The Northwestern field hockey team closed in on a District 11 playoff berth by defeating Northern Lehigh on Saturday.
Northwestern edged Northern Lehigh, 2-1, in Colonial League action.
All the scoring took place in the second half as the Tigers pulled out to the lead with Caileigh Ladrigan scoring unassisted.
Sara Jones put in an insurance score with 2:50 left in the game off a Lauren Horner feed.
With 46 seconds remaining in the contest, Alisha Bowers got NL off the schnide, scoring unassisted.
Both squads had five shots on goal in the tight contest. NW's Sam Rex stopped four shots in goal.
The Tigers (8-7-1, 7-7-1) need a win or a tie in either of their two remaining games Catasauqua and Freedom to clinch a District 11 playoff berth.
Jim Thorpe did all its scoring in the first half on its way to a 3-1 non-league win over Weatherly.
Caitlin Liscinski opened things up with a goal off a feed from Kristin Lawrence. Lawrence scored off a Liscinski assi