October 17, 2018
By: Erica Rose
Powerhouse. Champion. Legends. These are just a few words you could use when describing the Northwestern boys soccer team. The Lions, who are three-time defending Colonial League and District XI champs, are back in the league championship, which will be played tonight at 6:00 P.M. at Northern Lehigh. The Tigers are an impressive 17-1-1 on the season and 12-0 in the league and have only improved as the season has gone on. In fact, head coach Nate Hunsicker described his team’s play in the second half of the semi-final game on Monday as the best he’s seen all season. Now, I may not have seen the Tigers play a lot of games this year but what I saw on Monday night was definitely impressive. The Tigers defeated Southern Lehigh by a score of 3-0, hardly giving the Spartans a chance on offense. Next up for the Tigers will be Moravian Academy, who defeated Saucon Valley in their semi-final game. Northwestern defeated the Lions 3-2 in the regular season and according to Lion’s head coach Bob Hartman the key difference for this game needs to be a win (thanks for stating the obvious!). Even though the Lions will be at full strength I can’t see them defeating a team who is on a 57-match undefeated streak against league opponents. However, if any team is going to do it, it could be the Lions. Moravian is no stranger to championships. In fact, they are the last team to have won it (prior to NW’s 3) back in 2014. I think the key for the Lions will be superb defense in this one, but it will be the seniors of Northwestern hoisting their 4th trophy. Good luck to both teams!