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N'western, Thorpe notch boys soccer wins

Published October 05. 2009 02:55PM

Northwestern Lehigh and Jim Thorpe scored big boys soccer wins, while the Tamaqua girls stayed unbeaten on the season in local action on Tuesday.

In other contests, Lehighton picked up field hockey and golf wins, while Pleasant Valley won in field hockey and girls tennis.




David Haaf scored a hat-trick and two assists to propel Northwestern to a 6-1 Colonial League victory over visiting Palmerton.

Timothy East recorded two goals and three assists for the Tigers, while Curtis Cappuccino added a single score. Teammate Matthew Koenig was credited with an assist.

The Bombers' Derek Furry scored with one minute left in the game to spoil a shutout for Tiger keeper Nate Kester, who finished with two saves. Zach Huber grabbed 15 saves between the Palmerton posts.

Pottsville-Jim Thorpe

The Olympians fell behind 3-0, but scored four straight goals (two in the second half) to turn back the Crimson Tide 4-3 for their first Schuylkill League Division I win.

Luke DiCello, Matt Witkin and Kory Fanelli all scored to give Pottsville a 3-0 advantage.

The Olympians rebounded with goals from Dalton Becker and Cory Ligenza to pull within a goal (3-2) at intermission.

John Mazzella scored the only two goals after the break for the locals with the game-winner coming 26 minutes into the second half off an assist from Ligenza.

ES North

-Pleasant Valley

Xavier Correa's first-half goal was the only one Eastburg North needed, as the Timberwolves knocked off Pleasant Valley 1-0 in Mountain Valley Conference play.

The Bears recorded 31 shots in the game, but couldn't get any by North goalie Connor Bayar.

Pleasant Valley is now 8-2-1 (4-2-1) on the year.

PM East-Lehighton

Milosz Kowalewski and Will Whelan both scored two goals to spark Pocono Mountain East to a 10-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over Lehighton.

The Cardinals' Andrew Ficco, Vinny Simeone and Mike Marin all chipped in with a goal and an assist, while Matt Almonte was credited with four assists. Teammates Matt Schenke, Joe Benjamin and Eric Dimitropoulos all added single scores.

Pocono Mountain East improves to 8-0-1 overall and 6-0-1 in the MVC, while Lehighton slips to 0-13 and 0-8.



Tamaqua notched a key Schuylkill League Division 1 victory over Halifax, 5-1.

Ali Updike had two goals for the Raiders (9-0, 7-0) while Kayla Hope, Brittany Hill and Kailee Rottet all added one goal.

Chey Bates had five saves in goal for Tamaqua who qualified for District 11 playoffs with the victory.

Tamaqua won the JV game, 7-0, behind two goals from Cady O'Malley.


PM East-Lehighton

Lehighton blanked Pocono Mountain East, 2-0, to remain perfect on the season.

The Indians got goals from Sarah Keer and Steph Slaw to improve to 7-0 in Mountain Valley Conference play and 9-0 overall.

Echo Bretz had an assist for the Indians.

Lehighton finished with an 11-2 advantage in shots. Winning goalie Sarah Snyder made two saves.

ES North

-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley got a pair of goals from Cathryn Chaszar and went on to post a 3-1 victory over East Stroudsburg North in Mountain Valley Conference action.

Felecia Domenici also scored a goal for the Bears while Alanna Liptak and Maggie Patterson added assists.

Pleasant Valley (5-4-1 overall, 4-2-1 MVC) finished with a 19-9 advantage in shots.

The Bears' Jordan Berger (seven saves) and Hannah Bard (two saves) split time in goal.


Schuylkill Girls' Championship

The Marian girls golf team added an individual league champion and a team title at the Schuylkill League Girls' Individual Championships at Villas Crossing.

Kaycee Gutsie won in a one-hole playoff over Ali Singh of Lourdes. The two girls both finished at 102 through 18 holes.

On the first playoff hole, the No. 10, par 4, Gutsie reached the green and two-putted for par. Singh was just short of the green, chipped on and missed her putt for par.

Marian won the team championship by one stroke over Pottsville, 208-209.

Pottsville's Alyssa Sweyko (104) was third, Pottsville's Tori Davenport (105) fourth and Marian's Alyssa Tirpak (106) fifth.

Eleven girls competed in the event. Marian's Angela Pavalko withdrew due to illness.


-Pleasant Valley

Lehighton carded itself a 15 1/2-2 1/2 Mountain Valley Conference match-play win over Pleasant Valley.

The Indians' Dave Behler scored medalist honors with a match-low 74.

Behler, Jeff Newman, Brad Bickert, Cole Rex and Nick Mantz all scored 3-0 victories on the day.

Lehighton 15 1/2,

Pleasant Valley 2 1/2

Dave Behler (L) def. Alex Kaye 3-0, Bryan Baumgartner (PV) def. Brendan McCullian 2-1, Jeff Newman (L) def. Kyle Adamonis 3-0, Brad Bickert (L) def. Bobby Nagy 2 1/2- 1/2, Cole Rex (L) def. Brian Danaro 3-0, Nick Mantz (L) def. James Lavender 3-0

Played at Indian Mountain, par 71


Pleasant Valley

-PM West

Pleasant Valley escaped with a 4-3 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.

The Bears' Kelly Klapatch and Kristen Cook notched singles' wins.

Meanwhile, the doubles' tandems of Sarah Elmontacir/Emily Young and Nicole Reeder/Karli Williams helped make the win possible with match victories.

Pleasant Valley 4, PM West 3


Kelly Klapatch (PV) def. Gina Romano 6-3, 6-2; Katelyn Colyer (PMW) def. Cady Hurtzis 7-5, 6-3; Kristin Cook (PV) def. Karen Laclau 6-4, 6-4


Romano/Laclau (PMW) def. Klapatch/Cook 8-2 proset; Sarah Henry/Jessica Dziadas (PMW) def. Sarah Olah/Rachel Siegfried 6-4, 6-1; Sarah Elmontacir/Emily Young (PV) def. Sandra Dziadas/Courtney O'Connell 6-4, 6-4; Nicole Reeder/Karli Williams (PV) def. Genevieve Adair/Lauren Morales 6-4, 6-3.

Jim Thorpe-Hazleton

Hazleton bested Jim Thorpe on the tennis courts, winning 4-1 in non-league action.

The doubles team of Katheryn Jones and Victoria Schrader posted the only victory for the Olympians. After losing the first set 4-6, the tandem came back and won the next two 6-4, 6-1.

Hazleton 4, Jim Thorpe 1


Maria Notaro (H) def. Ellyn Tomko, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4; Nicole Kracum (H) def. Anna Domingo, 6-2, 6-4; Vanessa Grula (H) def. Marissa Farra, 7-5, 6-2.


Katheryn Jones/Victoria Schrader (JT) def. Kim Ednie/Amanda Pliska, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; Julie Storm/Ashley Kujat (H) def. Alex Mosteller/Catheryn Nonnemacher, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 8-6.



Northampton cruised to a 6-1 non-league victory over visiting Tamaqua.

The Blue Raiders' Kristina Zwolenik accounted for the lone team point with a win at No. 1 singles.

Northampton 6, Tamaqua 1


Kristina Zwolenik (T) def. Megan Hetrick 6-1, 6-1; Kylee Haggerty (N) def. Cassie Martin 6-1, 6-1; Jenny Schmidt (N) def. Lauren Androkitis 7-5, 7-5


Megan Hetrick/Kylee Haggerty (N) def. Kristina Zwolenik/Chris Martin 8-4 proset; Julie Burger/Laure Derhammer (N) def. Jordan Nowacki/Ally Kurek 6-4, 6-0; Colleen Walters/Nicole Sharga (N) def. Briana Rubright/Erin Raymond 6-2, 6-1; Darby McCall/Britney Hodge (N) won by default.



Tamaqua edged Pottsville, 3-2.

Vicky Krouse and Emily Hanfler both had singles wins for the Raiders while Melody Kelly and Nicole Mateyak combined for a doubles win.


Lehighton-PM East-PM West

Lehighton wound up on the opposite end of a Mountain Valley Conference complete tri-meet sweep.

On the boys' side, the Indians dropped a 16-47 setback to Pocono Mountain East and a 17-39 setback to West. Meanwhile, the Lady Indians were upended 21-40 by East and 23-38 by West.

Ally Sabol and Emily Oldt finished back-to-back in fourth and fifth place to lead the Lady Indians, while Dalton Ridler scored a top-10 finish with a eighth-place finish for pace the Indians.


PM East 21, Lehighton 40

PM West 23, Lehighton 38

1. Jill Schickling (PMW) 20:30, 2. Abby Ross (PME) 21:00, 3. Brittney Wervell (PME) 22:20, 4. Ally Sabol (L) 22:36, 5. Emily Oldt (L) 22:40, 6. Jessie Benjamin (PME), 7. Mya Snyder (PME), 8. Mary Lapp (PMW), 9. Shauna Donahue (PMW), 10. Angela Munoz (PME), 11. Kara Smith (PME), 12. Danielle Harley (PME), 13. Jamie Oltera (PMW), 14. Joanne Gambal (PME), 15. Abby Heckman (PMW).


PM East 16, Lehighton 47

PM West 17, Lehighton 39

1. Mike Manzo (PMW) 17:53, 2. Alex Price (PME) 18:04, 3. Favian Contreras (PMW) 18:15, 4. Jake Speis (PME) 19:22, 5. Justin Escobar (PME) 19:27, 6. DaQuan Chung (PMW), 7. Ben Gotchel (PME), 8. Dalton Ridlen (L), 9. Nate Weiss (PME), 10. Dylan Transu (PME), 11. Joey Ayers (PME), 12. Jake Reder (PME), 13. Tim Tyigh (PME), 14. Jared Yarnell (PME), 15. Mike Borim (PME).Valley xx, ES South xx


Bethlehem Catholic-Lehighton

Bethlehem Catholic swept Lehighton, 25-14, 25-15, 25-23, a non-league match.

Molly Harleman had six kills and three digs for the Indians. Debra Lobien added 11 assists and five digs.

Bethlehem Catholic also swept the JV match, 25-6, 25-8.

Upper Dauphin


Marian swept Upper Dauphin in its Schuylkill League volleyball match, as the Fillies won 25-12, 25-9, 25-19.

Rachel Krajcirik led the team in assists in the first game with 11 before leaving with an injury. Fellow Fillie Taylor Mele took over the role, assisting nine times throughout the rest of the match. She also had a game-high 28 digs.

Teammate Devin Porambo added 13 digs, while Abby Owsinsky had nine kills. Mary Kate Sherkness and Tori Vadyak each helped out with five kills.

Marian won the JV contest as well, 25-16, 25-14.

Shamokin-Panther Vy.

Panther Valley pulled out a 25-20, 25-23, 24-26, 14-25, 15-11 Schuylkill League victory over Shamokin.

Tricia Janowiak had a big night at the net for the Panthers with 13 kills and five blocks. Also playing well for PV were Amy Yusella (nine kills, six blocks, seven service points); Carly Mikovich (20 assists, 11 service points, seven kills, five aces); Deanna Focht (six kills, nine service points); Katie Zulic (12 service points); and Christa Mantz (eight digs, seven service points and six kills).

The Panthers improve to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in league play.

Panther Valley won the JV match, 25-6, 25-19.

Liberty-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley dropped a non-league match to Liberty, 25-20, 9-25, 9-25, 19-25.

For the Bears, Kayla Dorney had nine kills and 13 digs, Priya Ptel had 15 assists, Justine Maresca had 14 digs, Breanna Joseph had five blocks and four kills, and Andrea Giardina had 11 digs.

In the JV match, Liberty won 20-25, 25-14, 25-11.


Weatherly rolled to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-11 Schuylkill League victory over Millersburg.

Brittany Hinkle had a huge match for the Wreckers with 18 kills, 11 digs and three aces. Also playing well for the winners were Sarah Dolinsky (eight kills, seven digs, three aces); Rachel Heister (13 assists, three digs); Samantha Strizak (1o digs, 10 assists); Alicia Panzarella (12 digs, four aces, five kills); and Alyssa Kephart (nine aces, five digs, five kills).

The win lifts Weatherly to 3-7 overall and 2-5 in the league.

In the JV match, Weatherly posted a 25-19, 25-16 win.

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