Playing on the road and under the lights Tuesday night, the Saucon Valley girls soccer team (8-4 Colonial League) could not get past the Pirates of Palisades (7-5 Colonial League) in a hard-fought duel between composed defenses and imposing midfields.
In a non-conference contest wrought with blinding sun and cautionary penalties, the Saucon Valley girls soccer team (10-5 overall) proved victorious over the Freedom Patriots (12-5 overall) on Saturday at home.
Despite Friday’s wind chill, the Saucon Valley girls soccer team (8-3-0) was red hot for their last home game of the regular season, capturing both a win over the Notre Dame-Green Pond Crusaders (4-6-1) and a chance to play for the Colonial League title in the postseason.
We have now reached the midpoint of the Colonial League football season, and so far have had beautiful sunny, dry and warm weather for every game. As we head into fall and towards Halloween, I don’t anticipate that trend continuing, but I was glad for it again last weekend as our hometown Saucon Valley Panthers took on the visiting Bangor Slaters in Dimmick Park on Saturday, Sept. 28. The action started off again with the Rookie Flag division and yet another format change. This week was back to 5-on-5 and lots of open field to run.The team is playing very well and have been improving their defense in addition to finding that the offense is loaded with home run hitters.
Once again, the time has come to start getting pumped for another Friday night football fight. After last week’s exciting win against visiting Salisbury, Saucon Valley (3-1) will travel to Bulldog country and lay it all on the line against Northern Lehigh (3-1).
Sunday was partly sunny with a high in the mid 70s, making it a beautiful day for football, although there were some other familiar issues the Little Panthers encountered on the trip to Palmerton on Sunday.
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.
In their first conference match of 2019, the Saucon Valley girls soccer team (1-1-0) slid past the Bangor Slaters (1-1-1) on Tuesday by a score of 1-0, securing their eighth straight victory over Bangor since 2012.