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BOYS SOCCER: Chambersburg posts 2-0 shutout over Cedar Cliff

CHAMBERSBURG >> Chambersburg scored a pair of first-half goals and let its defense do the rest Thursday night at Trojan Stadium.

The result was a 2-0 Mid Penn Commonwealth Division boys soccer victory over Cedar Cliff, the fourth straight win for the Trojans (4-1, 3-1 MPC).

"It was a good, physical game, definitely a battle," Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. "But the boys stayed composed and we finished out the game strong."

Rafael Bonilla broke the scoring ice with a fine solo effort in the 28th minute. He beat his defender on the left side, bounded into the middle and cracked a shot into the net on the right side of the goal.

Grove said, "Early in the game we had control of the pace, so I felt it was just a matter of time until we put one in. That goal opened things up a little bit."

Five minutes before halftime, the Trojans made it 2-0 when Erik Espinoza assisted on a goal by Nathan Maynard.

"The ball was bouncing around the 18 and Maynard put a foot to it and had a nice finish," Grove said.

Chambersburg finished with advantages of 12-4 in shots and 7-1 in corner kicks. Chandler Schur made four saves to preserve the shutout.

Grove said, "Late in the game one of their guys took a rip and Chandler deflected it out wide. We were happy to post the shutout."

Chambersburg 2, Cedar Cliff 2

Cedar Cliff00—0Chambersburg20—0

First half — (Ch) Rafael Bonilla, 28th, (Ch) Nathan Maynard, asst. Erik Espinoza, 35th

Shots — CC 4, Chbg 12; Corner kicks — CC 1, Chbg 7; Saves — CC 6 (Clark), Chbg 4 (Chandler Schur).

JV score — Chambersburg 5, Cedar Cliff 1.