Chambersburg 1, Manheim Township 0: The Trojans concluded a week of games against some of the best in District 3 with a victory, edging the Blue Streaks in a Saturday afternoon non-league game at Trojan Stadium.
Chambersburg (2-2) got a goal at the 45-minute mark when Manheim Township was called for a foul in the penalty area, and Cohen Redding struck the penalty kick into the back of the net.
“It’s been a tough week playing three games in five days against the top teams in the district, so to get a win today was important,” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “I thought the boys collectively played well today.”
Chambersburg out-shot the Streaks 12-5 and had more corners (3-1). Goalkeeper Drew Cover made 3 saves.
Grove said, “Our back line played an exceptional game to hold them to a zero.”
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg places 2nd: The Trojan girls put three runners among the top 21 finishers and captured second place as a team Saturday in the PTXC 13 Invitational at Kutztown University.
Camryn Kiser ran a time of 19:09.5 on the 5,000-meter course to place fourth overall. Lexi Boyd took 18th place with a time of 20:33.3 and Maddie Koons was 21st in 20:38.8.
Also for Chambersburg, Abigail Bricker was 33rd (21:21.0), Fernanda Orihuela was 44th (21:52.6) and Samantha Faust took 59th in 22:21.8. The Trojans had 116 points to 83 for Hershey.
Trojan coach Chris Monheim said, “We had a nice day taking second in the elite race. Camryn, Lexi and Maddie gave us a great 1-2-3 punch and Abi and Fernanda backed them up with nice efforts in our 4-5 spots. We are getting healthier and stronger every time out and it was exciting to see tham have some success today.”
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Trojans’ Snider is 3rd: Chambersburg participated in the PTXC 13 invitational at Kutztown University on Saturday and the Trojans’ Ari Snyder placed third on the 5,000-meter course with a time of 16:21.0.
Aden Alleman also had a good day, finishing 15th in 16:46.2.
Also for the Trojans, Caden Rife placed 28th in 17:21.7, Ryan Benbow took 54th in 17:54.5 and Owen Shrader took 78th in 19:01.2.
Chambersburg coach John Ambrosio said, “I’m really happy with what we did today. Snyder ran incredibly well — it might have been the best invitational performance by an individual of ours in 10-12 years.
“Alleman and Rife exceeded expectations and really good races. We just have to close down the time gap between No. 1 and No. 5.”