GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Tuesday's roundup, Chambersburg falters against undefeated Cumberland...
NEW KINGSTOWN >> Chambersburg knew it was in for a battle Tuesday night when it faced off against Cumberland Valley, the No. 1 team in the Mid Penn Commonwealth Division.
The Trojans did all they could to muster a victory, but fell short, suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Eagles.
"It was a lot of sideout volleyball tonight," Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. "It's tough to win at Cumberland Valley, and it's been a tough four-day stretch for us. But I'm not making excuses. They played very well, and they were the better team tonight."
The turning point against the Trojans (7-2, 6-2 MPC) came early in the match. Chambersburg built up a 17-9 lead, but an unforced Trojan error allowed the Eagles to turn things around; they won the first set, 27-25.
"We showed a lot of heart to come back and win Game 2, though (25-22)," Frelin said.
But then Cumberland Valley won the third and fourth sets, 25-19 and 25-20, respectively.
Caitlin Vrabel led the Trojans' offensive trio. She had 17 kills, while Lauren Diller and Cara Long split 20 evenly. The defense was impressive as always, with Danessa Martin digging 23 balls and Kailey Layman recording 13 digs.
"We played good defense and ran a lot of balls down," Frelin said. "We played an overall good game. In certain points, our serve reception let us down a little bit. We shanked some balls and had to run things out of system, but for the most part, we were pretty solid. They had a couple really big blockers, but we attacked smart."
Lauren Ching finished with 44 assists, 15 service points and four aces.
Cumberland Valley 3 Chambersburg 1
Sets — CV 27-25, Chbg 25-22, CV 25-19, CV 25-20
at Cumberland Valley
Kills — Caitlin Vrabel 17, Lauren Diller 10, Cara Long 10; Blocks — Vrabel 3, Long 2; Assists — Lauren Ching 44; Digs — Danessa Martin 23, Kailey Layman 13; Service points — Ching 15, Jenna Lombardozzi 5, Layman 5; Aces — Ching 4, Lombardozzi 3, Layman 2.
JV score — Cumberland Valley 2, Chambersburg 0 (25-19, 28-26).
WAYNESBORO 3, NORTHERN YORK 2 >> Northern York made Waynesboro work hard to remain unbeaten – the Maidens pulled out a 15-12 win in the fifth set in a Mid Penn Colonial Division match.
Waynesboro (9-0, 7-0 MPC) held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but the Polar Bears fought back both times.
Stat leaders for the Maidens included Olivia Fogelsonger (15 kills), Fogelsonger and Brycelin Spidel (5 blocks each), Jordan Stoops (35 assists) and Alyssa Taylor (25 digs).
Waynesboro 3, Northern 2
Sets — Way 25-23, NY 25-18, Way 25-16, NY 25-15, Way 15-12
Kills — Olivia Fogelsonger 15, Ciara Rosenberger 11, Brycelin Spidel 11, Rachel Johnson 4; Blocks — Fogelsonger 5, Spidel 5, Jordan Stoops 3; Assists — Stoops 35; Digs — Alyssa Taylor 25, Grace Powell 7, Kaylie Yarnell 7.
ALLEGHANY, MD. 3, SOUTHERN FULTON 2 >> It was a back-and-forth match, but Alleghany, Md. got the best of Southern Fulton in a non-league contest.
After winning the first set, the Indians (2-4) allowed the Campers to get right back in it with 25-15 and 25-23 wins in Sets 2 and 3, respectively. Southern Fulton then won the fourth set, 25-19, before losing the decisive fifth, 15-9.
Shaye Smartt stuffed the stat sheet, finishing with 10 kills, six digs and a pair of aces. Mikayla O'Neal recorded seven kills, three blocks and 13 service points, while Drew Gordon also contributed seven kills.
Alleghany 3, So. Fulton 2
Sets — SF 25-18, All 25-15, All 25-23, SF 25-19, All 15-9
Southern Fulton Statistics
Kills — Shaye Smartt 10; Blocks — Mikayla O'Neal 3; Assists — Peyton Koons 18; Digs — Smartt 6; Service points — O'Neal 13; Aces — Smartt 2.
JV score — Alleghany, Md. 2, Southern Fulton 1 (25-19, 24-26, 15-10).
EVERETT 3, FANNETT-METAL 0 >> Fannett-Metal got off to a strong start but couldn't keep up with Everett in Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference loss.
The Tigers (0-7, 0-5 SHL, 0-4 ICC) put up 18 points in the first set and 19 in the second before falling 25-15 in the final game.
"The girls are getting there," FM coach Keri Daniel said. "We are just stressing fundamentals and how important they are. This game is such a mental game, and we just can't get in sync with each other. They are really improving and had some good volleys."
Ashlynn Murray led the Tiger offense with three kills and a block, while Emily Metcalfe finished with five digs and three aces.
Everett 3, Fannett-Metal 0
Sets — 25-18, 25-19, 25-15
at Willow Hill
Kills — Ashlynn Murray 3; Blocks — Murray; Assists — Taylor Coffman 3; Digs — Emily Metcalfe 5; Service points — Kiana Patrick 7; Aces — Metcalfe 3.
JV score — Everett 2, Fannett-Metal 0 (25-22, 25-13).
SHALOM CHRISTIAN 3, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 >> After earning a comeback victory in the first set, Shalom Christian went on to dominate Calvary Christian in Mason-Dixon Christian Conference shutout.
The Flames (9-1, 8-1 MDCC) had a very well-rounded defensive effort. Lexy Poe led the way with 16 digs, while Brooke Kuhns (13 digs), Haley Bricker (12), Bethany Blank (10) and Paige Hoover (10) all had big contributions.
"Calvary came out ready to play tonight, taking a substantial 8-0 lead on us out of the gate," Shalom coach Katie Gantz said. "About midway through the game, my girls just dug their heels in and chipped away at Calvary. While not the start I anticipated, I was extremely proud of the girls' resolve."
Poe and Bricker each had 14 kills, and setter Kylie Eby racked up 31 assists.
Shalom Christian 3, Calvary 0
Sets — 25-23, 25-10, 25-13
Kills — Lexy Poe 14, Haley Bricker 14; Blocks — Brooke Kuhns 2; Assists — Kylie Eby 31; Digs — Lexy Poe 16; Aces — Bricker 5, Paige Hoover 3.
GRACE ACADEMY 3, CV CHRISTIAN 0 >> Offensive struggles led Cumberland Valley Christian to a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference defeat at the hands of Grace Academy.
The Blazers (5-8, 4-6 MDCC) managed only nine points in the first set and were held to 17 and 18 points in the last two, respectively.
Brianna Miley led CVC's offense with a mere six kills. Loryn Sanders had 11 assists and two aces.
Grace 3, CV Christian 0
Sets — 25-9, 25-17, 25-18
CV Christian Statistics
Kills — Brianna Miley 6; Assists — Loryn Sanders 11; Digs — Shelby Heckman 9; Aces — Sanders 2.
JV score — Grace 2, CV Christian 0 (25-19, 25-19).