Chambersburg 3, Red Land 2: The Patriots had a stat advantage, but the Trojans came out on top on the scoreboard in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Thursday afternoon.
Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said, “Luke Mason had an incredible game. He had two nice finishes and a great combination play with Calvin Carlin on his second with five minutes to go in the game.”
For the Trojans (1-1), Mason scored twice and Carlin had the other goal. Other assists went to Logan Stapleton and Aaron Mort. Carlin’s goal has a header from a free kick by Mort, and the final goal — scored three minutes after Red Land tied the game 2-2 — was on a give-and-go.
The Patriots led in shots (13-7) and corner kicks (5-0).
Chambersburg 1, Red Land 0: A goal by Aubrey Pyne nine minutes into the second half was the only score in the Trojans’ Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Patriots.
Lily Cornwell was credited with the assist for Chambersburg (1-1). Annie Metzger had 3 saves and Bridget Kemerer had 1 for the Trojans.
“Our two center backs, Adeline Williams and Katerina Betris, played extremely well,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “I don’t recall them having one solid opportunity.
“I liked the energy and focus the girls had today. We did a real good job of possessing the ball and creating opportunities … we just had a hard time finding the back of the net.”
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 23, Mifflin County 39: The Huskies had the top finisher in Braydon Harris, but the Trojans took seven of the next eight places to romp to the Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Thursday at the Tim Cook Course.
Harris finished in 16:13, and he was followed by the Trojans’ Brayden Boyd (17:02) and Nick Monheim (17:22).
After one more Mifflin County runner, Chambersburg (3-0) had the next five scorers: Zack Yourkavitch (17:41), Dakota Strait (17:46), Ben Colli (17:51), Karter Reath (17:51) and Billy Prentice (18:19).
The gap between the Trojans’ 1-6 runners was just 49 seconds.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 21, Mifflin County 40: Similar to the boys race, Mifflin County produced the race winner (Kylee Cubbison, 19:45), but the Trojans had the next four finishers and seven of the top nine to win the id Penn Commonwealth meet Thursday.
The top four Chambersburg finishers were Cammie Kiser (20:18), Olivia Rieck (20:30), Maddie Kinton (20:52) and Bethany Stacey (20:53).
Placing seventh through ninth for the Trojans (3-0) were Keira Whitehead (21:20), Lexi Boyd (21:27) and Abi Bricker (22:02).
Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 0: The Rams picked up wins of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-23 to blank the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match Thursday at CD.
“Unfortunately, we were not prepared to play tonight — mentally or physically — and that was very disappointing,” Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. “We made too many unforced mental mistakes. CD played with more intensity and focus than we did and they deserved to win.”
Rachael Meyers led the Trojans (0-2) with 9 kills and 8 service points, while Willa Moats had 5 points and 13 assists.
Also for Chambersburg, Marlee Wrights had 2 blocks and 5 kills, Robyn Stepler had 9 digs and 7 assists, Kate Etters dug up 10 balls and Courtney Prowlx had 8.