'Dawgs, Bears grab hockey, soccer wins
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Lauren Zellner controls the ball during action Saturday against Salisbury. Zellner scored a hat trick in the Bulldogs win.
Northern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley racked up field hockey wins on Saturday, while the Bulldogs were also able to notch a win in girls soccer and the Bears grabbed a boys soccer triumph.
The Lady Bulldogs offense was firing on all cylinders, as they outscored the Falcons 5-1 in this Colonial League field hockey match-up.
Northern Lehigh's Lauren Zellner tallied a hat trick in the game and an assist, while teammates Shannon Weil and Kelsey Follweiler both had a goal and an assist in the contest. Casey Gavalla and Jenn Fronheiser both had feeds in the game for the well-rounded effort.
Salisbury was outshot in the game, 24-3, but Jess Rosario scored off an assist from Kennedy Bresnak to avoid the shutout.
The Lady Tigers remained winless, as they lost a 3-0 decision to Moravian Academy.
Katherine Kistler and Madi Sheetz both scored goals in the winning effort, while teammate Dana Turner had an impressive outing with a goal and two assists.
Northwestern dropped to 0-10-1 on the season.
Palmerton's Jess Pereira scored the game's first goal to give the Bombers a short-lived lead, only to see Palisades come back and take the lead for a 2-1 Colonial League victory.
After a one-all tie at intermission, Danielle Gehman recorded the game-winner in the second half to lift the Pirates (5-7; 5-6).
Devon Smith stopped three shots in the goal for the Bombers (4-8; 4-7).
Palmerton did hold a commanding 13-6 edge in shots on goal.
Pleasant Valley jumped out early and then was able to hold off a late Easton rally to secure a 2-1 non-conference victory.
Melissa Russo and Rikki Correll gave the Bears a 2-0 lead at half with goals. Teammate Abby Roselli was credited with the assist on Correll's score.
The Olympians' Michael Principe found teammate Corey Ligenza for the game's noly goal to pull out a 1-0 non-league win over Lehighton.
The scoreless game was broken with about 10 minutes left, as Ligenza's heroics gave Thorpe the victory.
Lehighton outshot the Olympians 23-13, that saw Geoff Ebbert record 10 saves in the losing effort, while Justin Kaminski was too tough, garnering the shutout with 18 saves in net.
Mike Masullo scored off a feed from teammate Connor Phillips, which proved to be the game-winner as the Bears (9-3-1, 5-3) downed the Patriots in a non-league game 1-0.
Pleasant Valley had 15 shots in the game, while Freedom managed only three.
So. Lehigh-No. Lehigh
The Spartans offense proved to be too much for Northern Lehigh as they scored a 3-1 Colonial League win.
Thomas Mazola opened the scoring off a feed from Nicolas Leow, and Leow produced his own score off a Mark Folkes feed a little later. Folkes then finished up the output on the day, as he scored of an assist from William Demmel.
For Northern Lehigh, Zeb Shiffert scored his team's sole tally, as teammate Nate Rex recorded 14 saves in the goal.
The winners outshot the Bulldogs 17-3.
The Lady Raiders' Kailee Rottet scored four goals in a game for the third time this season to lead her team to a 4-0 win over Jim Thorpe.
Carly Sassaman stopped four shots on goal for a shutout, as Tamaqua improves to 10-4-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the league.
Tamaqua held a 33-4 edge in shots in the game and also pulled out a 5-0 win in the JV contest.
Lehighton used two second half goals to sneak away with a 2-1 non-conference victory from Catasauqua.
Olivia Falko gave the Roughies a 1-0 lead in the first half with a goal off an assist from Natalie Leggett.
Allison Andrew gave the Indians new life in the second half by scoring the game tying goal and eventually posting the game-winner.
Kayla Troutman grabbed four saves between the Indians' posts.
Five different players scored as Northern Lehigh rolled to a 7-0 non-conference win over William Allen.
Amber Kibler and Morgan Kravetz paced the Bulldogs' attack as both finished with two goals and and an assist. Teammate Erika Krawchuk chipped in with a goal and an assist.
Both Emily Bevans and Erin Fleischmann both added single scores for Northern Lehigh (3-11), while Lexie Merkle contributed with three assists. Teammates Morgan Zellner and Kayla Belles were credited with single assists.
Brook Seyler and Taylor Gallimore split time as the Bulldogs' keeper to combine for the shutout victory.
Parkland cruised to a 5-0 non-conference victory over visiting Pleasant Valley.
Jess Wetherhold led the Trojans with two goals, while Jill O'Connell, Keira Kaunas and Aly Barlock finished with single scores.
The Trojans' Hannah Gombos recorded two assists.
The Bears' keeper Hailey Parks finished with 10 saves.
Red Rover Invitational
Pleasant Valley finished first in its pool at 7-1, while Lehighton posted a 3-5 record in their pool.
The Bears were able to advance in the tournament, while the Indians didn't.
PV scored pool play victories over Freire Charter School (2-0), Saucon Valley (2-0), Panther Valley (2-0) and Northampton (1-1). The Bears failed to advance to the tournament final after dropping a semifinal 21-25, 25-22, 12-15 three-game setback to Pottsville.
Kiertsen Griesback paced the Bears with 29 assists, 16 digs, four aces and three kills, while Mackenzie Dorney added 22 digs, 11 kills, five aces and four assists.
Courtney Miller (30 kills, seven blocks), Bridget Lozier (19 kills, nine blocks), Steph Schmitt (36 assists, six digs) and Allison Markowski (24 digs, six aces, two kills) chipped in for the Bears.
Lehighton was able to sweep host Easton, scored a game against Mast Charter School. But, the Indians were bested by both Pottsville and the eventual champ CB West, who eventually knocked off Pottsville in the finals.
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Northwestern walked off the court with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-10 victory over North Schuylkill.
Trista Cunningham paced the Tigers' attack with 16 kills, three aces and two blocks, while teammate Marianna Valencia added 12 digs and four aces.
Jenny Von Holt (eight kills), Sara Hufnagle (15 assists) and Mackenzie Hart (10 assists) contributed to the Tigers' win.
In the JV game, North Schuylkill defeated Northwestern 22-25, 25-9, 15-9.