CHS girls get by Northwestern
Catty doubled up the Lady Tigers in a 4-2 win to improve to 2-4-1.
It is a down year for the 0-5 Tigers, or perhaps fall soccer has done them in.
Paige Kogelman scored two, first half goals for Catty and Katie Buczynski got two, second half scores. Kogelman's first goal was unassisted. She carried the ball to the 25-yard line, brought it into the circle and placed a hard shot to the corner.
Kogelman got a tip-in for her second goal on a shot from Erika Lebron taken at the top of the circle. That made it 2-0 at the half. Defensively, Bailey Kudla-Williams, Shea O'Brien and Rachel Sell helped hold NW to three shots in the first half.
In the second half, Catty went up 3-0 within the first two minutes, on a beautiful tip-in by Buczynski. Lebron sent a cross cage shot that Buczynski got a stick on and tipped in.
Northwestern's Erika Thomas chaffeurred Alex Lerner for a goal to make it 3-1, but Catty answered right back. This time it was Megan Covert's shot that was tipped in by Buczynski to make it 4-1.
Senior Megan Covert led her to the cage for her second goal and Catty's fourth point.
Cheyenne Shupp scored the last goal for Northwestern unassisted to make it 4-2.
Janae Matos Catty's keeper made ten saves as did Laura Kotula for Northwestern.
Saul said Kogelman played really well both defensively and offensively in the middle. Rachel Sell, Shea O'Brien, and Bailey Kudla-Williams played well in the back and cleared the ball wide, the coach added, while also saying Colleen Hickey played a beautiful game offensively, cutting back to help start the counter attack and force turnovers.
"On the offensive end, Hannah Edwards and Lebron worked really well together and had a lot of nice give and go passes to get the ball up field," Saul said. "Colleen Hickey and Katie Buczynski played well on the left side and did a really good job on receiving the passes coming in from the wing.
"Megan Covert and Quinn Bachman did a good job keeping the ball from entering the defensive end of the field and continuing to push the ball up field to the offensive end. Janae Matos played strongly in goal, reacting aggressively to any Tiger attack.
"We have now passed the total goal count from all last season," Saul added.
Catty High and Northern Lehigh found themselves in a dogfight and the Bulldogs prevailed with two second half goals to win a Colonial League tilt, 2-1, at Catasauqua last Thursday.
Bailey Kudla-Williams came out playing lock down defense with Rachel Sell, but Nolehi had two quick corners and then Kayla Brensinger hit Erica McKay with 26:03 to go up 1-0.
Good runs were made by Hannah Edwards, but Catty was not getting shots off. Erika Lebron had her chances after corners but Catty couldn't find the back of the net.
More runs were made by both teams and Devon Pippen played excellent defense for the Dawgs to keep Catty off the board.
Edwards had a takeaway and then fellow frosh Quinn Bachman followed suit. Catty had a corner and Rachel Peters took a long shot.
Finally, Kogelman tied the game up with 7:03 to play. The assist went to Covert.
Matos made a stop on a killer shot. The Dawgs took a time out with 4:37 to play. Lauren Zellner got the winning goal ten ticks later. Shannon Weil fed her the ball.