Following successful runs in 2014 and 2015, the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks will return in 2018 to showcase all the action from World Cup Russia on the giant outdoor screens at SteelStacks.
And, to help the region get pumped for next year’s World Cup action, the community is invited to gather at SteelStacks later this week to cheer the U.S. Men’s National Team on to victory as it fights to earn a spot in soccer’s premier tourney.
The Catasauqua volleyball team picked up a win against Palmerton.
The team dropped the first two games 25-20 and 26-24 but rallied to win the next three by scores of 25-23, 25-19 and 15-8.
The Roughs dropped games to Tamaqua 25-12, 25-17 and 25-2.
Kaitlyn Stauffenberg had five aces, five kills and 15 assists to lead the way.
Salem Christian won over Catty in three sets: 25-14, 25-15, 25-15.
Catty fell to Notre Dame Green Pond 25-10, 25-11, 25-16.
In boys soccer, the Roughs lost to Notre Dame Green Pond 2-0.
The showdown has finally arrived for Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic with this week’s tussle taking place in Orefield Friday night. The winner will grab the EPC South by the horns, but this is most likely a contest between the two best teams in the area we’ll see this season, no matter what happens in the postseason, which makes it all the better.
In other marquee games this week, Whitehall gets a chance to pop Freedom’s bubble and Emmaus enters a matchup with Nazareth as their season continues to reel.
With four league games left in their season, Catasauqua has reached its breaking point.
They will host Notre Dame Friday night at Alumni Field seeking to break a three-game losing streak, one that could easily turn the tide of their season. The latest being a crushing 28-21 loss at Wilson last week.
The Roughies have an overall 2-4 mark and find themselves in the sixth and final spot of the PIAA District 11 Class 2A power rankings. It is likely that the top four teams will make the postseason, and the Roughies likely would need at least two wins to be considered for a spot.
Suburban Dart League
Salem Luth 10 2 .833
Christ UCC 8 4 .667
Salem UCC 6 3 .667
Messiah 5 4 .556
St. Paul’s 6 6 .500
Farmersville 6 6 .500
Dryland 4 5 .444
Emmanuel 4 5 .444
Ebenezer 5 7 .417
St. Stephens 2 7 .222
Bath Lutheran 1 8 .111
Christ UCC (8-1, 5-4, 5-3 10in) at Dryland
C - Ed Yost 7-13, Ron Wagner 6-14, Garry Hunsicker 6-14, Dave Shaver 5-14, Eric Yocum HR.
D - Bernie Yurko 6-13, Al Gilbert 5-14, Paul Jacoby 3-8.
Salem Luth (5-4, 4-3) at
Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.
Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The Trojans overcame an early deficit to beat Whitehall 31-21 and remain undefeated.
For the Catasauqua girls’ volleyball team, it is all about the future.
However, their present state is looking pretty good.
Having a young, maturing squad, the Roughies have been steadily improving throughout the season, and they have been looking at the big picture. Catty has a 2-7 record through their first five games, but they aren’t looking at the final results.
The Catasauqua boys soccer team struggled during a tough stretch on the schedule, but head coach Joshua Inman is encouraged for the future with one of the Colonial League’s best young goal scorers.
These are the challenging times for the Catasauqua field hockey team. Yet, there still is plenty of room for optimism and promise.
The Roughies got their first win of the season Monday afternoon when they downed Palisades, 2-1. It ended a 10-game losing streak to begin the season. They also only scored two goals through their first 10 games.
In the win over Palisades, Kenzie Bradley scored the winning goal and Tyra Brown tallied the first one with an assist from Tyza Klotz.
It’s officially the second half of the season and the top five teams in the poll are littered with big matchups. The EPC race looks like it’s coming down to Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic, while Palisades keeps their grip on the Colonial league title.
Here’s a breakdown of this week’s bouts, along with some new friends from the North entering the poll.
1. Parkland (5-0)
Last week’s rank: #1
Trojans should have no problem running the ball this week.
The Pick: Parkland 35- Whitehall 28
2. Bethlehem Catholic (5-0)
Last week’s rank: #2