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Becahi's Abby Guman Becahi's Abby Guman

Hawks notch two shutouts

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic's girls' soccer team scored two victories over their neighboring rivals last week, with a 7-0 win over Liberty on Thursday and a 4-0 win over Freedom on Friday.

The Hawks, under new head coach, Chris Bastidas, are focusing on their game with the hope of getting to district playoffs by the end of the regular season.

"I think it's going really well. Our positivity is better. Our coach is very knowledgeable, and I think he can move us forward," said Abby Guman.

Guman scored three goals for the Hawks against the Hurricanes. Bridget Smith scored two goals, and Brighde Foley and Hannah Matthews scored one apiece. Assists were made by Nicole Lacherza, Smith, Foley, and Hannah O'Reilley.

"Liberty had a couple strong players to look out for, so we had to switch sides. [The Liberty game] gave us a chance to work on our game with passing and things like that," Guman said.

Guman also scored two goals, while Smith and Lacherza scored one apiece against the Patriots.

"Their two forwards up top really work well together, so we had to adjust our defense. The Freedom game was one of our first tests. We didn't know where we would be [at the start of the season], but we realized we would be okay if we just played our game," said Guman.

Becahi will have taken on another rival, Easton, on Tuesday, past Press deadlines.

"We always have close games with them," Guman said. "There 's a little bit of a rivalry there."