For the Northwestern girls soccer team, it has been well earned the product of incredible talent and invaluable experience.
So despite shot after shot failing to find the net, the Tigers' confidence remained on target.
Even as minute after minute slipped off the clock, the Tigers' confidence never dwindled.
That's the benefit of having a talented core of senior leaders on the team. That's the result of being in those situations previously and finding a way to win.
Henry Paiste was challenged and he responded like a champion.
Make that a three-time champion!
Paiste, a home-schooled student from the Northwestern School District, won his third striaght District 11 Class AA singles tennis championship on Monday at the Westend Racquet and Fitness Center in Allentown.
But it wasn't easy.
Maybe that's why it felt so good.
Haley Yost proved time and time again this season that she had the answers.
A league, district and state cross country medalist, Yost aced one test after another.
But even when your achievements make you the valedictorian of the area cross country class, there are times when you need some help.
For those occasions, Yost has the ultimate phone-a-friend 2009 PIAA Class AA State Champion and former Tiger teammate Lindsay Kerr.
Yost's talent and hard work, along with Northwestern's unmatched network of mentors, proved to be a powerful combination.
Northwestern's start was exactly what head coach Josh Snyder wanted.
The rest of the game didn't quite go according to plan.
The Tigers took advantage of a couple of big plays by their special teams to score two touchdowns in the game's first 93 seconds.
But it was all Northern Lehigh after that as the Bulldogs rolled to a 57-19 mercy-rule victory Friday night.
SLATINGTON – Sarah Segan said Northwestern hasn't been looking ahead this season.
After blitzing Bangor, 6-0, in Tuesday's Colonial League girls soccer semifinals, Segan said the Tigers can now finally focus on avenging a loss in last year's CL title game.
"We want to win the league championship so bad," said Segan. "We've been trying to focus on taking things one game at a time the entire season. But now that we've made it [to the final] we can finally focus on it.