Monday night’s Mid Penn Conference girls lacrosse game came down to the wire.
But unfortunately for Chambersburg, it was Trinity that came out on top. The Shamrocks scored a goal with seven seconds remaining in regulation to earn a 13-12 victory over the Trojans.
“The girls played an outstanding game with very few substitutes, and unfortunately it came down to the final seven seconds,” Chambersburg coach Katie Feairheller said. “It didn’t go in our favor, but it could have.”
With 35 seconds left, Liza Ernst caused a turnover and broke down field for the Trojans (2-10, 1-8 MPC), but Trinity’s goalie kept her team in it with a one-on-one save.
Chambersburg goalie Micaela Champion finished the game with 18 saves.
“She had a phenomenal game,” Feairheller said. “There was quite a few times when they could have taken the lead but Micaela kept us in it with a clutch save.”
Hannah Raines led Chambersburg with four goals, while Ernst had three. Madison Schmus caused three turnovers.
BACK ON TRACK: Despite giving up nine hits and committing five errors, McConnellsburg got itself back in the win column with a 9-4 victory over Chestnut Ridge in Sideling Hill action. The victory broke a nine-game losing skid.
Chase Novak threw the whole game, allowing only two earned runs. He had one walk and one strikeout. McConnellsburg (3-10, 3-8 SHL) managed only four hits but drew 11 walks to help with the victory.
Waynesboro 12, Milton Hershey 3: It was a complete team effort as Waynesboro took down Milton Hershey in a non-league game. Four pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts and eight hits. Francisco Maya hit a grand slam in the second inning, followed by a three-run homer hit by Brady Riddell in the sixth for his third of the year.
Zach Kober earned the win for the Indians (11-3).
Camp Hill 8, James Buchanan 6: James Buchanan got off to a hot start with four runs in the top of the first, but the Rockets managed just two runs the rest of the way and lost a non-league game to Camp Hill. Jared Pine, Dylan Sanders and Zach Vosburg each had two hits for the Rockets (6-7).
Southern Huntingdon 1, Southern Fulton 0: Despite a standout performance by Southern Fulton ace Trent Rider, the Indians fell in a SHL/ICC game Monday to the Rockets (12-4, 11-2 SHL,, 11-1 ICC). Rider struck out 15 batters, while Southern Fulton (11-2, 9-2 SHL, 8-1 ICC) struck out just twice, and had no fielding errors, but could not get runs across the plate.
Nine runners were stranded and the Indians flew out 12 times. Dylan Gordon and Dylan Ensor went 3-for-4 and 2-for-3 respectively. Gordon also stole two bases.
“A few small mental mistakes today in a tight game turned into game changing, game deciding plays,” Southern Fulton coach Dustin Fischer said. “Rider had a tremendous day on the mound, he had 15 strikeouts and only one walk, while topping out in the low 90s.”
Everett 7, Fannett-Metal 2: The SHL/ICC game started out well enough for Fannett-Metal, but Everett scored six runs in the seventh inning to take the victory. The Tigers (4-10, 2-8 SHL/ICC) combined for 10 walks.
Southern Huntingdon 4, Southern Fulton 1: Erika Hoffman went 2-for-3 to lead Southern Fulton (3-11, 3-9 SHL, 3-7 ICC) in a loss to Southern Huntingdon (13-3, 11-1 SHL, 10-1 ICC). The Indians have lost seven straight.
Everett 7, Fannett-Metal 4: After four innings, Fannett-Metal led 4-0, but it couldn’t hang on in an SHL/ICC loss to Everett. Becca Rotz had a two-out RBI single in the second inning. Jamie Adams, Morgan Ritchey and Makayla O’Donel had three straight singles for the Tigers (8-6, 5-6 SHL, 5-5 ICC).
Waynesboro 12, Milton Hershey 2: Waynesboro scored early and often in a non-league victory over Milton Hershey in five innings. Abby Ebersole led the Maidens (9-5) with three hits and four RBIs, while Nicole Kreimer drove in three runs. Caitlyn Pollock, Alyssa Medina and Lauren Hunsecker combined for a two-hitter that featured 11 strikeouts.
James Buchanan 13, Camp Hill 1: Harley Rife threw all five innings and allowed just two hits to claim a non-league win over Camp Hill. Carly Caron led the Rockets (7-3) with three hits and four runs scored. Jenna Mongold drove in four runs, while Charity Miller and Alyssa Blair each had two RBIs.
Shenandoah Valley 6, Cumberland Valley Christian 0: Cumberland Valley Christian was outshot 20-2 in an MDCC loss to Shenandoah Valley. Hannah Max had three goals for Shenandoah. Maddie Keck and Sofia Robinson combined for 14 saves for the Blazers (2-5-1, 1-4-1 MDCC).
Mercersburg 19, St. Maria Goretti 12. The Blue Storm raised their record to 10-4 with an MILL first-rond playoff victory. Mercersburg plays The Heights on Wednesday in a semifinal.
Lower Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 1: Chambersburg won the first set, but then the Falcons reeled off three straight victories in a non-league match. Dalton Strite led the Trojans with 13 kills, while Riley Washington had 12. Will Gerhart finished with 34 digs, and Ian Patterson and Strite split 20 evenly.
“They forced us to earn points, and we weren’t able to play consistent,” Trojan coach Marta Cummings said. “We had too many unforced errors, and we didn't give ourselves any opportunity to score points to win the match."