Chambersburg 1, Carlisle 0, OT: The Trojans scored about three minutes into the first overtime to increase their win streak to five with a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Thundering Herd on Tuesday night at Trojan Stadium.
Layne Kimple took a corner kick and put the ball in a good spot. The Carlisle goalkeeper had to come out, but she could only get a piece of the ball, which squirted out to Brooke Huntsman. She made no mistake and put the ball into the net for the win for the Trojans (7-4, 5-3 MPC).
“They put a lot of pressure on us in the second half, but our defense was strong all game and didn’t really allow a good shot,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “I have to give props to our defenders — Ashley Bawell, Katarina Betris, Savannah Wertz, Olivia Martin and Katie Parker.
“And through the middle, Nether Dean and Gianna Weigel played very well.”
Keepers Annie Metzger (3) and Faith Johnson (4) split seven saves for the shutout, which reversed a 3-1 win by Carlisle early in the season.
Franchi said, “This was a big win for us. The girls really wanted this one, and it showed.”
Chambersburg 2, Carlisle 1: Aaron Maynard found the back of the net with just 16 seconds left Tuesday night to lift the Trojans to a hard-earned victory over the Herd in a Mid Penn Commonwealth battle.
Jose Morales brought the ball upfield and hit Logan Stapleton with a pass, and Stapleton’s pass gave Maynard the space to take the shot.
“Seeing Maynard getting the game winner is just a testament to what he means to the team,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “He’s the engine that keeps on going.”
The Trojans (7-3, 5-2 MPC) got a goal by Morales, assisted by Logan Drawbaugh, to take a 1-0 lead, but the Herd tied it 1-1 with about 10 minutes left on a controversial penalty kick.
“This was a big game for us — especially after Saturday (an 8-0 loss to CD) — we needed to respond in a positive way,” Grove said. “We have a few guys out with injuries, so to control the game (15-4 shot advantage) was great to see. After the PK, we kept pushing and found the winning goal.
“I thought Braden Chapman had a flawless game at right back and Andrew Quach stepped up big in the middle of the field. And Jose has been a big part of the team this year.”