Following a 2-0 win at Northern Lehigh Thursday, the Saucon Valley girls soccer team (3-0-0 Colonial League, 3-1-0 overall) harnessed their third consecutive conference victory with a 1-0 win over Catty (1-1-0 Colonial League, 2-1-0 overall) on Saturday.
Panther senior Zach Petiet has no shortage of highlight runs throughout his career. Well, here is another that he made in the 1st Quarter of the Panther victory against the Catasauqua Rough Riders. It was a basic “lead” play, where fullback Christian “Mongo” Alling led Petiet through the line of scrimmage. Petiet would cut off Mongo’s lead block and use his speed to the end zone.
Last night was Youth Night and the hometown Panthers did not disappoint the young crowd. The Saucon Valley Panther wrestling team won 13 of 14 matches and took the next step toward a fourth consecutive Colonial League title. The Panthers improved to a 15-0 record as they barreled their way to a 70-3 victory over the Catasauqua Rough Riders.
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Saucon Valley wrestlers will have to wait another 24 hours to compete for a possible three-peat Colonial League championship. Due to a winter storm that’s affecting the area, the league has postponed its tournament until Tuesday, Jan. 27. Number one Saucon Valley will travel to Catasauqua High School to take on #4 Northwestern Lehigh in the semi-finals scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. The other semi-final will have #2 Bangor matched against #3 Northern Lehigh. The winners will square off in the championship, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
No disrespect meant to the mystical powers of the Earth, but it seems that not even Mother Nature could stop Coach Chad Shirk’s Saucon Valley wrestlers from successfully completing the final stretch of the Colonial League regular season. With Wednesday night’s match against Catasauqua and Saturday’s home contest against Palmerton postponed due to inclement weather, what’s a coach to do? Considering a perfect Colonial League regular season was on the line, one might want to take the cautious approach and finesse a schedule that nurtures and best accommodates the wrestlers. Coach Shirk, however–confident in his team–would opt to schedule a double-header Friday evening at Catasauqua. It didn’t matter to Shirk and staff that Palmerton was supposed to travel to Hellertown on Saturday. It didn’t matter that Saturday was supposed to be a Senior Recognition event.