Trojans hold off Maidens
By DAN KAUFFMAN / Staff Writer
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - No. 1 Chambersburg and No. 4 Waynesboro met for the first of several volleyball contests this season on Thursday, and for all the game was - a local rivalry, an early-season test, a chance to renew old acquaintances - what it wasn't was pretty.
At times, the Trojans showcased their front-line talent with ferocious kills and well-timed blocks, while at others, their timing and teamwork was off. But Chambersburg's talent overcame the lapses and a gritty effort by the Maidens for a 17-15, 15-11 victory.
"We're not there yet," Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. "Our timing's off, we're a little slow."
"I thought all in all, our defense lacked a little bit," Waynesboro coach Sonnia Oberholzer said. "This is like our second opener, but this was a heck of a game."
Chambersburg had moments of brilliance against a Waynesboro squad featuring only two seniors. Setter Steph VanBrakle made several heady plays in the second game, while Sarah Kriner and Lori Wilkinson combined for 16 kills in the match.