Chambersburg roundup: Girls soccer rips State College

Malia Cramer

Chambersburg 4, State College 0: The Trojans scored the first goal about 10 minutes before halftime, then turned it on in the second half to trounce the Little Lions in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game in State College on Wednesday.

“I don’t know if it was the long ride or not, but we came out a little lackadaisical early,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “But the girls definitely turned it around in the second half. The energy and effort rate showed up in the second half.”

Carly Cook scored the first-half goal for the Trojans (4-3-1, 1-3-1 MPC). The second-half goals came from Lily Cornwell, Malia Cramer and Bree Paetow.

Assists were credited to  Summer Jones, Cornwell, Cramer and Addy Arnsparger.

Franchi said, “It’s nice to see different players scoring.”

Alaina Morris

Chambersburg wins again: For the second straight day, the Trojans finished atop the team standings in a Mid Penn girls golf match at Rich Valley G.C. in Mechanicsburg on Wednesday.

Chambersburg compiled a 21-1 record in regular season tournaments, and the postseason begins next week. The winning score of 252 bested Cumberland Valley by 9 strokes.

The Trojans’ Emily Rensch shot a fine round of 74 — 2-over par — and tied for first place with Central Dauphin’s Eva Moawad. Rensch scored a 39 on the front nine, then scorched the back nine for 35, carding birdies on Nos. 10, 11 and 12.

Alaina Morris turned in a round of 86, with nines of 42-44, to take seventh place.

Emma Tolbert tied for 10th place with her score of 92, shooting nines of 46-46.

Rensch (81.3 average), Morris (91.7), Tolbert (92.4) and Chloe Fogelsonger (98.7) have all qualified for the Mid Penn tournament.

Charlie Kalathas

Palmyra 3, Chambersburg 2: The Trojans were able to capture wins at No. 1 and 2 singles, but the Cougars won competitive matches at the other three positions and pulled out a non-league win in Palmyra on Wednesday afternoon.

At No. 1, Sarah Vessah had a fight with the Cougars’ Elaina Potter, but won sets of 6-4 and 7-6 to take a win. At No. 2, Charlie Kalathas battled Palmyra’s Ava Cuzzolina and won 6-3, 6-2.

The No. 1 doubles team of Ashlee Barrett and Reese Miller dropped their close match, 7-5, 6-3, while in another tight match, No. 2 Shelby Newman and Leah Wadel were defeated 6-2, 7-5.

At No. 3 singles, Marley Christopher took a 6-2, 6-2 loss for Chambersburg (5-6).