Chambersburg girls volleyball coach Ty Frelin was concerned about how his team would fare this week with a packed schedule coming off a tournament win last Saturday.
The Trojans came through with flying colors, winning all three matches, including a 3-2 Mid Penn Commonwealth Division verdict over Cumberland Valley on Thursday night. It took five games to do it, with the Trojans taking the Eagles down in the fifth, 15-11.
Frelin said, "I'm just so proud of my girls because they hung in there. This was a long week after the tournament - we played away on Monday (3-0 win over Mifflin County), away on Tuesday (3-0 win over Cedar Cliff), they had the Homecoming parade and powder puff football on Wednesday, and then we played away tonight.
"It's hard to beat CV any time, but especially up there. It was fun."
Chambersburg (5-2, 4-2 MPC) won the first set 25-21, and romped in the third, 25-13. In between, Cumberland Valley won the second and third, both times leading 24-21 only to have the Trojans crawl back to tie it 24-24, then win them 26-24.
Frelin said, "CV made a couple of nice plays to win that fourth set, but the girls showed a lot of resilience to win the fifth after a couple of tough (game) losses."
Lauren Ching had a big game for Chambersburg, with nine kills, 19 digs, 37 assists, six aces and four blocks.
Bailee Nitterhouse also had nine kills, and Ally Davis and Haylee Holsopple each had eight. Danessa Martin came up with 31 digs, Nitterhouse had 16, and Jenna Lombardozzi had 14 digs and eight aces.
"We served well and played great defense," Frelin said. "I had told the girls they shouldn't go up there hoping to win, they should be expecting to win. I think it helped, because they played really aggressive. It was nice to see."
Chambersburg 6, Red Land 0: The Trojans did not score in their first two matches of the season, but in the six since then, they have scored 22 goals and have not lost in those six games.
Chuy Munoz had not scored in the first seven games, but he pumped in three goals in the win over the Patriots. Rene Quintanilla, Rylee Reed and Cameron Dale also found the net, and assists came from Nathan Maynard, Connor Gniewek, Voctor Canel, Yohan Sebastien and Dale.
"We started out a little sloppy, but we picked up the energy and played better," Trojan coach Corey Grove said. "Rene and Nathan in the middle got the energy and everybody else followed suit.
"The last three goals (two by Munoz and one by Dale) were really beautiful, some of the best we've scored this year."
Goalkeeper Jacob Dougal recorded seven saves for a shutout for Chambersburg (5-2-1 (4-2 MPC).
Shippensburg 1, James Buchanan 0, 2OT: It took until the 91st minute, but Shippensburg’s Jacob Cox finally found the back of the cage for a double-overtime victory over James Buchanan in Mid Penn Colonial Division action. Samuel Orseno was credited with the assist for Ship (3-7, 2-4 MPC). Sterling Shetter had four saves to preserve the shutout, and his counterpart, Sean Martin, was credited with 10 saves for the Rockets (3-7, 1-5 MPC).
Red Land 2, Chambersburg 1: All of the scoring came in the first half of the Patriots' Mid Penn Commonwealth win. Red Land went ahead on a penalty kick, but a goal by the Trojans' Gabby Lecuona tied the game 1-1. Rhyan Socash scored the game-winner.
For the Trojans (3-6, 1-5 MPC), Hannah Spangler made six saves in goal.
Greencastle 2, Waynesboro 1: Greencastle-Antrim snapped a two-game losing skid with a Mid Penn Colonial Division defeat of Waynesboro. The Maidens (5-5, 3-3 MPC) led by one at halftime after a goal by Morgan French, but G-A quickly answered with two goals in the second half. Jenay Faulkner assisted twice for the Blue Devils (4-5, 3-3 MPC), who got goals from Sarah Douglas and Madison Sherrill.
James Buchanan 2, Shippensburg 1, 2 OT: Aspen Anderson headed in the game-winner off a corner kick by Sydney Benedick to lift JB over the Lady Hounds with just under three minutes left in the second overtime.
"It was a great goal," Rockets coach Terry Appleby said. "Syd sent it to the far past and Apsen headed it in. We've not been playing bad at all, but we've been struggling to put the ball in the net."
Mick Heinbaugh scored in the 63rd minutes for JB (3-6, 2-4 MPC), while Kara Newell tied it up for Ship (4-7, 2-4 MPC).
Ship coach Mary Miller said, "We played a hard-fought game and worked extremely hard."
Shalom Christian 1, Calvary 0, OT: Chase Martin came through for the Flames (9-1, 7-1 MDCC) in overtime, netting the game-winning goal in a MDCC victory over Calvary. Jonah Stains earned the assist.
“I thought it was a great passing game from our team and I was proud of their hustle and focus,” Shalom coach Chris Lehman said.
McConnellsburg 3, Tussey Mountain 0: McConnellsburg did its damage in the first half, scoring three goals in the opening 40 minutes to take down Tussey Mountain in a Sideling Hill/ICC game. Carrie Glee started things off for the Spartans (3-2-1, 1-0 SHL, 1-0-1 ICC), followed by Mckenzi Garlock. Rebecca Wenschof scored the final goal in the last minute of play in the first half.
Mercersburg Academy 1, Bishop Walsh 0: Annie Klaff scored Mercersburg’s lone goal in a non-league win over Bishop Walsh for the Blue Storm’s first win of the season.
James Buchanan 3, Big Spring 1: James Buchanan locked in a 3-1 Mid Penn Capital division victory over Big Spring with an exciting fourth-set win to silence the Bulldog's attempted comeback. The Rockets (4-1, 1-2 MPC) won the first, third and fourth sets (25-22, 20-25, 25-18, 26-24).
"Both teams fought many battles of long volleys back and forth to try and seal the point," Rocket coach Tonya Miller said. "James Buchanan did an amazing job reading the ball, working the ball, and seeing the open spots on the court."
Southern Fulton 3, Fannett-Metal 0: Southern Fulton took down Fannett-Metal in a Sideling Hill/ICC sweep, 25-10, 25-14, 25-9. The win breaks a three-game losing streak for Southern Fulton (3-4, 2-1 SHL/ICC). Fannett-Metal falls to (1-6, 0-3 SHL/0-2 ICC).
McConnellsburg 3, Tussey Mountain 0: McConnellsburg didn’t let Tussey score more than 17 points per set in a Sideling Hill/ICC victory, 25-17, 25-15, 25-17. Kacey Hann led the offense with 13 kills, while Katelyn Truax had five kills, 17 digs and four aces for the Spartans (6-0, 3-0 SHL/2-0 ICC).
“We've had a run of home games and it's nice to be picking up wins on our home court,” McConnellsburg coach Heidi Johnston said. “We are playing pretty solid volleyball, with the exception of being a little inconsistent at times.”
Shalom Christian 3, Calvary 0: Shalom locked in three tight set victories to close out a MDCC sweep of Calvary, 25-20, 25-22, 25-23. Haley Bricker led the Flames (7-1, 6-1 MDCC) with 20 kills, six digs and two blocks.
Shenandoah Valley 3, Mercersburg Academy 2: Mercersburg fought to keep the match alive after Shenandoah Valley took a 2-1 lead, forcing a fifth set with a close 25-22 victory in the third game, but fell 15-6 in the final set of the non-league match. Jess Courtney led the way for the Blue Storm (0-1) with 10 kills, nine digs and two aces.
Greencastle 7, Waynesboro 0: Greencastle’s high-powered offense was too much for Waynesboro to handle in a Mid Penn Colonial game. Moriah Ricker had a pair of goals, while Lauren Cole had three assists for the Blue Devils (5-4, 4-2 MPC) and a goal in the final minute of regulation. Aurora Florek had 20 saves for Waynesboro (0-7-1, 0-4-1).
Big Spring 4, Shippensburg 0: Shippensburg fell 4-0 to Big Spring in a Mid Penn Colonial division clash as the Bulldogs cashed in on multiple penalty corners. Dez Neil had five saves for Shippensburg (3-4, 3-3 MPC).
Forbes Road 3, Southern Huntingdon 0: McKenzie Gelvin had two goals for Forbes Road in a Keystone League victory over Southern Huntingdon. Kristina Parsons and Maddie Miller both had two assists, while Olivia Hall tallied the third goal for the Cardinals (5-3, 4-0).
Mercersburg Academy 4, St. James 3: Mercersburg tallied three goals in the second half of an IPSL victory over St. James. Alyssa Magazine, Lauren Jones, Annaliesse Cantera and Addie Dumm all scored for Mercersburg (1-3, 1-0 IPSL).
Boys cross country
Meyersdale 23, Southern Fulton 32: The Indians fell to Meyersdale in a non-league meet as the Raiders packed the front of the pack. Nate Voight placed second overall (19:20) as the Indians’ top finisher. Dylan Ensor placed fifth (20:46) and Sage Minteer followed in seventh (21:40) for Southern Fulton (2-2).
Girls cross country
SF places five in top 7: Southern Fulton’s Maddie Baker placed third overall (26:02) during a tri-meet with Meyersdale and Shanksville, followed by a band of Indians placing fourth through seventh. Elizabeth Flaherty (4th, 26:56), Mary Dudich (5th, 26:58), Lindsey Palmer (6th, 27:17) and Emily Bradshaw (7th, 28:49) earned points.