Field hockey team picks up more wins

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Greencastle-Antrim field hockey team saw both sides of the coin last week and still did nothing but win. A last-second victory and a landslide win pushed the Devils to a 10-1 mark on the season. Both games were Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division matchups to make G-A 6-1 in the divisional standings.

Tache Smothers scored with 12 seconds left on the clock to lift the Devils to a dramatic 2-1 win over Northern York Monday. It looked like Brooke Strait’s first-half goal on a Sarah Gipe assist was going to hold up for the win, however Northern found the cage with 5:11 left in the game. G-A went on a mission to end it in regulation and Smothers finished it on a Danae Timmons assist.

“Our team’s strength is the passing game,” said G-A head coach Jen Everetts. “We bounded back this afternoon after a week of challenges.

“The girls responded positively today; working with one another to move the ball up the field.”

Northern held a slight edge in shots on goal, 10-9, and in penalty corners, 6-3. Emiley Maiorana made eight saves for the Devils.

Sarah Gipe scored a goal and had two assists to lead the Devils in a 6-0 landslide over the Maidens. Five other G-A players connected with the cage in the contest played under the lights of Kaley Field. Smothers had a goal and an assist. Brooke Strait, Brooke Daley and Ashton Rockwell each scored. Timmons had an assist.

G-A dominated with 13 shots to five and led in corners, 10-2. Maiorana had five saves.

The junior varsity Blue Devils captured a pair of 3-0 shutouts on the week. Whitney Singhas scored a goal and had an assist in a 3-0 win over Northern. Bret Morgan and Moriah Woods had the other scores. G-A also blanked Waynesboro 3-0. Hannah Mooers had a goal and an assist in this one. Kara Timmons and Woods added goals.