GIRLS SOCCER: Tuesday's roundup, Chambersburg beats Mifflin County behind Isabella...
CHAMBERSBURG >> Chambersburg's girls soccer team scored its first goal 15 seconds into the game on Tuesday evening, and it was just a sign of good things to come.
Led by striker Isabella Weigel, the Trojans ambushed Mifflin County in a 7-0 Mid Penn Commonwealth Division victory.
Right off the bat, Claire Jacobs found Weigel to give Chambersburg (3-1-1, 2-0 MPC) a 1-0 lead. Nine minutes later, Gabriella Lecuona put the Trojans up 2-0, and she assisted on Weigel's second goal to give the home team a 3-0 lead at the break.
But Weigel wasn't done. She scored three more times in the second half to finish with five for the game, and Cirsten Kelly added the other second-half score.
"The girls came out focused after the half and had some really nice combination play," Trojan coach Eric Guyer said. "Our defense did a fantastic job of keeping Mifflin County out of their defensive third."
Chambersburg out-shot the Huskies 11-1 and had seven corner kicks, compared to just two for Mifflin County.
Chambersburg 7, Mifflin County 0
First half — (C) Isabella Weigel, asst. Claire Jacobs, 1st minute, (C) Gabriella Lecuona, asst. Lauren Ocker, 10th, (C) Weigel, asst. Lecuona, 32nd.
Second half — (C) Weigel, 42nd, (C) Cirsten Kelly, asst. Jacobs, 44th, (C) Weigel, asst. Cari Pasierb, 46th, (C) Weigel, 52nd.
Shots — MC 1, Chbg 11; Corner kicks — MC 2, Chbg 7; Saves — MC 4 (Mackenzie Bressler, Alyssa Schnell), Chbg 1 (Megan Cottingham).
JV score — Chambersburg 1, Mifflin County 0. Dakota Deibler had the lone score for Chambersburg.
JAMES BUCHANAN 5, BIG SPRING 2 >> There was a flurry of goals in the last 10 minutes of Tuesday's Mid Penn Colonial Division game, but James Buchanan scored three of those to hold on to a win versus Big Spring.
Mickey Heinbaugh was the offensive power for the Rockets (4-3, 2-1 MPC). She finished with two goals and an assist. Kayla Snider, Breanna Dukehart and Taylor Gorman also added goals for JB.
James Buchanan 5, Big Spring 2
First half — (JB) Kayla Snider, asst. Mickey Heinbaugh, 3rd minute, (JB) Heinbaugh, asst. Autumn Westurn, 11th
Second half — (BS) Henry, 48th, (JB) Breanna Dukehart, 71st, (BS) McMullen, 71st, (JB) Heinbaugh, asst. Madison Peck, 73rd, (JB) Taylor Gorman, 79th.
Shots — BS 6, JB 22; Corner kicks — BS 2, JB 5; Saves — BS 17 (Green), JB 4 (Siara Gossert).
GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM 9, SHIPPENSBURG 1 >> Greencastle-Antrim opened up a 5-1 lead by halftime against Mid Penn Colonial Division opponent Shippensburg.
Jenny Lemay scored for the Lady Hounds (0-5, 0-3 MPC) to make it 2-1 in G-A's favor just 10 minutes into the game, but the Blue Devils (2-1-1, 2-1 MPC) scored the last seven goals.
With two goals unaccounted for, Ally Rudy paced Greencastle with four goals and Paige Johnson hit the net three times.
Ship coach Mary Miller said, "We fought the whole game, although we made some mistakes that gave up goals. The score can never dictate how hard a team plays, how much fight and desire they have."
Greencastle 9, Shippensburg 1
First half — (GA) Paige Johnson, 0:29, (GA) Ally Rudy, 4:11, (S) Jenny Lemay, 10:08, (GA) Rudy, 26:44, (GA) Rudy, 28:46, (GA) Johnson 34:09.
Second half — (GA) N/A, (GA) N/A, (GA) Rudy, 56:34, (GA) Johnson, 75:39.
Shots — GA 21, Ship 12; Saves — GA 9 (Jenay Faulkner), Ship 10 (Hannah Pletcher).
JV score — Greencastle 2, Shippensburg 2.
MCCONNELLSBURG 2, CHESTNUT RIDGE 0 >> Alexis Mellott and Michaela Kendall led the McConnellsburg offense to a goal in each half to down Sideling Hill League rival Chestnut Ridge.
Mellott opened the scoring on an assist by Kendall in the 30th minute, and the duo hooked up again in the 54th minute to give the Spartans (2-2, 1-0 SHL) a 2-0 advantage.
"Alexis and Michaela are doing great working the central part of the field," McConnellsburg coach Toby McGarvey said. "They are giving other players nice opportunities, and they are moving the ball well."
The Spartans out-shot Ridge 11-8 and held a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks. Kellyn Perry made six saves in goal.
McGarvey said, "It's always a challenge to go and win at Ridge. I'm really pleased with how the girls played today."
Chestnut Ridge 0
First half — (M) Alexis Mellott, asst. Michaela Kendall, 30th minute
Second half — (M) Mellott, asst. Kendall, 54th
Shots — McC 11, CR 8; Corner kicks — McC 7, CR 3; Saves — McC 6 (Kellyn Perry), CR 7 (Maria Claycomb).
ST. MARIA GORETTI 4, MERCERSBURG 3, OT >> St. Maria Goretti erased a 3-0 deficit against Mercersburg Academy and then won the Independent Parochial School League contest by prevailing in penalty kicks, 3-1.
The Blue Storm (0-2, 0-1 IPSL) bolted to a 3-0 lead in the first half on three goals by Sarah Lyman (of Shippensburg). Madi Johnson and Electa Willander.
But the Gaels got one goal back in the first half and two more in the second to tie the game. IPSL games that remained tied after overtime are decided by penalty kicks, and Goretti won that battle.
St. Maria Goretti 4, Mercersburg
Goretti won 3-1 in penalty kicks
Mercersburg goals — Sarah Lyman 3.
Mercersburg assists — Madi Johnson, Electa Willander.