Moravian senior goalkeeper Andrea Eck (Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) and the Moravian College field hockey defense are ranked in the top 25 in multiple categories the week of Sept. 16 in NCAA Division III statistics release.
The veteran keeper has played all but 35 minutes during Moravian's 3-2 start to the 2013 season, which included a 90-minute double-overtime on Saturday. Her 0.84 goals against average ranks 25th in Division III.
Tom Falzone admittedly was glad his team got a tap on the shoulder last week .It was an impromptu manner to help them continue their quest for the season, one that apparently continues to gain momentum and strength with each passing week.
The Catty cross country team competed in Bangor on Tuesday.
The Roughies fell to Saucon Valley 19-42, Bangor 17-44, Palmerton 21-39 and Notre Dame East Stroudsburg 23-34.
Despite the losses for the team, the Roughs had two runners place in the top-25. Jacob Rusnock was seventh with a time of 18:45.54. Spencer Phillips was 25th with a time of 20:10.99. Bangor's Brandon Tocket won the race with a time of 17:32.27.
Catasauqua second-year head coach Carrie Saul knows she has to be patient.
Her club's 4-4 record through their first eight games isn't alarming at this point.
"So far, so good," stated Saul. "Everything seems to be going according to plan. We did lose six senior starters and that was a big loss. But the girls appear to be adjusting to the new system in place. I have four returning players and some younger players in the lineup, so we are learning as we go along."
In his future life, Jared Nosal will enter into a world stringent with discipline and structure.
It should be no real surprise, however, as Nosal has both enjoyed and endured a life filled with both of those pillars as well as a life encompassed with hard work and determination on and off the playing fields and mats. His athletic trek initially began in first grade and will reach another level when he graduates from Catasauqua in June.
So what did we learn from week three? Whitehall can run with more than Saquon Barkley. Liberty can run the ball and Bethlehem Catholic can run with teams like Easton?
Becahi's 49-35 loss to Easton was probably the most surprising result from the weekend, as the Hawks continue to climb the poll. Nazareth fumbled and East Stroudsburg South clamped down the MVC title race.
What else can happen this week? Check out the poll below.
1. Easton (3-0)
Last week's rank: 1
Rovers should come out motivated after giving up 35 points last week.
Catty's field hockey team knocked off Bangor 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
The CHS girls outshot the Slaters 9-2.
Quinn Bachman scored a goal in the first half on an assist from Hannah Edwards. Edwards than found the back of the net in the second half to add some insurance and make it 2-0. She was asisted by Katie Buczynski.
The JV team beat Bangor 2-1.
The girls defeated Becahi 3-1 over the weekend.
The Hounds on Working Leashes Softball Tournament to benefit emergency service K-9s took place at Opportunity Field back on Aug. 18.
Hounds on Working Leashes (HOWLS) is a nonprofit organization that is here to raise funds for the purpose of saving the lives of emergency service dogs.
The organization wants to provide departments with what they are in need of to make K-9s safe and a better and more efficient asset to their partner and community. They also want to provide equipment and assist with everyday needs of the emergency service working K-9.
Ra'Von Burton referred to it as a back-and-forth, backyard football game in which one team finally takes charge.
Head coach Tom Falzone doesn't want to leave the field from a game at 10:15 again anytime soon.
However, both player and coach were happy to walk away from the field after a three-plus hour, 62-35 shootout victory over Southern Lehigh last Friday night that left the Roughies with an undefeated 2-0 overall record as well as an unblemished Colonial League mark with Palisades and Notre Dame. Through their first two games, Catty has scored 105 points.
The Catty boys soccer team opened its season with a win last Friday.
The Rough Riders came from behind to win 4-1 in a nonleague contest with Northern Lehigh.
The Bulldogs scored the first goal off a free kick by Sean Mulcahy for a 1-0 lead.
But, Catty answered back with a goal from Ethan Hill, which was assisted by Lester Estrada.
Hermann Diamacoune would score the next two goals to put Catty up 3-1. The first one was assisted by Hill while the second one was assisted by Brian Cisneros.
The fourth goal was scored by Nick Rossnagle and assisted by Estrada.