MC musters 2 goals in 8-2 loss

LEWISTOWN – Chambersburg’s Clayon Cox had a two-goal effort to lead the way for the Trojans in their 8-2 victory over Mifflin County in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division boys soccer game Thursday.

Mifflin County goalkeeper Ben Renninger stopped 11 shots in the losing effort while Chambersburg keeper Maddison Armstrong had two.

Levi Sunderland and Kevin Cahill picked up the two goals for Mifflin County.

The Trojans outshot the Huskies 30-8 and led in corner kicks by a 6-1 advantage.

“We’re continuing to make strides. Doing what we can with the players,” Mifflin County coach Robert Lepley said. “Everyone is putting forth an effort and no one is quitting. They all want to get better.

“We put ourselves in an early hole when we gave up the first three goals in the first 15 minutes. We can compete and the kids haven’t given up and I admire that,” he said.

In the first half, the Trojans picked up three goals. After taking the ball right down to the Huskies’ back third the Trojan offense took over.

Four minutes in, Chambersburg picked up its first goal of the game when Effren Amezquita picked up a pass from Josh Brenize and sent it home at the 36:46 mark.

Minutes later, the Trojans were at it again. Matt Porter broke away on breakaway at the 29:22 mark, upping the lead to 2-0.

Brenize got his chance for a goal hitting a shot from the left side and found the right corner, ending the first half scoring.

In the first half, the Chambersburg offense pressured the Huskies and picked up 14 shots on goal while Mifflin County was only able to pick up one.

The Trojans also managed five corner kicks in the first half while the Huskies had none.

It was more of the same in the second half as Chambersburg continue to control the tempo of the game.

With 34:06 left in the contest, the visitors increased the lead to 4-0 when Nick Lombardozzi captured a rebound from the Mifflin County goal and blasted it home.

Mifflin County picked up its first goal of the afternoon at the 25-minute mark when Levi Sunderland took a pass from Brayden Harpster and pushed it past the Chambersburg keeper, cutting the lead to 4-1.

Sunderland just missed a second goal minutes later as his shot was snuffed out by Armstrong.

Chambersburg hit two consecutive goals, one by Colby Dice and another by Cox in response.

With the score 6-1, Mifflin County got a goal from Cahill, cutting the deficit to four. But the Trojans regrouped and put two more insurance goals en route to the 8-2 victory.

Mifflin County is back in action Saturday for the Huskies’ senior day game against Altoona.