G-A volleyball avenges loss

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Senior Amanda Hammer delivers a hit past the block. (Bob Stoler Photos)

Greencastle-Antrim’s volleyball team avenged a loss last week just at the right time.

The Blue Devils showed a lot of resilience, soundly defeating Shippensburg, a team who had beaten them the first time around the schedule. The earlier loss, the first divisional setback in six years for the program, helped Shippensburg to work into the top spot in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division. After G-A’s 3-0 return engagement with the Greyhounds, the Devils are now even in the standings.

This time around the Devils had the services of junior Nakita Gearhart, who ruled the net with 12 kills in the match that G-A controlled with scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-18. Gearhart and Amanda Hammer each chalked up three blocks. Hammer added 10 kills and Lauren Verhoef put down 11. Hammer was also on the leaderboard with three aces. Morgynn McKenzie was credited with 14 digs and Tiffany Briggs had 36 assists.

G-A kept up the pace with a 3-0 blanking of Boiling Springs with scores of 25-16, 25-5 and 25-15 where the service game shined. The Blue Devils tallied 16 aces on the match with seven from Ema Bobbitt. Gearhart delivered 14 kills and three blocks for the night. Hammer added six kills. Briggs contributed 21 assists, seven digs and four aces. Bobbitt led in digs with eight.