The Northampton girls soccer team’s season has been an up and down one to say the least.
The girls lost their keeper Anna Keffer before the season began.
However, the team started their schedule with a win over Notre Dame and most recently tied Nazareth but unfortunately there were some losses in between.
Against the Crusaders, Abi Czarnicki scored twice on penalty kicks while Rachel Apsley and Breaunna Colonna-Dotter added the other goals in the 4-3 win.
Both boys and girls cross country teams went 2-1 on the day with wins against Allen and Dieruff and losses against the Trojans Tuesday afternoon at Parkland.
The boys overall record now is 3-3, while the girls record is 2-4.
The scoring boys were Isaiah Tyler (13th - 18:27), Vince Gallagher (17th - 18:43), Nick Bodnar (45th - 20:15), Evan Gillette (55th - 20:51), and Bryce Fisher (85th - 22:18).
The Northampton tennis team currently sits at 10-2 on the season as they begin their final stretch of the regular season leading up to the postseason.
The girls are ranked fifth in the EPC and District 11 rankings. Before the postseason arrives, the Kids have some business to take care of first.
“We are facing a real tough stretch this week,” head coach Kim Davis said.
Northampton will face Central, Parkland and Nazareth before closing out the season with Wilson.
Recently, the team knocked off Whitehall 6-1.
The Northampton golf team knocked off Stroudsburg at Southmoore 411-416.
Andrew Hozza led the way for the Kids with a 78 as Northampton improved to 10-3 on the season.
Jack Test had an 81 and both Anthony Sawarynski and Andrew Kovalchik shot 83. Devon Britton had an 86.
The Mounties Jack Mullally was the match medalist with a low round of 75.
Stroudsburg fell to 9-4 after the loss.
The Kids defeated Notre Dame East Stroudsburg 434-999. Eastburg gets a 999 team score for not having enough golfers for the match.
On Tuesday, the Northampton cross country teams went against Central, Emmaus and Whitehall.
The boys went 1-2 on the day. The victory was against Whitehall 22-35. The losses came again Central 31-28 and Emmaus 43-26.
The girls, who went 0-3 on the day, are fighting through some injuries this season, head coach Dan Benner said. The girls lost by scores of 32-23 against Whitehall, 33-24 against Central and 40-21 against Emmaus.
The Northampton boys soccer team got off to a fast start in 2016 with two wins.
The team knocked off Whitehall 4-0.
The Kids scored a goal in the first half by Ryan Keenan, which was unassisted, and then added three more in the second half to pull away.
Keenan made it 2-0 with another unassisted goal before Jacob Auger made it 3-0 on his tally.
Trevor Hanuschak’s goal on an assist from Keenan made it 4-0.
Morgan Heffelfinger made three saves for the shutout victory.
If there’s one thing head coach Ed Roman wanted to stress about his Balliet Vikings Connie Mack team, it was consistency.
The team has only been in existence for two years, but in that time they’ve won nearly 40 games, including a 20-6 record this season, have had two Lehigh Valley playoff berths and two state playoff berths.
“Consistency was the hallmark of our success,” Roman said. “We have a lot be proud of. We should be very proud to have performed at such a high level.”
The Northampton Connie Mack team started to get hot at the right time this year.
The team won six of their last seven games to earn the eighth seed in the highly competitive Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League. They continued to ride that wave with a key, 7-6 victory over Northern Valley in the oping round of playoffs that helped advance them to the start tournament.
After not having a team in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League, Northampton is back in action.
So far as of late last week, the Kids are 3-3 with all of the games being close.
“Our expectations are positive for this season,” said head coach Steve Kerbacher. “The roster is relatively young but deep in talent.”
Seth Laky and Cole Rufe will lead the way for the pitching staff, which will also need some other arms to step up in what amounts to 15 games in 29 days of the season.
The annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic was scheduled for Sunday, June 5 at Whitehall, however the event was canceled because of a potentially severe line of thunderstorms scheduled to move through the area.
The event features a boys and a girls game with stars from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and the Colonial League.
Stars from the EPC girls were: April Foley (Central), Ivanna Jones (Whitehall), Jennifer Guetzlaff (Parkland), Meghan Grundhauser (Easton), Nicole Brigante (Pocono West), Abigail Leach (Pleasant Valley), Taylor George (Whitehall),