By Tom Robinson, NEPASportsNation.com
KINGSTON – Ella Barbacci and Anna Mozeleski each had a goal and an assist Monday night as Wyoming Seminary defeated Lake-Lehman, 3-0, in a District 2 Class A field hockey game at Klassner Field.
The win assures the three-time defending Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association champion of a return to the state tournament and gives it a shot at a fifth straight District 2 title. Wyoming Seminary will meet Wyoming Area in the district title game Wednesday at 6:30 at Wyoming Valley West’s Spartan Stadium.
Wyoming Seminary had just a 4-3 edge in shots and the penalty corners were even at 2-2 in the scoreless first quarter.
The Blue Knights then scored once in each quarter and were more effective in containing Lake-Lehman’s speedy forward line as the game progressed.
Laine Cabell made all four of her saves in the shutout during the first half and Wyoming Seminary’s defense allowed only one shot, which was off the mark, and two penalty corners in the second half.
“We really had to step it up,” Mozeleski said. “Us, working together, we had hoped we would make it to the district championship.
“We just used that hope to drive us for fuel and for motivation.”
Barbacci scored the game’s first goal and assisted on the last.
Mozeleski assisted the first goal and scored the second.
The game was scoreless until 5:44 remaining in the half when Mozeleski sent a pass into the circle where Barbacci ripped a shot into the cage.
Mozeleski scored from a tough angle low on the left side on the completion of a corner with no time on the clock in the third quarter.
Isabella Pisano then scored on another penalty corner 57 seconds into the fourth quarter to break the game open. Barbacci put the ball in front where Pisano finished.
Wyoming Seminary finished with leads of 15-6 in shots and 11-4 in penalty corners.
Faye Post made 11 saves for Lake-Lehman.