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Crusaders, Lady Knights now No. 1

The Holy Cross boys and Lake-Lehman girls are the new Small School No. 1 teams in the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

As top teams continue to knock each other off, there again were multiple moves in the rankings that were released early Sunday evening, but not as extensive as a week ago.

The North Pocono and Elk Lake boys, as well as the Dallas, Wyoming Valley West and Wyoming Area girls, all moved up in this week’s rankings while the Dunmore and Holy Redeemer boys joined the rankings.

The Valley View boys and Delaware Valley girls remain as the top-ranked Big School teams.

Those two teams and the Holy Cross boys have the only remaining perfect overall records in District 2.

The Dallas boys and Western Wayne girls are still unbeaten with a tie on their records.

The two former No. 1 Small School teams each suffered their first losses during the week.

Holy Cross moved from second to first in Big School boys.

The Crusaders outscored two opponents, 22-1, and have now won their five games by a total of 48-4.

Wyoming Area suffered a loss to ranked Big School North Pocono, 3-1, and dropped from first to second.

Elk Lake moved up from fifth to third with three straight shutouts by a total of 17 goals. The Warriors have six shutouts in a seven-game winning streak since losing their opener.

Dunmore (6-1) and Holy Redeemer, which has won four straight to get to 5-3, joined the rankings as the fourth and fifth teams.

Wyoming Seminary dropped from third to sixth after losing, 2-0, to Holy Redeemer in a 1-1 week.

The Lake-Lehman boys split two games and Scranton Prep lost twice to fall out of the rankings.

Lake-Lehman has won five of its last six with four shutouts. The Lady Knights jump from fourth to first among Small School girls teams this week.

The Lady Knights have four losses, but two came against ranked Big Schools and the other two came against teams from outside District 2 with combined records of 12-4.

Wyoming Area scored 20 goals while shutting out both opponents during the week and held second.

Holy Redeemer split a pair of 1-0 games, suffering its first loss to Lake-Lehman, and dropped from first to third.

Western Wayne, which has only played once in the last two weeks and won that game, is down a position to fourth.

Lakeland and Montrose remain fifth and sixth after each won its only game.

Valley View won three times to reach 8-0 and remain first in Big School boys.

North Pocono won all four games it played, by a total of 14-2, to replace Hazleton Area and take over second place.

Hazleton Area slips to third and is followed by Dallas, Crestwood and Abington Heights, which went a combined 6-0 to hold fourth through sixth.

Dallas posted its fourth straight shutout. Crestwood outscored three teams 14-3. Abington Heights posted its second and third straight shutouts.

The Delaware Valley girls have the best soccer record in District 2 at 9-0. They held the Big School spot by going 3-0 with two shutouts, its fifth and sixth of the season.

Dallas beat two teams that had been ranked higher, extending its winning streak to five games to shoot up from sixth to second.

Wyoming Valley West played three ranked opponents, losing to Dallas, but beating the other two, including handing former No. 2 Wilkes-Barre Area its first league loss. The Lady Spartans moved up from fifth to third.

Abington Heights won twice to hold fourth.

Wilkes-Barre Area and Berwick each lost to Wyoming Valley West and dropped three places to fifth and sixth.

The season-opening rankings with records and previous rankings:


Big School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Valley View8-0-01
  2.North Pocono8-1-03
  3.Hazleton Area4-1-02
  6.Abington Heights5-3-06

Small School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Holy Cross5-0-02
  2.Wyoming Area8-1-01
  3.Elk Lake7-1-05
  5.Holy Redeemer5-3-0NR
  6.Wyoming Seminary5-2-03

Big School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Delaware Valley9-0-01
  3.Wyoming Valley West6-2-05
  4.Abington Heights5-1-04
  5.Wilkes-Barre Area8-3-02

Small School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  2.Wyoming Area5-2-02
  3.Holy Redeemer7-1-01
  4.Western Wayne3-0-13

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