On Sept. 15 Northampton played host to the Stroudsburg Mountaineers in boys soccer.
The Konkrete Kids were coming into this game on a four-game unbeaten streak having beaten Whitehall, Parkland and Pocono Mountain East all away from home. The Kids came into this game as second in the EPC Skyline division. Stroudsburg though, was putting together a respectable season themselves. The mountaineers won five out of their first six games of the season, helping them to top of the EPC Mountain Division.
An early EPC Skyline divisional soccer meeting on Sept. 5 saw local rivals Northampton travel to Whitehall.
Only separated by a couple of miles it makes this match extra special for both teams. The two teams were going into this game with different intentions. Northampton, coming off a loss to Emmaus (3-2), wanted to get their first win of the season. While Whitehall, coming off its win against Nazareth (5-1), wanted to keep its winning ways going.
On Friday Northampton hosted Pleasant Valley in an early Eastern Pennsylvania North Division clash.
The Konkrete Kids were hoping to continue their winnings ways after a big win against Dieruff (49-0) the week prior. Meanwhile the Bears came into this game looking for their first win of the season after losing to William Allen (14-33) last week.
This game was all Northampton from start to finish.
Starting off the season with a win is exactly what Northampton would’ve wanted on Friday against Emmaus. Unfortunately for the Konkrete Kids, the Hornets wanted to start their season just as strong.
The match was exciting and had plenty of goals in it, and was a great, early test for both teams.
This five-goal thriller saw action right from the start. Northampton’s Jacob Auger started the scoring within the first five minutes.
But Emmaus would answer back to tie the game at 1-1, until Auger scored his second of the game and give the Kids the lead again.