Four Fall Teams Claim Undefeated Seasons

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Four Fall Teams Claim Undefeated Seasons

The top girls cross country runners proudly display their
trophies after winning the Colonial League Championship.

The top girls cross country runners proudly display their trophies after winning the Colonial League Championship.

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The top girls cross country runners proudly display their trophies after winning the Colonial League Championship.

Southern Lehigh School District Instagram.

Southern Lehigh School District Instagram.

The top girls cross country runners proudly display their trophies after winning the Colonial League Championship.

Kate Miller, Sports Editor

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Southern Lehigh’s fall sports have been dominating the field and court. Their collective record for this season is 133-17-3. While all of the teams are doing amazing this season, a few stand out because of their unbeatable records. 

Congratulations to the girls and boys cross country teams, the field hockey team, and the girls volleyball team for being undefeated in their leagues.

The cross country team has a reputation for being one of the fastest with front runners, sophomores Alexander Kane, Dominick Lisicky, and Lauren Meinhold, junior Alexander DiCesare and senior Jenna Groeber. They left runners from 

 

Catasauqua, Palmerton and Northwestern Lehigh in the dust with a record of 24-0. 

“I think it’s really awesome,” said Groeber. “It feels really nice and great to be on an undefeated team because it just shows how all our hard work throughout the summer, throughout the season is really paying off.” 

An undefeated team needs to be strongly bonded. 

 

“We create an environment 

 

where everyone is pushing everyone else on the team,” said DiCesare. “When one teammate becomes better than the other, the other one strives to become better than the first.“ 

 

The boys cross country team recently placed second in the District XI playoffs and will continue their season in the PIAA Championship in Hershey on Nov. 2. Groeber, who placed eighth among the girls at districts, will join them. 

The field hockey team is also undefeated this fall, with an impressive record of 20-0 after they blowing out East Stroudsburg South 8-0 in the District XI semifinals. 

“My favorite moments have to be when we’re playing the really big games: the Northwestern, the Moravian, or Bangor games,” said senior captain Theresa Stoudt. “When we have to face really big teams like that we work together really well because we push ourselves and we push our teammates.”

The Spartans face the Bangor Slaters in the District XI Championship after previously beating them 2-1 earlier in the season. With only two seniors and fairly young team, the girls will battle hard in the finals of the championship. 

The last undefeated team is girls volleyball who are still undefeated in the league even after an unfortunate non-league loss to Bishop Shanahan. They entered the postseason with a 14-1 record, and placed first in three tournaments: Freedom First Kill, Wilson Bulldog Invitational, Solehi Varsity Tournament. 

“Everyone being such close friends contributes to how we play on the court,” said senior Cortney Kylish. “We just work well together so I guess that contributes to how well we play.”

The girls faced Notre Dame in the Colonial League Championship 3-0. They have been training hard for districts. 

The regular season has come to an end for most of the fall sports, but their postseason is far from over. 

 

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