Chambersburg 2, State College 1: The Trojans made the long trip to face the Little Lions and came home with a satisfying Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Thursday evening.
“Tonight was a solid, all-around performance by the guys,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “State College has an excellent team, so to go away and get a result was big for us. We expect to not only be in tough games like this, but to have a chance to win, as we did tonight.”
The Little Lions took a 1-0 lead, but with 17 minutes left in the game, Mario Weisman scored unassisted to knot the score.
The Trojans (6-2, 3-2 MPC), winners of five straight, kept pressing and got the game-winning goal with two minutes to go, with Cohen Redding assisting a goal by Michael Cespedes.
Chambersburg led in shots (14-6) and corners (5-3), and keeper Drew Cover made 4 saves.
Grove said, “We pressured and controlled the majority of the second half. Mario had an exceptional game today.”
Cedar Cliff 3, Chambersburg 2: The Trojans suffered their toughest loss of the season — and the third 3-2 defeat — as the Colts rallied from an 0-2 deficit to top them in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match Thursday night on the road.
Chambersburg (1-7, 0-4 MPC) broke ahead with close wins of 25-23 and 25-22. But Cedar Cliff took the third 26-24, the fourth 25-14 and prevailed 15-11 in the decider.
“We played probably the best we’ve played all year,” Trojan coach Ty Frelin said. “Cedar Cliff is a good team and they controlled the net with strong blocks.
“We won the first two sets and were up in the third, but just couldn’t close it out. We served tough and played with a lot of intensity. We can build off this moving forward.”
Morgan Stockslager piled up 27 digs and added 17 kills and 2 blocks. Kate Etter came up with 10 service points, 11 kills and 26 digs.
Also for the Trojans, Paige Davis had 11 points and 23 assists, Ashli Ganoe had 12 points and 21 assists, Kaylie Hanna made 4 blocks, and Addie Kegerreis put down 10 kills.
Carlisle 3, Chambersburg 0: The Thundering Herd blanked the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Trojan Stadium on Thursday evening.
Chambersburg is 2-8 (0-6 MPC).
Mid Penn qualifier: Chambersburg sent three golfers to the Mid Penn Conference qualifier tournament at Sportsman’s G.C. on Wednesday and one was able to play his way into the conference championship.
Brady Fretz made the cut on the number, shooting an 82, so he will compete next week in the MPC event, along with five other teammates who had already qualified.
Teegan Humelsine shot 85 to miss by three shots, and on the girls side, Cloe Fogelsonger did not make the cut.