The East Penn Conference announced playoff matchups for the 2016 fall sports season on Friday, Oct. 14. Here’s a look:
Three games will take place Saturday, Oct. 15: Whitehall (8) at Emmaus (1) 3:30 p.m.; Easton (5) at Northampton (4), 2 p.m.; Pocono Mt. East (6) at Liberty (3) 3:30 p.m.; Parkland (7) at Stroudsburg (2) 2 p.m.
The semifinals will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with the finals slated for Thursday, Oct. 20.
The Northampton golf team recently concluded its regular season and on Tuesday morning took part in the East Penn Conference golf tournament at Woodstone, outside of Bath.
The Kids finished an impressive 14-4 season, and for head coach Brian Davies, accomplished some goals as well.
“We finished 14-4 which is achieving the goal I wanted to reach at the beginning of the year,” Davies said. “This year was all about patience and developing our players. Going into EPC’s, we have several players who are playing golf at their best.”
Both the Northampton boys and girls cross country teams went 2-1 on the day in a meet held Tuesday afternoon.
The boys team beat Pocono Mountain East 20-35, beat Pocono Mountain West 15-48 and lost to Pleasant Valley 37-20.
The girls team beat Pocono Mountain East 15-48, beat Pocono Mountain West 15-50 and lost to Pleasant Valley 34-21.
The girl’s team now stands at 4-5 on the season thus far while the boys upped their mark to 5-4 on the season.
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.”