Tamaqua girls soccer, Lehighton field hockey keep win streaks intact
The Tamaqua girls soccer team and Lehighton field hockey team kept their unbeaten strings intact with wins over the weekend.
The Lady Raiders continued their hot streak with a 7-0 shutout win over Jim Thorpe in Schuylkill League girls' soccer action.
Ali Updike and Kailee Rottet both had two goals and an assist each, in their games, while Schuyler Schmidt, Rachel Confer and Taylor Gerber all had sole scores to provide plenty of insurance. Brittany Hill had a nice game with three assists in the game, as well.
Chey Bates stopped seven shots in her fourth shutout of the season.
With the win, Tamaqua improves to 8-0 overall, 6-0 in the league.
With the game tied 1-1 at halftime, Catasauqua reeled off four unanswered goals in the second session for the 5-1 non-league soccer win.
Nick Squires scored the hat trick for the Rough Riders, while teammates Austin Stauffer and Michael Bittner had a sole goal each.
For JT, John Mazella had the first half scoree off an assist from James Denny.
On senior night, host Pleasant Valley pulled out the 3-1 win over Stroudsburg in MVC action.
Emiliano Furtado scored twice to lead the team, while teammate Dave Lapinski added the other score. Ricky Forte and Alex Monsour chipped in assists in the win.
Matt Poorman had the goal for the Mounties off a Cayelano Ceballos assist in the losing effort.
PV goalie Mike Cimino stopped ten shots in the locals' goal in a game where PV was outshot 17-12.
The Lady Indians hockey team had a successful weekend, taking the Lower Dauphin Invitational, downing the host team in the final, 4-3 on penalty strokes. Lehighton (8-0, 6-0) defeated Chambersburg in the semis, 1-0 to advance to the exciting finish.
Against Chambersburg, Vanessa Rimbey scored a second half goal to lift her team to the win. Sarah Snyder stopped all three of Chambersburg's shots for the shutout, in a game where the locals outshot their opponents, 18-3.
In the final against Lower Dauphin, Abby Frey scored early off a feed from Sarah Kern, before LD returned the favor to tie things up. The score remained the same through the remainder of regulation and the overtime session. The tournament's rules gave way to a penalty shot session, where the Indians pulled out the 4-3 advantage for the win. Jordyn Homyak, Kacy Beck, Corri McConnville and Rimbey all scored in the penalty session.
Pocono Mt. East-Jim Thorpe
The Cardinals wound up sweeping the Olympians in a non-league meet.
Pocono Mt. East 5, Jim Thorpe 0
Erika VonZup (PME) d. Ellyn Tomko 6-0, 6-0; Dina DiFlorence (PME) d. Anna Domingo 6-2, 6-2; Tyler Kenny (PME) d. Marissa Farra 6-2, 6-0.
Megan Saiterthwaite/Stephanie Harft (PME) d. Kathryn Jones/Victoria Schrader 6-3, 6-0; Chelsea Landsdowne/Denise Pedone (PME) d. Allison Parmbo/Gabby Kline 6-1, 6-0.
Notre Dame GP-Lehighton
In a non-league volleyball match, Notre Dame of Green Pond downed Lehighton in a close one, 25-16, 19-25, 19-25, 25-14, 20-18.
Lauren Jankowski had five kills, Molly Harleman added four kills and three aces, while Sheena White had three kills and an ace as well.
In the JV contest, ND provided the sweep with a 23-25, 25-13, 15-6 win.
Panther Valley, Pleasant Valley
-Red Rover Invitational
The Lady Bears finished the Red Rover Invitational 2-2, just missing out on the playoffs for the finals. The locals dropped their first match with Northampton, 25-16, 25-13, before battling back to beat CB West 25-12, 25-18 and Panther Valley 25-16, 25-14. In their final match of the weekend, Saucon Valley stopped the Bears 25-8, 25-11.
For the tournament, Kayla Dorney had 24 kills and eight digs, Priya Patel handed out 36 assists, Breanna Joseph had nine kills and three blocks, and Crystal Cambria had elev en kills. Andrea Giardina had 13 digs and Justine Maresca had ten digs as well.
Third PIAA Foundation Race
The Northwestern girls raced to a 2nd place team finish in the 3rd PIAA Foundation Blue Cross Country Race (AA) in Hershey.
They were lead by a second place finish by Lindsay Kerr with a 19:30 time, behind winner Leah Anne Wirfel of Forest Hills. Katie Hallingstad of the Tigers also medaled, placing 12th with a time of 20:26.
Central Cambria, two time defending state champions finished in first with 92 points. The Tigers had 145 points. The Northwestern boys ran to an 18th place finish in the Gold Division Race (AAA), led by Tyler Malay who finished in 60th place with a time of 18:34. He was followed closely by Cody Reinert who finished in 87th.
Amber Carroll posted a fourth-place effort Saturday at the Carlisle Cross Country Invitational Meet of Champions with a time of 19:14.61.
Lauren Hehir of Washingtonville, N.Y., won the 5,000-meter girls' champions race in 18 minutes, 52.87 seconds.
Tamaqua's Dana Ansbach took 105th in 21:45.64 .
Central Bucks West won the team title in the 49-team field. Tamaqua finished 24th. The Blue Raiders were the fourth-best Class AA team.
In the boys race, Ricky Clemson finished 106th in 18:04.40.
Exeter won the team title in the 49-team field. Tamaqua finished 45th.