H.S. Highlights: CV Christian, Shalom nab soccer wins
Cumberland Valley Christian got off to a great start in Mason-Dixon Christian Conference boys soccer play Friday by drilling Heritage Academy 7-1.
Eric Woo scored all three first-half goals for the Blazers in their season opener, while Kenneth Hott notched a pair of goals and an assist.
The other area MDCC team, defending champion Shalom Christian, also started well, beating Broadfording 4-2. But the Flames had to break out of a 2-2 halftime tie.
Jonah Stains popped in three goals for Shalom, while Peter Livermore scored the other, and Chase Martin pocketed a pair of assists.
"I thought we played well overall for our first league game of the season, though we had a very slow start," Flames coach Chris Lehman said. "But once we settled down and became more intentional in our possession, we started getting better passing and Jonah and Peter had some nice combinations and finishes."
Carlisle 5, Chambersburg 0: The Chambersburg girls tennis team dropped a 5-0 Mid Penn Commonwealth Division match to Carlisle.
Hope Sprecher put up a fight at No. 3 singles, but lost to Cara Eschenmann 6-0, 6-3, while Kaylin Shearer and Kara Wiley lost 6-0, 6-3 to the Herd's Erin Kennedy and Kaleigh Balcoiage at No. 1 doubles.
Shalom Christian 3, Broadfording 0: The Shalom Christian girls volleyball team swept Broadfording in an MDCC match to kick off the 2016 season.
The Flames claimed a decisive first set 25-14, before Broadfording challenged them to push Game 2 to extra points. But Shalom won the final two sets 27-25 and 25-19, respectively. Haley Bricker had 11 kills, five blocks and seven digs. Lauren Stains had four aces, 12 digs and five kills.
"Overall tonight was just a really fun match," said Shalom coach Katie Gantz. "Once the girls settled into their serve receive we were able to put some things together. I am super proud of how the girls played to kick off the season tonight and I am very excited to see how things shake out in the weeks to come."
Heritage 3, Cumberland Valley Christian 0: The Blazers stumbled in the season opener against Heritage, dropping a straight-set MDCC loss 25-8, 25-15, 25-20.
Mackenzie Householder had 10 assists and Brianna Miley had three kills and an ace for CV Christian.
"We had a rough start tonight for our season opener," CVC coach Carole Rosenberry said. "In set 3, our serving and passing improved and we were able to run an offense and jump ahead 19-11 behind strong serving from Brianna Miley and Shelby Heckman."