Chambersburg roundup: Big 2nd half carries Trojan girls soccer

Chambersburg 5, State College 0: The Trojans nursed a 1-0 lead into halftime, then exploded for four goals and routed the Little Lions in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Wednesday night at Trojan Stadium.

Aubrey Pyne

Ahsia Thomas scored in the first half off an assist by Carly Cook for Chambersburg (4-4, 2-3 MPC).

“We came out with a lot more energy in the second half, and it paid off,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “We communicated and moved without the ball a lot better.”

Lily Nichter and and Aubrey Pyne traded goals in the half, Nichter in the 48th and 68th minutes, and Pyne in the 58th and 76th.  Cook had one of the assists and Bree Paetow helped on two more.

Franchi said, “We also played together and were unselfish. I’d say the second half was the best half of the year. It was fun to watch.”

Chambersburg has won three straight games and scored nine goals after losing four consecutive shutout defeats.

Ashlee Barrett

Palmyra 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans scored points in all but one of the matches, but the Cougars were winners of all five and took a non-league victory Wednesday afternoon at Norlo Park.

The No. 2 doubles team of Ashlee Barrett and Zoe Dereef were defeated 6-1, 6-3 by Palmyra’s Ava Cuzzolina and Ella Pascale.

At No. 1 singles, Sarah Vessah of Chambersburg (3-9) fell 6-0, 6-3 and Grace Fiegl (No. 2) and Sophia Forrester each managed one point in their singles matches.