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Second burst not same as first for Jacobs

March 31, 2006|by CHRIS CARTER / Staff Correspondent

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - No one hates missing a shot more than Chambersburg junior Brooke Jacobs.

So after the Trojans forward misfired on back-to-back shots in a 1-minute, 23-second span of Thursday's first half, it took more than Waynesboro goalie Camelia Montoy to keep Jacobs from scoring on her third opportunity.

Jacobs sprinted past the Waynesboro defense to get control of a sailing midfield pass with only Montoy in front of her. She fired a strike at the freshman keeper, who was only able to get a hand on the ball before it touched the back of the net.

That was the tip of the iceberg for Jacobs and the Trojans, who outscored Waynesboro 4-0 in the second half to notch a 5-1 win.

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"It's always frustrating when you miss a goal," said Jacobs, who added another goal along with two corner kicks that set up scores. "I just went back at it because I know I could get another good shot."

The score came just 57 seconds after the sequence when Jacobs booted a free kick into Montoy's midsection, followed by pushing an open shot right of the goal.

"(Jacobs) creates a lot of shots for herself. She's very good at that," said Chambersburg coach Shawn Stenger. "She'll be the first one to tell you that when she misses an opportunity that she'll capitalize on the next one."

Waynesboro tied the game at 1-1 in the 35th minute when Katie Staubs took control of the ball to the right of the goal and shot to the left of Trojans goalie Steph Addleman for her fourth goal in two games this season.

"I personally think that Staubs got just as many shots as Jacobs," said Waynesboro coach Bryan Flickinger, "but Jacobs just scores on anyone and everyone."

With the score still knotted 1-1 at halftime, Chambersburg opted to make a formation change. The Trojans added a stopper to go from four to five midfielders.

"They did a good job in the first half. It was a lot of kick and run," Stenger said. "We put a stopper in, so if they were going to get in on us they would have to go over the top."

Before the defensive change could be tested Chambersburg was back on the board. Just 20 seconds into the second half, Chelsey Amsley found an open spot in the goal that Montoy could only watch hit the net.

Waynesboro had two chances to match the Trojans but the shots by Staubs and Osterman were to the right of the goal.

But Jacobs no longer had that problem. She took a free kick from about 30 yards out and sent it over the Maidens to have it ricochet off the left goal post, before trickling into the right side of the net to give the Trojans a 3-1 lead.

Chambersburg had a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks and Jacobs helped turn two into scores. Amsley got conrol of the first ball in a scrum of Trojans and Maidens and kicked it in with 30:55 left.

The second kick was tipped out by Montoy and found the foot of Amber Strock, who saw no goalie nearby and easily scored to make give the Trojans a 5-1 lead.

"Between the 18s I thought we played just as well as Chambersburg," said Flickinger. "They took advantage of thier free kicks - had two nice corners - and they won the 50-50 balls."

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