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Falcons fall in semifinal

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by ED in Sports

When the Northwestern boys soccer team suffered its only loss of the season recently to Salisbury in a nonleague contest, Tiger head coach Nate Hunsicker hoped it would give his team a shot in the arm for the postseason.

There was no doubt it did as J.D. Haaf scored two first half goals and the defense did the rest in handing the Falcons a 2-0 loss in a Colonial League semifinal played at Northern Lehigh.

“The loss to them definitely motivated us,” said Hunsicker. “It certainly would have been nice to go 18-0, but 17-1 is nothing to sneeze at either.

Focus shifts to Catty

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Head coach Andy Cerco called last week’s win over Northern Lehigh “a pretty significant win for our program.”

But last week is now in the rear view mirror, and Salisbury is looking out of the windshield against the task at hand.

The Falcons (4-3) look to build on their district playoff aspirations with a meeting against Catasauqua (1-6) on Friday night at the Rough Riders’ Alumni Field.

Meikrantz breaks school assist record

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Salisbury’s Caylin Meikrantz isn’t one to wear her emotions on her sleeve. She’s humble, modest and low-key, even when it comes to her play on the soccer field.

If it wasn’t for an announcement, you might not even know the junior had recently broke the Salisbury girls soccer team’s career assists record. That’s just the way she is, and she’s perfectly fine with it.

Salisbury gets past Bulldogs

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Fireworks were blasted outside of Salisbury High School Stadium following Friday night’s football game against Northern Lehigh.

But the biggest explosion came inside the stadium in the form of a 5-10, 170-pound frame.

Devin Irwin benefited on two of Northern Lehigh’s five turnovers, returning two fumbles for touchdowns and adding the go-ahead 63-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal Salisbury’s 39-29 win. The victory boosts the Falcons (4-3) ahead of the Bulldogs (4-3) and into the No. 3 position in the latest District 11 Class AA power rankings.

Crouthamel, Roelker reach D-11 semifinal

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Each postseason keeps getting better for the Salisbury doubles tennis tandem of Leandra Roelker and Claudia Crouthamel.

As freshmen in 2013, the duo won one match in their first appearance at the District 11 Class AA doubles tournament.

Last season, as sophomores, the won two matches to reach the tournament’s second day and the quarterfinal round.

This year, they kept up the progress by reaching the semifinals last Friday at Saucon Valley High School.

Boys soccer falls to SL in finale

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Judging how the regular season played out, it’s likely the road to a Colonial League boys soccer championship will go through Northwestern.

Salisbury will get its chance sooner rather than later when the league tournament begins on Tuesday and the two teams square off at Northern Lehigh High School. Results from that semifinals matchup were not available at time of press.

Loss keeps girls out of league tourney

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It was simple. A win for the Salisbury girls soccer team and its ticket to the Colonial League tournament would be punched.

Salisbury entered the regular season finale against Southern Lehigh a game behind those Spartans in the win column. A victory would even the squads with identical 9-3 records in the league, with the Falcons holding the head-to-head tiebreaker for the fourth and final playoff spot.

Southern Lehigh had other plans.