Chambersburg rdp 9-30: Volleyball battles 1st-place Lions

State College 3, Chambersburg 1: The Little Lions prevailed over the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match at CASHS Field House on Monday.

Robyn Stepler

Robyn Stepler

“State College is a good team, but we made them work for it,” Chambersburg assistant coach Bobby Culler said.

The Little Lions (10-0, 9-0 MPC) won the first and fourth games easily, 25-13 and 25-15, but struggled in the second, 27-25, and were beaten by the Trojans 25-20 in the third.

Culler said, “After a slow start, we began to play with more intensity and determination, and we stuck with them in the second and third sets. ”

Willa Moats contributed 10 service points, 5 aces, 17 assists and 9 digs, while the other setter, Robyn Stepler, had 5 kills, 12 assists, 6 digs and 4 points for the Trojans (9-4, 5-4 MPC).

Also, Raelyn Johnson put up 7 points and 7 digs; Rachael Meyers led in kills with 11 and added 5 points and 3 aces; Marlee Wrights blocked 5 shots; Isabella Fidler had 7 kills and 7 digs and Taylor Myers led in digs with 14.

Red Land 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans were back at full strength Monday in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match, but the Patriots earned a 5-0 victory.

Maddie Faust

Maddie Faust

In the toughest match of the day, No. 2 doubles, Chambersburg’s team of Ridglee Flohr and Maddie Faust took the first set 7-6, but were defeated 2-6 and 5-7 by Red Land’s Allison Ezbiansky and Page Beam.

At No. 2 doubles, Avery Wissinger and Aspen Kimberly won five games in their match, and at No. 1 singles, Kirsten Gerhart fought hard before falling 7-5, 6-3.

The Trojans are 2-12 (0-6 MPC).

Chambersburg coach Josh Barwin said, “It was a tough loss for us today on senior day. We’re losing three tremendous individuals (Gerhart, Faust and Kenna Shearer) who have given a lot to this program.”