Chambersburg 3, Cedar Cliff 2: The Trojans overcame a nightmare start to rally for a Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Colts on the road Saturday morning.
Cedar Cliff scored the game’s first goal in the first 15 seconds of the game.
“We gave up a silly goal early and weren’t really playing our game,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “In the second half we did a better job of controlling most of the play.”
Aubrey Pyne and Jerry Rodriguez scored goals before the end of the half to tie the game, 2-2, then Pyne scored the game-winner with just 3:03 remaining in regulation. Ahsia Thomas assisted on all three goals for Chambersburg (3-2, 3-2 MPC) and goalkeeper Bridget Kemerer made 5 saves.
Franchi said, “Ahsia did a very good job of creating opportunities, but as a team we need to convert on more of those opportunities, although Aubrey did a good job finishing today. We didn’t play our best game, but it’s always nice to come away with a win.”
Chambersburg 4, Cedar Cliff 1: The Trojans snapped a 1-1 deadlock at halftime by burying three goals in the second half to handle the Colts in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Saturday evening at Trojan Stadium.
Chambersburg (3-1-1) got goals from Austin Stapleton, who blasted in a long shot after a quick free kick by Cole Myers, Luke Mason, Cristian Lopez (from Myers) and Myers on a bomb of a free kick.
Trojan coach Corey Grove said, “First-half play was a little shaky. We controlled play, but they have a few boys who are extremely talented.
“I was happy to see Cristian get his first varsity goal as a freshman because he’s been giving us quality minutes. Luke Mason was a beast tonight; he is such a hard worker and brings the physicality we need. Cole Myers did a little bit of everything tonight, setting up goals and scoring on a 50-yard strike from a set piece.”
2 compete at districts: Two Chambersburg golfers competed at the District 3 Championships this weekend at Briarwood G.C. in York.
Jacob Carlin and Owen Reichelderfer both made the cut Friday, but did not shoot low enough to qualify for the PIAA Championships.
Carlin shot 82 on Friday, and lowered it to an 80 on Saturday to finished in 23rd place. Reichelderfer had a good day Friday with a 77, but had to settle for 90 on Saturday to place 28th.
Waynesboro’s Devin Smith finished in third place and did qualify for states. Smith shot a consistent 72-73 to finish at 1-over par and just two shots out of a playoff fir the title. Carlisle’s John Peters chipped in on a playoff hole to earn the individual crown.
FIELD HOCKEY: Cumberland Valley 8, Chambersburg 0