NEW KINGSTOWN >> Goals have suddenly been hard to come by for the Chambersburg boys soccer team. After scoring 19 in their first six games, the Trojans have been held scoreless in two straight games.
Fortunately, the defense has also put up two consecutive shutouts, the latest on Thursday night in a 0-0 Mid Penn Commonwealth Division stalemate against unbeaten Cumberland Valley at Eagle View.
"Overall, it was a good game, but it's frustrating because we could have won that game," Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. "We had tons of chances, but just couldn't finish.
"We had three breakaways in regulation time. Their keeper (Matt Zambetti) is good and he made a couple of nice saves, but on two of those we kicked the ball right at him. We talked about hitting it into a corner, but that's easier said than done."
The Eagles (6-0-1, 4-0-1 MPC) had more shots (19-16) and corner kicks (9-5), but Grove felt his team had more quality chances.
"Good thing we got another shutout from the defense," he said. "The last two games they have stayed more compact, and that shows progress for what we've been working on in practice. We can't afford to get too wide and spread out."
For Chambersburg (4-2-2, 3-2-2 MPC), goalkeeper Chandler Schur made 11 saves and Zambetti had eight.
Cumberland Valley 0
Shots — Chbg 16, CV 19; Corner kicks — Chbg 5, CV 9; Saves — Chbg 11 (Chandler Schur), CV 8 (Matt Zambetti).
JV score — Chambersburg 2, Cumb. Valley 1.