Roundup - Patriots top Knights in double OT

Tuscarora girls lose

October 06, 2004


FREDERICK, Md. - Lindsay Devilbiss wasn't surprised that she was in the right place at the right time. But she's certainly not accustomed to the right place being directly in front of the opposition's goal.

And the Thomas Johnson senior made the most of the situation by scoring the only goal five minutes into the second overtime in a 1-0 victory over county rival Middletown in a nonconference match Tuesday night.

"It feels incredible, and it was with my left foot," said Devilbiss of her first goal of the season. "I don't get these chances very often. I'm a sweeper."

Set up by a Kristin Kremers corner kick, the winning goal was a surprise for Devilbiss for another reason.

"I thought I missed it," Devilbiss commented. "I thought it bounced off the post. I had turned around. I didn't know it went in until my teammates started yelling."


Despite the heartbreaking loss, Middletown (5-5) had several opportunities to escape with the win in regulation, but a pair of sterling saves by sophomore Caitlin Marsh kept things in a scoreless deadlock.

"We were a bit unluckyand that tends to weigh on you, but we didn't give up, and we didn't change our focus," Knights coach Heather Kline said.

While Marsh's play was instrumental in the win for the Patriots (5-3), it still created some heartburn for TJ coach Jason Hoffman when she ventured up to 20 yards from the net with Middletown players charging toward her.

"One time she came out and I didn't know what she was doing," said Hoffman. "But with the defense we've been playing she has to do that."

- CURT HORNBECKER/Staff Correspondent

Winters Mill 3, No. 1 Tuscarora 2

WESTMINSTER, Md. - After winning the first seven games to open the season, Tuscarora finally fell to MVAL Piedmont rival Winters Mill, possibly jeopardizing its hold on the area's top ranking.

Courtney Yee scored on an assist from Molly Franklin and Chrissy Conrad scored on an assist from Yee for the Titans (7-1, 1-1). Emmy Simpkins had four saves in the loss.

No. 5 Hedgesville 4, St. James 3

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Jennifer Hoffman had three goals and Ashton Butler had one as Hedgesville (11-2-1) held off a late St. James rally to down the winless Saints.

Emily McCormack, Stefanie Twigg and Margaret Vieira each scored in the final 12 minutes of the game for St. James (0-9-1). Stephanie Marriott had 15 saves.


No. 1 Boonsboro 6, Clear Spring 0

CLEAR SPRING - Tyler McKenrick scored two goals and assisted three others as Boonsboro rolled past Clear Spring in MVAL Antietam action Monday for its 10th win of the season.

Jake Munson also had two goals, while Ryan Alick and Dave Stout each added one for the Warriors (10-0, 3-0). JV: Boonsboro 6-1.

No. 2 Greencastle 6 Boiling Springs 0

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - Jared Barkdoll, Trevor Gelsinger and Dustin Young each scored two goals to lead Greencastle (10-1, 7-1) to a Mid-Penn Capital shutout of Boiling Springs.

No. 6 Thomas Johnson 2 No. 7 Middletown 0

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Mike Thomas and Eric Bjorndale each scored unassisted as Thomas Johnson edged Middletown in MVAL nonconference action.

Tim Mehl had two saves in the shutout for the Patriots. Adam Stottlemyer had four saves for Middletown (5-4). JV: 1-1 tie.

SJPH 9, Arlington Baptist 0

BALTIMORE - Sam Weaver had three goals and two assists and St. John's at Prospect Hall routed Arlington Baptist.

Ryan Poticny had two goals and two assists, Brian Barbera had two goals and one assist and James Smith had a goal and three assists for the Vikings (3-4). Ike Izeveigie added a goal and Job Merkel had an assist in the win.

Heritage 2, New Life 0

FREDERICK, Md. - Mike Scott scored both Heritage Academy goals unassisted to lead the Eagles to a Mason Dixon Christian Conference win over New Life Christian.

Ham Stamper had 10 saves for his first shutout of the season for Heritage (6-7, 5-7).

Grace 5, Broadfording 1

Jordan Hanft and A.J. Serafini each had a goal and an assist to lead Grace Academy past Broadfording Christian in MDCC action.

Jason O'Neil, Zach Koontz and Danny Michael each scored, while Jacob Reese and Alex Lehman had assists for the Knights (10-2, 10-1).

Alan Meyers Jr. scored the lone goal for Broadfording and Brian Snyder had 12 saves.


No. 6 Greencastle 3, West Perry 1

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Mandi Mentzer had 15 service points and 20 digs and Michelle Negley had 24 digs to lead Greencastle to a Mid-Penn Capital win over West Perry, 25-14, 23-25, 25-14, 25-15.

Jessica Ritchey had 12 service points - including eight aces - 12 kills and 12 digs for the Blue Devils (10-4). Whitney Meyers had 13 digs, Maxie George had 10 and Jade Dunhour had 10 aces and 13 assists. JV: Greencastle, 2-0.

McConnellsburg 3, N. Bedford 0

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Cherina Swope had eight aces and Gretchen Swope had nine kills as McConnellsburg remained undefeated in the Side-ling Hill League with a sweep of Northern Bedford, 25-6, 25-11, 25-8.

Emile Ott had 22 assists for the Spartans (8-3, 6-0).

S. Fulton 3, Tussey Mountain 1

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