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See the top five plays as the Cougars held off the Trojans 16-15 Thursday. Matt Catrillo/GameTimePA.com

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Despite being down by four goals with less than nine minutes to go, Chambersburg's girls lacrosse team fought tooth and nail in a Mid Penn Conference game against Palmyra on Thursday afternoon.

The Trojans pulled within one on an Avery Rife goal with 4:43 remaining, but they had to settle for a 16-15 loss.

"They played great defense and also played great offense," Chambersburg coach Jamie Odell said. "They were really looking for the ball, working more as a team, and it's all coming together. This is our second game, and they've done 10 times better than the first scrimmage. I'm really excited about the next games."

Rife, Rachel Dusman, Hannah Raines and Cameron Stouffer all had hat tricks for the Trojans (0-2, 0-2 MPC), while Makenzie Miller added two scores and Courtney Kirby netted one.

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The loss was a vast improvement over Monday night's season-opening loss to Carlisle, 15-6.

"They're building their confidence," Odell said. "It wasn't where it needed to be, and now it's coming along. I think that will just catapult them to the next level, and they're going to really see what their capabilities are."

Righting the ship 

Waynesboro's softball team finally got on the winning side of things with an 11-0, five-inning victory over Spring Grove in a non-league game.

Katie Wise had a fine night from the plate, going 2-for-2 with two doubles and three RBIs. Abby Ebersole, Alexis Rosenberry, Jenna Powell, Sara Gsell and Mac Miller all had two hits apiece, as the Maidens (1-2) totaled 16.

"We played great today," Boro coach Aaron Burke said. "Every aspect of the game, we did well against a good Spring Grove team. (Pitcher) Caitlyn (Pollock) came right back from her Chambersburg game and was on. We loved the early challenge with facing quality teams, as it has made us work to get better."

Top performers

Baseball

  • Waynesboro's Hunter Clever was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the Indians' 7-4 loss to Spring Grove. 
  • Forbes Road hung on for a 5-4 win over Everett, thanks to Aaron Schepis (3-for-4, RBI), Brycen Hohman (2-for-4, 2 RBIs), Matt Brown (2-4, RBI) and Logan Grubb (2-for-3). Brown and Hohman combined to allow only three hits.
  • Fannett-Metal ripped Chestnut Ridge 17-4, as the Tigers' 7-8-9 hitters combined to go 8-for-11. Billy Peppernick and Kyle Harris each had 3 hits and split 7 RBIs. Cole Funk threw a 4-hitter and hit a double and triple.

Softball

  • Emily Metcalfe was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and 5 RBIs to lead Fannett-Metal over Chestnut Ridge, 9-8. Morgan Ritchey was 3-for-4 with a double.

Girls soccer

  • Shalom Christian earned a 4-1 win over Grace Academy, thanks in large part to Brooke Emge. She finished with three goals and an assist in the victory.  

SCORES

Baseball
Central Dauphin 6, Chambersburg (1-3, 0-2 MPC) 1
Spring Grove 7, Waynesboro (1-2) 4
Fannett-Metal (1-1, 1-1 SHL) 17, Chestnut Ridge 4
McConnellsburg (1-0, 1-0 SHL/ICC) 7, Tussey Mountain 2, 5 innings
Forbes Road (2-0, 2-0 SHL/ICC) 5, Everett 4
Shalom Christian at Grace Academy, 4:30
Heritage at Cumb. Valley Christian, 4:30

Softball
Chambersburg (3-0, 2-0 MPC) 10, Central Dauphin 0, 5 innings
Waynesboro (1-2) 11, Spring Grove 0, 5 innings
Fannett-Metal (3-0, 2-0 SHL) 9, Chestnut Ridge 8, 5 innings, ended by lightning
McConnellsburg 6, Tussey Mountain 6, 7 innings, suspended due to light
Everett 5, Forbes Road (0-2, 0-2 SHL/ICC) 1
St. James 6, Mercersburg Academy (1-1, 1-1 IPSL) 0

Boys volleyball
Chambersburg (2-0, 2-0 MPC) 3, Carlisle 0

Boys track & field
James Buchanan at Waynesboro, no report
Mount Union 76, Southern Fulton (1-1, 0-1 ICC) 73
Fannett-Metal at Southern Huntingdon, no report

Girls track & field
James Buchanan at Waynesboro, no report
Southern Fulton (2-0, 1-0 ICC) 97, Mount Union 53
Fannett-Metal at Southern Huntingdon, no report

Boys lacrosse
Palmyra 19, Chambersburg (0-2, 0-2 MPC) 1

Girls lacrosse
Palmyra 16, Chambersburg (0-2, 0-2 MPC) 15
St. John's Catholic Prep 19, Mercersburg Academy (1-2, 1-2 IPSL) 3

Boys tennis
Cedar Cliff 5, Chambersburg (0-3, 0-2 MPC) 0
James Buchanan at Bermudian Springs, no report

Girls soccer
Shalom Christian (3-0, 3-0 MDCC) 4, Grace 1
Heritage at Cumb. Valley Christian, no report

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