After a setback last week against powerful Pennridge, the Saucon Valley Girls’ lacrosse team got back on the winning track Monday afternoon with an 18-4 win over the Liberty Lady Hurricanes. The Panthers improved to 5-2 this season while the Canes dropped to 1-6.
Sophomore midfielder Katherine Naiburg got the scoring started for the Panthers. Naiburg converted a Helen Kreschollek pass into a goal only :38 seconds into the game. Naiburg then paid it forward with an assist to freshman Camryn Zavacky with 16:25 remaining in the first half. Then, Zavacky from behind the net, found sophomore Megan Bredbenner cutting toward the goal. Bredbenner was able to finish and the Panthers were up 3-0 about ten minutes into the game.
The Hurricanes got on the board at 14:03, but the Panthers responded with a score from Brooke Riefenstahl and a couple goals by senior Madison Stump. With the score 6-1 at the 7:53 mark the Hurricanes called a timeout to try and slow the Panthers down. Stump, however, only :18 seconds after the Liberty timeout converted a cross-crease feed from Kiele Riefenstahl to make it 7-1 in favor of the Panthers.
Liberty scored their second goal of the game at 6:54, but it would be their last of the first half. Saucon Valley finished the first half with a pair of goals from both Brooke Riefenstahl and Camryn Zavacky. Helen Kreschollek and Megan Bredbenner also added scores to make it 13-2 at the half. Bredbenner’s strike at 2:52 put the mercy-rule clock in motion.
With the mercy-rule clock running the entire second half, Saucon Valley outscored the Hurricanes 5-2. Bredbenner and Kreschollek each had two goals down the stretch and Maddie Stump added another for the Panthers making it an 18-4 final.
Lady Panther Goal Scorers v. the Liberty Hurricanes
- So. Megan Bredbenner (4)
- Sr. “Mad-Dog” Stump (4)
- Jr. Helen Krescholek (3)
- So. Brooke Riefenstahl (3)
- Fr. Camryn Zavacky (3)
- So. “Battle-Kat” Naiburg (1)
UP NEXT: The Saucon Valley Lady Panthers keep their show on the road as they travel to Easton for a 4:00 p.m. clash with the Lady Rovers on Thursday, April 20. Easton is one of the top dogs in District XI and currently has a 5-1 record. It is going to be a great challenge for the Panthers and will, no doubt, be a very competitive game.
Good Luck Panthers, the Source is with you!