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Volleyball on pace for EPC playoff push

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall’s volleyball team is turning down the final stretch of their season and the Zephyrs are gearing up for a final push heading into the postseason.

However, the Zephyrs (13-4, 9-4) took a concerning tumble Tuesday night losing to Nazareth (9-6, 6-6) in four games — 18-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-25.

Tuesday night’s defeat may be what the Zephyrs needed for a wake-up call, but it comes at inopportune time with a Thursday night matchup with Parkland (13-1, 12-0) looming.

Steel FC settle for draw

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC registered their second straight scoreless draw at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium Sunday afternoon against Louisville City.

The draw gives Steel FC a 2-2-2 mark on the season and extended their unbeaten streak to three games with the result, good enough to put them in ninth place in the table with eight points through six games.

The home side had a chance in the 18th minute when Fabian Herbers beat several defenders and played Eric Ayuk with a through ball on goal, but Louisville keeper Greg Ranjitsingh rushed the play and killed a scoring opportunity.

Zephs looking to gear up for run

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Now is the time that George Cowitch is preaching to his volleyball team. Through 11 matches, Whitehall has enjoyed eight victories, but the three losses - to Parkland, Liberty and Emmaus - are what stand out to him at this point.

The Zephyrs enjoyed wins over Hazleton, Freedom and North Pocono over the weekend, but a three game sweep to Emmaus - 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 - last Thursday shows the Zephyrs still have a lot of work to do in order to crack the top three teams in the district.

Despite loss, Steel FC makes debut at Lehigh

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was a blustery and cold afternoon at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium, but Sunday’s home debut for Bethlehem Steel FC left fans warm inside despite the weather conditions.

A spirited and rowdy crowd of 3,655 fans welcomed back high-caliber professional soccer to the area with open arms, restoring the tradition of the original Bethlehem Steel soccer club, which ended in 1930.

While Sunday’s 2-1 victory by visiting side FC Cincinnati wasn’t what the club was looking for on the field, it certainly proved to be a proper first step for the team’s foothold in the Lehigh Valley.

Bethlehem Steel FC soccer team set for Lehigh debut

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC makes their Lehigh Valley debut on Sunday, April 3 when they play their first game at Lehigh University’s Goodman Stadium against FC Cincinnati at 3 p.m.

Steel FC are coming off a 1-0 victory over FC Montreal last Friday, as Fabian Herbers slotted in the winning goal in the 43rd minute of action to give the expansion side a victory in their inaugural contest.

Zephyrs aiming for postseason berths

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Whitehall’s boys volleyball program has been the model of consistency in the Lehigh Valley and the Zephyrs will look to continue that march into this spring.

Coming off last year’s 12-8 mark, which saw them lose in the District 11 3A semifinals to Emmaus in five games, head coach George Cowitch returns a group that he expects to challenge for postseason berths.