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PALMYRA 20, CHAMBERSBURG 7 >> Chambersburg's girls lacrosse team couldn't handle Palmyra's offensive firepower and suffered a non-league loss Thursday night at Trojan Stadium.

The Trojans (2-4, 1-4 MPC) had a decent start, scoring four goals in the first half, but Palmyra closed out the half with four unanswered goals to run away with it.

"Toward the end of the first half, we started to have some breakdowns on defense," Chambersburg coach Katie Feairheller said. "We lost sight of our girls and started getting into bad situations and gave them free positions. Palmyra was able to capitalize off our mistakes."

Emily Glennon and Avery Rife each had a pair of goals for Chambersburg, and Maggie Nichols, Liza Ernst and Kendyl Stewart netted one each.

"We had a couple of strong runs on goals; we just couldn't keep our effort consistent throughout," Feairheller said. "As a new program, we are still growing. We are so much stronger than we were last year, but we still have a lot of room to grow."

Palmyra 20, Chambersburg 7

Palmyra128—20Chambersburg43—7

Palmyra, Goals — Sprecher 5, Soual 5, Kleinfetter 3, Ebersole 3, Lyons 3, Jelliff, Schulteis.

Chambersburg, Goals — Emily Glennon 2, Avery Rife 2, Maggie Nichols, Liza Ernst, Kendyl Stewart; Assists — Glennon.

Saves — Pal 7, Chbg 5 (Alyssa Boock); Ground balls — Chbg 11; Draw controls — Chbg 11.

ST. JAMES 13, MERCERSBURG ACADEMY 11, OT >> Mercersburg suffered an overtime defeat at the hands of St. James in its first Independent Parochial School League game of the season.

"The girls played a hard-fought game, and ultimately could not come out with the finish," Blue Storm coach Katherine Dyson said. "We had many proud moments, and Megan Lafferty had a strong showing in goal."

Lafferty finished with 10 saves.

Sophia Garibaldi and Alyson Kinney each had a hat trick for Mercersburg (2-4, 0-1 IPSL), while Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Devon Stuzin notched two goals apiece.

St. James 13, Mercersburg 11, OT

St. James652—13Mercersburg560—11

Mercersburg, Goals — Sophia Garibaldi 3, Alyson Kinney 3, Elizabeth Fitzgerald 2, Devon Stuzin 2, Amanda Broyles; Assists — Kinney 2, Stuzin, Broyles.

Saves — MA 10 (Megan Lafferty).

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