Rivals get in way of Devil soccermen

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Greencastle-Antrim’s neighbors weren’t that neighborly to the Blue Devil soccer team last week. After Waynesboro had nicked G-A 2-1 Thursday a trip to Chambersburg Saturday saw the Trojans surge in the second half for a 4-1 win.

In between, the Devils (4-6-1, 3-3-1 MPC-Colonial) secured a divisional win over Big Spring as Jacob Warren’s first-half goal held up in a 1-0 final. Noah Graham was credited with the assist. In a game that was suspended when lightning moved into the area, G-A led in shots, 7-3, and in corner kicks, 3-0. Josh Spoonhour had three saves.

Waynesboro came out strong early and the effort produced two goals. G-A did answer before the half as Zach Faulkner found the back of the cage. The score gave the Devils a surge into the second half, but they never found the goal again and settled for the 2-1 setback. Statistics were close with the Tribe leading in shots 15-13 and in corners, 5-2. Spoonhour had six saves.

Against Chambersburg the Devils were the aggressor from the start and had the Trojans on the ropes with a 1-1 halftime score. Chambersburg regrouped and scored three unanswered goals for the 4-1 win. The Trojans had a solid advantage in shots, 17-5, and in corners, 9-0. Spoonhour, who kept Chambersburg under wraps for much of the first half, collected seven saves in the cage for the game.

In junior varsity action, Waynesboro prevailed 1-0 and Chambersburg claimed a 4-0 tally. G-A played to a scoreless tie with Big Spring.