FIELD HOCKEY: Wednesday's roundup, Chambersburg outlasts Cedar Cliff, 2-1
CHAMBERSBURG >> It couldn't have been a more even match-up.
Both Chambersburg and Cedar Cliff's field hockey team recorded five shots on goal. Both goaltenders picked up four saves. Cedar Cliff had five penalty corners, compared to four for the Trojans.
But it was one goal that made the difference, as Chambersburg scored twice in a 2-1 victory over the Colts in Mid Penn Commonwealth Division action on Wednesday afternoon.
"The girls came to play field hockey today," Trojan coach Jen Amsley said. "It was fun to watch them play. We played together as a team and stuck to our game plan. Our two goals were hard-earned goals."
Although Cedar Cliff scored almost immediately out of the gate, Chambersburg (3-3, 2-3 MPC) was not deterred. Less than two minutes later on a penalty corner, Rachel Dusman inserted to Madison Schmus, who sent it right back to Dusman. She scored from the stroke mark in front of the cage.
About ten minutes later, Meghan Sharpe scored an unassisted tally that proved to be the game winner.
"We had stellar defensive play from Madison Schmus and Jess Corwell today to help preserve the win," Amsley said. "Hannah Raines and Jordyn Amsley really stepped up their game today. It was a great team effort and win today for the Trojans."
Chambersburg 2, Cedar Cliff 1
First half — (CC) Maddie Montgomery, asst. Allison Dalby, 28:37, (Ch) Rachel Dusman, asst. Madison Schmus, 26:05, (C) Meghan Sharpe, 17:24
Shots — CC 5, Chbg 5; Penalty corners — CC 5, Chbg 4; Saves — CC 4 (Sauanha Lenker), Chbg 4 (Ari Burke).
JV score — Chambersburg 2, Cedar Cliff 0 .
GREENCASTLE 9, WAYNESBORO 1 >> Although the teams traded goals in the first five minutes of the Mid Penn Colonial Division match, it was all Greencastle-Antrim from then on in a dominating victory over Waynesboro.
The Blue Devils (4-3, 2-1 MPC) scored just two minutes into the game, but Katie Shank tied it up for the Maidens (0-6, 0-3 MPC) just two minutes later. But by the end of the first half, G-A built up a 6-1 lead.
"Tonight was all about team work," Blue Devil coach Becca Farson said. "I was excited to see so many girls getting opportunities to score, and we came across as a unified team."
Lauren Cole led the offense with two gaols and three assists, while Lexie Sibbio scored twice and assisted on another.
Greencastle 9, Waynesboro 1
First half — (GA) Lexie Sibbio, asst. Lauren Cole, 3rd min., (W) Katie Shank, 4th, (GA) Jameela Dahbi, asst. Cole, 9th, (GA) Bryanna Conway, asst. Cole, 13th, (GA) Cole, asst. Conway, 15th, (GA) Conway, asst. Racheal Marconi, 21st, (GA) L.Sibbio, asst. Marconi, 24th.
Second half — (GA) Cole, asst. Conway, 32nd, (GA) Katie Sibbio, asst. 33rd, (GA) Sabrina Martin, asst. L.Sibbio, 42nd.
Shots — Way 3, GA 38; Penalty corners — Way 1, GA 11; Saves — Way 22, GA 2 (Mackenzie Oberholzer).
JV score — Greencastle 5, Waynesboro 0. Alexis Dougherty scored a hat trick for the Blue Devils.