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Becahi girls win summer soccer title

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls were crowned Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League champions after their 8-2 victory over Saucon Valley on July 18 at Lehigh University’s Goodman Campus.

Becahi was the number-one seed entering playoffs, which included teams from Delaware Valley, Stroudsburg, Pleasant Valley, Bangor, Liberty, and Notre Dame.

In the championship final, Summer Hill scored four goals, Talia Hill, Sarah Gowell, Maddie Nichelson, and Gabby Mutis added one goal apiece, and Gabby Amato was in goal.

Becahi defeated Stroudsburg in the semifinal, 2-1, and Bangor in the quarterfinal, 7-1.

The Hawks also won the regular season championship with a record of 8-1, losing only to Delaware Valley by a score of 2-0 but had the fewest goals allowed for the entire season.

Also playing for Becahi this summer were Anna Truscott, Joanne Bozzi, Kristen McMenimen, Mackenzie Davis, Miranda Sedor, Molly Lodwig, Sophia Arvelo, Tealyn Boyle, Audrey VanHute, Ella Troxell, Emily Pepe, and Jaon Lee, led by head coach Brad Kratzer and assistant Kaleb Missmer.

“This girls team is the first team from Bethlehem to win the division (girls started in 1991),” said Coach Kratzer. “I am super excited for the fall season with this group, especially with the incoming freshmen.”

End-of-season stats for the Hawks were 73 goals scored through 12 games and only 11 goals allowed.

Contributed photo The Becahi girls clinched the summer league title with an 8-2.