FIELD HOCKEY: Tuesday's roundup, Chambersburg suffers narrow defeat to Cumberland...
NEW KINGSTOWN >> Three of the four goals in Tuesday's Mid Penn Commonwealth Division field hockey game were scored on penalty corners.
Although Chambersburg was 100 percent on its corners, Cumberland Valley netted a pair off set pieces and claimed a 3-1 victory.
"You live and die by the penalty corner," Trojan coach Jen Amsley said.
The Eagles built up a 2-0 lead before halftime, but Chambersburg (3-5, 2-5 MPC) did not go down without a fight. Liza Ernst cut the deficit in half after Jordyn Amsley inserted to her and she ripped a hard shot to the left corner of the cage.
"Liza carried us on her back today," Jen Amsley said. "Ari Burke had a fantastic game today. I'm proud of the way the team hung in with CV today."
Burke finished with six saves, including one diving save. Taylor Nesmith had all three assists for Cumberland Valley.
Cumberland Valley 3 Chambersburg 1
First half — (CV) Kennedy Eyer, asst. Taylor Nesmith, 18th min., (CV) Maddie Brown-Scherer, asst. Nesmith, 25th.
Second half — (Chbg) Liza Ernst, asst. Jordyn Amsley, 41st, (CV) Madi Georgiana, asst. Nesmith, 56th.
Shots — Chbg 2, CV 7; Penalty corners — Chbg 1, CV 9; Saves — Chbg 6 (Ariana Burke), CV 1 (Kenzie Ulrich).
JV score — Cumberland Valley 3, Chambersburg 0.
FORBES ROAD 11, SOUTHERN HUNTINGDON 0 >> Led by Brittany Truax's first-half hat-trick, Forbes Road ambushed Southern Huntingdon for a Keystone League shutout victory.
Truax led the way with five goals, and sister Malea Truax added a goal and four assists. Kiersten Cline also chipped in with three goals and one assist.
"Our kids have been working on passing and it showed up," Forbes Road coach Carol Cline said. "I think the girls communicated and passed well today."
McKenzie Gelvin returned to the field after missing time with an ankle injury and finished with two goals and two assists. Mina Wilt and Madeline Miller also had one assist each.
Forbes Road 11 Southern Huntingdon 0
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Forbes Road goals— Brittany Truax 5, Kiersten Cline 3, McKenzie Gelvin 2, Malea Truax 1.
Forbes Road assists — M.Truax 4, Gelvin 2, Cline 1, B.Truax 1, Mina Wilt 1, Madeline Miller 1.
Shots — FR 29, SH 1; Penalty corners — FR 12, SH 3; Saves — FR 1 (Olivia Hall), SH 18 (Brittany McMullen).
JV score — Forbes Road 4, Southern Huntingdon 0.