Chambersburg roundup: X-C teams sweep CV, SC

Chambersburg sweeps CV, SC: The Trojans got off to a great start in the Mid Penn Commonwealth, taking victories over Cumberland Valley and State College by the identical score of 20-37 on Tuesday at CV.

Chambersburg put four runners in the top six — Cammie Kiser in first (19:10), Maddie Kinton in third (19:49), Olivia Rieck in fifth (20:06), and Bethany Stacey, a transfer from Wisconsin, placed in sixth (20:13).

“Overall, I was really pleased,” Trojan coach Chris Monheim said. “CV has a nice team with almost everyone back from last year and State College had their top girl there (Marlee Kwasnica). Cammie ran with her for the first three miles, then outkicked her at the end. She ran a great race.”

Keira Whitehead was 10th for the Trojans in 20:48, Lexi Boyd was 14th in 21:22 and Abi Bricker was 15th in 21:39.

Monheim said, “We have a lot of depth. The four girls behind Cammie could finish in any order in any race, so we have a strong top five. Bethany, the new girl, had a great opening meet.”

Chambersburg wins over Eagles, Little Lions: The Trojan boys opened their season by defeating host Cumberland Valley 20-39 and State College 18-45 on Tuesday afternoon.

“We went out a little too hard, and looked bad for a while, but the guys held on,” Chambersburg coach John Ambrosio said. “We weren’t super smart, but were tough when we had to be. I was especially happy with having a 15-second gap between our top five — you never see that. And it was only 1:27 between 1 and 7.”

Braydon Boyd placed second for the Trojans in 17:26, followed by Billy Prentice (3rd, 17:31), Ben Colli (5th, 17:38), Karter Reath (6th, 17:39), Zack Yourkavitch (7th, 17:41), Nick Monheim (9th, 17:51) and Dakota Strait (12th, 17:54).

“Prentice had a good day and Reath came from off the pace to take sixth,” Ambrosio said.

State College 3, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans opened the season against a powerful State College team and lost in three games (25-22, 25-12 and 27-25) at CASHS Field House on Tuesday evening.

Trojan assistant coach Bobby Culler said, “State College is always a solid team, but we were a few points away from being up 2-1. We bounced back well after the second set, but we couldn’t hold the lead.”

Robyn Stepler had a good all-around game for Chambersburg — she produced 16 service points, 5 kills, 12 assists and a block.

Also for the Trojans, Marlee Wrights had 8 kills and 7 digs, Willa Moats had 6 assists, Courtney Prowlx had 9 digs and Emily Marquez had 7 digs.

Culler said, “We were missing Raelyn Johnson, who is out with an injury, but all in all, we played well against a good team.”

Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans got the opening goal, but a strong Rams squad rallied to take a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory on Tuesday afternoon.

Addie Lloyd hit the back of the net for Chambersburg, on an assist from Lily Cornwell. Maggie Doherty scored a pair of goals for CD.

“It was great to actually get out and play a game,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “For our first game, against a very tough opponent, we played very well. For all the challenges this year, every player has been coming out and playing hard and with a great effort. If we keep that up, I’m confident we’ll be fine as the season progresses.”

Bridget Kemerer made 8 saves for Chambersburg.

Franchi said, “It was tied 1-1 at the half, and we had some good scoring opportunities, which is a positive.”

BOYS SOCCER: Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 0