Boys Soccer

Chambersburg roundup 9/28


Chambersburg 1, Carlisle 0: Connor Gniewek scored on a free kick that deflected past the Herd goalkeeper with about 4 minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Trojans to a big Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Thursday night on the road.

The Trojans (6-2-2, 5-2-1 MPC) have won 3 straight games. Andrew Armstrong earned his second straight shutout in goal and fourth of the season.

“I told the boys that possession wasn’t going to be as good, because the field was tiny and the grass was bumpy,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “So I emphasized work rate over all else and the boys really responded. I thought we played hard and created a decent amount of scoring chances from set pieces.

“This win is huge for conference play if we want to get back in the mix to make a title run.”


Carlisle 2, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans fell behind early and couldn’t quite catch up in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Trojan Stadium. Gabby Lecuona scored her seventh goal of the season, assisted by Ashley Bawell for Chambersburg (4-8, 1-8 MPC).

“We gave up two goals early again and that hurt us,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “We controlled the entire second half, but were able to put only one goal in.”


Chambersburg 3, Red Land 0: The Trojans raised their record to 6-3 (5-3 MPC) with their third straight victory, this one an easy win over Mid Penn Commonwealth foe Red Land.

“We came out really focused tonight and took care of business,” Chambersburg assistant coach Bobby Culler said. “We served tough, passed well and terminated plays. Lauren Ching did a great job of distributing the ball. It was a good team win.”

Ching doled out 31 assists. The kills were spread out, with Bailee Nitterhouse, Ashley Adams and Ally Davis each knocking down 8 and Maura Wilson having 5. Nitterhouse also had 11 digs and Adams scored 4 aces.


Northern York 4, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans completed the regular season with a 4-11 record and play in the Mid Penn Championships next week.