Tribe, Bears get soccer wins
Linda Rothrock/special to the times news Northern Lehigh's Nate Czarnecki (4) and Catasauqua's Nicholas Rossnagle race to gain possession of the ball.
Lehighton and Pleasant Valley posted shutout victories in boys soccer to highlight Friday's scholastic sports action.
Anthony Rossino had a hat trick to spark Lehighton to a 7-0 non-conference win over visiting Hazleton.
Zach Christoff recorded a goal and an assist for the Indians. Drake Didyoung, Frank Bokan and Anthony Farano added single scores. Dan Baka and Cole Christman both notched two assists.
Three different players scored as Pleasant Valley rolled to a 3-0 non-conference victory over Nazareth.
Noah Fulcomer, Phil Michlik and Connor Phillips scored the goals for the Bears.
PV's Brandon Percey and Gabe Baxevane-Connell were credited with assists.
Catasauqua spoiled opening night for Northern Lehigh, handing it a 4-1 non-league setback.
Herman Diamacoune led the Roughies with two goals.
Sean Mulcahy scored the Bulldogs' lone goal.
Kassie Kilanowski scored a hat trick to lift Northwestern to a 6-1 non-conference victory over visiting Allentown Central Catholic.
Paige Horner, Kylee Bennett and Haley Dietrich added single scores for the Tigers.
The Tigers' keeper Laura Kotula finished with six saves.
Three second half goals helped Pocono Mountain West pull away for a 4-2 non-conference victory over Palmerton.
Brinn Doherty posted two unassisted goals for the Bombers.
Nikki Brigante and Kira Flaherty led the Panthers with two goals apiece.
Rachel Pappas spearheaded Northern Lehigh to a 5-1 victory over visiting Catasauqua.
Pappas scored two goals and two assists for NL, while Karlyna Kemery finished with two assists and a goal.
The Bulldogs' Morgan Zellner and Lexie Merkle added single scores.
Lake Lehman cruised to a 25-14, 25-16, 25-12 non-conference win over Weatherly.
Samantha Hartz paced the Wreckers with six digs and two blocks, while Kelly Fisher added six digs. Teammate Megan McClintock (four digs, two kills) and Shannon Sarosky (three assists, two digs) contributed in the setback.
In the JV game, Lake Lehman posted a 25-5, 25-14 victory over Weatherly.
Pleasant Valley opened the regular season with a 29-27, 25-19, 25-15 non-conference win over visiting Easton.
Kiersten Griesback led the Bears' attack with 18 assists and 10 digs while Mackenzie Dorney chipped in with 12 digs, four kills and three aces. Ashley Rivera added 12 kills, four digs and one ace to the victory.
In the JV match, Pleasant Valley scored a 25-20, 25-17 win over Easton.
PM West-Pleasant Vy.
Pleasant Valley blanked Pocono Mountain West for a 7-0 Mountain Valley Conference win.
Madison Olexson, Emily Thek and Kara Urland swept singles' play to help pace the Bears to victory.
Pleasant Valley moves to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the MVC.
Pleasant Valley 7, PM West 0
Madison Olexson (PV) def. Annette Schroter 6-1, 6-0; Emily Thek (PV) def. Natalie Schroter 6-4, 6-2; Kara Urland (PV) def. Tiffany Sahadeo 6-0, 6-0.
Ashley Coleman/Devin Kagel (PV) def. Marie Corrigan/Grace Fruaff 8-0 proset; Mackie Caffrey/Sarina Tufano (PV) def. Rebecca Salgueiro/Gabrielle Vargos 6-1, 6-0; Paola Mieles/Monica Jarog (PV) Jolanta Dzimira/Lashawana Griffith 6-0, 6-0; Andrea Nale/Amanda Hoag (PV) def. Brianna Pugh/Vania Mason 6-0, 6-0.
Northwestern squeezed past Southern Lehigh by a single stroke to score a 431-432 victory. The Tigers also walked off with a 431-475 over Pen Argyl for a Colonial League sweep.
Cole Miller carded a five-under-par 67 to pace the Tigers while teammate Nick Vecellio shot an even par score of 72 on the day.
Northwestern moves to 8-2 on the season in the Colonial League.
Cole Miller 67, Nick Vecellio 72, Zack Caruso 95, Kevin Shuey 97
SOUTHER LEHIGH (432)
A. Albenzi 76, J. Albenzi 76, Kant 86, Hagen 93
PEN ARGYL (475)
LaBarre 86, Polizzi 87, Martini 90, DeJesso 105, Flick 107
Played at Cherry Valley, par 72