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Thomas eclipses 1,000

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern guard Erika Thomas generally spends time after practices working on her free throws. So, it only seemed right that she would make history at the foul line.

Late in the game of last week’s Colonial League semifinal loss to Southern Lehigh, Thomas went to the foul line just like she has plenty of times in her career. She sunk both shots and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career in the process, making her the first Lady Tiger to accomplish the feat since Sara Jones did it in 2013.

Tigers reach semis

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The first two meetings were close endings coming down the stretch, with the home team coming away with the win in both regular season contests. The latest was a 51-46 win in overtime for Northwestern over Salisbury exactly a week ago.

The third meeting, one that would have more on the line than the previous two, had a different script to be played out. And it went in favor of Northwestern.

Girls hariers win fifth in a row

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The accolades continue to pile up. And history continues to be made for the Northwestern girls’ cross country team.

The Lady Tiger harriers added another chapter to that ever-growing book last week. Led by top-three finishes by sophomore Molly Tarvin and freshman Maddie Consuelos, the Northwestern girls secured their fifth straight league cross country championship last Thursday at DeSales University.

Another perfect season

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern’s girls harriers extend their winning streak to 129 wins and five straight undefeated seasons

It’s a bit ironic.

The last time the Northwestern girls cross country team lost in a regular season league meet was on October 13, 2010. Exactly five years ago to the day, the Lady Tiger harriers were on the verge of keeping their unbeaten league streak alive well into the 100s.

On Tuesday evening, the Lady Tigers did just that. Northwestern defeated all four teams (Moravian Academy, Notre Dame-Green Pond, Palisades and Saucon Valley) in their regular season finale at Palmerton High School that pushed their winning streak to 129 contests.

Girls soccer shut out at Palisades

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern had only been shut out twice prior to Thursday’s Colonial League matchup against Palisades. The only time that happened in Colonial League play was in the second week of the season against unbeaten Saucon Valley, 2-0.

Unfortunately for the Tigers (11-3 overall, 8-2 in Colonial League), that happened once again on Thursday night when the Pirates (11-3-2, 8-2) used two goals just over four minutes apart in the second half to secure a much-needed win at Palisades High School.

Mertz leads Lehigh teams in goals

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Sabrina Mertz may just be a freshman at Lehigh, but she’s already making plenty of noise for the Mountain Hawks’ soccer team.

Just last week, two news stories on the womens soccer team’s homepage featured photos of Mertz in Lehigh’s famous brown and white jerseys. She has six goals (team-high) and two assists in the first eight games for 14 points. And it was exactly 10 days ago that she was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week.