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Five local teams in soccer playoffs

Published October 26. 2010 05:03PM

Three local boys teams and two girls teams have qualified for this year's District 11 tournament.

After running through the regular season with an 18-2 record, the Pleasant Valley boys' soccer team was given the No. 3 seed in the District 11 AAA soccer tournament.

The Bears lost the MVC championship to Pocono Mountain East in penalty kicks last Thursday. Furthermore, they have not won a district playoff game since 2005. The Bears will play their first-round game against No. 14 seed Pocono Mountain West at home on Wednesday.

In the AA bracket, both No. 5 Tamaqua and No. 6 Northwestern will be on the road this Thursday. The Blue Raiders will play at No. 4 Salisbury at 5:30 p.m., while the Tigers will travel to No. 3 Moravian Academy for a 3:45 p.m. start Northwestern defeated Moravian 1-0 in its only meeting on Sept. 15.

Class AAA

Wednesday, Oct. 27

First Round

Stroudsburg (9) at Northampton (8), 3:30 p.m.

East Stroudsburg North (13) at Parkland (4), 3 p.m.

North Schuylkill (12) at Easton (5), 6 p.m.

Pocono Mt. West (14) at Pleasant Valley (3), 3 p.m.

Freedom (11) at Bangor (6), 5:30 p.m.

Liberty (10) at Nazareth (7), 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27


Northampton-Stroudsburg winner at Emmaus (1)

Parkland-East Stroudsburg North winner vs. Easton-North Schuylkill winner

Pleasant Valley-Pocono Mountain West winner vs. Bangor-Freedom winner

Nazareth-Liberty winner at Pocono Mountain East (2)

Tuesday, Nov. 2



Thursday, Nov. 4



Class AA

Tuesday, Oct. 26

First Round

Pine Grove (9) at Palisades (8), 6:30 p.m.

Notre Dame-GP (10) at Saucon Valley, 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28


Palisades-Pine Grove winner at Blue Mountain (1), 6:30 p.m.

Tamaqua (5) at Salisbury (4), 5:30 p.m.

Northwestern (6) at Moravian Academy (3), 3:45 p.m.

Saucon Valley-Notre Dame winner at Southern Lehigh (2), 7:00 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 1



Wednesday, Nov. 3




Only three girls' teams made the AA playoff and Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua are two of them. The Olympians and the Raiders will play at Blue Mountain at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday. The winner will face top-seeded Blue Mountain Wednesday, Nov. 3 for the district championship.

Tamaqua defeated Jim Thorpe 7-0 back on Sept. 9.

Class AA


Wednesday, Oct. 27

Jim Thorpe (3) at Tamaqua (2) at Blue Mountain at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 3


Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua winner vs. Blue Mountain (1), TBA

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