The Chambersburg boys soccer team won its third straight game, and raised its goal total on those games to 12 after opening the season by being shut out twice, by beating Cedar Cliff on Thursday afternoon.
The Trojans (3-2, 2-2 MPC Commonwealth) outshot the Colts 27-3 and got goals by Connor Gniewek, Asher Schwartz and Nathan Maynard.
"It was our first shutout, and that's a bit surprising," Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. "Of the five goals we've given up, four have been on us. So I was glad to see a shutout to get the confidence up."
Goalkeeper Jacob Dougal needed to make only two saves.
Gniewek scored in the first half with an assist to Maynard. In the second half, Schwartz's goal was helped by Yohan Sebastien, and Maynard finished off the scoring.
Grove said, "It was one of Nathan's better games, so I was glad to see him get a goal. Rene (Quintanilla) has been a beast in the middle lately. This was a big game for us - it's always tough to play in that big field. We focused on spreading the field wide and did a good job of that."
Waynesboro 3, Shippensburg 0: Derek Buhrman continued his recent scoring binge and led the Indians to a Mid Penn Colonial Division shutout over the Greyhounds (2-4, 1-3 MPC). Waynesboro (6-1, 4-0 MPC) has won six straight games.
Buhrman tallied all three of the Indians’ goals to give him an area-high 12 for the season. He was assisted by Aaron Tylicki on his first-half goal, then he converted a penalty kick and scored unassisted in the second half. George Souders needed only one save for his shutout, as ’Boro outshot Ship 27-6.
Cedar Cliff 1, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans lost a heartbreaker to Cedar Cliff on Thursday at Trojan Stadium, dropping a 1-0 decision. It was scoreless until the Colts’ Emily Esser knocked in a penalty kick with 14:16 remaining in regulation.
Both teams had only three shots and three corner kicks. Chambersburg (3-4, 1-3 MPC), which had a two-game win streak halted, got three saves by goalkeeper Hannah Spangler.
Greencastle-Antrim 2 , Big Spring 0: The Blue Devils kept their pristine record intact by shutting out Big Spring. Goalkeeper Bryson Robinson made just two saves to blank the Bulldogs.
Both goals for Greencastle (4-0, 4-0 MPC) came in the first half, with Avery Wenger scoring unassisted, and Tyler Douglas scoring off an assist by Luke Herman. It was the first career goal for Douglas.
Shalom Christian 1, McConnellsburg 0: The Flames won a showdown between unbeaten teams despite the Spartans holding an advantage of 11-6 in shots taken. McConnellsburg is now 3-1; Shalom is 7-0.
The game’s only goal came in the 61st minute, when Chase Martin headed a ball into the upper 90 of the goal after a long throw-in from Jonah Stains.
Flames coach Chris Lehman said, “I was very proud of how hard the guys fought tonight. McConnellsburg is a great team, but our guys battled all game long.”
Cumb. Valley Christian 5, Highland View 4: The Blazers (3-3) got back to .500 by scoring the winning goal with four minutes left. Joel Vandersleen scored the big goal on an assist from Tristan Horn.
Sterling Bard and Grant Carter scored in the first half for CVC, and Jackson Park knocked in two in the second half.Kenneth Hott had two assists.
Waynesboro 1, Shippensburg 0: The Lady Hounds held the high-scoring Maidens to a single goal, scored by Olivia Churchman in the first half. Both teams had nine shots. Hannah Pletcher made eight saves for Ship (2-5, 1-3 MPC), while Madeline Spears made six for 'Boro (5-2, 3-1 MPC).
Lady Hound coach Mary Miller said, "It was a tough loss but a good building block for us. We did our best to slow Waynesboro down and work the way we could work."
Greencastle-Antrim 3, Big Spring 1: Greencastle took a 3-0 lead before Big Spring could get on the board. Heidi Schanzenbacher scored the first goal, followed by Ashley Noblit and Michaela Kendall, with Hannah Beeler getting an assist. Jenay Faulkner made four saves in goal for G-A (2-3, 2-2 MPC Colonial).
Boiling Springs 5, James Buchanan 0: The Bubblers took a 3-0 lead by halftime over the Rockets (2-5, 1-3 MPC). Maddie Hughes had two goals and an assist for Boiling Springs.
Greencastle-Antrim 3, Shippensburg 0: The Blue Devils cruised by scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-11. Keri Gearhart piled up 16 kills for Greencastle (3-2, 2-1 MPC Keystone) and Chloe McKenzie had nine. Gabby Baughman led in assists (30), digs (8) and aces (4) for G-A, and Madison Goodwin had five kills and four digs.
Shippensburg, which fell to 0-3 (0-3 MPC), was led by Mariah Throckmorton (6 assists), Shannon Staver (3 kills, 3 blocks) and Aly Mankamyer (2 blocks).
McConnellsburg 3, Everett 0: The Spartans ran their record to 4-0 (2-0 SHL, 1-0 ICC) by romping over the Warriors, 25-7, 25-9 and 25-15. Kacey Hann had 10 kills, Lindsey Randler had 11 digs and 19 assists, Carly Swope had seven digs and five aces and Bridgette Ritchey added six digs and seven kills.
“We have been working at eliminating errors and were able to do that tonight,” McConnellsburg coach Heidi Johnston said. “The girls are playing some pretty good ball.”
Chestnut Ridge 3, Fannett-Metal 0: The Tigers scored a total of only 17 points in the match against a strong Ridge team. Ashlyn Murray had five kills for F-M (1-4 (0-1 SHL) and Kassie Holtry had 14 digs.
Cumb. Valley Christian 3, Highland View 0: The Blazers (3-3) had a nice go of it, taking games by scores of 25-14, 25-10 and 25-10 over the Tartans. Mackenzie Householder led CVC in aces with 11 and assists with 22. Hunter Timmons and Brianna Miley each had six kills and Ashley Winter had three digs.
Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 1: The Rams outscored Chambersburg 2-0 in the second half and handed the Trojans a Mid Penn Commonwealth defeat, despite the Trojans outshooting CD, 14-7.
The Rams went ahead 1-0, but Rachel Dusman tied it for Chambersburg (3-2, 1-2 MPC) with an assist going to Hannah Raines. Carlee Williams and Kailey Smith scored for CD to give them the win.
According to Trojan coach Jen Amsley, three Trojan starters were injured in the setback.
Boiling Springs 1, Greencastle-Antrim 0: The Blue Devils kept the Bubblers off the board until the final second of the game, when Paige Bond scored off an assist from Taylor Pentz. Boiling Springs held a 32-7 advantage in shots, but goalie MacKenzie Oberholzer of Greencastle (3-4, 2-2 MPC) made 16 saves to nearly hold the Bubblers scoreless.
Forbes Road 3, Belleville Mennonite 2: McKenzie Gelvin knocked in a goal to give the Cardinals (3-2, 2-0 Keystone) the lead, then, after the Trojans took a 2-1 lead in the second half, Gelvin scored twice more in the final 13:38 to give her team the win.
Two of Gelvin's goals were on breakaways, including the game-winner. Zoe Cutchall had four saves and Brianna Waters had a defensive save for Forbes Road.
Girls cross country
Shippensburg 19, Carson Long 37: Ava Franklin took first place for the Lady Hounds (3-0) in 21:50, followed by teammates Megan Pomeroy (2nd, 21:57), Cat Crochunis-Brown (4th, 23:45) and Marina Hastings (5th, 24:55).
Southern Fulton 28, Juniata Valley 29:Taylor Leidy won the race for the Hornets. For SF (1-1, 1-0 ICC), Madison Baker was third in 27:10, Elizabeth Flaherty was fourth and Lindsey Hollenshead took sixth.
Boys cross country
Shippensburg 15, Carson Long 50: The Greyhounds swept the top five places - Hunter Kent (18:35), Sam Nonemaker (18:49), Isaac Covert (18:54), Ben Byers (19:33) and Shaine Rotz (19:54).
Southern Fulton 15, Juniata Valley 50: The Indians (1-1, 1-0 ICC) took the first seven spots to swamp the Hornets. Chase Varner (21:01), Benji Voight (21:10) and Nate Voight (21:17) took the top three spots.