Chambersburg 2, Carlisle 0: Cole Myers blasted in a free kick from about 35 yards out just before halftime to break a scoreless duel, and the Trojans went on to beat the Thundering Herd in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Trojan Stadium on Thursday night.
“That’s one of the nicest goals I’ve seen in my tenure here,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “He hit a screamer into the right corner of the goal off a set piece. It set the tone for us in the second half.”
In the latter half, the Trojans (2-2-1, 1-1-1 MPC) got a goal from Lleyton Lovett, assisted by Goetz Dickman.
Grove said, “Our schedule to start the year has been extremely competitive and we needed a good performance like the one we got today. It was our first shutout and that was a point of emphasis. Lovett had a nice finish to help us close out the game.”
Chambersburg led in shots (15-2) and corner kicks (7-3) and Drew Cover made two saves in goal.
Carlisle 1, Chambersburg 0, OT: The Thundering Herd dominated the statistics, but could not put a goal past the Trojan defense until the first overtime period of their Mid Penn Commonwealth game Thursday night.
Carlisle’s Sejla Podzic hit a shot that “took a bad hop on the grass,” according to Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi. “Carlisle played an excellent game and our defense played outstanding. They played a difference style of game and we didn’t do a very good job of adjusting. We will learn from this and get better.
“The girls played their hearts out, but we couldn’t put together much offense today.”
Trojan goalkeeper Bridget Kemerer made 7 saves. The Herd held advantages in shots (11-2) and corner kicks (8-0).
Chambersburg is 2-2 (0-2 MPC).
Bassham has nice round: For the second time this week, Chambersburg’s Jacob Bassham shot a fine score, this time a one-over par 73 at Manada Golf Course in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match Thursday afternoon.
Bassham produced birdies on holes No. 2, 5, 13 and 15. He and several players finished 4 strokes behind the winner, Brady Davidson of Cumberland Valley.
Also for Chambersburg (8-17-1), Jeremy Otto shot 79 to place in a tie for 11th, Garrett Swatsburg scored an 83 to tie for 17th, Dru Bowling tied for 22nd with an 85, as did Brennan Sease.