The Northampton Konkrete Kids field hockey team enters the 2018 season with high hopes after a District XI Class 3A quarterfinal appearance and narrowly missing out on an EPC playoff bid last season.
While last year’s team featured seven seniors, sophomores fill seven of the 15 varsity roster spots this season.
“I do have a younger team this year,” said head coach Carrie Saul. “I’m definitely looking forward to having those core group of girls get a lot of experience this year.”
The Northampton girls volleyball team dropped their match to Parkland Tuesday evening on Bob Nemeth Court with set scores of 8-25, 18-25, and 16-25.
Their record slipped to 1-2 on the season and in conference.
Parkland, the preseason #4 ranked team in PA class 4A, entered the game at 1-1 on the heels of a five-set loss to Emmaus. While beating a team as perennially strong as Parkland is always a tall task, head coach Jessica Finlayson was disappointed that the Kids did not play up to their potential.
The Northampton Konkrete Kids sent their fans home happy after a 49-0 victory over Dieruff in their home opener at Al Erdosy stadium.
As the clock ran out, his players christened head coach Kyle Haas with the traditional ice bucket shower in celebration of Haas’ first victory at the team’s helm.
The win evened Northampton’s record at 1-1 in the EPC and overall. Haas was pleased that his team bounced back from their season-opening loss at Parkland.