Chambersburg 3, Cedar Cliff 1: The Colts squeaked out a 26-24 win in the first game, but the Trojans rallied to pick up three straight games, 25-16, 25-15 and 25-22 to claim a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Saturday morning.
Chambersburg (5-3, 5-3 MPC), which has won three straight, got a big match from Robyn Stepler, who collected 13 service points, 2 aces, 9 kills, 20 assists and 14 digs. Kate Etter was also busy, racking up 14 points, 2 aces, 12 kills and 15 digs.
“This was a typical match between these teams,” Trojan coach Ty Frelin said. “We bounded back well after the first-set loss and stayed focused throughout the match. This was a great team win.”
Raelyn Johnson put up 10 points, 2 aces and 13 digs, Rachael Meyers had 13 kills, Willa Moats made 27 assists, Sadie Stockslager added 4 blocks and Courtney Proulx had 10 points.
State College 2, Chambersburg 1, 2 OT: The Little Lions put a clamp on the Trojans’ offense and earned a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory in two overtimes on Saturday.
The only goal for Chambersburg (7-3-1, 7-3-1 MPC) was an own goal knocked in by State College (6-4, 6-4 MPC). SC had 11 shots and 5 corners; the Trojans had 10 shots and 9 corners.
Trojan coach Corey Grove said, “It was a tough loss. I thought we played well and created some quality chances, but we just couldn’t find the back of the net. With the result, it looks like we’ll need to win Thursday (at home vs. Cumberland Valley) if we want to qualify for districts.”
State College 2, Chambersburg 1: The Little Lions scored both goals in the first six minutes of the game and never let the Trojans equalize in picking up a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory at Trojan Stadium on Saturday night.
“In 11 games, we’ve given up six goals in the first six minutes of the game,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “We simply can’t do that. We’ve talked about it over and over, but it just seems to happen too often.”
Aubrey Pyne scored for Chambersburg (5-5-1) early in the second half, but State College held them off after that.