Chambersburg 2, State College 1: The Trojans picked up a huge win on the road Saturday, reversing an earlier loss to State College by handing the Little Lions a 2-1 Mid Penn Commonwealth defeat.
“The boys played really well, especially coming off a disappointment on Thursday (2-2 tie vs. Cedar Cliff),” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said.
Asher Schwartz scored the first Trojan goal, assisted by Amin Butler. Chuy Munoz fed Griffin Redding with a pass and Redding knocked in the second goal. Andrew Armstrong made 7 saves.
Grove said, “I’m especially proud of our young back line, which starts two sophomores as center backs and two juniors as outside backs. For their lack of experience, they are really stepping up.”
State College is in first place in the Commonwealth (9-2-1, 7-2 MPC), followed by Cumberland Valley (7-3-1, 6-2) and Chambersburg (8-3-3, 6-2-2). The Trojans host CV on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Trojan boys, girls place 2nd: At the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday morning, Chambersburg took second place in the team standings in both girls and boys.
The boys lost the title by a single point to Cumberland Valley, which scored 139 to Chambersburg’s 140. The Trojan scorers were Trentin Overcash (17th, 16:55.20), Orion Kimberly (27th, 17:13.80), Patrick Zook (29th, 17:15.80), Chris Diaz (31st, 17:17.10) and Joe Corwell (36th, 17:28.0).
Abby Yourkavitch was the winner of the girls race, clocking a time of 18:26.90 on the 5,000-meter course, but the Trojans scored 99 points to finish below Hershey (66). Also scoring for Chambersburg were Kiera Whitehead, who was 16th in 19:48.50, Maddie Kinton, 21st in 20:02.60, Sydney Parson, 28th in 20:18.40, and Kaylee Mowery, 35th in 20:28.80.