Despite coming up short to Moravian Academy in last week's Colonial League tennis championship game 5-0 for the second time this season, Salisbury capped another successful season in conference play once again.
For the second straight year, the Falcons earned a position in the league championship game. And while the Falcons would've like to beat a team like Moravian, who has won 12 of the 15 Colonial League team titles (including four straight), there's something to be said about their current two-year run.
It was a game the Salisbury softball team needed to win.
Coming into their meeting against Moravian Academy over the weekend, the Falcons had dropped seven straight league games after starting out 3-0 in the Colonial League.
A combined two-hit shutout from pitcher Brooke Rogers and an offensive showing that produced 10 hits helped Salisbury (4-7 in Colonial League) end that conference losing streak with a 9-0 victory over Moravian Academy (1-10 in Colonial League) on Saturday afternoon at Patriots Park.
It was just Taylor Linn's second game at the varsity level since being called up from the JV squad.
The freshman couldn't have come up with a bigger play than he did during Salisbury's 6-5 comeback victory over Catasauqua on Friday, a game that could keep the Falcons in the playoff race.
Trailing 5-2 going into the bottom of the seventh, Salisbury rallied for four runs in the inning. Linn's dribbler to the pitchers mound brought home Nick Sikora, the game's winning run, and capped the Falcons' improbable win.
A year after earning three gold medals at districts, while also serving as one of the area's top runners in the 200-meter dash, junior Lindsay Bauer challenged herself with a new event this season.
Bauer, who excelled in both her jumping events (long jump and triple jump) and sprinting events a year ago, has perhaps found the perfect combination of those skills in one event. And in her first attempt in the 300-meter hurdles, the junior set the bar high once again for the rest of the Lehigh Valley.
The Moravian Academy boys tennis team hasn't lost a regular season match in the Colonial League in nearly four years.
Salisbury wasn't able to end the Lions' streak of three consecutive unbeaten seasons and 49 straight league wins in the regular season, but the Falcons (7-3 overall, 5-3 in Colonial League) learned a lot about themselves in their 5-0 defeat to Moravian (8-0 overall, 7-0 in Colonial League) on Thursday at Lindberg Park.
Heading into Sunday's game against Catasauqua, the Salisbury softball team could have argued it should have still been unbeaten in the Colonial League. But a couple of one-run losses throughout the week halted any thought of that.
Last week's battle against Northwestern may have been the Falcons toughest defeat of the young season.
It would've been normal for anyone to feel the pressure and nerves of what pitcher Laura Costello walked into in the fourth inning of last week's game against Pen Argyl.
Throw in the fact that Costello is a freshman with just two previous outings under her belt, the stage may have been too much in the midst of the Green Knights' comeback.
Instead, Costello rose to the occasion and delivered a performance against a team that Salisbury hasn't beaten in a decade.
Salisbury's bats came alive in the first inning to give freshman pitcher Andrew Sukanick a bit of a cushion and support.
Unfortunately, the Falcons' defense could not hold up their end of the bargain.
After jumping on top of Whitehall 2-0 after the top of the first inning, the Zephyrs responded with five runs in the bottom half of the frame and batted around the order. Two of the first five Zephyr batters reached base due to Falcon errors, leading to an error-filled day for Salisbury on Saturday in their 8-3 loss at Whitehall High School.
The Salisbury baseball team had not practiced or played on an actual baseball field during four weeks of practice. When the season finally got under way Monday, the Falcons looked pretty comfortable for their first time on the diamond this season.
Evan Kulig and Chad Cooperman combined for a two-hitter as the Falcons beat host Wilson 3-1.
"I'm very happy with the way we came out," said Falcon head coach Mike Pochron. "Defensively we made some nice plays. We got some timely hits. I'm very happy with our pitching, obviously."
Before the high school basketball seniors hung up their sneakers, whether it was for good or until a collegiate career gets underway, there was one final game to be played.
For four Salisbury seniors, they had that opportunity over the weekend at the 40th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic.
In the first game of the day at Northampton Community College's Spartan Center Gymnasium, Meghan Eripret and Kelly Gonoude suited up for the South all-stars in their 81-79 win over the North. Eripret scored six points for the South, while Gonoude added four.