Chambersburg 5, Harrisburg 0: The Trojans picked up their first Mid Penn Commonwealth victory on Monday afternoon, blanking the Cougars on the road.
In singles, Sarah Vessah won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1, Ridglee Flohr pitched a 6-0, 6-0 shutout at No. 2 and Avery Wissinger came through with a 7-6, 6-1 verdict at No. 3.
Both doubles teams won with ease. No. 1 Aspen Kimberly and Reese Miller earned a 6-1, 6-0 win, and the No. 2 team of Sophia Forrester and Grace Feigl was ahead 5-0 when their opponents retired.
Chambersburg is 2-4 (1-0 MPC)
Chambersburg places 3rd: The Trojans had their best outing of the season Monday ta Centre Hills C.C., taking third place in the Commonwealth Division match.
Chambersburg (5-9-1) got a tie for third place by Brennan Sease, who shot an 82 with a birdie on No. 2, 4 strokes back of the winner, Luke Janac of State College.
Jacob Bassham and Teegan Humelsine each shot 87 ti tie for 15th, and Bassham racked up birdies on Nos. 3 and 7. Also, Jeremy Otto had a 94 and Dru Bowling shot 98.
Chambersburg coach Mark Yost said, “The rough had not been cut recently and it was really, really tough. A couple of our guys had really high scores on a hole because they couldn’t find their ball.”
Central Dauphin 2, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans played toe-to-toe with one of the top teams in the Mid Penn on Monday night at Trojan Stadium, but lost a 1-0 lead in the final 15 minutes to the Rams.
“In their first two games, they spanked their opponent, but we hung right with them,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “I told the girls they played with energy, emotion and effort, and that if they play well like that, they can play with and beat anybody.”
Ahsia Thomas broke a scoreless deadlock midway through the second half, getting a pass from Aubrey Pyne and hitting the back of the net for 1-0 lead for the Trojans (2-1, 0-1 MPC). But he Rams scored the tying goal with about 11 minutes left and the winner, a free kick from about 25 yards out, about five minutes later.
Franchi said, “Our center backs, Kat (Bedris) and Ava (Kalist) play really good complementary soccer. I don’t think CD got a clean look at goal until the last 15 minutes or so.”
Central Dauphin 5, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans made a road trip to CD and came home with a defeat in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match Monday afternoon.
“Today was a humbling experience for many of our boys,” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “We were flat outplayed.”
The lone goal for Chambersburg (1-2-1, 0-1-1 MPC) came via a penalty kick conversion by Cole Myers.
The Rams out-shot the Trojans 20-3 and had 6 corners to none for Chambersburg. Trojan goalkeeper Drew Cover made 13 saves.
“He had a great game and made some great saves,” Grove said.
State College 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans hosted the Little Lions on Monday and were handed a Mid Penn Commonwealth shutout defeat in their season opener.