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Indians win showdown

Published October 19. 2009 05:00PM

Lehighton picked up an impressive non-league field hockey victory to highlight Saturday's scholastic sports action.



In a battle of unbeaten powerhouses, Vanessa Rimbey's first half goal proved to be the game-winner as the Indians pulled out a 1-0 win over Selinsgrove. Rimbey deflected a shot by Corri McConville for the game's lone goal.

Selinsgrove knocked Lehighton out of the state playoffs a year ago, so some redemption was met, as the Tribe earned the win in a game played on Pleasant Valley's turf field.

Lehighton had a 9-2 edge in shots. Goalie Sarah Snyder made two saves to record the shutout.

The Indians improved to 17-0 on the season. Selisgrove is now 16-1.

Lehighton will return to action when it hosts the MVC semifinals on Wednesday. It will face East Stroudsburg South.

Bangor-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant valley posted a 3-2 decision over non-league opponent Bangor.

Felecia Domenici and Allison Heckman provided the locals with a 2-0 halftime lead, only to see the Slaters battle back and tie the game.

In a game where both teams had eight shots on goal, Alanna Liptak provided the Bears' game-winner.

PV improves to 9-7-2 while Bangor falls to 12-5.



Dieruff rolled to a 9-2 a non-league victory over Lehighton.

Steffon Kellman had a hat trick in the contest while teammate Elias Abouafech added two goals.

Dieruff outshot the Indians 16-1 in the game to earn their second win of the season.

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