Chambersburg 1, Mechanicsburg 0: The Trojans came through with a big non-league win on Senior Night at Trojan Stadium, handing the Wildcats a defeat Monday night.
In the third minute of the game, Aubrey Pyne sent a through ball past the defense and Ahsia Thomas, who finished off the game’s only score.
“The defense was solid all night, holding Mechanicsburg to only three shots on goal,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “All four starters (Addie Lloyd, Ava Kalist, Desiree Bullock, Katy Weller) played great. They did a great job covering for each other and limiting any quality chances. Two of their shots were from 30 yards out.”
“We had several other good opportunities but couldn’t punch in a second one. Everyone wanted to win it for the seniors.”
The Trojans are 6-7-1.
Central Dauphin 1, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans played a strong game against the Rams, the No. 1-ranked 6A team in District 3, but could not punch in a goal in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Monday afternoon in Linglestown.
“It was a tough loss; I thought we were the better side for most of the game,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “We pressured well and possessed well, but could not find the back of the net, even though we had multiple quality opportunities.”
The Trojans (9-4, 5-4 MPC), who were ranked No. 3 before the game, out-shot CD (13-1), 11-6, although the Rams had more corner kicks, 6-4. Chambersburg keeper Drew Cover had 3 saves.
Grove said, “Our midfield pairing of Cohen Redding, Goetz Dickman and Cristian Lopez was exceptional today and ran the middle of the field. Our back line continues to play well. We know our team can play with anybody in the district; we just have to be a bit more clinical in the attacking third and have some confidence going to goal against the top teams.”
Cumberland Valley 3, Chambersburg 2: On Senior Night at CASHS Field House, the Trojans had a big upset in their hands, but just couldn’t finish off the Eagles in a Mid Penn Commonwealth contest.
Chambersburg (5-10, 1-7 MPC) won the opening game 25-21, fell 23-25, then won 25-18. In the crucial fourth set, the Trojans saw four match points staved off by CV and eventually lost 28-30. In the fifth, the Eagles won 15-9.
“We played well and we played hard,” Trojan coach Ty Frelin said. “This is the type of match that you can’t let slip through your hands, and unfortunately, that’s what happened tonight. We made some untimely errors and just couldn’t close it out.”
Karley Skultety had 13 service points (2 aces) and 22 digs; Morgan Stockslager had 15 kills and added 19 digs, and Ashli Ganoe had 11 points and 20 assists.
Also for Chambersburg, Addi Kegerreis had 5 blocks and 11 kills, and Cara Bratthauer had 2 blocks, Kate Etter made 13 kills and led in digs with 34 and Paige Davis had 19 assists.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Trojans win meet crown: Chambersburg had the winning team and the first-place individual Saturday at the Gettysburg Invitational, with official results still not available.
The Trojans put runners in 1st, 10th, 12th, 23rd and 33rd to claim the title.
Camryn Kiser was meet champion for the second straight year. Her time of 18:16 broke her record time of 18:23 from 2021.
“She’s having a heck of a season,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. “She pulled away from a strong Dallastown runner. It was our best day of the season, and the girls have been very consistent all season. The gaps are getting smaller and Samantha Faust is coming on late.”
Lexi Boyd took 10th (19:41), Madelyn Koons was 12th (19:53), Abigail Bricker took 23rd (20:29), Fernanda Orihuela was 33rd (20:45), while Faust ran 20:56 and Raegan Hepner posted 21:30.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Trojans place 2nd: Chambersburg competed at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday and placed second as team, although official results have not yet been posted.
Ari Snyder took fourth place in 16:10, Aden Alleman was 13th, Kaden Rife was 22nd, and Liam Kirkpatrick and Ryan Benbow placed 31-32.
Trojan coach John Ambrosio said, “That was our best meet of the year because our time gap from 1-5 was the best all year. Cumberland Valley placed first, but I think we closed the gap on them. We had a lot of good things take place — like Kirkpatrick having his best time by over a minute — and we’re headed in the right direction with Mid Penns coming up.”