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PV, NL gain field hockey wins

Published September 12. 2011 08:28AM

Pleasant Valley and Northern Lehigh both picked up its first field hockey win of the season on Friday.

The Bears earned a Mountain Valley Conference victory by defeating East Stroudsburg South while the Bulldogs gained a Colonial League win over rival Northwestern.


Eastburg South-

Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley picked up its first win of the season with a 2-1 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South.

With the win, the Bears improve to 1-2, 1-0 on the year.

Corrine Urland and Melissa Russo both scored goals for the Lady Bears, while Jackie Dillon accounted for South's lone goal.

Pleasant Valley had 12 shots on goal and 11 corners, while the Cavaliers tallied seven shots and five corners.

Racheal Wild made six saves in goal for the Bears and East Stroudsburg South keeper Tommi Gable had eight stops.

Northern Lehigh-Northwestern

Northern Lehigh's Rachel Wagner scored the game-winning goal seven minutes into the second half to lead Northern Lehigh to a 2-1 Colonial League victory over Northwestern.

Kayla Brensinger tacked on a first-half goal for the Bulldogs to kick off the scoring.

For Northwestern, Sam Partington took an assist from Tiffany Gumina for the Tigers lone goal.

Northern Lehigh (1-1, 1-0) had a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal, while Northwestern (1-1, 0-1) held an 11-7 edge in corners.


Eastburg South-

Pleasant Valley

East Stroudsburg South scored the first two goals of the game, en route to a 2-1 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South.

The loss drops the Bears to 0-2-1 on the season.

Nick Musa and Andrew Hirsch scored for the Cavaliers.

Pleasant Valley got on the scoreboard with a second half goal from Jordan Walters off an assist from Charles Ortiz.

The Bears held an 8-4 edge in shots and an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Sean Roulis made two saves in goal for Pleasant Valley, while Luke Cason had seven stops for East Stroudsburg South.


Stroudsburg scored six first half goals and remained undefeated on the season (5-0, 2-0) with a 10-0 shutout of Lehighton.

Eight different players scored for Stroudsburg with Jordon Ellison (3 goals) and Alex Bischer (2 goals) scoring multiple times to lead the Mountaineers.

Stroudsburg dominated from the start with 47 shots and four corner kicks, while the Indians were held to just one shot and zero corners.

Palmerton-So. Lehigh

Southern Lehigh's Ben Hangey scored two goals and led Southern Lehigh to a 3-0 Colonial League shutout of Palmerton.

Hangey scored the first two goals of the game, while Alex Reinhart finished the scoring for the Spartans.

Southern Lehigh had an 11-1 advantage in shots on goal, while holding a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

Connor Vannin had one save in goal for Southern Lehigh.



Marian cruised to an easy three-game sweep over Shenandoah Valley, 25-8, 25-15, 25-11.

Marykate Sherkness had 19 kills to lead the Fillies, while Rebecca Hartman (4 kills) had a fantastic night serving with four aces.

Abby O'Donnell dished out 30 assists and Joanna Butala added three blocks for Marian (2-0).

In the JV game, Marian was a 26-24, 25-15 winner.

PM East-Lehighton

Lehighton dropped a five-game heartbreaker to Pocono Mountain East by final scores of 21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 20-18.

The loss drops the Lady Indians to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Mountain Valley Conference.

Tiff Thompson led Lehighton with 14 kills and three digs, while Natalie Zurn chipped in eight digs and two kills. Setter Krista Rehrig tallied 28 assists, four kills and eight digs in the loss.

In the JV match, Pocono Mountain East scored a 25-23, 25-22 victory.

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