Boys Volleyball

Eagles stifle Trojans in 3 games in District 3 volleyball quarterfinal

Will Simmers

Will Simmers

NEW KINGSTOWN — Cumberland Valley made Chambersburg pay for not being at the top of its game to start the match Monday night.

In a District 3 Class 3A boys volleyball quarterfinal, the top-seeded Eagles romped to 25-11 wins in Games 1 and 2 and ended up defeating the Trojans 3-0. The score in the third game was 27-25.

“I’m not sure what team showed up and played in games 1 and 2,” Chambersburg coach Marta Helfrick said. “We played scared and unsure, and looked out of our comfort zone.”

The Trojans (12-6) are not done just yet. Chambersburg (12-6) will play Hempfield (13-2) in a consolation semifinal match Wednesday, with site and time TBA. The winner will play for fifth place on Friday and that winner earns a spot in the PIAA Tournament.

CV (18-0) will play Central York (13-1) on Wednesday at 7:30 at Dallastown in a semifinal.

Helfrick said, “Game 3 was very good, and we fought hard. If we had played like that in Game 1, then maybe I wouldn’t have been able to tell you how (the match) would have turned out.

“But you can’t put yourself in a 2-0 hole against an undefeated No. 1 seed and expect to come out on top. We just didn’t do well on offense — we made a lot of errors.”

For the Trojans, Will Simmers had eight kills, two block kills and four blocks. Steven Swain (5 kills) and Josiah Picard (3) also helped out up front, and Jaylen Thomas had five blocks.

Trey Stepler and Spencer Rajtik had eight assists each, while Picard (10) and Wes Newman (9) led in kills.

Swain picked up 12 service points and two aces, while Stepler had eight points and an ace.