By Tom Robinson, NEPASportsNation.com
WRIGHT TWP. – Crestwood and Wyoming Seminary clinched state tournament berths and set up their championship game matchup with decisive victories Tuesday night in District 2 Class 2A boys lacrosse semifinals.
The Comets and Blue Knights won on their home fields to create Thursday’s championship game matchup at Crestwood at 6 p.m.
Crestwood overpowered Dallas, 19-5, and Wyoming Seminary shut down Scranton Prep, 11-3.
The Comets will be looking for their fifth title in six tournaments. Crestwood, a state semifinalist in 2019, won District 2 in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. There was no tournament in 2020 when Pennsylvania spring sports were canceled because of the pandemic.
Crestwood took control early, opening an 11-1 halftime lead and putting the remainder of the game in a running clock when it built the advantage to 14-2 with 8:11 left in the third quarter.
Chandler O’Farrell led a balanced attack with four goals.
Trey Zabroski and Brendan Dennis added three goals and two assists each.
Noah Schultz, Michael Zaleski and Chase Pugh each scored twice. Schultz had three assists.
Crestwood coach Brian Zabroski cited the face-off work of Jimmy Hawley and the play of the defensive unit of Jay Zaleski, Ryan Harding, Zach Anthosh, Aidan Jardine, D.J. Zimmerman, Marcus Vieney and Robert Knight with helping keep the Comets in command.
Dean Fey made five saves for the Wyoming Valley Conference champions and No. 1 team in the Riverfront Sports Boys Lacrosse Power Rankings of District 2 teams.
Jackson Wydra scored twice for Dallas.
Wyoming Seminary needed a little longer to take control but eventually pulled away from Scranton Prep.
Cooper Wood, who had four assists, and Ford Boock each scored three goals for Wyoming Seminary.
Christian Graniel scored twice for Scranton Prep.
Wyoming Seminary (15-3) is No. 2 in the Riverfront Sports Power Rankings.
Crestwood is 15-2 with the only losses coming in games outside District 2.