It was a battle of unbeaten teams when the Liberty girls and Whitehall girls swim teams faced off Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Zephs, the Hurricanes came out on top 97-68.
In the boys match, the guys lost 91-66.
For head coach Pete Rile, this is a stretch of tough meets he could see coming on the schedule.
“We expected to hit a rough patch soon with Liberty and Nazareth in the future,” Rile said last week.
The Whitehall swimming team swept Saucon Valley in a nonleague meet from last week. The girls won 108-60 while the boys won 95-75.
Nick Martinovic helped to lead the way winning two individual firsts in the boys meet. Meanwhile for the girls, the Zephs saw seven different girls takes first.
Julia Thomas, Megan Herbine, Caroline Martin, Autumn Kidulic, Cassidy Larkin, Katie Lutterschmidt and Rasha Abdouche all took first for the girls.
When the Moravian College ice hockey team takes on DeSales University on Sunday, Jan. 22, it will certainly be a special occasion.
The game takes place outdoors at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, but beyond that, this contest will also serve as a fundraiser for Derrick Wruble, a former Northampton ice hockey player who graduated in 2014.
The Whitehall swim team swept Salisbury on Tuesday.
Whitehall’s girls won 110-58, while the boys team beat Salisbury 92-70. That winning score came despite some stellar performances by the Falcons.
In the girls meet, Whitehall’s Martha Giletto won two individual events, taking the 200 free in 2:11.89 as well as the 100 fly in 1:07.43. Steph Setar won the 200 IM in 2:21.11. Rachel Alulis won the 50 free in 29.36 and Kallie Lyle took the 500 free in 6:09.58. Julia Thomas won the 100 back in 1:14.65 and Autumn Kidulic was a winner in the 100 breast-stroke in 1:19.19.
The Whitehall swim teams split two, very close matches against Easton last week.
The girls won 87-83 while the boys fell 86-82.
Steph Setar and Michaela Hendricks helped to pave the way for the girls as they collected two individual wins each. Setar captured the 50 free in 26.04 and the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.88. Meanwhile, Hendricks won the 200 free in 2:29.22 and also took the 500 free with a time of 6:00.16.
Kallie Lyle was the other individual winners for the Zephs, taking the 100 free with a winning time of 1:00.95.
The Whitehall swimming team opened with a win over East Stroudsburg South. The girls won 62-32 and the boys won 55-39.
Whitehall was paced in the girls meet with three relay victories. The 200 medley girls won with a time of 2:00. The team was made up of Kallie Lyle, Autumn Kidulic, Marth Gilletto and Hannah Miller. The 200 free relay team of Julia Thomas, Corrine Deichmeister, Michaela Hendricks and Kallie Lyle won with a time of 1:58.34 and the girls 400 free team of Katie Lutterschmidt, Rachael Alulis, Michaela Hendricks and Stephanie Setar won with a time of 4:20.06.
On Wednesday, some District 11 titles were settled in the Lehigh Valley Press coverage area, while a few more are on the line Thursday night. In football, the action all gets under way this weekend.
In field hockey, the Emmaus Hornets did it again - their 28th straight district title after a 3-1 victory over Stroudsburg Wednesday night.
District 11 announced the times, locations and matchups for the 4A volleyball tournament. The games begin on Saturday morning at four different locations.
Parkland, the top seed, will host the winner of (8) Whitehall vs. (9) Pocono Mountain East, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. The winner takes on the Trojans at 10:30 a.m.
(4) Emmaus will host (5) Pleasant Valley at 10 a.m. and Delaware Valley will host Wyoming Valley West, however no time was announced for this contest.
The Emmaus field hockey team did it again, this time with a come from behind win to capture the East Penn Conference title.
The Hornets and Stroudsburg were scoreless throughout much of the first half before the Mounties Lizzy Cunningham gave her team a 1-0 lead with about 10 minutes left in the first half.
That lead would hold up for the rest of the first half and into this second until the Hornets Kira Koehler tied the game at 1-1, on an assist of Meredith Sholder
The East Penn Conference released their updated playoff schedule on Wednesday with sites and times.
In field hockey, top-seed Emmaus will take on two-seed Stroudsburg at Whitehall High School at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20.
In boys soccer, top-seed Liberty advanced to the finals and will take on third-seeded Stroudsburg which needed OT to knock off Parkland, the two seed, on Tuesday. This game will take place at Nazareth on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.