Central Dauphin 2, Chambersburg 1: A penalty kick goal in the second half by the Rams proved to be the difference in a Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Trojans at Trojan Stadium on Thursday night.
CD, which reached the state semifinals last year, went ahead on a header off a corner kick. Isa Barrios tied the game for Chambersburg (1-2, 0-2 MPC). But a PK was the only scoring in the second half.
Trojan coach Corey Grove said, “A controversial PK decided it, but we have to look at the positives. We played two of the best teams in District 3 this week (2-1 loss to CV on Tuesday) and our defense has looked really organized — we haven’t allowed a goal during the run of play in regulation yet.
“Brycen Kuhns had a great game at outside back and it’s good to see Isa get on the score sheet. It’s a quick turnaround until we play another top team, Manheim Township, on Saturday.”
Drew Cover had four saves for the Trojans, who out-shot CD, 6-5.
Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 1: After a dominating first game, a 25-13 win, the Trojans could not regain the momentum and were defeated by the Rams in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match at CASHS Field House on Thursday evening.
CD took the next three games, 25-20, 25-19 and 25-16.
Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said, “After we easily won the first set, CD made the adjustments that took us out of our rhythm. CD served tough and made very few mistakes.
“They played like they wanted it, which is something we are struggling with. Our serving mistakes kept us from getting any kind of momentum.”
Morgan Stockslager led the Trojans (0-3, 0-1 MPC) in kills with 8 and in digs with 14, plus she served for 10 points. Kate Etter scored 12 points and led in assists with 15 assists.
Also for Chambersburg, Ashli Ganoe had 10 assists and 6 digs, Sam Paetow had 6 points, Kaylie Haynes blocked 2 balls, Addi Kegerreis had 7 kills and Alayna Jones had 6, and Karley Skultety added 9 digs.
Trojans place 3rd: Chambersburg competed in a Mid Penn girls match Thursday at Rich Valley and came in third in the team standings, 12 strokes behind the winner, Mechanicsburg.
Emily Rensch placed sixth for the Trojans with an 85, Alaina Morris took 11th with a 93, Emma Tolbert tied for 12th with a 94 and Cloe Fogelsonger was 23rd with a 108.
Rensch scored a birdie on the pat 4 No. 4 hole, but had only one par on the front side for a 44. On the back, she had five pars and a 41. Morris went 48-45 for her round, which included a birdie on the par 4 No. 15. Tolbert shot 47-47 in a round that saw five pars.
Central Dauphin 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans were defeated in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match on Thursday on the road by the Rams.
No. 1 singles was the only close match, with Sarah Vessah of Chambersburg (2-5, 0-3 MPC) falling 6-3, 6-3 to CD’s Lauryn Chotiner.
The only other point the Trojans scored came at No. 2 doubles, where Ashlee Barrett and Gabri Stepan were defeated 6-0, 6-1.
Cumberland Valley 7, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans (1-4, 0-3 MPC) dropped a Mid Penn Commonwealth game to the Eagles on Thursday.
Central Dauphin 6, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans (1-3, 0-2 MPC) suffered their third straight shutout loss in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at CD on Thursday evening.