Area soccer teams enjoy weekend success
Northwestern, Palmerton and Pleasant Valley all picked up boys soccer victories to highlights Saturday scholastic sports card.
James George and Austin Marish scored goals as the Tigers defeated Quakertown 2-1 as part of the Salisbury Falcons Tournament over the weekend.
Tim East added an assist for the locals, who re now 2-0.
Nathan Kester had seven saves in goal for Northwestern while Tyler Munson had five for the losers.
The Tigers also finished with a 16-8 edge in shots on goal.
Palmerton earned its first win of the season with a 5-0 shutout win over visiting Tamaqua.
The Bombers raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead with goals by Dave Kenion, Nate Binder and Adam Berger's penalty kick.
The second half saw Berger complete a hat trick to round out the scoring. Scott Garrett added an assist on the initial score of the game to aid in the effort.
Palmerton held a 12-9 advantage in shots for the game, while PHS' Zack Huber stopped four shots in goal for the shutout.
Tamaqua goalie Caleb Leibenguth stopped four shots.
After battling to a scoreless deadlock at the end of regulation, Northampton and Pleasant Valley went into overtime to see the Bears pull out the 1-0 win.
PV's Ricky Forte was the game-winning goal scorer off an assist from Ryan Habick.
In the game, PV outshot the K-Kids 16-11 to improve to 2-0 on the early season.
In a non-league contest, Northern Lehigh and Liberty battled to a 1-1 tie.
The Bulldogs scored first when Taylor Farber received an assist from Alisha Bowers, before pounding it home in the first half.
The second half saw Taylor Mihalik tie things up to send things into an extra session, where the stalemate ensued.
NL outshot the Lady 'Canes 13-6 in the game.
Northampton remained undefeated on the season with a 3-2 win over Pleasant Valley.
The Lady K-Kids took a 2-0 lead into the intermission, only to see the Bears battle back to tie things up, before Northampton's Jackie O'Connell scored the game-winner.
The victors' Jordan Martin scored twice in the initial session and added the game-winning assist.
Meanwhile, Kristin Hart and Maggie Patterson scored PV goals to make things interesting.
The Lady Bears were outshot 9-7 in the game to fall to 1-1.
The defending District champs Tamaqua had an easy time with Nativity for an 8-0 win.
For the Lady Raiders, Alex Wagner had two goals, while Lauren Mateyak, Cady O'Malley, Katie Hummel, Kailee Rottet, and Rachel Confer all had single tallies for the well-rounded team effort. Kayla Hope had a goal and two assists in the win.
THS had a 21-3 edge in shots on goal. Chey Bates to stop three shots in goal for the shutout.
Perennial power Bangor handled Pleasant Valley in a non-league encounter for a 5-0 win.
The toughest effort came from PV's number one Kelly Klapatch, who started strong, before suffering a three set loss.
Katherine Salvemini (B) d. Kelly Klapatch 1-6, 7-5, 6-1; Shanna Tucker (B) d. Emily Skutnik 6-3, 6-1; Becky Brossman (B) d. Kristin Cook 6-0, 6-0.
Amanda Darling/Steph Naylor (B) d. Sarah Olah/Rachel Siegfried 6-1, 6-1; Jackie Zeiber/Nadine Snyder (B) d. Emily Young/Sarah Elmontacir 6-1, 7-5.
The Lady Panthers went the distance to edge the Wreckers by scores of 25-7, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24.
Christa Mantz had 11 kills and 11 service points, Carly Markovich had three kills and 17 service points and Amy Yusella added four kills, two service points, 10 digs and three blocks for the Panthers.
PV also won the JV game by scores of 25-7, 25-22.
Pleasant Valley opened up its season with a straight-set loss to Northampton, 25-15, 25-20, 25-15.
Leading the way for the Bears were Kayla Dorney with 11 kills and Priya Patel with 10 assists.