The Catasauqua girls soccer team finished their season with a 1-0 loss to Moravian Academy in the District XI 1A semifinals.
The sixth-seeded Roughs were coming off a 3-2, road upset over third-seeded Tri-Valley in the opening round of the district playoffs. They had reason to believe that they could also upset the second-seeded Lions, having tied them 3-3 in their regular season contest.
The lone goal came just five and a half minutes into the contest.
If you were asked to picture in your mind someone with brain cancer, you might think of John McCain or perhaps a small child in a pediatric cancer unit.
It is be unlikely that you would picture a 26-year-old former college athlete. And yet Northampton eighth grade math teacher and girls varsity head volleyball coach Jess Finlayson found out this summer that she has Grade III anaplastic astrocytoma.
The Catasauqua girls soccer team evened their record at 4-4-2 on the season by trouncing Lehighton 6-0 at Thomas Field Monday evening.
The win nicely positions the Roughs to make a second half run to qualify for the District XI playoffs.
Freshman Haleigh Toto opened the scoring six minutes into the game when a beautiful through ball from Katie Weiss resulted in a one-on-one confrontation with the Lehighton keeper. Toto buried the ball in the back of the net.
The Catasauqua Rough Riders girls volleyball team dropped a home match to Notre Dame of Green Pond on Thursday in straight sets.
The Crusaders entered the game in second place in the Colonial League, so the Roughs were the decided underdogs on paper. The situation was made more difficult by the absence of three key Roughs players.
The Catasauqua girls volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Tamaqua Monday night at Catasauqua High School.
The Roughs took an 8-5 lead early in the first set and after briefly falling behind and rallied back to even the score at 16-16. However, Tamaqua was able to close out the first set 25-21. In the second and third sets, Catty struggled with its serve receive and fell by scores of 25-7 and 25-11.
The Catasauqua Rough Riders fell to Northern Lehigh 48-0 in the home opener at Almuni Field on a rare Thursday night game.
The matchup between Colonial League West Division foes dropped the Roughies record to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the division.