Saucon Boys Soccer Players Recognized at Senior Day

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The 10 senior members of the Saucon Valley boys soccer team celebrated their achievements at Senior Day. The seniors are Garrett Laub, Zach Appel, Josh Mawson, Matt Konkolics, Zach Nicholas, Greyson Schriffert, Zack Mikuta, Monem Rizvi, Ethan Kennedy and Nick Snead.

The 10 seniors on Saucon’s boys’ soccer team were honored Saturday at their senior day. Saucon student Kiya Humphries set the tone for the special day as she kicked off the festivities by singing the National Anthem. Balloons and banners decorated Saucon’s field as the cheerleaders rooted the Panthers on against the Salisbury Falcons.

Almost mid-way into the first half, senior Matt Konkolics scored from an assist by junior Ashton Gonsalves.

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Matt Konkolics on his way to scoring the first goal of the game.

A minute later senior Zach Appel scored the second goal, followed by senior Ethan Kennedy who scored the third goal.

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Zach Appel places the ball in the net for the second goal.

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Senior Ethan Kennedy scores the third goal of the game.

The Panthers had momentum and possessed the game with senior Nick Snead seeing very little action in goal.

With five minutes left in the first half, senior Monem Rizvi got a header, resulting in Saucon’s fourth goal of the game. Senior Zack Mikuta got the fifth and final goal of the first half.

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Teammates congratulate Monem Rizvi on his goal.

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Zack Mikuta dribbles past Salisbury players to score.

The second half was similar to the first half with Saucon dominating the game. Salisbury did have several chances to score, but senior defenders Josh Mawson and Garrett Laub ruined any real chances the Falcons had of getting on the scoreboard. In the last two minutes of the game senior Greyson Schriffert scored the sixth and final goal of the game, with an assist by Zack Mikuta.

Greyson on way to senior goal soccer

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Greyson Schriffert on his way to scoring the sixth and final goal of the game.

The final score was 6-0, Saucon.

As soon as the game was over a favorite Saucon teacher, Mr. Mario Marcozzi, emceed the Senior Day ceremony. He started off by recognizing the Salisbury senior players: Abdi Caballero, Nicholas Jones, Aaron Kahn, Michael Sosnowski and Michael Tiao.

The cheerleaders cheered and the underclassman formed a tunnel for the seniors to walk through as they met their parents midfield, with flowers for their mothers. Mr. Marcozzi read each senior’s favorite quote and advice to the underclassman from their bios in the senior booklet.

The seniors who were honored are: Zach Appel, son of Stefanie Appel and Glenn Appel; Ethan Kennedy, son of Lori and Scott Kennedy; Matt Konkolics, son of Malissa and David Konkolics; Garrett Laub, son of Denise and Paul Laub; Josh Mawson, son of Beckie and Tim Mawson; Zack Mikuta, son of Denise and Kevin Mikuta; Zach Nicholas, son of Suzanne and Mark Nicholas; Monem Rizvi, son of Huma Shuja and Asif Rizvi; Greyson Schriffert, son of Jennifer and Tony Schriffert; and Nick Snead, son of Sandy and John Snead.

Already qualified for districts, the team ends their regular season Tuesday with an away game at Palisades.

Saucon Source wishes the seniors the best of luck in their future endeavors and the entire team the best of luck for the rest of the season.

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Saucon senior boys soccer players and their parents gathered on the field for the Senior Day ceremony.

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