The Saucon Valley Panther girls soccer team traveled to Quakertown Monday for a non-league matchup against the other Panthers, in whom they found a formidable opponent.
Quakertown looked to have the best of the play early on when they were able to cash in about 10 minutes into the contest. That’s when Quakertown converted a corner kick to take a 1-0 lead. Saucon battled back, but could not find the net.
Then, with only eight seconds remaining in the first half, Quakertown converted another corner kick with a header and extended their lead to 2-0.
Saucon Valley played with great effort, but Quakertown added a couple of late goals to close out the contest with a 4-0 win.
Saucon Valley slipped to 13-2 overall, but remains undefeated (11-0) in Colonial League play.
Up Next: Saucon will host their 4 p.m. regular season Colonial League finale against rival Palisades on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
About This Series: Andrew & Sonya Hughes of Hellertown are sponsoring girls soccer coverage on Saucon Source to help recognize the achievements of female high school athletes here in Saucon Valley, and in tribute to their own daughters, who were both stand-out student athletes at their high school, where they played softball, soccer, basketball and field hockey. Between the two of them they earned 14 varsity letters in high school. “Female athletics was a big part of our family life for many years, but that journey ended at the high school level six years ago,” Andrew Hughes says. “Through those amazing experiences we also noticed that females don’t seem to have the same level of exposure and support as their male counterparts. So we are very sensitive to situations where we perceive an imbalance of exposure of female student athlete participation in competitive high school sports. We also like to encourage greater involvement of young people in athletics. We would like to help the girls gain more exposure at your news source by adopting some girls high school teams.” Saucon Source thanks Andrew & Sonya Hughes for their thoughtful and generous support of our local sports coverage.