The games for the Salisbury girls soccer team have started to become a little tougher near the midway point of the season.
After starting off the year 5-2 in the Colonial League's North Division, the Falcons will now begin the South Division portion of their schedule in the upcoming week.
But before all of that, the Falcons (6-4; 6-2 Colonial League) capped off the North Division against their toughest opponent to date in Northwestern Lehigh (10-0, 7-0).
And despite the...
As summer fades away on the calendar, fall weather begins to break through. Last Thursday afternoon's soccer game between the Northwestern Tigers and Salisbury Falcons had the feel of a playoff atmosphere of late October, in mid-September.
Hard tackles, teammates yelling out directions and the two teams jawing back and forth highlighted this up-and-down contest. Brandon Ettl curled in a free-kick 10 minutes into the second half, and the Tigers defense held firm in a 1-0 Colonial...
After suffering their worst loss of the season last week to Catasauqua, 43-3, the Salisbury football team will have to look past that and move on mentally in preparation for next week's game.
And Falcon head coach Andy Cerco believes his team is ready for that.
"I talked to our kids [Monday] about where are you at mentally," said Cerco. "And they all checked Catty out of their mind. They're focused on Northern Lehigh, and doing what they need to to prepare for that game....
Salisbury 26, Catasauqua 29
Salisbury 24, No. Lehigh 31
Salisbury 21, Palisades 34
Salisbury 15, Pen Argyl 42
Wilson 26, Salisbury 29
Led by strong finish from Kyle Gonoude and Garrett Collins, the Salisbury boys need just two races to better last season's win total, taking four of five matchups in last week's Colonial League cluster meet at Pen Argyl.
Gonoude was third in a lead group that included Wilson's Jaryd Flank and Catasauqua's...
Andy Cerco got his first win as head coach last week when his Salisbury team defeated Palmerton on Friday night, 13-7.
The first-year head coach also got to experience another first for his career - a sideline Gatorade bath for the historic victory.
"It was definitely different," said Cerco. "I never got that before. I was wet the whole way home, and it was pretty cold the whole way home.
"It was a good experience. That just shows you how excited the kids were about what...
Following the final whistle of last Thursday's field hockey game between Salisbury and Wilson, the Falcons felt as if that was a game they should've had.
It was the Falcons who not only dominated time of possession, but held a lopsided 14-2 advantage in shots on goal. And facing a Warrior team that they defeated twice a year ago and that had no substitutions for their most recent matchup against the Falcons, it looked like a recipe for a Salisbury win.
But that's certainly not...
Something had to give.
Salisbury and Palmerton entered their Colonial League battle winless on Friday night so someone was going to take a step forward, while the other would take a step backward.
After a scoreless first half, it was the Falcons who stepped it up a notch and hit the win column with a 13-7 victory at Blue Bomber Stadium.
It was the first win for the Falcons since October 14 of last year when they defeated Palisades 30-7.
And Salisbury head coach...
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Connor Wagner's hat trick helped Salisbury cruise to an 8-0 Colonial League victory over Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg last week.
The Falcons outshot the Spartans 33-3 in the shutout and scored six goals in the first half.
Joe Reilly added a pair of scores, while both Sebastian Valderama and Kevin Barahona had a goal and an assist. Danny Walters also scored, while Brian Maehrer finished with an assist.
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The Falcons couldn't get past one of the Colonial League's top golfers as Eamon Marone's 72 led to a win for Notre Dame of Green Pond.
Connor Forsyth was Salisbury's low man, firing the second-best round of the day with 76. Andy Wagner shot 83 and Kody Long 84 for the Falcons.
NOTRE DAME GP
Eamon Marone 72, Dan McDonald 76, Bob Deutsch 77, Kyle Buchman 80, Paul Roth 83
Connor Forsyth 76,...
After Michael Abraham's 17-yard run on Salisbury's first play from scrimmage, the Falcons offense seemed ready for a break out game Friday night at Northwestern.
But the offense stalled from there, going the rest of the first half without a first down and falling behind 13-0 by the end of the second quarter en route to a 23-0 loss to the Tigers.
"Their defense was that good tonight," said first-year Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco. "They played very, very hard.