Bethlehem Catholic, Freedom, and Liberty’s cross country teams competed against Whitehall, Emmaus, and Allentown Central Catholic last Tuesday at Whitehall.
In boys’ team results, Becahi lost to Whitehall, 25-34, Emmaus, 15-49, and Central, 20-41. Freedom defeated Whitehall, 29-27, Central, 23-33, and lost to Emmaus, 22-37. Liberty defeated Whitehall, 18-45, Central, 23-32, and lost to Emmaus, 20-43.
Bethlehem Catholic’s boys’ soccer team celebrated senior night with a 3-1 victory over Allen on Friday at Becahi.
Jacob Manhardt scored two goals for the Hawks and Nathan Estock scored one.
Trent Talipan and Daniel DeLuca were credited with assists.
Jackson Gilstrap made 13 saves for Becahi.
The Hawks also beat Dieruff last week, 7-4.
Estock had a hat trick against the Huskies. Jacob Sledz, Talipan, Manhardt, and Rece Martin also scored.
Assists were made by Gilstrap, Rafael SanJuan, DeLuca, Jordan Troxell, Peter Martinez, and Manhardt.
At no point did Liberty or Easton really have their second meeting in hand on Monday night, but as Easton’s Jonathan Morello said after the game, “We had to do something about this,” so with 38 seconds left, the Red Rovers topped the Hurricanes 4-3 at Liberty.
The game winner came at the end of a soccer match that seemed to be headed into overtime, but Easton forward Hunter Radowitch-Ambearle put it away.
Liberty’s girls’ soccer team wrapped up last week’s play with a 2-1 overtime victory over Bangor on Saturday.
Bangor struck first with a goal by Sarah Wilk on an assist by Morgan Karasek, and Liberty’s Kathryn Wescoe evened the score on an assist by Catherine Kelly at 7:35.
Both teams were scoreless in the second half, but midway through the first overtime, Kelly scored the game winner on an assist by Mia DelCorso.
Destiny Deschamps made 12 saves for the Hurricanes, and Alessia Smith made 16 saves for the Slaters.
Last week’s cross country meet was held at Lehigh Parkway where Bethlehem Catholic, Freedom, and Liberty competed against William Allen, Dieruff, and Parkland on Tuesday.
In both girls’ and boys’ team results, Parkland defeated all three Bethlehem teams, but the Bethlehem teams defeated Allen and Dieruff.
In girls’ individual results, Liberty’s Emily Jobes took first place in 20:07, Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau was second in 20:37, Liberty’s Belle Weikert came in fourth in 20:49, and Becahi’s Margaret Burke was fifth in 20:56.
If Liberty tennis coach Chris Conrad’s heart stopped a few times last Monday, it wouldn’t have been the first time, or the second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth time.
It was the seventh time that the Hurricanes found themselves in what ended as a 4-3 match and won it against Freedom last Monday at Liberty.
“It’s true!” said Conrad. “It’s up there in terms of I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a team go 4-3 in different spots. Everyone this year has played hero.
As Liberty won its first match against Bethlehem Catholic on Becahi’s home turf in August, the Hawks paid the Hurricanes back with a 3-1 victory last Friday at Liberty.
“They beat us on our home turf so it was really nice to get them on their home turf,” said Becahi forward Brooke Bisko, who scored her 96th career goal in the 76th minute.
The Hawks were down 1-0 at halftime after Kathryn Wescoe scored on an assist by Maryam Mohamed at 24:28.
In the 92nd minute of the Liberty-Freedom boys’ soccer game last week, Liberty midfielder Chris Schray’s first thought after scoring the game-winning goal was “Where should I go?”
His Hurricane teammates took care of that as they swarmed Schray after their 1-0 victory over the Patriots in double overtime last Thursday at Liberty.
Haley Gschrey’s penalty kick put Freedom on the scoreboard first and that’s where they stayed clinching a 2-0 victory over city rival Liberty last Thursday at Liberty.
“There was a handball in the box, and I put it to the right bottom corner. The keeper almost had it, though,” said Gschrey.
Leading 1-0 at the half, the Pates came back with more attack, signaling the Hurricane defense to step up the pressure.
Freedom’s boys’ cross country team, host of last week’s meet, swept Stroudsburg, 27-28, East Stroudsburg South, 16-43, and East Stroudsburg North, 34-44.
Freedom’s Alex Hume took second place overall and first for the Patriots with a time of 17:42.
“I was behind the Stroudsburg kids and passed them halfway through the second mile. Once I beat them, I tried to keep a steady pace and keep ahead of them,” said Hume. “Passing someone definitely feels great, especially when I was behind them most of the race. It was a great burst of energy.”