Chambersburg roundup: Volleyball team wins 1st win

Ahsia Thomas

Chambersburg 3, Gettysburg 1: The Trojans received goals from three different players and bagged a non-league victory over Gettysburg on the road Saturday afternoon for their second-straight win.

Addie Lloyd, Aubrey Pyne and Ahsia Thomas scored the goals for Chambersburg (3-4), while Lily Nichter, Lily Cornwell and Abbey Wise provided assists.

“The girls are continuing to play together, and it makes a difference,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “We did a good job of playing back to our defense in order to maintain possession.

“Our last goal was a thing of beauty and something we’ve been working on. It was an up-back-through pass by Lily Nichter feeding Ahsia, and she placed the ball nicely in the net. We also scored on two set pieces, which is something else we’ve been working on.”

Ashli Ganoe

Trojans split pair of matches: Chambersburg was swept 3-0 by Manheim Township, but came back to beat Waynesboro 3-1 on Saturday in a pair of non-league matches at Dallastown.

Manheim Twp. won with scores of 28-26, 25-19 and 25-19.

“Once again, we failed to play to our potential and we failed to execute when we most needed to,” Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said.  “We served tough for most of the match, but couldn’t finish.”

The Trojans (1-6) won the first two sets against the Maidens 25-15 and 25-17, lost 15-25, then won 25-23.

Frelin said, “We finally put some nice things together and got our first match win. Our girls continue to work hard and it finally paid off. Now we just need to keep things rolling.”

Stat leaders included Kate Etter (31 serving points, 27 digs, 8 kills); Paige Davis (20 points, 24 assists); Morgan Stockslager (21 kills, 9 points, 12 digs); Ashli Ganoe (25 assists, 13 points); Karley Skultety (19 digs); Addie Kegerreis (7 kills in 1st match); and Kaylie Hanna (2 blocks in 2nd match).

Ryan Benbow

Trojans place 8th: No results of the Ben Bloser Invitational at Big Spring on Saturday have been posted yet, but Chambersburg coach John Ambrosio said that the Trojans finished in eighth place out of 60 teams.

Ari Snyder also placed ninth in the individual race in 16:35.9.

Ambrosio said, “We were very sick as a team this week. Four of the top seven missed practice Thursday and Kaden Rife did not run Saturday. So with all that considered, I think we did pretty good.

“Snyder wasn’t feeling well and still placed high. I was pleased with Ryan Benbow, who ran 17:30 and could develop into a strong No. 4 for us.”

Aden Alleman took 27th in 17:11.4 and Benbow was 39th in 17:31.9.

Abi Bricker

Trojans’ Kiser is 3rd: No results of the Ben Bloser Invitational at Big Spring on Saturday have been posted yet, but Chambersburg’s Camryn Kiser ran a time of 18:58 to place third in the race.

The Trojans also were the runner-up team behind Dallastown.

Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said, “Our girls performed well for the second weekend in a row against some great competition. The only team we lost was Dallastown, and they’re ranked third in the state.

“Kiser, (Madelyn) Koons and (Lexi) Boyd continue to give us strong effort in our top three and (Abi) Bricker and (Fernanda) Orihuela are coming along nicely as out 4 and 5. Emma Armstrong (6th-best time) could be a varsity contributor soon.”

Koons took 14th in 19:58.8, Boyd was 21st in 20:26.7, Bricker took 34th in 20:31.7 and Orihuela was 43rd in 21:31.7.