The Chambersburg Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) Sharks open their outdoor spring season with a championship victory at the Ultimate Cup in Richmond, Virginia the weekend for March 1-2. Players are (front row) Jacob Sempowski, Dawson Arnold, Jesse Smith, Michael Laviena, Bryce Stouffer, Austin Frazer, Sam Franchi, Skyler Miller, (back row) Assistant Coach Carl Cramer, Nate Fox, Kaushik Dhanyamraju, Nick Brandt, Quinton Perry, Ben Shoemaker, Levi Bucher and Head Coach Ed Franchi.
Sharks played in the U18/U19 Elite age group. Here's a recap of the games:
- Game 1 (Richmond Kickers) - Final score 4-0. Goals by Austin Frazer, Bryce Stouffer and two by Sam Franchi. Assists by Michael Laviena, Sam Franchi and Nick Brandt.
- Game 2 (PA Classics Premier - Final score 2-1. Goals by Dawson Arnold and Kaushik Dhanyamraju (a guest player). Assist by Jesse Smith.
- Game 3 (Powhatan Fury from VA) - Final score 4-1. Goals by Sam Franchi, Austin Frazer and two by Jesse Smith. Assists by Nate Fox, Jesse Smith and Michael Laviena.
- Championship game (FC Pittsburgh) - Final score 2-1 in overtime. Goals by Jesse Smith and Ben Shoemaker. Assist by Austin Frazer.
- General statement regarding goalkeeping and defense - Both Jacob Sempowski and Levi Bucher had an excellent tournament, only gave up one "regulation" (or non-PK) goal. And the defense had a fabulous tournament, anchored by Skyler Miller, Nate Fox and Quinton Perry.