Devil booters make Senior Night one to remember

RACHEL BARTLETT, Echo Pilot intern
Senior Josh Ehko makes one of the many saves he’s had on Kaley Field during his career.

The Greencastle-Antrim boys' soccer team made an outstanding statement Tuesday night when they went against Camp Hill for its senior night. By the end of the game, they were able to put up four goals while keeping the Lions from scoring any. Seniors Josh Ehko, Jake Kline and Ian Rohrbaugh were honored before the game.

The rain was an immediate factor in both team's performances, but they both pushed through for a solid game. Within three minutes of the start of the game, Ehko made his first save of the night, helping to secure the win for his team. After a punt from Ehko that went all the way down the field, Luke Herman kicked the ball to teammate Kline, who was able to score on the Lion goalie.

Minutes later, Ehko made another save and Kline almost had a goal, kicking the ball too far outside. With 22 minutes left in the half, Rohrbaugh scored the second goal of the night, boosting G-A's lead over Camp Hill to 2-0. A short three minutes later, Rohrbaugh, receiving the ball from teammate Nick Heinze, scored another goal, shooting it right past the goalie.

The Devils played well the entire half, communicating and passing the ball constantly. With nine minutes left in the half, Herman scored yet another goal for his team, increasing the score to 4-0. At the end of the half, Ehko made three more saves. Rohrbaugh commented on the team's performance, “I think we played as a team for most of the game, but there were times when we were disconnected.”

With the second half of the game beginning, G-A increased the amount of ground game they were playing, due in part to the rain. The rest of the game was played evenly between both teams, equal control over the ball, and no goals being made. Ehko made another save when the Lions had increased control of the ball. Camp Hill had plenty of attempts and opportunities to score, but they failed to actually put the ball in the goal all night.

The Blue Devils will head to Boiling Springs this week to try to wrap up the division title.

Senior Kline said after the game, “As a senior, I hope the impression I left for my teammates is that if you really love soccer, you have to put a lot of time into learning the game and I hope my playing has shown them what I have done.”  

Ehko, senior and captain of the team, commented after the game, “I hope that I leave the team with the example of hard work and getting each other's backs no matter what.” He plans to continue playing soccer, and wants to play in college next year.

Senior Rohrbaugh sees soccer taking him “to college for some scholarships definitely and then hopefully professional.” He is currently being recruited by Lock Haven University and Hood College, and will decide in the near future which he plans to attend.

The junior varsity Devils came out on the short end of a 1-0 contest.