Bulldogs, Indians, Olympians gets soccer wins
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Ryan Kleintop moves the ball as Lehighton's Dan Dagorn tries to take it away from him.
Northern Lehigh, Lehighton and Jim Thorpe came up with boys soccer wins over the weekend.
Northern Lehigh-Pocono Mt. West
The Bulldogs won a highly-offensive shootout with Pocono Mountain West, 7-3.
Channing Shiffert exploded for four goals and two assists for the leadership effort. Jimmy Bilger contributed with two goals and two assists, as well.
Dylan Fatzinger had a goal and an assist, while Thatcher George and Martin Everhart both tallied assists in the well-rounded team effort.
For Pocono, Mike Gaudette, Westin Strubert and Cody Grlica all scored goals with James Joseph adding an assist.
NL held a 24-14 edge in shots and improved to 6-10 on the season.
The Bombers broke out to a 2-0 lead in their non-league encounter with Lehighton, only to see the Tribe stampede back for three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 win.
Dave Kenion's goal off a Jarrett Scott feed was followed by a Scott goal off a Derek Furry assist.
However, that's when Lehighton began their comeback when Jason Addy scored unassisted near the end of the first half.
Dustin Pellert scored off a Tim Schnell feed and Jason Addy added another to provide the game-winner.
LHS held a 12-11 advantage in shots, with Shane Fordyce stopping four shots.
Meanwhile, PHS' Zach Huber saved two in the Bomber goal.
Pleasant Valley-Southern Lehigh
The Bears ran into a buzzsaw in Southern Lehigh over the weekend and received a 4-1 loss in the non-leagaue game.
Kris Kassell scored the game's initial score for the Spartans (13-4), only to see PV's Ricky Forte tie things up shortly thereafter. Travis Vilmer aided in the score.
In the second half, it was all Solehi. Andrew Fetterman and Alex Arcario both scored goals off Kassel assists in the second, while Arcario added another goal off a Max Hausman feed.
Southern Lehigh outshot the Bears 15-11.
Tamaqua took the early lead on a Caleb Leibenguth goal off an Eric Bachert feed, but the Roughies stormed back and eventually took the non-league contest, 3-1.
Justin Bass tied things up in the first half and Tyler Miller scored the go-ahead goal to give his team a 2-1 advantage at the break.
Nick Squires added the insurance in the second half and the score remained there until time ran out.
Catty held a slim 5-4 edge in shots with Tamaqua's Zack Lakitsky stopping three shots in goal.
Catty also won the JV contest 2-0 for the sweep.
After a two-all tie in this battle of two local squads, it was the Olympians whose second half effort proved to be stronger, as the Olympians pulled out a 5-3 win over the Wreckers.
Christian Ormistron led the Wreckers with two goals, while teammate Nathan Pfeiffer had a goal and Colton Weieman added an assist.
Corey Ligenza recorded two goals for Jim Thorpe, with Dillon Smith scoring two goals and an assist. John Mazella had a goal and two assists to round out the scoring for the winners.
Matt McCauley stopped seven shots in goal for the Olympians, while his counterpart Brandon Callahan stopped eight.
The Lady Olympians handed Weatherly a 12-1 loss.
JT's Kristin Lawrence led the way with four goals in the game. Meanwhile, Chelsea Smelas scored three goals and added two assists, Caitlin Liscinski had three goals and an assist, as well. Brittany McAteer had two assists, as well.
Sam Kennelly booted one in to keep her team off the schnide. Teammate Nicole Calia stopped 19 shots in goal for the Lady Wreckers.
The Lady Bears had their hands full with Nazareth losing 25-17, 25-13, 25-21.
The Bears received strong performances in the losing effort as Kayla Dorney had eight kills and three aces. Meanwhile, Brianna Joseph had three kills and two blocks.
The Lady Bears will return to action when they host Lehighton on Thursday night.