CHAMBERSBURG >> A few inconsistencies flared up for Chambersburg's girls volleyball team on Thursday night, but the Trojans stayed together to claim a 3-1 victory over Central Dauphin in Mid Penn Commonwealth Division action.
"We had some communication errors, and our timing was a bit off," Trojan coach Ty Frelin said. "We'll get there, though. We were a little inconsistent, but overall, it was a really good game."
Chambersburg (2-0, 2-0 MPC) gutted out a victory in the first set, 25-21, and was then sparked by the return of setter Lauren Ching. Ching was hurt during the preseason and did not return to practice until Wednesday evening. She finished with 18 assists and helped the Trojans to a big victory in Set 2, 25-13.
"It was a good to have her back," Frelin said. "She did a nice job. It also gave me an opportunity to let Rebecca (Stewart) play some defense, and she did a really nice job."
Other defensive standouts included Danessa Martin and Kailey Layman, who had 23 and 13 digs, respectively.
The offense was also very well-balanced. Caitlin Vrabel had eight kills and four blocks; Lauren Diller also finished with eight kills; and Cara Long recorded seven kills and four blocks.
"We blocked really well," Frelin said. "Those blocks were just block-kills. We blocked a lot of other balls that stayed in play. Caitlin probably had 10, really."
Martin and Stewart led the serving with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Chambersburg 3 Central Dauphin 1
Sets — Chbg 25-21, Chbg 25-13, CD 25-20, Chbg 25-19
at CASHS Field House
Kills — Catilin Vrabel 8, Lauren Diller 8, Cara Long 7; Blocks — Vrabel 5, Long 4, Haylee Holsopple 3; Assists — Lauren Ching 18, Rebecca Stewart 10; Digs — Danessa Martin 23, Kailey Layman 13; Service points — Martin 13, Stewart 12, Ching 7, Layman 7, Vrabel 6; Aces — Layman 3, Martin 2, Vrabel 2.
JV score — Chambersburg 2, Central Dauphin 1 (16-25, 25-12, 15-11).
BOILING SPRINGS 3, SHIPPENSBURG 2 >> Shippensburg put up a very nice fight, but was ultimately ousted by Boiling Springs in a Mid Penn Capital Division match.
The Lady Hounds (0-2, 0-2 MPC) took a 2-1 lead before the Bubblers put up back-to-back victories and earned the win, 25-21, 15-10.
"We gave away too many points from missing our serves," Ship coach Suwan Kongkeattikul said. "We must get the ball in play and pass better in order for us to be competitive."
Ship had a nice offensive spread, led by Rianon McKee, who had nine kills. Ally Mankamyer (6), Taylor Junkin (6), Cierra Noel (4) and Eva Nye (3) were also big contributors.
Boiling Springs 3, Shippensburg 2
Sets — Boil 25-19, Ship 27-25, Ship 25-22, Boil 25-21, Boil 15-10
Kills — Rianon McKee 9; Blocks — Ally Mankamyer 3; Assists — Mariah Throckmorton 21.
GREENCASTLE 3, NORTHERN YORK 0 >> Greencastle-Antrim continued on a roll to start the season, earning a straight-set victory against Northern York in Mid Penn Capital Division play.
The Blue Devils (2-0, 2-0 MPC) have not lost a set yet.
Sydney Shepherd led a well-balanced offense with seven kills, but it was the defense that was most impressive. Gabby Baughman notched 12 digs, followed closely by Elizabeth Dagliano with 10. Chloe McKenzie finished with eight digs, and Shepherd added six.
Greencastle 3, Northern 0
Sets — 27-25, 25-23, 25-22
Kills — Sydney Shepherd 7; Blocks — Jess Root 3, Keri Gearhart 3; Assists — Chloe McKenzie 17; Digs — Gabby Baughman 12, Elizabeth Dagliano 10; Aces — McKenzie 3.
JV score — Northern 2, Greencastle 1 (25-16, 23-25, 15-6). Bailey Wilson had 5 aces and 8 assists for G-A, while Brielle Johns had 4 kills and 4 digs.
BIG SPRING 3, JAMES BUCHANAN 1 >> James Buchanan got off to a good start, tying the Mid Penn Capital Division match at 1-1 after the first two sets.
But Big Spring pulled out the victory by winning the last two, 25-19 and 25-20, respectively.
"We played as a stronger team tonight," JB coach Tonya Miller said. "Our serves improved greatly. This game we couldn't seem to find a rhythm. We would be up, then tie, then go back up, then start losing ground again. After we fine tune this machine, we will get our big win."
The Rockets (0-2, 0-2 MPC) got a big game from Tyana Quivers, who had 10 kills and seven digs. Emma Wise led the defense with eight digs, and Kayla Cummings recorded 17 assists and four aces.
Big Spring 3 James Buchanan 1
Sets — BS 25-21, JB 25-20, BS 25-19, BS 25-20
James Buchanan Statistics
Kills — Tyana Quivers 10; Blocks — Samantha Parson 3; Assists — Kayla Cummings 17; Digs — Emma Wise 8; Aces — Cummings 4.
JV score — Big Spring 2, James Buchanan 1 (23-25, 25-23, 17-15).
MCCONNELLSBURG 3, EVERETT 1 >> Despite falling in the first set, McConnellsburg stormed back to defeat Everett in Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference action.
"It was a great early test in the season for us," Spartan coach Heidi Johnston said. "Game 1 was back and forth the whole game, and we ended up dropping that, which is tough to come back from. We have a few more weapons this year, but right now what we're working on is mixing the ball up and using those weapons."
Bridgette Ritchey led the Spartans (2-0, 2-0 SHL/ICC) with eight kills, while Carly Swope and Kacey Hann each added seven.
Lindsey Randler had a fine game with 24 assists and 14 digs.
McConnellsburg 3, Everett 1
Sets — Evt 23-25, McC 25-16, McC 25-19, McC 25-20
Kills — Bridgette Ritchey 8; Blocks — Kacey Hann 1; Assists — Lindsey Randler 24; Digs — Randler 14, Arianna Lupey 13; Aces — Carly Swope 5.
JV score — McConnellsburg 2, Everett 0 (25-21, 25-22).
CHESTNUT RIDGE 3, FANNETT-METAL 0 >> Fannett-Metal was held to 15 points or fewer in a Sideling Hill League loss to Chestnut Ridge.
"We played a good quality team tonight," Tigers coach Keri Daniel said. "I felt overall we did well, but know where we need to make improvements. We were very scrappy getting to loose balls, and our blockers did well at the net. We just need better movement and communication."
Emily Metcalfe was a bright spot for F-M (0-2, 0-1 SHL). She had two kills, 10 digs, five service points and a pair of aces.
Chestnut Ridge 3
Sets — 25-12, 25-15, 25-14
at Willow Hill
Kills — Emily Metcalfe 2; Blocks — Kiana Patrick 1; Assists — Taylor Coffman 2; Digs — Metcalfe 10; Service points — Metcalfe 5; Aces — Metcalfe 2.
JV score — Chestnut Ridge 2, Fannett-Metal 0 (25-11, 25-22).
CV CHRISTIAN 3, HIGHLAND VIEW 0 >> Cumberland Valley Christian snapped a three-game losing streak with a straight-set victory over Highland View.
The Tartans scored 20 points in the first set but were limited to just 16 in the second. The Blazers (2-3) then won the third set, 25-19.
"We had to make some minor changes tonight due to injuries, and the girls did well playing with new positions and rotations," CVC coach Carole Rosenberry said. "Brianna Miley continues to be a key player in our defense, and Taylor Heck did a great job serving."
Heck finished with 15 service points, including eight aces. In addition to lead the defense with six digs, Miley also smacked seven aces. Miley, Harli Bergau and Kaitlin Provard split 15 kills equally.
CV Christian 3, Highland View 0
Sets — 25-20, 25-16, 25-19
CV Christian Statistics
Kills — Brianna Miley 5, Harli Bergau 5, Kaitlin Provard 5; Assists — Loryn Sanders 14; Digs — Miley 6; Service points — Taylor Heck 15, Harli Bergau 12; Aces — Heck 8, Miley 7, Bergau 4.