Chambersburg 4, Cedar Cliff 1: The stats were practically even, but the Trojans had a distinct advantage on the scoreboard in a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Wednesday afternoon at Lowther Field.
Cristian Lopez knocked in the first two goals for Chambersburg (9-4-1, 6-3-1 MPC), both of which were assisted by Cole Myers. Jonny Tobar collected the third goal, assisted by Cohen Redding, and Redding put in the final nail, with Lopez assisting.
“I was very pleased with Cristian Lopez, a sophomore, who displayed confidence putting the ball in the back of the net today,” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “It was also nice to see Jonny get his first goal of the season. He’s been working really hard at practice and it was well-deserved.”
Both teams had 10 shots and 4 saves (by Drew Cover for Chambersburg), and Cedar Cliff led in corners, 6-5.
Grove said, “Our focus the past few practices leading up to this game was to be more direct and progressive with our play. We also put an emphasis on scoring and creating more chances, and I thought we did that today.”
Chambersburg 5, Cedar Cliff 0: The Trojans snapped a three-game losing skid by blasting the Colts in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Trojan Stadium on Wednesday night.
“We had two good practices Monday and Tuesday and it showed on the field tonight,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “We worked the ball around well, creating multiple opportunities. We also trusted each other inside the box and got numbers inside the box, which was nice to see.”
Ahsia Thomas scored 15 minutes in, assisted by Morgan Bopp. The Trojans (6-8-1, 4-6 MPC) got two goals just before halftime, from Lily Nichter and Lindsey Swanger, assisted by Thomas and Addie Lloyd, to lead 3-0. In the second half, Swanger scored again, and Aubrey Pyne finished off the scoring. Thomas and Swanger had the assists.
Franchi said, “Lindsey played a really good game and Ahsia had a solid game. We moved Lindsey to midfield and it paid off. I’m proud of our defense for limiting their shots and keeping a clean sheet.”
Goalkeeper Bridget Kemerer made just one save in the shutout.