Freedom sophomore Lauren Charboneau ran away with first place by more than one minute in this week’s cross country meet with Liberty, Bethlehem Catholic, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain West, and Pocono Mountain East last Tuesday at Freedom.
Charboneau’s time was 20.03.
Liberty’s Belle Weikert came in second with a time of 21:08, followed by teammates, Emily Jobes, 21:10, Grace Haas, 21:11, and Greta Stuckey, 21:36.
Bethlehem Catholic’s Marcella Benwellos was sixth in 22:11, and Freedom’s Cailin Connelly placed 10th in 22:57.
Freedom and Whitehall’s girls’ soccer game was a back-and-forth match resulting in a 4-3 overtime win for the Zephyrs last week at Freedom.
Katie Flynn scored first for the Patriots on an assist by Haley Gschrey, and Hope Millets scored next for the Zephyrs on an assist by Cassie Due.
Gschrey was able to put Freedom ahead by halftime with her goal on an assist by Doris Muncan.
“We had to come out with more energy than they did [after halftime] and needed to put another ball in the net to secure our lead,” said Flynn.
Liberty freshman Lindsey Heffernan came off the bench and scored the Hurricanes’ winning goal in its 1-0 victory over Allentown Central Catholic on Saturday at Liberty.
“It was nice,” said Heffernan. “The goalie hit it instead of catching it and I just kicked it in. I was pretty focused [afterward] because I knew if we let another goal go in, then it didn’t matter at all.”
Throughout the second half, Liberty coach Scott Rodenbach took opportunities to encourage the Hurricanes to do exactly what Heffernan, on an assist by Kathryn Wescoe, had done.
Freedom midfielders Benjamin Reich and Bryan Mora put the Patriots in good position by scoring a goal apiece in the first half of their game against Easton, but the Red Rovers’ Hunter Radowitch scored two goals of his own, and the game ended in a 2-2 tie after double overtime last Tuesday at Freedom.
“I think we could have done better,” said Mora. “I think that’s the reason why we let it go is because of [feeling too secure]. Our coach said we have to step to every ball first. We’ve got to come out hard.”
Freedom’s boys’ soccer team won its three matches, scoring victories over Salisbury, 5-0, Bethlehem Catholic, 6-0, and William Allen, 4-0.
In the Patriots’ game against Allen, Bradley Turocy had a hat trick, and Sebastian Garces scored Freedom’s other goal. Assists were made by Daniel Ramirez and Zachary Raffino.
Derek Bast was credited with the shutout and had three saves.
Last Friday against Becahi, Turocy had another hat trick. Also scoring for the Patriots were Tye Roemersma, Garces, and Jared Whitehorn.
Extreme weather changes during Liberty’s tennis match against Pleasant Valley threatened the outcome, but the Hurricanes were able to hang on and pull out a 4-2 victory over the Bears last week at Liberty.
“The tornado,” Sophia Carpenter laughed, “you would hit the ball, and it would start moving.”
Carpenter and three doubles partner Regan Gunn won their match after winning the first set easily, 6-1, losing the second set, 6-7, and winning the third, 10-5.
Salem Hatungimana’s goal for Liberty in double overtime broke a 1-1 tie to lift the Hurricanes over Easton last week at Liberty.
“It felt amazing,” Hatungimana said. “I had to bring it to my right foot and curve it in with my right foot. If I would have used my left, I would have missed.”
The Red Rovers just missed scoring in the first overtime when Hurricane goalkeeper Blake Koski made a save off the top of his fingers.
While weather conditions in Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ soccer scorebook said HOTTT last Tuesday, the Hawks plowed through to defeat Dieruff, 5-1.
Brooke Bisko scored the first three goals of the game, all in the first half.
“Emma Carreras fed the ball into me all three times. They were awesome balls and it was a good way to start the game,” Bisko said.
Kelby McNally scored next for the Hawks, also in the first half, and Dieruff’s Alana Gomez made the score 4-1 at halftime.
Betina Carasquilla and Megan Shiffert were in goal for the Hawks
Liberty’s boys’ soccer season-opener against Bethlehem Catholic ended in a 4-1 victory for the Hurricanes on Saturday at Becahi.
Freedom also won its season opener, 12-0, against Dieruff on Saturday at Freedom.
The Patriots scored nine goals in the first half.
Derek Bast had the shutout for Freedom.
Bradley Turocy scored three goals, Benjamin Reich, Jared Whitehorn, and Sebastian Garces scored two goals apiece, and Michael Gschrey, Tye Roemersma and Ryan Raffino scored one goal each.
Alicia Chambers sealed the deal for the Hurricanes on a header with 2:53 left in Liberty’s 3-1 victory over Bethlehem Catholic on Saturday at Liberty.
“I just happened to be there,” said Chambers, after a cross from Kathryn Wescoe. “Early in the game, I had other opportunities to head it. That one was more like perfect timing.”
Becahi pulled to within one goal on a free kick by Emma Carreras with 14:34 remaining in the game.
Too close for comfort, the Hurricanes knew they had to score again.