Boys Soccer

Chambersburg roundup: Girls soccer plays CD tough

GIRLS SOCCER
Central Dauphin 1, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans held a powerful Rams team off the scoreboard until just 11:49 remained in regulation, and dropped a close Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Trojan Stadium on Tuesday night.

“It was a real tough loss,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “I wish for the player’s sake we could have come away with a victory. We played them pretty even in the first half.”

In that first half, CD (7-1, 7-1 MPC) had five shots, to three for the Trojans (5-4, 5-4 MPC). In the second, CD had an 11-0 advantage in shots. Chambersburg keeper Bridget Kemerer kept her team in the game with 10 saves.

“Bridget had an outstanding game, making many critical saves,” Franchi said. “CD moved the ball very well in the second half, causing us to chase a fair amount.”

BOYS SOCCER
Central Dauphin 2, Chambersburg 0: The Rams scored a goal in each half to upend the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth battle Tuesday night at Landis Field.

Chambersburg drops to 6-2-1 (6-2-1 MPC), while CD is now 9-1 (7-1 MPC). The Trojans trailed in shots only 9-8 and were even in corner kicks (3-3).

“I thought it was a much better performance this time around than the last first (a 3-0 loss to CD),” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “We were sluggish in the first half, but actually had the run of the play in the second. CD has a quality side and a back line that is phenomenal, so we struggled to get in behind and create quality chances.

“Unfortunately, with such a short season we have to be near perfect in order to get into districts. And in our conference, it’s a battle every night, no matter who the opponent is.”