N'western, Thorpe get boys soccer wins
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Matt Rich (8) moves in to try and take the ball away from Northwestern's Brandon Herb (21) during action on Saturday.
Northwestern and Tamaqua picked up boys soccer wins over the weekend in scholastic sports action.
In other contests, Northern Lehigh's field hockey team and Pleasant Valley's girls soccer team also got wins.
The Tigers outlasted Jim Thorpe in a non-league soccer match up, 4-1.
After a 1-1 tie at intermission, the hosts came out and got three unanswered goals.
Dalton Becker recorded the first score for the Olympians off an assist from Matt Rich. A minute later, the score got tied up, as Brandon Ettl notched a goal off a Daniel Miller feed.
Boston Furjanic opened up the second half, scoring off an assist from Leigham Breckenridge and Daniel Masetti and Ettl added insurance to round out the game, as Christopher Rice assisted on both.
NW's Kyle Snyder had three saves for the winners, while Justin Kaminski had 20 saves in the losing effort.
Cesare Picone's hat trick helped spark Tamaqua to a 4-1 non-conference win over Catasauqua.
Picone scored the Blue Raiders' first three goals, in which the last came in the second half off an assist from Josh Delp. Teammate Steve Billet capped the Blue Raiders scoring with a goal midway through the second half.
The Roughies' Joe Harakal spoiled the shutout for the Blue Raiders' keeper Tyler Cimino with five minutes left in the game. Teammate Lester Estrada was credited with the assist.
Cimino finished the contest with five saves.
The Lady Trojans defeated Lehighton (3-5) in a non-league affair, 3-2.
The score was tied 2-2 at halftime, but Taylor Breinich scored the game-winner with 25:25 left in the game.
Emily Mantz and Amelia Waible both scored for the Indians, while Mantz added the assist on Waible's score.
Hannah Pany and Lizzy Mirth both scored goals for the Trojans.
Kristin Schnell and Lauren Burrows teamed up to stop five shots in the Lehighton goal.
Parkland outshot the Tribe 7-5.
Northern Lehigh continued its winning ways, handing Palmerton a 3-1 loss in Colonial League action.
Kelsey Follweiler led the offensive charge for the winners with two goals and an assist. Devon Pope scored the other goal. Jessie Olewine and Morgan Farber both had assists.
For Palmerton, Kaelyn Englert scored the sole score.
Northern Lehigh's Nicole Horn had four saves in the first half, while teammate Chelsea Harlan had three in the second.
The Bulldogs outshot the Bombers 12-5 and had a 10-9 edge in penalty corners.
The Lady Rough Riders' Paige Kogelman and Katie Buczynski proved to be too much for Northwestern (0-4), as they each scored two goals to pull out a 4-2 Colonial League win.
Alex Lerner and Cheyenne Shupp added goals in the second half. Erica Thomas assisted Lerner on the first Tigers' tally.
The Roughies held a slim 14-12 edge in shots on goal.
Pottsville cruised to a 6-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
P. Bulino paced the Tide with four goals and an assist, while P. Evans added two goals and an assist. Roos was credited with two assists, while Lombel and Degrassi both recorded one.
Cat Condly scored the Olympians' lone goal on a first-half penalty kick.
The Olympians' keeper Rebecca Cressman finished with 14 saves.
Pleasant Valley came out on top with a 2-1 non-conference win over visiting Palisades.
Dianna Connor and Amber Skworzow added the two goals for the Bears (6-1). Teammate Gabby Lucchese was credited with an assist on one.
Callie Duliba scored the Pirates' lone goal.
Hailey Parks (three saves) and Janelle Pastrana (four saves) split time in front of the Bears net, while combining for seven saves.
Pine Grove handed Tamaqua its first Schuylkill League loss of the season by a 2-0 score.
Jessica Fath added a first half goal for the Cardinals, while Mackenzie Lesh posted a second half one to help secure the upset win over the Blue Raiders (6-2-1 overall; 3-1-1 SL).
Tamaqua outshot Pine Grove 10-7, while the Cardinals held a 5-3 edge in penalty corners. The Blue Raiders' keeper Carly Sassaman grabbed fours saves.
Jim Thorpe-Blue Mountain
The Lady Olympians (2-8) suffered a 7-0 shutout at the hands of Blue Mountain in tennis action.
Jim Thorpe's Haley Cope came away with the closest result, as the number three singles player dropped the first set in a tiebreak, before losing the second set, 3-6.
Blue Mountain 7, Jim Thorpe 0
Aubrey Abel (B) def. Kasey Herman 6-2, 6-1; Rebecca Lukasak (B) def. Bryanna Kehrli 6-2, 6-0; Alisha Hoffer (B) def. Haley Cope 7-6 (3), 6-3; Lauren Haupt (B) def. Maria Donati 7-5, 6-0; Lucia Field (B) def. Minke Pheiffer 6-0, 6-0.
Julia Hahn/Jessica Johns (B) def. Ashley Balliet/Michalina Konopka 6-1, 6-2; Natalie Koury/Erica Seitzinger (B) def. Minke Pheiffer/Hope Damian 6-1, 6-2.
Tamaqua blanked Pottsville for a 5-0 win.
The Blue Raiders' Nicki Mateyak, Sarah Zoba and Vicky Krouse helped seal the victory by sweeping singles' play.
Tamaqua 5, Pottsville 0
Nicki Mateyak (T) def. Rachel Shields 6-1, 6-3; Sarah Zoba (T) def. Rebecca Ohnmacht 6-0, 6-0; Vicky Krouse (T) def. Tiffany Cheng 6-3, 6-0.
Morgan Miller/Carly Fenstermacher (T) def. Lauren Dallago/Margo Rennick 6-4, 6-1; Laine Confer/Madelyn Dolinsky (T) def. Cailtyn Croley/Brooke Matlock 5-7, 7-5, 13-11.