GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Tuesday's roundup, Chambersburg falls in five-set match to State College
STATE COLLEGE >> It was a long night of girls volleyball for Chambersburg, which suffered a five-set Mid Penn Commonwealth Division loss at the hands of State College on Tuesday.
Three of the Trojans' four losses this season have come in five sets.
"It was another solid match," Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. "We had our opportunities. We were up 24-21 in the first set, and we lost. That put us playing catch-up the whole game, but we bounced back."
Despite being up 24-21, the Trojans (13-4, 11-4 MPC) lost the first set, 28-26. They then rebounded with a 25-18 in Set 2, but the seesaw affair continued with the Little Lions picking up a win in the third set, 25-17.
Chambersburg won the fourth set, 25-21, before State College completed the victory, 17-15 in the decisive fifth.
"We didn't play a good set at all the third set," Frelin said, "Fourth and fifth, though, we were solid. Again, we had our opportunities in the fifth set and we just didn't finish. One thing or another happened, and we just couldn't get that point we needed at a certain time. It was a good match, but we had a few unforced errors at inopportune times."
Cara Long was an offensive force for the Trojans, finishing with 19 kills and seven blocks. Caitlin Vrabel contributed 14 kills, and setter Lauren Ching finished with 45 assists.
Danessa Martin paced the defense with 33 digs, while Kailey Layman and Ching each had 15.
Chambersburg will need to quickly forget this loss, as it closes out the regular season on Thursday against Commonwealth top dog Cumberland Valley.
State College 3, Chambersburg 2
Sets — SC 28-26, Chbg 25-18, SC 25-17, Chbg 25-21, SC 17-15
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Kills — Cara Long 19, Caitlin Vrabel 14, Lauren Diller 7, Kailey Layman 5; Blocks — Long 7; Assists — Lauren Ching 45; Digs — Danessa Martin 33, Layman 15, Ching 15, Jenna Lombardozzi 14; Service points — Layman 12, Vrabel 10, Ching 8, Lombardozzi 8.
JV score — Chambersburg 2, State College 1 (25-22, 18-25, 16-14).
GREENCASTLE 3, WEST PERRY 0 >> Greencastle-Antrim got itself back in the win column with a Mid Penn Capital Division sweep of West Perry.
The Blue Devils (11-8, 9-4 MPC) were led by Keri Gearhart, who had eight kills, and Sydney Shepherd was right behind with seven.
Gabby Baughman played a fine defensive game, racking up 18 digs, while Madison Goodwin, Elizabeth Dagliano and Shepherd split 21 evenly.
Greencastle 3, West Perry 0
Sets — 25-17, 25-15, 25-20
Kills — Keri Gearhart 8, Sydney Shepherd 7; Assists — Chloe McKenzie 19; Digs — Gabby Baughman 18; Aces — Baughman 5.
JV score — Greencastle 2, West Perry 1 (17-25, 25-8,16-14). Bailey Wilson led the Blue Devils with 5 aces, 15 assists, 2 digs and a kill.
NORTHERN 3, SHIPPENSBURG 0 >> Northern York got better as the night went on, defeating Shippensburg in a Mid Penn Capital Division contest.
The Lady Hounds (2-13, 2-11 MPC) managed only six points in the final set.
"Northern played a great match tonight," Ship coach Suwan Kongkeattikul said. "We were never leading at all during the game. It was tough to come from behind when playing a solid team like Northern."
Cierra Noel led the offense with five kills, while Sarah Davison had three and Rianon McKee finished with two.
Northern 3, Shippensburg 0 at Dillsburg
Sets — 25-14, 25-15, 25-6
Kills — Cierra Noel 5; Assists — Mariah Throckmorton 7.
JAMES BUCHANAN 3, BOILING SPRINGS 0 >> James Buchanan held Boiling Springs to 10 points or fewer in all three sets of a Mid Penn Capital Division victory.
The Rockets (9-7, 7-6 MPC) got a fine game from Erica Eberly who led both the offense (11 kills) and the defense (8 digs).
"This was our Senior Night, and our seniors have never played with more heart," JB coach Tonya Miller said. "They worked and flowed as a team, making big plays and reading the court together. Our seniors wanted this win so bad. They all played together all three games, except for Tyana Quivers playing front row. Every played stepped up and earned their spot on the court."
James Buchanan 3, Boiling Springs 0
Sets — 25-16, 25-17, 25-10
James Buchanan Statistics
Kills — Erica Eberly 11; Blocks — Samantha Parson 1, Eberly 1; Assists — Kayla Cummings 11; Digs — Eberly 8, Logan Souders 6; Aces — Tyana Quivers 2, Cummings 2, Souders 2, Caitlyn Barry 2.
JV score — James Buchanan 2, Boiling Springs 0 (25-19, 25-10).
WAYNESBORO 3, BIG SPRING 0 >> Waynesboro kept its undefeated record with a sweep of Big Spring in a Mid Penn Capital match.
Alyssa Taylor had 23 digs while Olivia Fogelsonger had 17 kills for Waynesboro (19-0, 12-0). Rachel Johnson also contributed nine kills, and Ciara Rosenberger had four digs and seven kills.
The Maidens will look to end the regular season undefeated when they takes on Northern York on Thursday.
Waynesboro 3, Big Spring 0
Sets — 25-9, 25-21, 25-19
Kills — Olivia Fogelsonger 17; Blocks — Brycelin Spidel 3; Assists — Jordan Stoops 33; Digs — Alyssa Taylor 23; Aces — Kaylie Yarnell 2.
MCCONNELLSBURG 3, NORTHERN BEDFORD 0 >> McConnellsburg extended its winning streak to five games Tuesday with a shutout win over Northern Bedford in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference match.
"I thought we played well overall," McConnellsburg coach Heidi Johnston said. "We are letting teams go on some runs for five or six points, but it was a little better tonight. But I can't be negative at all; overall we are really happy with this season."
Bridgett Ritchey and Carly Swope led the Spartans (13-2, 8-1 SHL, 7-0 ICC) with eight and seven kills, respectively. Swope also lead in digs (11) and aces (7).
As the season winds down the Spartans are playing for home-court advantage in the District playoffs, as McConnellsburg has not lost a game on its own court this season. They are currently ranked third, and the top-two teams in the district do not travel.
McConnellsburg 3, Northern Bedford
Sets — 25-19, 25-7, 25-22
Kills — Bridgett Ritchey 8, Carly Swope 7; Blocks — Kacey Hann 1; Assists — Lindsey Randler 27; Digs — Swope 11; Aces — Swope 7.
JV score — McConnellsburg 2, Northern Bedford 0 (25-7, 25-19).
EVERETT 3, SOUTHERN FULTON 2 >> Southern Fullton dropped a tough Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference match to Everett in a five-set battle.
The Warriors battled back from a loss in the first set.
Southern Fulton (7-7, 4-5 SHL, 4-4 ICC) took an early lead in the first, winning handily with an 11-point margin in Game 1. Everett came back to make it interesting, winning the second, fourth and fifth games.
Drew Gordon had a stand-out match for the Indians, earning four blocks, 20 service points and six aces.
Everett 3, Southern Fulton 2
Sets — SF 25-14, E 25-18, SF 25-15, E 26-24, E 15-10
Southern Fulton Statistics
Kills — Shaye Smartt 9; Blocks — Drew Gordon 4; Assists — Peyton Koons 23; Digs — Madison Breeze 11; Service points — Gordon 20; Aces — Gordon 6.
JV score — Southern Fulton 2, Everett 0 (26-24, 25-17).
TUSSEY MOUNTAIN 3, FANNETT-METAL 1 >> Fannett-Metal picked up a victory in Set 2, but it wasn't enough to overcome Tussey Mountain in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference match.
"We just stood a lot tonight," Tiger coach Keri Daniel said. "We weren't moving like we needed to and watched too many balls hit the floor beside us. We had a good second game but took a little to get into it. We have to work better as a team and be more patient. We try to rush and need to set our own tempo."
Kiana Patrick, Emily Metcalfe and Lizzie Peppernick all had five kills for F-M (1-15, 0-10 SHL, 0-8 ICC). Metcalfe was also the Tigers' top server with 11 service points and four aces.
Brooke Harris led the defense with seven digs.
Tussey Mountain 3, Fannett-Metal 1
Sets — TM 25-16, FM 25-15, TM 25-9, TM 25-16
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Kills — Kiana Patrick 5, Emily Metcalfe 5, Lizzie Peppernick 5; Assists — Taylor Coffman 5, Maci Bowen 5; Digs — Brooke Harris 7; Service points — Metcalfe 11, Bowen 8; Aces — Metcalfe 4.
JV score — Tussey Mountain 2, Fannett-Metal 0 (25-19, 25-15).