Tigers get hockey, soccer wins
Northwestern recorded victories in both field hockey and boys soccer to highlight Saturday's scholastic sports action.
Northern Lehigh shutout Palmerton, 2-0, in Colonial League action.
Casey Gavalla and Kiana Bellesfield both scored in the win for the Bulldogs. Rachel Wagner and Lauren Zellner added assists.
Palmerton goalie Lydia Anthony was busy in goal, as she made 23 saves.
No. Lehigh had a 19-7 advantage in shots and had 19 penalty corners to the Lady Bombers had three.
Nicole Horn had five saves in the Bulldogs' goal.
Northwestern posted a 3-0 Colonial League victory over Catasauqua.
The Tigers' Kylee Bennett recorded a goal in each half, while teammate Caileigh Landrigan added a goal in first half.
Lauren Horner set up Landrigan's goal. Alex Lerner was credited the assists on Bennett's second half score.
Northwestern goalie Lorraine Feinour finished with 10 saves to record the shutout victory.
Northwestern improves to 4-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the CL.
Saucon Vy.-No. Lehigh
Saucon Valley edged Northern Lehigh, 3-2, in Colonial League action.
Trailing 2-0 at halftime to undefeated Saucon Valley, the Bulldogs made a strong second half charge but eventually fell just short.
The Bulldogs' Tyler Hoppes and Shawn Parisi recorded goals in the second half to pull the Bulldogs even. But Luke Masiado's late goal allowed the Panthers to improve their record to a 5-0-1. No. Lehigh drops to 3-4 on the season.
Saucon Valley held a 13-10 edge in shots.
Allan Sipos and Sean Mulcahy teamed up for 10 saves in the Bulldog net.
Tamaqua picked up a 3-0 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
Cesare Picone led the way with two goals for the Blue Raiders. Steve Billet added the other score.
Tamaqua outshot the Olympians, 13-7, in the contest.
The Blue Raiders' Tyler Cimino stopped three shots to post the shutout. The Olympians' Justin Kaminski made five saves.
Northwestern defeated Kutztown, 2-0, in a non-league match.
Jeremy Ettl and Boston Furjanic both tallied goals for the Tigers. Ettl added an assist in the win.
Northwestern's Talon Williams stopped 12 shots to post the shutout.
William Allen knocked off Pleasant Valley for a 3-1 non-conference victory.
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Palmerton, No. Lehigh at Northampton Invit.
The Bombers and Bulldogs had some positive results at the Northampton Invitational.
In the boys' race, Palmerton fnshed fifth and Northern Lehigh was sixth out of 10 teams. Meanwhile, The Bulldog girls' team finished sixth and Palmerton took eighth.
Individually, the highest local boy finisher was the Bombers' John Achtermann, who took 17th. No. Lehigh's Cory Wagner finished 25th. In the girls' race, Palmerton's Andrea Stevko took seventh and the Bulldogs' Samantha Corcoran was 13th.
Easton won both the boys' and girls' races. Freedom's Shana Peterson was the girls overall winne. Easton's Colin Abert topped the field in the boys' race.
1. Colin Abert (E) 16:22.9, 2. Nate Palmer (F) 16:28.5, 3. Tyler Laubach (No) 16:30.2, 4. Alex Lederer (No), 5. Paul Eppler (No), 6. John Donchez (BC), 7. Connor Henry (E), 8. Christopher Flood (E), 9. Robert Bogardo (F), 10. Christopher Traugher (No);
1. Shana Peterson (F) 20:10.9, 2. Abby Ross (PME) 20:13.4, 3. Shaina Palmer (F) 20:28.7, 4. Alenandra George (E), 5. Jenny Schadt (BC), 6. Hillary Ogutu (E), 7. Andrea Stevko (P), 8. Katie Cohls (E), 9. Olivia Zemanek (BC), 10. Cecilia Zemanek (BC).
The Lady Blue Eagles downed Tamaqua, 5-0.
The closest result came at number one doubles as Taylor Urban and Vicky Krouse dropped a close initial set, 4-6.
Aubrey Abel (BM) d. Nicki Mateyak 6-4, 6-0; Rebecca Lukasak (BM) d. Carly Fenstermacher 6-2, 6-1; Hannah Heckman (BM) d. Sarah Zoba 6-2, 6-2.
Anna Schu/Lauren Haupt (BM) d. Taylor Urban/Vicky Krouse 6-4, 6-1; Emily Heffner/Alicia Hoffer (BM) d. Laine Confer/Emily Hansler 6-3, 6-2.
Hamburg proved to be too much for the youthful Olympians on the courts as it breezed to a 5-0 victory.
The Olympains' closest outcome came at number two doubles, where the pair of Ashley Balliet and Minke Pheiffer took their opponents to three sets, before dropping a 10-4 super tiebreaker.
The Lady Olympians' record falls to 3-6.
Brittnee Buckley (H) d. Kasey Herman 6-0, 6-0; Jenny Smith (H) d. Gabbie Binder 7-6 (3), 6-1; Leah Gramba (H) d. Haley Cope 6-0, 6-2.
Rachael Eberhardt/Samantha Stanish (H) d. Maria Donati/Lindsay Capper 6-0, 6-0; Brooke Buckley/Katie Harris (H) d. Ashley Balliet/Minke Pheiffer 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-4.