Boys soccer looks to end on high note Girls soccer has up, down week
For the Catasauqua boys’ soccer team, it has been a slow, maturing process.
The Roughies began the week with an overall 2-11 record.
They began the season on a high note with an impressive 6-1 victory over Northern Lehigh, but they haven’t been able to maintain any consistency.
“We have had a rough go of it expect for a few fantastic moments,” said head coach Josh Inman. “When we beat Norther Lehigh to start the season, it definitely was a lift. But then we went through a bunch of tough games where we were not playing up to the potential as a team that I believe we could have.”
Inman cited the team’s 2-1 win over Salisbury Sept. 20 as another highlight. Since then, however, the Roughies have endured three shutouts.
“We had the opening two goals against Salisbury and then held them off for the win,” said Inman. “That was huge for our boys and they definitely deserved to win that game. We have since had a couple of tough games.
“The Tamaqua game we could have kept closer (an 8-0 loss), but a few easy goal let us down. The frustration came to a head against Notre Dame (Green Pond). We did not play well and it was very upsetting to see.”
Damian DiPaolo, Westley Brown, and Devon Troxell have accounted for all of the Roughies’ scoring. DiPaolo lead the team with seven, followed by Brown with four and Troxell with 3. Catty has allowed 62 goals.
The Roughies had their Tuesday contest with Northern Lehigh postponed due to the weather. They played Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg Wednesday and Palmerton Friday.
They will close out the regular season the following week with games against Northwestern and Salem Christian next week.
“We just need to keep working,” added Inman. “Damian
(DiPaolo) has done a nice job for us all season.
“We just have to work to be consistent.”
Tuesday’s boys soccer game with Catasauqua at Northern Lehigh was postponed because of weather.
The girls soccer team knocked off Northern Lehigh 3-1 on Monday.
Haleigh Toto helped to lead the way with two goals in the win. Amy Huber added a goal and Aiden Gerhard chipped in with an assist. Maddy Hicks made 18 saves to preserve the victory. The Bulldogs goal came from Kate Yesik on a penalty kick.
The Catty girls recently tied Moravian Academy 3-3.
Haleigh Toto scored two goals for the Roughs in the win while Emma Hawk also scored.
Moravian Academy was led by Chloe Oudin who scored three second half goals.
In another recent game, Notre Dame took a 4-1, first half lead and beat Catty 6-3.
Abby Wachter and Ava Santorelli each scored two goals in the win.
Once again, Haleigh Toto scored twice for Catty with Madison Harth also scoring a goal.
Maddy Hicks made 18 saves.
Catty lost to Palisades 4-0.
Sydney Odle and Melissa Koch each scored two goals.
Maddy Hicks made 27 saves for the Roughs.
The field hockey team dropped a game to Northern Lehigh, 9-1.
Jada Mills scored five goals for the Bulldogs in the win while Olivia Romig had a goal and three assists. Kyra Horack, Gabbie Myster and Alexas Mankos also added goals.
For the Roughies, Avery Daku scored the team’s only goal with Alexis Hertzog getting the assist. Penny Brodmun mad nine saves and Katie Parks had three saves.
The girls lost to Lehighton 8-0.
Madison Brown and Malanzie Hoats each scored two goals for the Indians in the win.
Catasauqua’s Katie Parks had 17 saves and Sabrina Safadi had a defensive save.
Catty lost to Southern Lehigh last week 8-0. Katie Parks had 11 saves, Tori Hurley had two defensive saves and Juliza Rogrigues had a defensive save.
Bangor beat Catty 8-0 in a game from last week.
The volleyball team fell to Southern Lehigh on Tuesday, 3-0.
Mackenzie Feight had 6 kills, Cortney Kylish had 3 aces, one kill, and one dig while Genessa Sirard and 4 kills, a block, and an ace.
The Catty cross country meet at Northwestern Lehigh originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2, was pushed back to Wednesday, Oct. 3.