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Girls soccer team falls 2-0 to Indians

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by James bunting Special to the Press in Sports

The Catasauqua girls soccer team dominated the stat sheet, but Lehighton came away with a 2-0 victory in their nonconference match on Oct. 2.

The Rough Riders outshot the Indians 24-9, had a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks, and held the ball in Lehighton’s half for the majority of the game. Indians’ goalkeeper Julia Frey recorded 17 saves in the shutout.

Aubrey Blasiak scored two breakaway goals in the first half to create the 2-0 margin. Lehighton’s defense thwarted Catasauqua’s attack for the rest of the game, holding the Rough Riders to a lot of long-range attempts in the second half.

Catasauqua head coach Randy Gillespie said, “Tonight was one of the best nights that we moved the ball on the field, we just didn’t have any solid scoring opportunities. We had shots on goal but nothing with power behind it.”

The Rough Riders rebounded the next night by defeating Northern Lehigh 3-2 to improve to 4-7-1 on the season.

With only one senior on the team, Gillespie is optimistic about the direction of the team. In Monday’s game against Lehighton, there were more freshmen on the field than upperclassmen.

Catasauqua travels to Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg on Oct. 5 and hosts Bethlehem Catholic on Oct. 7 before ending the regular season next week.

Catty recently beat Northern Lehigh 3-2.

It was Trinity Kern who helped to lead the way scoring two goals in the win. Lexi Rushatz had the other Catty goal.

Mazzocca and Olewine scored for the Bulldogs. Madison Hicks made eight saves in the victory for the Rough Riders.