Chambersburg 3, Central Dauphin 1: The Trojans pulled off their biggest win of the season Thursday night at CASHS Field House, taking down the Rams in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match. Chambersburg lost to CD 3-0 earlier this season.
“This was a really good team win,” Trojan coach Ty Frelin said. “We came out flat in the first set, but bounced back and played with confidence for the rest of the match.”
Central Dauphin (5-3, 4-2 MPC) captured the first game easily, 25-13, but Chambersburg (4-3, 4-3 MPC) roared back with victories of 25-23, 25-21 and 25-23.
Frelin said, “CD is a scrappy team defensively and they picked up a lot of things. But we played to win and not to lose.”
For the Trojans, Rachael Meyers and Robyn Stepler were all over the stat sheet — Meyers had 8 service points, including 2 aces, and added 2 blocks and 9 kills, while Stepler came up with 2 blocks, 9 kills, 11 assists and 14 digs.
Willa Moats also made her presence felt with 10 points, 3 blocks and 19 assists. In addition, Kate Etter had 11 points (2 aces), Marlee Wrights and Sadie Stockslager each had 2 blocks, Raelyn Johnson put up 13 digs and Courtney Proulx had 10 digs.
Chambersburg 5, Red Land 2: Luke Mason and Calvin Carlin each hit the back of the net twice as the Trojans rolled to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Patriots at Trojan Stadium on Thursday night.
Mason scored after a give-and-go pass from Cole Myers. After Red Land tied it up, Mason netted a shot on a breakaway. With five minutes left before the half, Carlin ran onto a corner kick taken by Myers and nodded it home.
The Patriots got to within 3-2 on a penalty kick, but Carlin struck again with 16 minutes left. Once again on a corner, a defender made a poor clearance, the ball came to Carlin, and he ripped a quick shot into the far upper corner. The Trojans added an insurance goal late when the Red Land keeper came out from his goal, a defender headed the ball and Andrew Quach headed it over the top and into the goal.
Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said, “This was a must win for us in terms of the power rankings. Red Land has some guys up front who are a handful, they proved it by keeping us on out toes all night. Garrett (Carter) made two or three beautiful saves that could’ve easily been goals.”
Myers ended up with three assists and Cohen Redding had one. Both teams ended up with 11 shots and 4 corners.
“It was nice to see Calvin get on the score sheet, as well as Luke with his second two-goal game of the season. Our boys showed a lot of grit staying focused after giving up goals at inopportune times and coming back and scoring soon thereafter.”
Chambersburg 2, Red Land 2: The Trojans couldn’t hang on to a one-goal lead in the second half and had to settle for a tie against the Patriots in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Thursday afternoon.
“Today’s game was a disappointment,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “We played such a strong game against Central Dauphin on Tuesday, but we came out today like we didn’t want to play. Red Land outplayed us, outhustled us and won the 50-50 balls. I hope the girls can learn from this. We didn’t have a good practice yesterday and it carried over to today’s game.”
Ahsia Thomas and Aubrey Pyne scored the goals for the Trojans (5-4-1, 5-4-1 MPC), with each assisting the other, and helped carry a 2-1 lead into the second half. But the Patriots tied it up just 3 minutes after halftime.
Red land led in shots, 20-13, and in corner kicks, 4-0.