Chambersburg roundup: Girls tennis edges Herd; field hockey season begins

Chambersburg 3, Carlisle 2: Biya Khan won her singles match at No. 3 and the Trojans won both doubles matches on the way to pulling off a big surprise Mid Penn Commonwealth win over Carlisle on Monday afternoon.

Trojan coach Josh Barwin said, “It was a huge team win for our program. The Carlisle coach said it’s been more than 10 years since we beat them. Our young team has been working very hard and it’s starting to show.”

Khan won 6-3, 6-0 for Chambersburg (3-6). At No. 1 doubles, Stormy Jackson and Ridglee Flohr pulled out a 7-5, 6-4 victory, and at No. 2 doubles, Aspen Kimberly and Sydni Byers won a first-set tiebreak 8-7 (8-6) and took the second 6-2.

“Biya played extremely well on her court and dominated the entire match,” Barwin said. “Ridglee and Stormy put together a quality match; both played aggressively at the net all match. Sydni and Aspen fought hard the entire match and they had their best service match of the season.”

State College 5, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans opened their season by scoring the game’s first goal, but the Little Lions proved to be too much in the end.

Ashlyn Barton found the cage for Chambersburg early in the contest, scoring off a penalty corner.

“We started out strong in the first half,” Chambersburg coach Makenzie Magnotta said. “CeJay Coco and Carly Benedict were relentless on defense. The girls put up a great fight until the end.”