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BOYS SOCCER ROUNDUP: Bucks down Crusaders to expand lead

Dunmore expanded its Lackawanna League Division 2 boys soccer lead by outscoring the highest-scoring team in District 2.

Pat Kopacz scored in the second overtime, off an assist from Max Hunt, to lift the Bucks over Holy Cross, 4-3, at Schautz Stadium Monday.

Combined with North Pocono tying Valley View in the Lackawanna League’s other matchup of the top two teams in a division, there are no more perfect boys soccer records left in District 2. Valley View, like Holy Cross, had been unbeaten and untied.

Holy Cross came in averaging 9.6 goals per game, but the Bucks slowed the Crusaders enough to hand them their first loss.

Dunmore improved to 6-0 in the division and 7-1 overall. Holy Cross, which had just taken over the No. 1 Small School boys spot in the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams, fell to 4-1 and 5-1.

Maynor Castro-Lemus scored twice for Dunmore. Brian Santarsiero had the other goal while Tommy Clark had two assists.

In other Division 2 games: Western Wayne defeated Forest City, 5-1, and Lakeland shut out Mountain View, 4-0.

Three of the four Lackawanna Division 1 games resulted in ties after two overtimes.

In addition to first-place Valley View and second-place North Pocono playing to a 1-1 tie, Scranton Prep and Wallenpaupack tied, 1-1, while Delaware Valley and Honesdale tied, 4-4.

Abington Heights beat Scranton, 2-1, in the other Division 1 game.

In Lackawanna Division 3 games: Blue Ridge routed Mid Valley, 10-1; Riverside shut out Montrose, 8-0; and Old Forge defeated West Scranton, 5-3.

Mark Atherton scored two goals as Holy Redeemer defeated MMI Prep, 6-1, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 game.

In other WVC Division 2 games: Wyoming Area shut out Nanticoke, 5-0, and Wyoming Seminary handled Hanover Area, 7-0.

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