A back-and-forth girls’ soccer game between Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth ended in a 5-2 victory for the Blue Eagles last week at Becahi.
“We weren’t sure what to expect from Nazareth,” said Becahi’s Emma Pfeiffer. “The first half we were working a lot better.”
Becahi forward Brooke Bisko tied the game twice, but in the second half, Nazareth’s Abigail James added two goals to the two she had already scored, and Allison Hoff scored one.
Following successful runs in 2014 and 2015, the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks will return in 2018 to showcase all the action from World Cup Russia on the giant outdoor screens at SteelStacks.
And, to help the region get pumped for next year’s World Cup action, the community is invited to gather at SteelStacks later this week to cheer the U.S. Men’s National Team on to victory as it fights to earn a spot in soccer’s premier tourney.
The statewide archery hunting season kicked off this past Saturday (Sept. 30) for antlered and antlerless deer for the season that continues until Nov. 11. Then there’s the late archery season that starts up again Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 13.
For sportsmen who hunt in WMU’s 2B, 5C and 5D, they can hunt both buck and doe from Dec. 26 through Jan. 28.
Suburban Dart League
Salem Luth 10 2 .833
Christ UCC 8 4 .667
Salem UCC 6 3 .667
Messiah 5 4 .556
St. Paul’s 6 6 .500
Farmersville 6 6 .500
Dryland 4 5 .444
Emmanuel 4 5 .444
Ebenezer 5 7 .417
St. Stephens 2 7 .222
Bath Lutheran 1 8 .111
Christ UCC (8-1, 5-4, 5-3 10in) at Dryland
C - Ed Yost 7-13, Ron Wagner 6-14, Garry Hunsicker 6-14, Dave Shaver 5-14, Eric Yocum HR.
D - Bernie Yurko 6-13, Al Gilbert 5-14, Paul Jacoby 3-8.
Salem Luth (5-4, 4-3) at
Freedom’s magic number for clinching a district berth was one win and the Patriots achieved that during Monday night’s 3-0 sweep over Allen.
The win puts the Pates at 9-4, solidifying their spot in the postseason, as they head into Wednesday’s key battle with Bethlehem Catholic (9-3), who also clinched a berth on Monday with a sweep over Dieruff.
For Pates head coach Donna Roman, Monday’s win cemented one of the preseason goals for the team.
Overtime had barely begun in Liberty’s boys’ soccer game against Whitehall last week when Safa Turkdonmez’s goal in the first 30 seconds was the game winner for the Hurricanes last week at BASD Stadium.
“I was not expecting us to score a goal within 30 seconds, but we pressed them like crazy,” said Turkdonmez. “[Salem Hatungimana] played me a ball in. I think I lost it, and then it ricocheted back to [Andy Epsaro], and he played it to me.”
Liberty scored first with a goal by Ricardo Carcamo, and Whitehall’s Aziz Atiyeh tied the game on an assist by Tony Rodriguez.
The showdown has finally arrived for Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic with this week’s tussle taking place in Orefield Friday night. The winner will grab the EPC South by the horns, but this is most likely a contest between the two best teams in the area we’ll see this season, no matter what happens in the postseason, which makes it all the better.
In other marquee games this week, Whitehall gets a chance to pop Freedom’s bubble and Emmaus enters a matchup with Nazareth as their season continues to reel.
Liberty sophomore Belle Weikert repeated with a first place finish during the Hurricanes’ cross country meet against Parkland, Allen, and Dieruff last week.
Weikert’s time was 21:04. Liberty’s Grace Haas placed seventh with a time of 22:04.
Freedom’s Lauren Charboneau came in eighth with a time of 22:23, and Becahi’s Lauren Bunke was ninth with a time of 22:35.
Hannah Graybeal placed 11th with a time of 23:16, Madison Drager placed 12th with a time of 23:46, and Greta Stuckey was 13th with a time of 23:46, all from Liberty.
District 11 held their annual media conference last Tuesday morning at St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Bethlehem.
The biggest take-away from the session included more news on the upcoming District 11 Hall of Fame, which is set to honor its first class in the fall of 2018.
Brad Pensyl, an administrator in the Pocono Mountain school district, outlined the guidelines for nominations, which has a deadline of June 1, 2018 for any nominee to have their paperwork submitted.
Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.
Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The Trojans overcame an early deficit to beat Whitehall 31-21 and remain undefeated.