Chambersburg 9, State College 0: The Trojans scorched the back of the nets at Trojan Stadium on Thursday night, crushing the Little Lions in a Mid Penn Commonwealth tilt.
Lily Nichter banged in 3 goals and added 3 assists to lead Chambersburg (6-8-1, 2-7-1 MPC). But she had plenty of help from Lily Cornwell, who had 3 goals and an assist.
Also getting in the scoring column were Bree Paetow, Malia Cramer and Kadence Decker, while assists came from Cramer, Zamira Jani and Moriah Martin.
Trojan coach Ed Franchi said, “We’ve been working on creating scoring opportunities and trusting our teammates, and they did really well with that today. It was nice to see the unselfish play, and being very positive and having fun.
“Our schedule is a gauntlet of quality opponents, and while we’ve had some tough losses, the girls have always fought hard. Our record isn’t indicative of the quality soccer we’ve been playing all year.”
Chambersburg 3, Red Land 1: The Trojans had 3 dominating games in a non-league victory over Red Land on Thursday evening at CASHS Field House.
Chambersburg (6-10) won the first two games, 25-9 and 25-3, then after the Patriots won 25-21 in game 3, they closed it out with a 25-11 win.
“Tonight was our Dig Pink night and it was nice to see a big crowd there,” Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been and are affected by breast cancer.”
Paige Davis had a big night at the service line, recording 22 points, including 5 aces, and also put up 27 assists. Marah Lehman put down 13 assists and led in digs with 19.
Also for the Trojans, Kaylie Stull scored 11 points and had 10 digs, Karley Skultety had 11 points and 15 digs, Morgan Shaner had 14 points, Nizaya Hawkins made 4 blocks and Riley Evans had 2, Addi Kegerreis smacked 18 kills and Cami Bender had 10 digs.
Frelin said, “It was good to get an opportunity to get everyone some playing time. It was fun to see the younger girls get some court time.”
State College 2, Chambersburg 1: A short-handed Trojan team traveled to take on the unbeaten Little Lions and nearly pulled off a big upset in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game on Thursday evening.
“Going into a game with four starters out against an undefeated side can seem daunting,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “I was really hard of how hard our team fought tonight. We didn’t make excuses and it required the boys to step up in roles that were unfamiliar.”
State College took a 2-0 lead, but the Trojans (10-4, 7-3 MPC), who had a six-game win streak halted, got a goal when Luca Gaisbauer drilled a free kick into the net.
Grove said, “Luca had another opportunity with 30 seconds to go when he beat his man and was going to goal when the ref blew the whistle for a foul and didn’t allow the advantage to play on, which ended the game before we could get the kick off.
“The effort on the field and energy on the bench gave us a chance. I couldn’t have asked for more.”
Drew Cover made 5 saves for Chambersburg. The Little Lions led in shots, 14-7.
Mifflin County 4, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans (1-14, 0-10 MPC) fell to the Huskies in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Trojan Stadium on Thursday afternoon.