NHS advances past ’Canes
The Northampton girls varsity soccer team kicked off their 2017 District XI Championship ride with a win over 10th seeded Liberty on Tuesday.
In a close match on Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, the Northampton team called upon months of hard work and preparation to claim a victory in the first round of the championship tournament.
Northampton has become accustomed to sharing the scoring glory this season and Monday evening’s match was no different.
Northampton’s three goals were scored by three different players with goalkeeper Gabby Demchak holding Liberty at bay making seven stellar saves against 9 Liberty shots.
Northampton’s goal scorers included Alexandra Benedict, who scored a total of five goals this season for Northampton.
Also contributing to the win against Liberty were Rachel Apsley and Rebekkah Galicki, who both sent the ball into the net for one goal apiece.
“It’s been a long time since Northampton has been in a position to make districts,” said Northampton’s head coach Chaz Saul.
And, as the team celebrates their first-round victory, they are also keeping a watchful on what comes next. With this win, Northampton moves on to the next round of play in the District XI tournament.
Number-7 seed Northampton will face the number-2 seed Easton High School on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in Easton.
Other matchups include (6) Emmaus at Whitehall at 7 p.m.; (5) Pocono East at (4) Pleasant Valley at 6 p.m. and (8) Freedom at top-seed Parkland at 7 p.m.
The winners will square off in the semifinals before the finals are held at a site and time to be determined.