Chambersburg 6, Cedar Cliff 0: The Trojans, who suffered a big letdown Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to Carlisle, turned it around big-time Thursday night at Trojan Stadium by hammering the Colts in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game.
“I keep stressing to them the importance of having your mind right,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “Their minds were definitely not right Tuesday, but it it nice to see that they learned from that. I could tell before the game even started they were going to have a good game because their minds were in a good place.”
Lindsey Swanger scored twice in the first half as the Trojans (4-3, 4-3 MPC) opened up a 3-0 advantage. Aubrey Pyne had the other goal. In the second half, Gianna Weigel, Ahsia Thomas and Lily Cornwell put home goals. Swanger, Thomas, Olivia Martin and Adeline Williams each picked up assists. Annie Metzger picked up 5 saves and Bridget Kemerer added one.
Franchi said, “We did a great job of playing back and maintaining possession, and we played as a team today instead of 11 individuals. That was real nice to see.”
Chambersburg 2, Cedar Cliff 1: Logan Stapleton’s second-half goal broke a tie and helped the Trojans to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory on Thursday afternoon on the road.
Stapleton’s goal came off a pass from Lleyton Lovett. In the first half, Luke Mason put Chambersburg (5-1-1, 5-1-1 MPC) on the board first, with a breakaway goal that was started on a pass by Cohen Redding.
The Trojans led in shots, 21-9, and in corner kicks, 7-5. Garrett Carter made 3 saves in goal.
“Every game in the Commonwealth is up for grabs to the team who comes to play,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “I thought we controlled most of the game, but Cedar Cliff has some dangerous players and they put in a solid performance. You could tell our legs were a bit heavy from the shear volume of minutes so far this week, but we have a quick turnaround against a quality State College on Saturday.”
The Trojans pulled into second place in the Commonwealth, behind Central Dauphin (5-1) and ahead of Cumberland Valley (5-2-1).
Chambersburg 3, Mifflin County 0: The Trojans brought their record to .500 by toppling Mifflin County in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match on Thursday evening on the road.
The game scores were 25-19, 25-17 and 25-20. The Trojans are now 3-3 (3-3 MPC).
Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said, “This was a good match against a pretty solid Mifflin County team. It was a good opportunity to get everyone some playing time and we all played with a high level of confidence.”
Rachael Meyers ran up some good statistics, leading her team with 9 service points, 4 aces, 2 blocks and 8 kills.
Also for the Trojans, Emily Marquez had 9 points, 3 aces and 10 digs; Robyn Stepler added 7 points and 18 assists; Sadie Stockslager put up 6 kills; Willa Moats had 9 assists; and Courtney Proulx had 10 digs.