Tamaqua clinches girls soccer title
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Timothy East (9) uses his body to shield the ball from a Pen Argyl player.
Tamaqua clinched the Schuylkill League Division I Girls Soc cer title on Senior Night with a 5-0 win.
Ali Updike scored the Raiders' (15-0,12-0) first goal, followed by goals from Kayla Hope and Lauren Mateyak. Hope added another goal in the seconds half along with Brittany Hill.
Tamaqua's defense held Pine Grove to five shots and picked up its sixth shutout in a row.
The Hurricanes posted a 3-0 win over the Lady Olympians as Bree Ann Frederick scored a goal in each half to lead her team to the win.
Victoria Lord added an insurance goal in the second half with 10:07 left in the game. Phelicia Schuller assisted Frederick on the first goal, while Emily Donahoe assisted on the second goal. Julia Blackwell had the assist on the goal by Lord.
Schuylkill Haven had 23 shots on goal, while the Lady Olympians had eight. Caitlin McGarry had five saves in goal for Haven, while Jim Thorpe's Chelsea Smelas had 14 saves and Sam Hughes had nine saves.
Kiely Chaklos, Elizabeth Greis and Jackie Ditzel each scored a goal and added an assist as the Hilltoppers scored all four goals in the second half for a 4-0 win over the Wreckers.
Pleasant Valley routed Lehighton in MVC soccer action, winning 9-0.
Dave Lapinski led the Bears (11-4-1, 7-2-1) with a hat-trick. Teammates Ricky Forte and Emiliano Furtado each added two goals, while Travis Zilmer and Ryan Habick each added one.
Chris Skutnik had to stop just two shots in order to preserve the save.
The Slaters pulled away with four second half goals to defeat the Bulldogs 5-0 and win the Colonial League North Division.
Pat Hagen had a pair of goals, while Seth Ruggerio, Shaughn and Luis Galvez added the others.
Freshman goalie Jon Phillips recorded a school record ninth shutout with three saves.
James Hoover scored twice and led his Northwestern Tigers to a 4-2 Colonial League victory over visiting Pen Argyl.
Fellow Tigers Luke Stuby and David Haaf added goals as well. Trevor Lear, Tim East and Curtis Cappuccino each recorded assists.
Lehighton held off some penalty corners th hand District 3 power Donegal a 2-1 setback in a non-league game.
The Indians fell behind 1-0 on a Donegal goal by USA U-21 player Laura Gebhart and assist by Virginia-bound Katie Robinson. Lehighton quickly countered with a goal by freshman Sarah Keer on an assist by University of Albany-bound Corri McConville.
Donegal put the pressure on in the beginning of the second half, but the defense held strong and some timely saves by goalie Sarah Snyder kept the game tied. With 10 minutes to go, Lehighton forced ahead the go ahead goal with a goal credited to Tiff Harleman and assisted by Vanessa Rimbey.
No. Lehigh-Pen Argyl
Pen Argyl scored once in each half and defeated Northern Lehigh 2-0 in Colonial League field hockey action.
Carly Torgersen and Kassy Beckage scored for the Green Knights (7-9, 7-7).
Northern Lehigh falls to 6-7-3 (6-7-1) on the year.
Northwestern blanked Colonial League foe Palmerton on the field hockey field, as the Lady Tigers came out on top 2-0.
Tiffany Gumina was helped by Lauren Horner on the team's first goal in the first half. The second goal was scored by Caitlin Bagenstose. Teammate Olivia Danner assisted on the play.
Northwestern improves to 9-5-1 (8-5-1), while Palmerton drops to 2-13.
Panther Valley handled Mahanoy Area with ease, winning 25-9, 25-4, 25-20 in Schuylkill League play.
Katie Zulic led the Lady Panthers (9-3) with 28 service points and ten aces.
Teammates Christa Mantz and Amy Yusella each added ten kills. Yusella also had seven service points and five aces.
Panther Valley won the JV match, 25-12, 22-25, 25-20.