G-A hockey team ends busy week

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Senior Danae Timmons cuts hard to the ball on a sunny Saturday on Kaley Field. (Bob Stoler Photos)

There’s nothing like moving on from a loss with a win. It’s even better when the win is also avenging a previous loss. Greencastle-Antrim needed the win over Big Spring, especially after a loss to Gettysburg earlier in the week.

The Blue Devils (11-4, 7-2 MPC-Colonial), who are battling at the top of the Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division standings with Gettysburg, dropped a 2-1 decision to the Warriors Wednesday. It was the third time the two teams had squared off this season. G-A claimed the first two and Gettysburg, with just one division loss, was out to change its fortunes and get a leg up in the division.

The Warriors scored twice in the first 10 minutes, however the Devils got in the box just a few minutes later to make it a one-goal game. Danae Timmons scored on a corner play with an assist from Ashton Rockwell. While the Devils continued to battle, it was Gettysburg who only had to play defense to preserve the win and prevail in that battle.

Each team had three corners, while Gettysburg led in shots on goal, 11-5. Emiley Maiorana made nine saves for the Devils.

Next up was Big Spring, who had upset the Devils earlier in the season. Not this time as G-A flexed its muscles to a 4-0 shutout on Senior Night. Seniors Brooke Daley, Timmons and Brooke Strait each scored and classmate Sarah Gipe had two assists. Ashton Rockwell added the other goal and had an assist. Lorraine Armstrong also had an assist. Senior Maiorana got in on the act with four saves.

G-A only allowed three shots from Big Spring all night and took 23 of their own. The Devils held a 10-5 edge in corners. Maiorana added four more saves.

The Blue Devils went out of division for its next two games, traveling to Red Land and hosting Camp Hill on Kaley Field. The Patriots claimed a 5-2 win. G-A got goals from Gipe and Timmons. Timmons assisted on Gipe’s goal. Maiorana had a busy day with 13 saves.

Camp Hill escaped Kaley Field Saturday with a 2-1 win to end a busy week for the Devils.

The junior varsity Devils went 3-1 on the week, falling only to Gettysburg 2-0. G-A broke to a 5-0 win over Big Spring. Moriah Woods scored twice and goals also came from Kara Timmons, Bret Morgan and May Burns. Assists were turned in by Woods, Timmons, Hannah Mooers, Kaitlyn Burkett and Whitney Singhas. Mooers put in the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Red Land with an assist from Woods. G-A also won 1-0 over Camp Hill.