Chambersburg 5, Harrisburg 0: The Trojans swept each match in straight sets to overwhelm the Cougars in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match Monday afternoon at Norlo Park.
Sarah Vessah at No. 1 singles and the No. 2 doubles team of Ashlee Barrett and Gabri Stepan each picked up 6-0, 6-0 victories.
Marley Christopher and Shelby Newman picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2 singles, Grace Fiegl took a 6-2, 6-0 win, and Sophie Forrester of Chambersburg (3-5, 1-3 MPC) was leading 6-4, 2-1 when her opponent retired.
Chambersburg 8, Red Land 0: The Trojans’ offense was in high gear Monday afternoon at Lewisberry and led to a blowout Mid Penn Commonwealth victory.
Michael Cespedes came up with second hat trick of the young season for Chambersburg (3-2, 1-2 MPC), while Mario Wiesman picked up his first points of the season by scoring twice and assisting on two others.
“Red Land’s (grass field) is always a tough surface to play on with the pace of play, so it was good to come her and get a result. Some of the tactical ideas we’ve been working on are slowly coming along. Michael had a great game and Marion also had two great finishes.”
Also scoring goals for the Trojans were Cristian Lopez, Goetz Dickman and Lleyton Lovett, while Cohen Redding had a pair of assists and Reed Myers, Brycen Kuhns, Lopez and Maicol Cedillo had single assists.
Chambersburg out-shot the Patriots, 16-2 and had more corners (7-2), while goalkeeper Drew Cover made one save.
Trojans finish 6th: Chambersburg had two players in the top 12, but not enough support from the rest and finished in last place in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match at Sportsman’s G.C. in Harrisburg on Monday afternoon.
Jeremy Otto shot a 79 to finish in a three-way tie for seventh. He notched birdies on Nos. 5 and 7 to shoot 38 on the front nine, then came in with a 41 on the back.
Jacob Bassham tied for 12th for Chambersburg (3-17) with an 81, shooting 40-41 with a total of nine pars. Brady Fretz tied for 31st with a 90 and Teegan Humelsine was 35th with a 95.
Altoona 3, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans’ early season struggles continued Monday evening at CASHS Field House when the Mountain Lions scored a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory in four games.
Altoona took a 2-0 lead (26-21 and 25-16) before Chambersburg grabbed a 25-21 win in Game 3. But that rally was thwarted by a 25-23 Altoona win in the fourth set.
“We began the match with a terrible lack of focus, which showed itself by the number of errors we made,” Trojan coach Ty Frelin said. “In four sets, we made 63 errors (serving, passing, hitting and digging). That kind of play will not win you a lot of matches. We’ve got to bounce back and begin to play to our potential.”
Ashli Ganoe produced 8 service points and led in assists with 14. Morgan Stockslager blocked two balls, had 12 kills and added 16 digs, and Karley Skultety had 8 points and 13 digs.
Also for the Trojans (0-4, 0-2 MPC), Kate Etter had 6 points, 6 kills and 13 digs, Alayna Jones had 7 kills and Paige Davis had 8 assists.
Red Land at Chambersburg: No report.