SPRING GROVE — For the past three months or so, Central York’s Bre Sgrignoli and Dallastown’s Carsyn Gold were adversaries on the soccer field.
Gold got some early satisfaction when the Wildcats handed the Panthers their only York-Adams League Division I loss in September. Sgrignoli earned some revenge last month when she scored a pair of goals in Central’s victory over Dallastown.
Thursday, Nov. 9, the two rivals were teammates for the York-Adams League Senior All-Star Game at Spring Grove High School.
Strange as it may seem, it was Sgrignoli and Gold who teamed up for a goal for the "Away" team in what ended up a 2-2 deadlock vs. the "Home" team on a cold, wet evening.
A Panther player assisting a Wildcat player can be difficult to wrap your head around. The reality, however, is that it wasn't the first time Sgrignoli and Gold have done so. Both standouts play together on a club team based out of Mechanicsburg.
“It was a lot of fun competing against a lot of the girls that I’m not used to playing against,” Gold said. “But Bre’s actually on my club team.”
Gold and Sgrignoli would have likely left Papermakers Stadium victorious had it not been for a late goal by Delone Catholic's Tess Maitland. Since the contest was merely an exhibition, no overtime or shootouts were utilized. Thus the game ended in a tie.
Gold nevertheless enjoyed her final time playing in a Dallastown uniform.
“It’s surreal to realize that this is my last game as a high school soccer player,” she said. “But I’m excited for my future.”
Gold has already committed to play next season for High Point University in North Carolina, where she plans to study business.
Logue has bittersweet feelings: While Gold was happy to participate in the contest, Fairfield’s Moriah Logue felt somewhat bittersweet about it.
To her credit, Logue had a very good reason to feel that way — she was actually planning on practicing Thursday with her school team for a second-round state playoff contest. Those plans were dashed when the defending PIAA Class 1-A champs were shockingly eliminated in the first round by East Juniata on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
So instead of preparing for another game, Logue was in Spring Grove playing her last one with a Green Knights jersey on.
“It’s disappointing,” she said. “But it happens. It was a tough game, 1-0, and you have those tough losses sometimes.”
The silver lining for Logue was that she was able to finally play with one of her favorite opponents in Gettysburg’s Bonita Soliday. The two seemed to hit it off right away during the all-star event.
“This was a lot of fun,” she said. “But I had a lot of fun playing with Bonita — Bo — from Gettysburg. We’ve always played against her and I’ve admired her style of play. She’s very aggressive and very fast and she goes for the ball. She just goes for it and I like that. It was nice to not have to play against her for once.”
Logue has yet to commit to a college or university for next season.
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