The Blue Devil junior varsity also swept the Bubblers, 2-0, with games of 25-5 and 25-8. Katie Gelsinger led in kills with six. Claudia Hissong tallied nine set assists. Erin Koons, Corynn Schook and Brooke Zeger had four aces each. Cierra Stoner recorded two digs.

The jayvees forced a third game with State College Friday, but came up short by a 15-4 score to drop the match. G-A opened with a 25-21 set before State College fought back to even it by a 25-14 score. Courtney Stump led with seven kills and Hissong put up seven assists. Bailey Hopkins delivered 13 digs and Stump added a dozen.

No information was available on the varsity match with State College.