Boys Soccer

Chambersburg rdp 10/8: Soccer teams sweep Red Land

Chambersburg 2, Red Land 1, 2 OT: Brooke Huntsman scored her second goal of the game midway through the second overtime to lift the Trojans to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Patriots on Tuesday afternoon.

Layne Kimple

Layne Kimple

Chambersburg (10-5, 7-4 MPC) quickly fell behind in the seventh minute, but Huntsman evened the score early in the second half on a pass from Layne Kimple.

“I think playing on grass for the first time in a while kind of kept us out of our game,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “But Red Land came to play and their defense played very well.”

Aubrey Pyne was credited with the assist on the game-winning goal by Huntsman. Goalkeepers Annie Metzger and Faith Johnson each made six saves.

Franchi said, “We had a tougher battle than I think the girls were expecting, but they still refused to lose and found a way to come away with the victory. Layne made a beautiful assist on the first goal.”

It was a team-leading sixth assist for Kimple.

Chambersburg 4, Red Land 0: The Trojans controlled the play after halftime and rolled to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Patriots at Trojan Stadium on Tuesday night.

Austin Stapleton

Austin Stapleton

“Both teams had chances in the first half,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “In the second half we made a few changes and settled into the game much better. We controlled the play and created some great scoring opportunities. It was a nice way to respond with putting the ball in the back of the net.”

The first goal for the Trojans (9-4-1, 7-3 MPC) was an own goal, accidentally scored by Red Land. Then Jose Morales scored, followed by goals from Austin Stapleton and Aaron Maynard, with Mikey Williams, Maynard and Morales being credited with assists.

Goalkeeper Garrett Carter made two saves to preserve the shutout. Chambersburg took more shots, 14-3, and had more corners, 5-0.

Grove said, “That’s our first shutout in a while (6 games), so it’s good to gain some confidence back. We are taking these next few games and treating them like it’s districts, in preparation for districts.”

Cumberland Valley 3, Chambersburg 2: In a wild, back-and-forth Mid Penn Commonwealth match Tuesday at CV, the Eagles prevailed 15-10 in the fifth game to wrest a victory from the Trojans.

Raelyn Johnson

Raelyn Johnson

CV won the first two games easily (25-14, 25-8) and seemed to be on the way to a quick win. But Chambersburg (11-5, 7-5 MPC) roared back to tie it up by capturing narrow decisions in the next two games, 26-24 and 29-27.

“We came out very slow and tentative, but turned things around in the third set and made a match of it,” Trojan assistant coach Bobby Culler said. “We began executing better and serving tougher and we forced them to make mistakes.”

Raelyn Johnson and Isabella Fidler each had 10 kills and Rachael Meyers added 9. Marlee Wrights was tops with 5 blocks, Meyers had 4 and Josey Reineman had 2.

Taylor Myers led in service points with 13, including 4 aces, and in digs with 19. Wrights added 9 points with 4 aces and Johnson had 6 points.

Willa Moats led in assists with 20, while Robyn Stepler had 16. Johnson added 11 digs and Stepler had 10.

Culler said, “CV is a good team, but both of our matches with them this season have been five-set thrillers.”