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Local roundup: Results from Oct. 9 & 10

The Northwestern girls soccer and volleyball squads both posted victories over the weekend.

Elsewhere, Brianna Moore set a scoring milestone for the Palmerton girls’ soccer program.

Jim Thorpe and Pleasant Valley also earned wins in girls’ soccer action, while Lehighton boys soccer and Marian volleyball were also victorious.


No. Lehigh-Jim Thorpe

Nicole Carroll’s goal was all Jim Thorpe needed to post a 1-0 non-league win over Northern Lehigh.

Lauren LeKites was credited with the assist on what turned out to be the game-winning goal. The back four of Kelli Hogarty, Ehlauna Penn, Sarah Hartman and Gabby Cinicola all played outstanding defense to help the Olympians (9-5-1 overall) record their sixth shutout on the season.

The Bulldogs (10-5) held a 7-6 edge in shots, while the Olympians posted a 3-0 difference in corners.

Kate Bos grabbed seven saves for Thorpe, while Dekotah Barthold finished with four saves for Northern Lehigh.


Ava Goodman’s hat trick and assist powered Pottsville to a 7-0 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.

Ryleigh Cook, Maddy Lenker, Livia Hable and Megan Hoak also scored for the Tide. Ava Cesari finished with three saves.

Charli McHugh grabbed 19 for the Indians (5-11 overall; 3-6 SL).


Northwestern kept up its winning ways with a 3-0 non-league victory over Liberty.

Cammy Fitch, Sophia Motolese and Katie Browning all were able to capitalize on opportunities to score goals for the Tigers, while Motolese and Browning also finished with assists.

Naomi Glassberg recorded two saves to secure a shutout for NW (14-1-1 overall).

Saucon Valley-Palmerton

Brianna Moore’s four goals and an assist led Palmerton to a 5-1 Colonial League win over Saucon Valley.

The performance helped Moore break the school record for goals in a single season. She now has 46 goals to top the previous mark of 44, which was held by Monica Wood.

Nataly Walters chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Bombers (14-2 overall), while Riley Gerhard and Julia Finley both added assists. Emma Snyder finished with two saves.

Bangor-Pleasant Valley

Hailey Klein’s goal in the first overtime period helped lift Pleasant Valley to a 1-0 non-league win over Bangor.

Riley Green was credited with the assists on the game-winning goal. Sam Merklin and her defensive unit, including Autumn Castro, Alexa Pridham, Brittany Williams and Emma Meyers, continue to provide solid defensive play, as the Bears’ defense has gone 4-0 in the last week and hasn’t allowed a single goal in that time.

Merklin finished with 11 saves for the Bears’ (10-4-2 overall) to earn the shutout.

Blue Mountain-Tamaqua

Four first-half goals helped Blue Mountain cruise to a 5-0 Schuylkill League win over Tamaqua.

Lindsay Kutz led the Blue Eagles with two goals, while Reese Baldwin added a goal and an assist. Lexi Phillips and Sophia Chipriano also scored in the win, while Cala Armenise recorded eight saves.

Zoe Seltzer made 20 saves for the Blue Raiders (2-13 overall).

Pleasant Valley-PM East

Three first-half goals Friday gave Pleasant Valley a 3-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Pocono Mountain East.

In its third game in four days, the Bears pushed themselves to the limits with what they had to keep the Cardinals out of the net.

Sam Merklin posted her third shutout of the week with three saves for PV (9-4-2 overall; 7-4-2 EPC).

Riley Green led the Bears with two goals, while Madison Fava was credited the assist on both of the scores. Green set up teammate Mya Manigo for the game’s last score with an assist.


Lehighton-Northern Lehigh

Lehighton took command early en route to a 4-1 non-league victory over Northern Lehigh.

Mason Marchessault scored two of the Indians’ goals to build a 3-0 lead, while Aidan Gruber chipped in with the other score. AJ Light posted the Tribe’s (5-8-2) last goal late in the second half.

Nick Zeigenfuss and Light both were credited with two assists, while Tyler Rehrig also added an assist. Bryce Miller finished with two saves in the win.

Ethan Kunkle accounted for the Bulldogs’ score, which cut Lehighton’s lead to 3-1 at the intermission. Tyler Sollars made 14 saves.


Freedom defeated Northwestern 2-0 in a non-league match.

Stephen Callaghan and Peter Tichy accounted for the Patriots’ two goals. Tichy and Blaine MacIlroy both recorded assists.

Northwestern falls to 10-4-1 overall, while Freedom improves to 13-3 on the season.

Palmerton-Saucon Valley

Seven different players scored as Saucon Valley rolled to a 7-1 Colonial League win over Palmerton.

Greg Ackerman, Trevor Mikuta, Thomas Ward, Matthew Corcoran, Kieran Walsh, Jaden Kennedy and Jay Keiper all scored for the Panthers, while Ackerman, Corcoran, Walsh and Raafae Rivzi all ended up with assists.

Riley Fallon posted the Bombers’ goal, while Trevor Anthony was credited with the assist. Aidan Wentz finished with eight saves for Palmerton (1-14).

Pleasant Valley-Bangor

Marcus Kiernan’s goal in the first overtime period lifted Bangor to a 3-2 non-league victory over Pleasant Valley.

Aidan Green scored for the Bears (9-5-2) in the first half, while Ryan Denninger added a score after intermission.


Ayden Zamudio’s goal in the second overtime propelled Nativity to a 3-2 victory over Tamaqua.

The game-winning goal for Nativity also helped Zamudio secure a hat trick. Luke Sajone recorded six saves for the Hilltoppers.

The Blue Raiders (5-8-1 overall) took an early 2-0 lead on back-to-back goals by Jacob Schlier and Jathan Krall. Krall also was credited with the assist on Schlier’s opening score. Jon Ulicny finished with five saves.

Linc. Leadership-Marian

Lincoln Leadership Academy came away with a 9-1 victory over Marian.

Walter Pavlik scored his first career goal for the Colts (0-11).


Pleasant Valley-Freedom

Freedom edged Pleasant Valley for a 2-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win.

Paige Telatovich and Alyssa Laubach both scored for the Patriots.

Heather Todaro scored the Bears’ goal, while Mattison Hyland earned the assists on the shot. Kendyl Ramsay recorded four saves for Pleasant Valley (4-11).


Schuylkill Valley-Marian

Ashlyn Klitsch’s 22 assists and five digs highlighted Marian’s 25-14, 25-20, 25-18 non-league victory over visiting Schuylkill Valley.

Lauren Reaman added 10 digs and one ace, while Rhiannon Brady chipped in with eight kills, six digs and three aces for the Fillies (12-1 overall).

Charlotte Vinson (seven kills), Megan Paisley (seven aces) and Abbey Kluck (five digs, three kills) also had strong performances.


Northwestern walked away with a 25-23, 30-28, 19-25, 25-23 non-league win over Allen.

Brooke Dwane recorded 40 assists, eight aces and eight digs for the Tigers (8-8), while Jenna Breininger added 23 kills and nine digs. Kylie Nagle contributed 18 digs and six aces.

PM East-Pleasant Valley

Brianna Bruckman’s 19 service points and 15 assists helped Pleasant Valley sweep Pocono Mountain East 25-10, 25-12, 25-6 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play Friday.

Jackie James followed with 14 digs, six service points and five kills, while Nora Jones chipped in with eight service points, four digs, three kills and two aces.

Sarah Ballek (seven blocks, five service points, five kills, two digs) and Lexi Womack (six service points, five digs, four kills, two blocks) helped Pleasant Valley move to 6-8 overall, and 4-8 in the EPC.

Marian's Chloe Hiles tries to outrace a Lincoln Leadership defender to gain possession of the ball during Saturday's game. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS