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Area athletes play for NCAA soccer champs

November 30, 2005

COLLEGE SOCCER



GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three area athletes contributed to Messiah College's undefeated NCAA Division III champion men's and women's soccer teams this season.

Sophomore forward Corrie Jones, a North Hagerstown graduate, started for Messiah (23-0) in its 1-0 victory over the College of New Jersey on Saturday in the women's national final. Jones finished the year with four goals and two assists, including a goal in Messiah's 2-1 overtime victory over the University of Chicago in the semifinals Friday.

Ben Jordan, a Williamsport graduate, and Nick Kipe, a Waynesboro graduate, were both sophomore defenders for the Messiah men's team (24-0), which beat Gustavus Adolphus 1-0 Saturday for its second straight national title and fourth in the past six years. Kipe finished the year with three goals and two assists.




PREP CROSS COUNTRY



Leopards compete at regionals



BRONX, N.Y. - Twelve Smithsburg runners competed Saturday at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championships on Van Cortlandt Park's challenging 5K course.

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In the sophomore girls race, Emily Ledden placed 95th in 23:19.6, Chelsea Connelly was 111th (23:50.4) and Gabby Taylor 139th (25:38.3). Liz Hutchison was 97th (28:18.6) in the freshman girls race, and Megan Planer was 172nd in the junior girls race.

In the sophomore boys race, Phil Shriver finished 150th in 20:04.3. In the senior boys race, Charlie Wisz was 155th (20:21.2), Eric Hutchison 166th (20:55.0) and Nick Connelly 182nd (22:26.4). Sean Planer was 145th (23:14.7) and Dane Livers 148th (23:57.3) in the freshman boys race and Matt Shriver was 172nd (26:49.0) in the junior boys race.




YOUTH HOCKEY



Hagerstown wins Showdown



ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Nick Martin had eight goals and assist to lead the Hagerstown Peewee 'B' Team to the title at the Crabtown Showdown tournament. Martin scored the game-winning goal in Hagerstown's 3-2 overtime victory over the Grundy Senators in the title game.

Kevin McCormack and Damian Suders each had three goals and an assist and Vinny Lopez had four assists for Hagerstown in the tournament.

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