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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Saturday's roundup, Chambersburg places 2nd in Linganore Tournament

FREDERICK, MD. >> Chambersburg's girls volleyball team had an impressive day at the Linganore Tournament on Saturday.

The Trojans, who won the tournament a year ago, cruised through pool play with a perfect record and battled for a three-set victory in the semifinal, but they lost to Linganore in the final to finish second on the day.

Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said, "After our marathon match on Thursday (a 3-2 defeat to Carlisle), I think it was good to get back on the court. The girls played well and progressed as the day went on."

In pool play, the Trojans earned 2-0 sweeps of Oakdale, Mount Hebron, Frederick and Francis Scott Key. In the semifinals, they needed a third set to complete a 2-1 victory over Catoctin. But in the final, Chambersburg was swept 2-0 (25-20, 25-22) by the host team.

Caitlin Vrabel was named the Tournament MVP for the second straight year, and Lauren Ching was also named to the All-Tournament team.

"We had some girls do some very good things, and I was pleased with the overall outcome," Frelin said. "Now we just have to bounce back Monday and Tuesday and keep it going."

Vrabel finished with some gaudy stats for the Trojans. She racked up 39 kills, nine blocks, 25 service points, eight aces and eight digs. Ching totaled 103 assists and also had 17 digs and four blocks. Lauren Diller finished with 30 kills, and Cara Long had 28. Defensively, Danessa Martin had 39 digs, and Kailey Layman was right behind with 38.


Pool play

Chambersburg 2, Oakdale 0 (25-23, 25-21)

Chambersburg 2, Mount Hebron 0 (27-25, 25-20)

Chambersburg 2, Frederick 0 (25-13, 25-15)

Chambersburg 2, Francis Scott Key 0 (25-8, 25-15)


Chambersburg 2, Catoctin 1 (25-12, 22-25, 15-7


Linganore 2, Chambersburg 0 (25-20, 25-22)

Chambersburg Statistics

Kills — Caitlin Vrabel 39, Lauren Diller 30, Cara Long 28; Blocks — Vrabel 9, Long 9, Lauren Ching 4; Assists — Ching 103; Digs — Danessa Martin 39, Kailey Layman 38, Jenna Lombardozzi 18; Service points — Ching 40, Layman 28, Vrabel 25; Aces —Ching 12, Vrabel 8, Rebecca Stewart 7.

GREENCASTLE FALLS IN QUARTERFINALS >> Greencastle-Antrim climbed all the way to the quarterfinals of the Gettysburg Tournament before falling to the host Warriors, 25-21.

Keri Gearhart had a fine day for the Blue Devils, finishing with 22 kills, three aces and seven blocks. Sydney Shepherd was a well-rounded force with 15 kills and 22 digs.

Gabby Baughman was the defensive anchor, recording 43 digs to go along with six aces, and Chloe McKenzie totaled 46 assists on the day.

SHALOM TAKES 3RD >> After advancing in pool play, Shalom Christian placed third at the Maryland School for the Deaf Tournament.

The Flames earned a bye to the semifinals, which they lost 2-0 to Heritage. But they came storming back for a victory over Islamic Saudi Academy in the consolation match.

Brooke Kuhns had a fantastic day, leading both the offense and the defense. She had 19 kills and 22 digs. Paige Hoover finished with 10 kills and 19 digs, and Haley Bricker also smacked 17 kills and four blocks.

Kylie Eby racked up 52 and was unstoppable from the service line with 17 aces.

"We love the MSD tournament, as there is always such great competition," Shalom coach Katie Gantz said. "The girls did a great job playing 'their game' against some very tough teams."

MSD Tournament

Pool play

Shalom 2, New Life 0

Shalom 1, John Carroll 1

Shalom 2, Covenant Life 0


Heritage 2, Shalom 0


Shalom 2, Islamic Saudi Academy 0

Shalom Christian Statistics

Kills — Brooke Kuhns 19, Haley Bricker 17, Paige Hoover 10; Blocks — Bricker 4; Assists — Kylie Eby 52; Digs — Kuhns 22, Hoover 19, Bethany Blank 15; Aces — Eby 17, Blank 5.

JV score — Shalom won Maryland School for the Deaf JV tournament.