The Moravian College football team fell to No. 21 Johns Hopkins University, 41-0, in Centennial Conference action at Homewood Field Friday evening as the Blue Jays played their 50th career Friday game while the Greyhounds played for just the second time in program history on Friday night.
As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.
The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.
The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to stop Harris, nobody will be taking down the Blue Eagles.
Since the archery deer hunting season kicked off this past Saturday in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, the remainder of the stateÕs season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 5) and runs until Nov. 16. It reopens again from Dec. 26-Jan. 20, 2020.
The Moravian College men’s tennis team dropped a pair nonconference contests in a tri-match at DeSales University Sunday, falling to the host Bulldogs, 7-2, and dropping an 8-1 decision to rival Muhlenberg College.
In the opening match versus DeSales, the Hounds picked up a point at first doubles when freshman Adrian Condes (Eastern Regional (N.J.) HS) and Justin Szaro (Freedom HS) earned an 8-5 victory.
Freshman Andrew Hozza (Northampton HS) scored a 6-0, 4-6, 10-8 win at fifth singles for Moravian’s other point.
Northampton’s girls’ soccer team is doing more than winning games this season; they’re building a program with seniors that they can’t do without when they graduate, planning to reload with a new group they also won’t be able to do without.
With only three losses on the season, the Konkrete Kids defeated Bethlehem Catholic, 7-2, last Friday.
“They’re so talented,” said Northampton head coach Mike Missmer.
So what Missmer is doing with that talent is putting into action the words of former Whitehall girls’ soccer coach George Romano.
Suburban Dart League
Bath Lutheran 6 3 .667
Emmanuel 6 3 .667
Salem UCC 4 2 .667
Star of Bethlehem 4 2 .667
St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667
Dryland 5 4 .556
Farmersville 4 5 .444
Light of Christ 4 5 .444
Ebenezer 3 6 .333
St. Paul’s 2 4 .333
Christ UCC 2 7 .222
When assessing this season’s Northampton girls volleyball team, the word unity is at the forefront of the discussion.
“They play together as a team and they have that talent,” said head coach Jess Finlayson.
It’s what’s propelled the Kids to a 6-4 mark so far this year.
And when that togetherness is combined with experience, wins like the one they had against Parkland, a first in their program’s history, have been the result.
“I think that’s making a big difference in the play of our team this year,” said Finlayson.
It was a successful day for both the boys and girls teams as they both finished 7th overall at the Council Rock Invite on Saturday, Sept. 21. There were a total of 22 boys teams and 18 girls teams, consisting mostly of District 1 schools, according to head coach Dan Benner
“With the quality of teams that were there, it was a great confidence boost to run as well as we did,” Benner said.
There were six medal winners on the day. They were: Georgia Wiswesser (5th), Amber Poniktera (8th), Brianna Tyler (24th), Zeke Colyer (13th), Vince Gallagher (25th), and Owen Nahf (27th).
Last Friday’s night soccer game versus Bethlehem Catholic was a prime of example of the old sports adage that no one should ever give up on a play.
Moravian College junior goalie Ashley Kunsman (Northampton HS) has been selected as the Landmark Conference Field Hockey Defensive Athlete of the Week for her performance last week.
Kunsman helped Moravian to a 1-1 record last week with a 0.43 goals-against average and 25 saves over two matches. Kunsman made 12 saves in a 1-0 loss at Wilkes University last Wednesday before stopping 13 shots in regulation and overtime and then another two shots in a shootout to lead Moravian to a 1-0 shootout win at Cedar Crest College on Saturday.