Central Dauphin ousts Trojan girls from D-3 soccer playoffs

COLONIAL PARK — Chambersburg was tied with heavily-favored Central Dauphin at halftime, but the Rams scored twice in the second half.

Aubrey Pyne

Aubrey Pyne

CD’s 3-1 victory in a District 3 Class 4A girls soccer first-round game Tuesday evening at Landis Field ended the Trojans’ season with an 11-8 record.

“I was very proud of the way the girls came out and played today,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said.

The Trojans just lost 5-0 to the Rams last week.

CD’s Taylar Luckenbill hit a free kick from about 40 yards out on cage and it managed to get through the goalkeeper and into the net just 4:23 into the game, which began in rainy conditions.

But Chambersburg evened it up about nine minutes later when a ball that got away from the Rams’ keeper went to Aubrey Pyne and she knocked it into the goal for her team-leading 12th goal of the season.

In the second half, Central Dauphin took the lead when Maggie Doherty scored on a rebound of her own shot. Then Luckenbill finished it off when she headed in a free kick by Jeena Pressley with just under six minutes left.

Franchi said, “They scored twice in the second half, and we had a couple of nice chances that we weren’t able to punch in.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the way they played today, or for all year for that matter.”

The No. 5 seed Rams (14-1-3) will play at No. 4 Ephrata (19-1-2) in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 1
Chambersburg                   1      0      —      1
Central Dauphin                1      2      —      3
First Half
CD — Taylar Luckenbill, 5th minute
Ch — Aubrey Pyne, 14th minute
Second Half
CD — Maggie Doherty, 53rd minute
CD — Luckenbill, asst. Jeena Pressley, 75th minute