Chambersburg reaches final: The Trojans advanced to the final of the Big Spring Tournament on Saturday, but fell to Mechanicsburg in the championship game, 6-0.
In the first game of the day, Chambersburg shut out Big Spring, 2-0.
Ella Fatyol had a hand in both Chambersburg, assisting on scoring shots by Morgan Smith and then Bella Leeking.
Trojan coach Makenzie Ocker said, “Jaxin Frazier, Abigail Mowery and Karley Ridgeway stepped to every ball, keeping it on the offensive end. Defenders Madelyn Predko and Carly Benedict held it down on the defensive end.
“In goal, Addyson Hollenshead did an amazing job, communicating with her defenders and being a leader on the field. All the our players hustled all over the field.”
Chambersburg 6, Waynesboro 0: The Trojans opened their season with a bang against Waynesboro on Saturday morning on the road, scoring three goals in each half on the way to a shutout non-league win over the Indians.
Michael Cespedes played a fine game on offense, scoring three goals for Chambersburg. He opened the scoring with a penalty kick 14 minutes in, then made it 2-0 seven minutes later, taking an assist from Goetz Dickman. Just after halftime, he scored again unassisted to make it 4-0.
“Michael continues to fuel our attack and create chances for himself as well as his teammates,” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “It was also nice seeing Izhais (Jean) score his first varsity goal as a freshman.”
Horia Cristian also scored in the first half, while Dickman finished the scoring. Adrian Olvera and Ty Nelson both had assists.
Grove said, “I thought the boys played a well-balanced game. A point of emphasis was to keep a clean sheet and stay organized in the back and we accomplished that.”
Chambersburg 3, Lower Dauphin 2: The Trojans picked up their second win of the season Friday afternoon with a road victory over non-league opponent Lower Dauphin.
Sarah Vessah earned a big win at No. 1 singles for Chambersburg (2-3), taking sets of 6-1 and 6-2. Grace Fiegl moved up to No. 2 and grabbed a victory, winning 6-4, 6-1.
At No. 1 doubles, Sophie Forrester and Marley Christopher combined for a dominating win, taking sets of 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 doubles went three sets, with Trojans Ashlee Barrett and Shelby Newman losing a close one, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.