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Devils rock JB in three

September 13, 2000

Devils rock JB in three



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Blue Devils had their ups and downs on Tuesday night.

The Blue Devils blew an six-point lead in Game 1 that allowed James Buchanan to steal a 15-10 win.

But Greencastle recovered with 15-8, 15-7 victories to win the Mid Penn Colonial match.

Latonia Petersheim had 22 digs, 10 service points, nine kills, six blocks and three aces for Greencastle (2-0, 2-0).

"Our team is either up or down," Petersheim said. "When we get a string of things going our way, then that is when we really start to get up. By the end of the second game, we started to get that attitude that we wanted to win that match more than they did."

Greencastle started to take control during the second game. Petersheim served for eight points in a row to extend the Blue Devils' lead to 10-0.

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"Our team's service game wasn't too good tonight," Petersheim said. "I was just worried about putting the ball in the court. Tonight my service game just happened to be on. Just getting my confidence back helped me out a lot. I have a certain level of achievement that I try to reach for. I don't think that I am there yet, but tonight was a big step towards that."

Aimee Eshleman collected 20 digs, 19 assists and 13 service points, while Tamyra Toth contributed 40 assists and eight digs for the Blue Devils. Kathy Kershner got 25 assists, Liz Rock added 13 digs and Megan Beam had nine digs for Greencastle.

Sammy Brown had 59 digs, while Emilee Seville added 10 kills for James Buchanan (3-1, 2-1).

"The girls did a good job of pulling it out," Greencastle coach Vicki Ritchey said. "We had 10 service errors through the whole match and six of those came in Game 1."

"I was really proud of the girls for the way that they came back in the first game after being down by an 8-2 deficit," James Buchanan coach Erica Piper said. "In order to be successful this year, we have got to play strong from start to finish."

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