Chambersburg 3, Carlisle 0: The Trojans opened their season on Tuesday with a quality win, taking out Mid Penn Commonwealth rival Carlisle in three sets — 25-20, 25-16 and 25-22.
“It was a good start to the season,” Chambersburg assistant coach Bobby Culler said. “Our setters did a good job distributing the ball tonight. We served tough and controlled the net.
“And Rachael Meyers (9 kills and 6 blocks) had a big match tonight and was very active at the net.”
Other stat leaders for the Trojans (1-0, 1-0 MPC) were Willa Moats (10 service points, 5 aces, 11 assists, 4 digs); Robyn Stepler (16 assists, 3 blocks); Taylor Myers (9 points, 15 digs) and Isabella Fidler (8 points, 7 kills, 10 digs).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 20, CD East 39: The Trojans earned four of the top five places and seven of the top 10 to hand Central Dauphin East a defeat in the team’s first Mid Penn Commonwealth dual meet of the season Tuesday.
Joe Corwell and Brayden Boyd went 1-2 for Chambersburg (1-0, 1-0 MPC), with both putting up times of 18:21. Justin Maxwell (4th, 18:25) and Billy Prentice (5th, 18:57) also landed in the top five.
Also for the Trojans, Zach Yourkavitch (19:10), Ian Brechbiel (19:12), Dakota Strait (19:13), Ben Colli (19:28), Lane Kuhns (19:53), Levi Funk (20:23) and Caleb Owens (20:34) finished in spots 8 through 14.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 15, CD East 50: The Panthers did not field a full team and the Trojans pushed 10 of the top 11 runners across the line, leading to a Mid Penn Commonwealth romp Tuesday.
“We were able to take it easy and the varsity girls basically just raced the second half of the course,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said.
Freshman Camryn Kiser was the first to cross the line, in 20:46. The third through sixth places went to Olivia Rieck (21:17), Keira Whitehead (21:49), Anna DeGrange (22:11) and Maddie Kinton (22:12).
Monheim said, “It was great to see Camryn get the first of what I would imagine will be many race victories over the next four years. Rieck, Whitehead, DeGrange and Kinton continue to look like a solid top five for us.”
Also in the top 11 were Allison List (23:08), Emma Armstrong (23:33), Abigail Bricker (23:59), Amelya Mauriello (24:06) and Emilea Alleman (24:12).
Palmyra 4, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans managed only one singles win in a non-league defeat to the Cougars on Tuesday afternoon.
At No. 3 singles for Chambersburg (1-5), Kenna Shearer won 7-5 in the first set, was blitzed 6-1 in the second, then rallied for a 6-4 win in the third and deciding set.
At No. 1 singles, Kirsten Gerhart captured the first set 6-2, but then fell 6-1, 6-3 to her opponent.
Trojan coach Josh Barwin said, “We’re battling hard, but we need to work on our form and all the little things to be able to win matches.”
Chambersburg 3, Carlisle 0: The Trojans got goals by Logan Stapleton, Jose Morales and Luke Mason to defeat the Thundering Herd to rack up a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Tuesday night at Trojan Stadium.
Leading 1-0 at halftime on Stapleton’s goal, which was assisted by Braden Chapman, Chambersburg (2-0, 1-0 MPC) put it away in the latter half. Morales scored from Stapleton and Mason’s goal was assisted by Aaron Maynard.
“I was a little concerned with our depth because we had two starters out (on offense), but some players stepped up in a big way,” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “I’m super proud of Logan — getting a goal and an assist was huge.”
Chambersburg earned its second shutout, as keeper Garrett Carter made 3 saves.
“Our defense has been solid, and got another clean sheet,” Grove said. “They’ve done an excellent job to adjust to changes we made. Our work rate all over the field field was excellent, and our center mids — Cole Myers, Aaron Maynard and Mikey Williams — commanded the middle, which is Carlisle’s strength.”
Carlisle 3, Chambersburg 1: The Herd defeated the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Tuesday, breaking a 1-1 halftime tie on two goals by Seila Padzic.
“I was pleased with the effort of the players,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “They really fought hard the whole game. We just weren’t able to finish our chances and they were.”
Carlisle broke on top, but Chambersburg (1-2, 0-1 MPC) tied the game 1-1 before halftime on a goal by Aubrey Pyne, which was assisted by Nether Dean.
Trojan goalkeeper Annie Metzger made eight saves, as the Herd out-shot Chambersburg, 9-7. The Trojans had the only two corner kicks of the game.