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.
Join Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest in cheering on the Nittany Lions football team at SteelStacks, as Penn State faces off against University of Illinois Sept. 21, 9 p.m. and University of Michigan Nov. 3, TBA.
The free viewing parties include the big games shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television screen plus food and drink specials like buffalo, sweet chili bacon or garlic Parmesan wings for $1 each, as well as featured items like fried pierogies, nachos and the new Yuengling Golden Pilsner.
The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association named their All-State teams recently with several members from District 11 named to the 3A team.
The Emmaus trio of James Haag, Cameron Parsons and Matt Swanson earned honors, while Whitehall’s Joseph Herman and Nazareth’s Michael Dougherty also made the squad.
The complete 3A list is below.
PIAA DISTRICT I
Nick Baniewicz Council Rock North S 6’-4” 12
2 Charlie Bluestein Pennsbury LIB 6’-1” 12
3 Dylan Colbert Central Bucks East OH 6’-4” 11
4 Jack Gunshenan Council Rock North OPP 6’-2” 12
After a slow start to the season, Bethlehem Catholic’s field hockey team hopes things could be changing in their fortune heading into this week.
After dropping three straight contests to start the season, the Hawks have now won two straight games to bring their record to 2-3.
Becahi has knocked enjoy success against their EPC counterparts from the north, topping East Stroudsburg North 3-0 and Pleasant Valley 4-1 last Friday.
Getting in the win column is something head coach Lucas Wilde hopes can start some momentum for the team.
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.
For nearly 15 minutes of game action last weekend, or a quarter-and-a-half, the Bethlehem Catholic High School football team looked like it was going to be another victim of the Parkland High School football team on its home turf.
It could not get anything going and the Trojans defense, normally stifling to the point of consistently recording shutouts, had not yet allowed a point to the Golden Hawks.
The most indelible image from a game with so many dramatic moments was the one of head coach John Truby with his arm around the shoulder of QB Todd Erney in private conversation following the Liberty Hurricanes’ postgame huddle.
When Truby returned to meet with reporters he said, “I thought Todd Erney played a great game.”
Easton entered the game undefeated but untested, as their three previous opponents had combined to post a 0-9 cumulative record. Liberty was 2-1, coming off a loss to Bethlehem Catholic.
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 head coach Jason Roeder has been here before with undefeated starts to the football season. Following last week’s 49-28 road win at Nazareth, the Pates continued their trek to an undefeated first month of the season.
Sitting at 4-0 heading into this week’s matchup with Whitehall (1-3), Roeder has seen fast starts play out in the past, as the Pates started 7-0 in 2014 and 6-0 in 2015.
The difference in this year’s start compared to those is the quality of victories the team has been able to muster together thus far.
The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.
Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.
Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for the other score.
Zamar Brake completed 11 of 17 passes for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns.