Local roundup: Results from Oct. 2
Pleasant Valley and Palmerton both picked up victories in field hockey and girls soccer action over the weekend.
Elsewhere, the Panther Valley and Weatherly volleyball teams, as well as the Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe boys soccer squads, both earned wins.
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Heather Todado posted a hat trick and an assist to lead Pleasant Valley to a 6-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over East Stroudsburg North.
Mattison Hyland finished with two goals and an assist for the Bears. Molly Sobers also added a goal, while Elizabeth Gouger and Anayah Accilien both contributed assists for PV (4-8 overall; 3-7 EPC).
Palmerton came out on top with a 3-1 non-league win over Whitehall.
Emma Christman, Sydney Frantz and Erin Kistler all scored for the Bombers (10-2-1). Shannon Dougherty finished with seven saves.
Nazareth edged Lehighton 2-1 in a non-league contest.
Haley Falzone and Gianna Tripodi posted first and third-period goals for the Blue Eagles.
Maddy Brown spoiled the shutout with a goal with 1:48 left in the final period for the Indians. Shelby Heater finished with two saves for the Tribe (7-6 overall).
Jim Thorpe, Tamaqua at Canes Invitational
Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua took part in the Canes Invitational at Schuylkill Haven.
The Minersville boys and Pottsville girls took home the team titles. The Olympians posted a third-place finish as a team in the boys’ meet, while the Lady Olympians and Lady Raiders finished second and third, respectively, in the girls’ meet.
Landon Boyle won the boys’ meet for the Battlin’ Miners, while Tulpehocken’s Abigail Gehris captured top honors in the girls’ contest.
Ryan Bailor and Ridge Snyder finished fifth and seventh, respectively, for Jim Thorpe, while Stephen Kieffer led the Blue Raiders with a top-10 finish in ninth place.
Grace Stegemerten placed fourth for the Raiders in the girls’ meet, while Katelyn Bos crossed the finish line in fifth-place for the Olympians.
Panther Valley came away with a 20-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 non-league win over visiting Northwestern.
Riley McArdle sparked the Panthers (8-4 overall) with 20 digs and five kills, while Molly Newton followed with 14 digs. Abbey Vermillion added 13 kills and three blocks, and Natalie Vermillion tallied 13 digs and eight kills.
Kylie Nagle paced the Tigers (6-7) with 26 digs and two kills, while Jenna Breininger added 17 digs and 13 kills. Brooke Dwane contributed 12 assists, nine digs and six kills.
Weatherly posted a 25-22, 13-25, 28-26, 25-22 victory over MMI Prep.
Huntyr Eichorst led the way for the Wreckers (3-11 overall) with seven service points, six assists and three aces, while Gianna Lowman chipped in with eight kills and seven service points.
Kelly Michaels recorded seven service points, three aces and three digs in the win, while Taylor Davidovich (10 assists) and Marissa Hoffman (seven kills and four service points) also had solid performances.
Palmerton came out on top with a 3-1 non-league win over Jim Thorpe.
Brianna Moore’s hat trick provided the offense for the Bombers (11-2), while Beth Morgan was credited with assists on two of Moore’s three goals. Emma Snyder made six saves.
Mackenzie Yuhas accounted for the Olympians’ (7-4-1) goal.
Riley Green blasted home the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Pleasant Valley to a 1-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Bethlehem Catholic.
Hailey Klein sent a fantastic cross near the Hawks’ net, and Green finished it to capitalize for her first varsity goal of her career one minute into the first overtime.
Sam Merklin finished with 12 saves for Pleasant Valley (5-3-2, 4-3-2).
Mia Jefferson’s two goals highlighted Pine Grove’s 7-0 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.
Viktorya Luckenbach, Rayna Zimmerman, Sarah Warner, Abby Frew and Makaili Donmoyer also scored for the Cardinals.
Zoe Seltzer recorded 23 saves for the Blue Raiders (1-11, 1-7).
Jasmine Hechler recorded a hat trick and Williams Valley ran away with a 11-0 Schuylkill League win over Weatherly.
Ally Underkoffler and Tattiana Swartzlander both scored twice for the Vikings. Piper Barry, Lydia Riegel, Hannah Savage, Cheyenne Ney and Emily Yeagley also found the back of the net.
Emma Kane finished with 30 saves for the Wreckers (2-8 overall).
Three different players scored to help Jim Thorpe knock off Lehighton 3-1 in Schuylkill League action.
Kieran Meile, Noah Geiser and Georgiy Sakharov all scored for the Olympians (7-3-3, 6-2-1), while Dawson Meckes was credited with two assists and Jacob Geiser grabbed five saves.
AJ Light scored a first-half goal for the Indians (4-6-1, 2-6-0) on a penalty kick. Bryce Miller finished with eight saves for the Tribe.
Northwestern and Pennsbury played to a 2-2 tie after a pair of overtime periods in a non-league match.
Josh Zellner accounted for both goals for the Tigers (8-3-1 overall). Mason Crocco posted five saves.
Pleasant Valley and Bethlehem Catholic played to a 2-2 tie in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference match after two overtime periods.
Will Hawach and Ethan Wiles scored the Hawks’ two goals.
Two first-half goals were enough to lift Tamaqua to a 2-1 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill.
David Vazquez and Jacob Schlier accounted for the Blue Raiders’ (3-8-1, 1-6-1) goals in the opening half, and Mateo Gomez was credited with the assist on Schlier’s score. Jon Ulicny made seven saves in the win.
Thomas Lohin spoiled the shutout with a second-half score for the Spartans.
MMI Prep pulled away for a 6-0 win over Weatherly.
Four second-half scores helped MMI take control of the contest.