F-F H.S. Highlights: Friday, Oct. 7
It's been a pretty remarkable week for the Chambersburg field hockey team.
Wednesday, the Trojans edged Central Dauphin 1-0 on a goal by Lize Ernst and a nine-save shutout by goalie Ari Burke.
Friday, Chambersburg decided it liked that formula and posted a 1-0 victory over Cumberland Valley. Burke made four saves and Ernst again collected the game-winning goal.
"It turned out to be a great week," Trojan coach Jen Ansley said. "We hadn't beaten CD for seven years, and it's probably been just as long with CV."
For the Trojans (7-6, 4-6 MPC), Ernst scored her goal with 2:01 left in the first half, using a slick reverse stick shot. It was her ninth of the season.
Amsley said, "It was pretty much a defensive game. We had only two shots and that was the first one.
"The whole team played great defense. Ari was excellent at goalie, Kaylea (Garman) and Liza and Madison (Schmus) played real good defense, and Rachel Dusman generated a lot of attacks. And we had Courtney Kirby mark the girl who scored four goals against us last time (Maddie Brown-Scherer) and she did an excellent job."
The Trojans have also put themselves back into possible contention for a playoff berth. Chambersburg is now No. 14 and the top 10 get in.
Southern Fulton 4, Rockwood 3: The Indians cruised to a 4-0 lead by halftime, then had to weather a big comeback by Rockwood. Chase Varner did all of the scoring for Southern Fulton (8-4), which has won four straight. Benjy Voight had two assists, Ethan Golden one and Nate Voight one.
Grace Academy 1, Shalom Christian 0: The Flames were surprised by Grace, which made a first-half goal by Ben Quirple stand up. The Knights held Shalom (13-2, 11-2 MDCC) to only two shots on goal.
McConnellsburg 3, Mercersburg Academy 0: The Blue Storm gave the Spartans a battle in the second game, but were handled 3-0 by unbeaten McConnellsburg (11-0), 25-9, 25-23, 25-18. For the Spartans, Kacey Hann racked up 13 kills and five blocks, Bridgette Ritchey had nine kills and 13 digs, Lindsey Randler had 19 assists and Katelyn Truax had 17 digs. Mercersburg is 1-8.
Hyndman 3, Fannett-Metal 0: The Hornets won games of 26-24, 25-13 and 25-15 to defeat the Tigers (1-14). Emily Metcalfe led F-M with 5 kills and 10 digs, Maci Bowen had 10 assists, Haleigh Dunkle put down six kills and Kassie Holtry dug up 10 balls.
Cumb. Valley Christian 3, Faith 1: The Blazers ran their winning streak to three matches by downing Faith, 25-19, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-18. Mackenzie Householder had 10 digs, 27 assists and seven aces for CVC (9-8, 7-7 MDCC), Brianna Miley led in digs with 23, Hunter Timmons had 11 kills and Shelby Heckman contributed 14 digs.
Shalom Christian 3, Grace Academy 2: The Flames avenged an earlier 3-2 loss to Grace by taking an extended Game 5 by a 25-23 count. Shalom (12-3, 11-3 MDCC) had won Game 3 25-22 and the Knights took the next 26-24 to even it at 2-2. Kylie Eby had 35 assists for the Flames, which also got 19 kills and 15 digs by Lauren Stains, 17 kills and nine blocks from Haley Bricker and 15 digs by Bethany Blank.