Chambersburg roundup 9/26: Trojans top Herd in volleyball

Chambersburg 3, Carlisle 1: The Trojans found themselves in a 1-0 hole after a 25-21 loss in Game 1, but roared back with three consecutive victories to defeat the Thundering Herd in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match Thursday night on the road.

Raelyn Johnson

Raelyn Johnson

Chambersburg (7-3, 5-3 MPC) won the last three sets, 25-16, 25-19 and 25-20.

“We had a slow start, but we got things together and played well down the stretch,” Trojan assistant coach Bobby Culler said. “We picked up our defense, passed better out of serve receive and executed on offense a lot better as the match went on.”

Raelyn Johnson led in service points with 17 and added 7 kills and 13 digs. Willa Moats contributed 14 points, including 7 aces, and assisted on 12 points. Robyn Stepler had a stat-filled match, with 10 digs, 21 assists, 9 points and 2 blocks.

Also for Chambersburg, Marlee Wrights had 7 kills and 3 blocks, Rachael Meyers put up 10 kills, Isabella Fidler also had 10 kills, along with 14 digs, and Taylor Myers dug up 26 balls.

Culler said, “Carlisle was a scrappy team and made us work for this win.”

Cumberland Valley 4, Chambersburg 1: Playing without their No. 1 and 2 singles players (because of illness), the Trojans (2-11, 0-5 MPC) put up a good fight before succumbing to the Eagles in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match Thursday.

Avery Wissinger

Avery Wissinger

Avery Wissinger was moved from doubles to No. 2 singles and earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory over CV’s Anusha Iyer.

Kenna Shearer jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 and won two games, while Aspen Kimberley picked up three sets at No. 3 singles.

“Although we were defeated 4-1, everybody stepped up and gave 100%,” Chambersburg coach Josh Barwin said. “Avery played extremely well and knocked off CV’s No. 2 in her first time ever playing singles.

“We need to get back to full health and get ready for Red Land on Monday.”