CHAMBERSBURG >> Chambersburg came oh-so-close to pulling off a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division upset in field hockey on Monday night.
The Trojans took a 1-0 lead less than seven minutes into the second half when Liza Ernst sent a pass from the right side of the circle to Rachel Dusman, who slammed a shot into the cage. But Central Dauphin later tied the game and scored the game-winner with 2:39 left in regulation to claim a 2-1 victory.
"Wow, what a game, and we were in it the entire way," Chambersburg coach Jen Amsley said. "We took the lead early in the second half, but just could not hold onto it. Ari Burke had a great game in goal tonight for us (8 saves), but we just could not hold them off."
Olivia Artz scored the tying goal for the Rams and Zaryian Green put home the winning goal.
Amsley said, "We definitely brought our A game tonight, but came up a little short. Liza, Rachel, Laylea (Garman) and Madison (Schmus) were our leaders out there tonight. We are so close to turning that corner, and it was fun to watch the girls play together tonight and see their skills really start to come on."
Chambersburg is 4-6 (2-6 MPC).
Central Dauphin 2 Chambersburg 1
Second half — (Ch) Rachel Dusman, asst. Liza Ernst, 23:19, (CD) Olivia Artz, 19:14, (CD) Zaryian Green, 2:39.
Shots — Chbg 4; Penalty corners — Chbg 9; Saves — CD 3 (Lydia Smeltz), Chbg 8 (Ari Burke).
JV score — Central Dauphin 9, Chambersburg 0.
SHIPPENSBURG 2, SOUTH WESTERN 2 >> South Western got a goal by Lilly Soulliard with 4:19 left in the second half to muster a 2-2 non-league tie against Shippensburg.
The Lady Hounds (4-3-2) fell behind 1-0 early, but before halftime the offense for Ship clicked. Maddie Kline scored two goals in the final four minutes – the second assisted by Courtney Coy – to give her team a 2-1 halftime edge.
"Kaitlyn Bowmaster played well in our backfield," Ship coach Angela Hostetter said, "and goalie Desiree Neil had eight great saves."
Shippensburg 2, South Western 2
South Western110—2 Shippensburg200—
First half — (SW) Montana Utz, 16:40, (Sh) Maddie Kline, 4:08, (Sh) Kline, asst. Courtney Coy, 1:04.
Second half — (SW) Lilly Soullaird, asst. Utz, 4:19.
JV score — Shippensburg 1, South Western 1. Cassidy Funk scored for the Lady Hounds.
FORBES ROAD 11, HUNTINGDON 0 >> Forbes Road overwhelmed Huntingdon with a 37-0 shot count and posted an easy Keystone League victory over the Bearcats.
Christina Parsons, Brittany Truax and Kiersten Cline each powered in three goals and McKenzie Gelvin added two. Gelvin recorded three assists and Lillie Wilt, Cline and Truax each had two for the Cardinals (9-2).
FR coach Carol Cline said, "We pretty much had our way on the attack. Every goal was assisted and some had double assists, so the passing in the circle was good."
Forbes Road 11, Huntingdon 0
Forbes Road goals — Christina Parsons 3, Brittany Truax 3, Kiersten Cline 3, McKenzie Gelvin 2.
Forbes Road assists — Gelvin 3, Lillie Wilt 2, Cline 2, B.Truax 2, Parsons, Malea Truax, Montana Bolinger.
Shots — FR 37, Hunt 0; Penalty corners — FR 18, Hunt 0; Saves — FR 0 (Olivia Hall), Hunt 25 (Olivia Simpson).
JV score — Forbes Road 3, Huntingdon 0.