Raiders' Rottet sets scoring record
bob ford/times news Northwestern's Cesily Gensists (left) and Northern Lehigh's Shannon Weil follow the ball as it flies through the air during Wednesday's Colonial League field hockey game.
Tamaqua soccer player Kailee Rottet set a single-season school scoring mark to highlight Wednesday's scholastic sports action.
Erika McKay's second half goal was all Northern Lehigh needed to score a 1-0 Colonial League win over Northwestern.
With 9:38 left in the second half, McKay took in a feed from Bulldog teammate Megan Weil and struck home with what turned out to be the game-winner.
Northern Lehigh outshot Northwestern 16-3, while also held a 13-2 edge in penalty corners.
NL's keeper Nicole Horn grabbed three saves to secure the shutout victory.
Bangor posted a 4-0 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.
Christina Duddy paced the Slaters with two goals, while Emily Boyle and Kiley Kuchar added single scores.
Bangor outshot Palmerton 17-4 and also held a 11-10 edge in penalty corners.
Bombers' keeper Devon Smith finished with 13 saves.
The McCall girls posted a "triplet trifecta" in sweeping all three singles matches to lead Northampton to a 5-0 victory over Tamaqua.
Darby McCall, Madison McCall and Avery McCall all posted straight-set victories for the Konkrete Kids.
Northampton 5, Tamaqua 0
Darby McCall (N) def. Nicki Mateyak 6-0, 6-3; Madison McCall (N) def. Sarah Zoba 6-0, 6-1; Avery McCall (N) def. Vicky Krouse 6-1, 6-2.
Maureen Weaver/Leah Hodge (N) def. Morgan Miller/Carly Fenstermacher 6-3, 6-3; Emily Moss/Georgia Weaver (N) def. Laine Confer/Madelyn Dolinsky 6-0, 6-2.
Jim Thorpe-Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain outshot Jim Thorpe 35-2 and recorded a 2-0 Schuylkill League Division 1 victory.
Blue Mountain's goals were scored by Kramer and Mbar.
Rebecca Cressman had an outstanding game, making 33 saves in goal for Jim Thorpe.
Northwestern erupted for five second half goals to rout Catasauqua, 7-0, in a Colonial League game.
Angela Motolese and Sabrina Mertz both scored a pair of goals to lead the Tigers. Anna Fricchione, Alexis Gawelko and McKenzi Divers all added single goals. Sarah Segan and Rachel Fisher were credited with two assists while Megan Landrigan had one.
Northwestern had a 17-1 advantage in shots. Tiger goalie Laura Hill was credited with the shutout.
Notre Dame of Green Pond got the best of Northern Lehigh for a 6-0 Colonial League win.
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Kailee Rottet's five goals sparked Tamaqua to a 6-0 Schuylkill League win over North Schuylkill.
It was the second time this season that the Blue Raider senior was able to score five goals. Wednesday night's productive night helped Rottet attain the school record for most goals in a season. Entering the game tied for the record with Ali Updike with 31 goals, Rottet put herself alone with 36 on the season. She still has two regular games to go plus the postseason.
Rottet also set up teammate Taylor Gerber's second half goal with an assist.
Carly Sassaman had six saves for the Blue Raiders (11-4-1 overall; 7-2-1 SL). It was her sixth shutout of the season.
Pine Grove-Jim Thorpe
Corey Ligenza had two goals and two assists to lead Jim Thorpe to a 6-1 Schuylkill League victory over Pine Grove.
Matt Rich also scored twice for the Olympians. Benny Mazzella added a goal and an assist while Michael Principe chipped in a goal.
Kim Thorpe had a 26-15 advantage in shots. Olympian goalie Justin Kaminski had 11 saves.
Pleasant Valley-PM West
Pleasant Valley scored two goals in each half, en route to a 4-1 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.
Chris Skutnik and Hako Beskovic had goals to get the Bears rolling the opening half. Harris Sabovic tacked on a second half goal in addition to an own goal by Pocono Mountain West.
Pleasant Valley outshot Pocono Mountain West 14-6 and had an 11-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Andrew Hanson made five saves for Pleasant Valley.
Tamaqua suffered its sixth straight loss, and for the second time in a row, the Blue Raiders were doomed by a penalty kick, as Pottsville recorded a 2-1 Schuylkill League Division 1 victory.
Justin Delp got Tamaqua on the board with a first half goal. The score stood at 1-0 until Kessock tied the game up with a goal midway though the second half. Then, less than a minute later, a controversial penalty gave the Crimson Tide a penalty kick, which Rivera converted to give Pottsville the one-goal victory.
Pottsville outshot Tamaqua 14-13 and both teams had four corner kicks.
Tyler Cimino made nine saves for the Blue Raiders.
Northwestern made easy work of Catasauqua and rolled to a 9-0 Colonial League victory.
Boston Furjanics scored three goals to pace the Tigers. Dillon Billig and Cody Gangaware chipped in with two goals apiece.
Northwestern outshot Catasauqua 19-2. Kyle Snyder had both saves for the Tigers.
The Jim Thorpe boys and the Tamaqua girls went on to record sweeps in a Schuylkill League meet in Tamaqua.
The Olympian boys scored commanding 15-50 victories over both the Blue Raiders and the Hilltoppers. The Lady Raiders scored an 18-39 win over the Lady Olympians and a 15-50 win over the Golden Girls.
Jim Thorpe's Christian Fields, Johnathan Condly, Jake Saxon, Jake McGeehan and Zachary Nace grabbed the top five spots. The Blue Raiders' Zach Oliveria led his team with an 11th place finish.
Chelsea Frantz and Maria Streisel led Tamaqua with 1-2 finish in the girls' meet. Courtney Capper led the Lady Olympians with a third-place finish.
Jim Thorpe 15, Nativity 50
Jim Thorpe 15, Tamaqua 50
Tamaqua 20, Nativity 42
1. Christian Fields (JT) 19:02, 2. Johnathan Condly (JT) 19:29, 3. Jake Saxon (JT) 19:55, 4. Jake McGeehan (JT) 20:57, 5. Zachary Nace (JT) 20:57, 6. Bob Taylor (JT), 7. Jian Gentile (JT), 8. Nathan Fields (JT), 9. Martin Rummelein (N), 10. Zach Oliveria (T), 11. Andy Tite (T), 12. David Frederick (T), 13. Steven Matukonis (T), 14. Dustin Sabol (T), 15. Nick Digigilio (T), 16. Tyler Cooper (N), 17. Matt Heffelfinger (T), 18. Kristopher Maurer (N), 19. Matt Stahler (T), 20. Shane Baddick (T).
Jim Thorpe 15, Nativity 50
Tamaqua 18, Jim Thorpe 39
Tamaqua 15, Nativity 50
1. Chelsea Frantz (T) 24:08, 2. Maria Streisel (T) 24:37, 3. Courtney Capper (JT) 24:44, 4. Emily Bumbulsky (T) 25:07, 5. Melanie Kostecky (T) 26:35, 6. Allie Miller (T), 7. Brii Gehres (JT), 8. Lindsay Capper (JT), 9. Taylor Tonelis (JT), 10. Victoria LaBar (T), 11. Janette Tropp (N), 12. Stefanie Gensure (T), 13. Emily Ruffa (JT), 14. Anna Marie Fiducia (JT), 15. Terry Loyd (JT).
Lehighton-PM East-PM West-Pleasant Vy.-Stroudsburg
In a five-team Mountain Valley Conference meet, the Pleasant Valley's boys and girls took home three wins apiece.
The Bears defeated Lehighton (19-44), Pocono Mountain West (19-44) and Pocono Mountain East (16-45). Pleasant Valley's Alex Larkin edged Pocono Mountain West's Chris McClane by one second to win the boys race. Mason Buskirk placed fifth overall with a time of 18:14 for the Bears.
The Lehighton boys lost to Pleasant Valley and Stroudsburg. Jeff Bibert paced the Indians with a third-place finish.
In the girls race, Pleasant Valley earned wins against Lehighton (20-38), Pocono Mountain West (15-49) and Pocono Mountain East (15-50). Rachel Davalos from Pocono Mountain East posted the winning time. Pleasant Valley's Samantha Young had a fourth-place finish.
Lehighton's Jenny Beers finished in fifth-place with a time of 21:34. The Lady Indians suffered setbacks at the hands of Pleasant Valley and Stroudsburg.
Stroudsburg 17, Lehighton 43
Pleasant Valley 19, Lehighton 44
Pleasant Valley 19, PM West 44
Pleasant Valley 16, PM East 45
1. Alex Larkin (PV) 17:53, 2. Chris McClane (PMW) 17:54, 3. Jeff Bibert (L) 18:10, 4. Bobby Schalfent (S) 18:10, 5. Mason Buskirk (PV) 18:14, 6. Ben Solak (S) 18:23, 7. Patrick Rimple (PV) 18:26, 8. Garret Palmer (S), 9. William Anderson (PV), 10. Matt Houck (S), 11. Adam Larson (PMW), 12. Jason Houck (S), 13. Shane Peechatka (PV), 14. Michael Sucic (PV), 15. Devon Harris (PME), 16. Tom Stone (PV), 17. Shane Ramdeo (S), 18. Aaron Herschlag (PME), 19. Thomas Ciaccio (PV), 20. Matt Grimm (S).
Stroudsburg 23, Lehighton 36
Pleasant Valley 20, Lehighton 38
Pleasant Valley 15, PM West 49
Pleasant Valley 15, PM East 50
1. Rachel Davalos (PME) 20:22, 2. Kiana Tucker (S) 20:25, 3. Kristen Eberhardt (S) 20:26, 4. Samantha Young (PV) 21:11, 5. Jenny Beers (L) 21:34, 6. Katelyn Slack (PV) 21:41, 7. Dana McAllister (PV) 21:52, 8. Kristen Henning (S), 9. Emily Oldt (S), 10. Lilly Sobrinski (S), 11. Natalie Gilbert (S), 12. Cassie Rehnert (L), 13. Alex Burns (S), 14. Alexa Vaghenas (S), 15. Stephanie Palmer (PV), 16. Mykayla Biechy (PV), 17. Amanda Iacono (S), 18. Elizabeth Whidden (S), 19. Skyler Dunham (PMW), 20. Elizabeth Buzzard (S).
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The Northern Lehigh boys and girls picked up one win apiece in a six-team Colonial League meet held at Salisbury.
The Northern Lehigh boys defeated Palisades 20-35 and suffered setbacks to Catasauqua and Wilson. Wilson's Jaryd Flank won the race with a time of 16:10. Matt Pender paced the Bulldogs with an eighth- place finish.
In the girls race, Northern Lehigh defeated Catasauqua 15-50 (although the Rough Riders didn't have enough girls to score). The Lady Bulldogs also suffered defeats to Palisades and Wilson.
Wilson's Julia Sjodahl captured top honors with a winning time of 21:18. Northern Lehigh's Rachel Hendrix placed fourth overall.
Northern Lehigh 20, Palisades 35
Catasauqua 20, Northern Lehigh 35
Wilson 19, Northern Lehigh 40
1. Jaryd Flank (W) 16:10, 2. Kyle Gonoude (S) 16:10, 3. Anthony Brinkley (C) 17:07, 4. Kurt Wells (C) 17:32, 5. Garret Collins (S) 17:32, 6. Anthony Calantoni ( W) 17:41, 7. Kenny Krasenics (W) 17:56, 8. Matt Pender (NL), 9. Jacob Rusnock (C), 10. Michael Chorazak (W), 11. Greg Frye (S), 12. Tyler Miller (C), 13. Cullen King (PA), 14. Sinjon Bartel (S), 15. Gavin Kemery (NL), 16. Alex Hoffner (NL), 17. Jonah Winkler (W), 18. Gregory Lerch (P), 19. Patrick Golden (S), 20. Ryan Grelle (W).
Northern Lehigh 15, Catasauqua 50
Palisades 26, Northern Lehigh 29
Wilson 19, Northern Lehigh 36
1. Julia Sjodahl (W) 21:18, 2. Madison Brannon (W) 21:34, 3. Angelina Biondo (PA) 21:47, 4. Rachel Hendrix (NL) 21:52, 5. Brigid McAtee (W) 21:56, 6. Amanda Fleck (P) 22:05, 7. Rachel Sechrist (S) 22:11, 8. Alyssa Weaver (PA), 9. Hannah Calantoni (W), 10. Nina Schnyder (NL), 11. Annabelle Gaardsmoe (W), 12. Regan Murphy (PA), 13. Lindsay Bauer (S), 14. Olivia Dermody (P), 15. Sydney Utesch (S), 16. Brittany Lorich (P), 17. Abbey Sauerwine (NL), 18. Cassie Peace (S), 19. Alexia Skoriak (S), 20. Casey Hooper (P).
Palmerton-Saucon Vy.-NDGPNorthwesternSo. Lehigh-Bangor-NDES-Moravian A.
Competing against Bangor, Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg, Saucon Valley and Palmerton, the Northwestern boys and girls cross country teams combined to win seven out of eight races, with the only setback being a 23-32 boys loss against Bangor.
Palmerton lost all eight of its races (the Lady Bombers didn't have enough runners to score).
Northwestern's Tyler Stelmack won the boys race with a time of 16:47. Four Northwestern runners placed in the top 10, however, Bangor captured four of the top six times. Sean Seiler paced Palmerton with a 20th place finish.
In the girls race, Bangor's Meredith Colton edged out Northwestern's Haley Yost by nine seconds. Rachele Cerrone placed third for the Lady Tigers and Carley Pierre finished fifth overall.
Bangor 23, Northwestern 32
Northwestern 15, Notre Dame (E.S.) 49
Northwestern 16, Saucon Valley 46
Northwestern 15, Palmerton 50
Southern Lehigh 19, Palmerton 41
Moravian Academy 19, Palmerton 40
Notre Dame (G.P.) 18, Palmerton 41
1. Tyler Stelmack (NW) 16:47, 2. Wade White (B) 17:01, 3. Shane Reider (B) 17:29, 4. Michael Koons (NDGP) 17:31, 5. Brandon Tocket (B) 17:33, 6. Charle Sell (B) 17:38, 7. Ryan McGinty (SL) 17:46, 8. Brayden Heller (NW), 9. Patrick Strobel (NW), 10. Ryan Cerrone (NW), 11. Andrew Mitchell (B), 12. Nathan Fritzinger (SV), 13. Thomas Duffy (NW), 14. Jarret White (NW), 15. Anthony Carlos (NDGP), 16. Bobby Allan (NDES), 17. Zachary Fritzinger (SV), 18. Coery Husic (MA), 19. Mitchell Evans (NW), 20. Sean Seiler (P).
Northwestern 26, Bangor 31
Northwestern 15, Notre Dame (E.S.) 50
Northwestern 15, Saucon Valley 46
Northwestern 15, Palmerton 50
Southern Lehigh 15, Palmerton 50
Moravian Academy 15, Palmerton 50
Notre Dame (G.P.) 15, Palmerton 50
1. Meredith Colton (B) 19:24, 2. Haley Yost (NW) 19:33, 3. Rachele Cerrone (NW) 20:08, 4. Meseret Hart (SL) 20:18, 5. Carley Pierre (NW) 20:34, 6. Katie Downing (NDGP) 20:49, 7. Shelby White (SL) 21:09, 8. Erica Edwards (NDGP), 9. Vianna Crowley (B), 10. Christina Scartellia (NDGP), 11. Julia Figucco (B), 12. Smai Hallet (B), 13. Erin Ondush (NW), 14. Kieran Madden (MA), 15. Ashliegh Lesko (NDGP), 16. Dang Musgnung (SL), 17. Katie Garafalo (NDGP), 18. Courtney Krechel (NDES), 19. Lauren Alden (NW), 20. Emily Smith (MA).
The Marian boys were able to muster a 15-50 victory over Shenandoah Valley for the program's lone win in a Schuylkill League meet.
Phil Marzen paced the Colts with a second-place finish. Teammates Nick Hopeck and Matthew Greenfield finished in sixth and ninth respectively.
Despite a 15-50 loss for the Fillies, Molly Balliet was able to grab top honors in the girls race.
CMVT 23, Marian 32
Marian 15, Shenandoah Valley 50
1. Wade Joline (CMVT) 19:01, 2. Phil Marzen (M) 19:17, 3. Anthony Adorno (SV) 20:33, 4. Jimmy Davison (SV) 21:02, 5. Jordon Heintz (CMVT) 21:06, 6. Nick Hopeck (M), 7. Clay Sprohl (CMVT), 8. Dean Wanzie (CMVT), 9. Matthew Greenfield (M), 10. Nick Caputo (CMVT), 11. Phil DeSantis (M), 12. Graham Wolk (M), 13. Dylan Hascher (M), 14. Gabe Slodysko (CMVT), 15. Nick Mennighan (M).
Shenandoah Valley 15, Marian 50
CMVT-Marian (no contest)
1. Molly Balliet (M) 24:10, 2. Brittany Joseph (SV) 24:42, 3. Alexis Luna (SV) 25:25, 4. Kelsey Uholik (SV) 25:42, 5. Jillian Dove (SV) 25:50, 6. Alexa Jeffris (SV), 7. Julia Najera (SV), 8. Jasmine Canales (SV), 9. Justine Crane (CMVT), 10. Mary Susan McAndrew (M), 11. Cailin Gavin (CMVT), 12. Kehley Taylor (SV), 13. Chelsea Benish (CMVT), 14. Amanda Srinivasan (M), 15. Sarah Ventura (CMVT).