Chambersburg 3, Central Dauphin 2: The Trojans swept the season series against the Rams with a narrow Mid Penn Commonwealth victory on the road Thursday evening. Chambersburg took a 2-0 lead (25-19, 25-19), CD tied it (25-18, 25-23), then the Trojans prevailed 15-11 in the deciding fifth game.
“We came out strong tonight and played well in the first two sets,” Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. “In the third we made some mistakes and allowed CD to get some momentum. From there, it was back-and-forth, but we made plays down the stretch to get a hard-fought victory.
“It’s been a long three-match stretch this week, going five sets against Red Lion, State College and now CD.”
The Trojans (4-5, 2-4 MPC) got a big night from Trinity rivers, who contributed 11 service points, led with 14 kills and had 13 digs. Riley Lilley led in points with 14 and Ashli Ganoe served for 10 more.
Morgan Stockslager had 3 blocks and 18 digs; Kate Etter had 3 blocks and 10 kills and Emily Marquez had 23 digs.
Chambersburg 1, Gettysburg 1: The Trojans and Warriors played a tight, even game Thursday in a non-league tussle at Gettysburg, with both goals coming in the second half.
Chambersburg (5-5-1) scored with 25 minutes left, as Lily Nichter assisted on a goal by Aubrey Pyne. But Gettysburg (7-2) tied the game with just 3:48 remaining.
“It was a battle from beginning to end,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “The girls gave me everything they had, so I’m very proud of them. I think we had the better run of play in the first half and had several good opportunities, but we couldn’t find the back of the net. Gettysburg has a very good squad, they’re physical and they put high pressure on the ball. We did a lot better in the second half dealing with that.”
Trojan goalkeeper Bridget Kemerer posted seven saves.
Chambersburg 6, Gettysburg 1: Cole Myers made a full-time return to the lineup and made a huge difference for the Trojans in a non-league win over the Warriors at Trojan Stadium on Thursday night.
All Myers did was scored three goals — one on a penalty kick — and added an assist.
“Getting Cole back to full strength is going to be key for us the later we go into the season,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “Obviously, the stat line says it all with a hat trick.”
Goetz Dickman, Michael Cespedes and Calvin Carlin also scored goals for the Trojans (7-3-1), while Cohen Redding, Brycen Kuhns and Jonathan Tobar were credited with assists. Drew Cover made 2 saves in goal.
Grove said, “I was a little concerned about tonight, coming off a tough game against State College last night, but the boys came out and really played well. We get some needed time off this weekend to recover for a big game on Tuesday against unbeaten Central Dauphin.”