Almost a month to the day since Freedom and Liberty last came face to face, the Patriots clinched a 1-0 victory over the Hurricanes and an EPC Steel Division soccer championship last Thursday night, Freedom’s senior night, at Freedom High School.
“Since we lost to them last time, we’ve been angry about that since September 11th. We just wanted that back,” said Patriot midfielder Jared Whitehorn, who scored the only goal of the game approximately 15 minutes into the first half.
Brad Turocy had the assist.
Liberty hosted the final regular season cross country meet last Tuesday when the Hurricane boys defeated Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, and Northampton, and lost to Easton and Nazareth.
Liberty’s Darlyn Fermin placed third with a time of 17:08. Cole Frank was 10th in 17:35, Casey Frank placed 15th in 18:12, Paul Jensen came in 16th in 18:14, and Ryan Wycherley finished 24th in 18:28.
“It’s kind of hot today, but I just try to run my own pace,” said Fermin. “Go out first, started leading a little bit, then go in second.”
Freedom forward Katie Flynn knew the last thing she wanted was to bear the consequences of missing a goal in the final minute of the Patriots’ rivalry match against Liberty last Thursday at Freedom.
“It was a little stressful because I usually put it over but we always work as a team, and I was open on the left side. I was like, if I put this over I’m going to get yelled at so I better put this in,” Flynn said. “We just knew that that’s our rival. We’ve got to win.”
Flynn broke a 1-1 tie with 1:08 remaining in the game, and the Patriots did indeed win 2-1.
The Liberty field hockey team has accomplished a lot during the 2017 season, but head coach Mary Kate Omdah loves that the Hurricanes aren’t celebrating…Yet.
Liberty advanced to the East Penn Conference championship by defeating East Stroudsburg South in the quarterfinals and Easton in the semifinals. The Hurricanes (18-2) will face Emmaus (20-0) in the finals on Thursday, Oct. 19.
The last time Liberty and Easton played each other this year in field hockey, you have to go back to the Hurricanes season opener.
Liberty took down Easton 4-1 on September 8 and both teams got to meet in yesterday’s EPC semifinal.
The results of yesterday’s battle was past Press deadlines, but the Hurricanes (16-2), winners of 13 straight heading into the game, would be given all they can handle from Easton (15-2).
The EPC volleyball tournament got underway on Tuesday night with Liberty entering the tournament as the top-seed.
The Hurricanes (15-1) met a familiar foe in city rival and eighth seed Freedom (11-7) in the opening round of the tourney, which was past Press deadlines.
The Hurricanes and Patriots squared off last week in their regular season finale, as Liberty came away with a 3-1 win (19-25, 25-9, 25-21, 25-18).
The game that Freedom took from Liberty was the first one that any opponent won over the Hurricanes since they lost in four games to Nazareth on September 18.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.
Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.
The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.
Well, so much for Parkland not being their consistent selves. The Trojans convincing 38-24 win over Bethlehem Catholic solidified that Parkland is the team to beat this year and the 6A bracket will go through them.
For the likes of Whitehall, Becahi and Palisades, they’ve clearly painted the picture for district title runs in their respective classes as well.
With teams heading down the home stretch of the season, district positioning is now at the forefront.
Only three more weeks of the regular season are upon us, so get your fill with this week’s picks.
Things did not sit well with Liberty’s girls’ soccer team when they were defeated by Bethlehem Catholic earlier this season.
“Since they beat us the first time, we were not going to let them beat us again,” said Liberty co-captain Jess DelCorso.
This time, the Hurricanes won 5-2 last Wednesday night, and even that three goal lead was just a little too close for Liberty coach Scott Rodenbach.
With the postseason nearly upon us, Liberty’s volleyball team is hoping that their season will be peaking at the right time.
The Hurricanes finish out a stretch of three games this week before the EPC tournament getting underway this week.
Liberty (13-1) continues to battle for the top seed in the EPC standings following Monday’s sweep over Bethlehem Catholic and intend to keep momentum following matches with Dieruff (3-12) and Freedom (10-6) this week.