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Holy Redeemer girls new No. 1

The Holy Redeemer girls took the simplest route to the top of the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Already holding the No. 2 position, the Lady Royals beat former No. 1 Lake-Lehman head-to-head.

That 1-0 victory has Holy Redeemer on top of the Small School girls in the new rankings that were released Thursday morning.

Abington Heights, in the Big Schools, and Holy Cross, in the Small Schools, remained unbeaten while holding on to the No. 1 positions in the boys rankings. Dallas retains the No. 1 spot in Big School girls.

The Wyoming Area, Wallenpaupack and Dunmore boys, as well as the Valley View, Delaware Valley, Crestwood and Wyoming Area girls join the Holy Redeemer girls as teams that moved up this week.

The Scranton Prep boys and North Pocono girls moved into the rankings.

The Wyoming Area boys, Valley View girls and Wyoming Area girls all climbed into the No. 2 spots in their respective rankings.

Abington Heights is 4-0 to lead the Big School boys. It beat last year’s No. 1, North Pocono, 2-1, in a meeting of ranked teams in its only game of the week.

Wyoming Area defeated Tunkhannock, 4-1, to move up one spot and trade places with Dallas as the new No. 2 team.

Dallas won its first two games and is third.

Wallenpaupack won twice to jump from sixth to fourth.

Delaware Valley, which tied its only game, and North Pocono each slipped one spot into fifth and sixth.

Holy Cross and Holy Redeemer remained unbeaten to make Small School boys the only set of rankings where the top two teams remained intact.

Dunmore won three times and increased its season average to more than seven goals per game to move up one spot. The Bucks traded places with Wyoming Seminary, which split two games, losing to Holy Redeeer.

Lake-Lehman also split and remained in fifth.

Scranton Prep took the sixth spot away from Mountain View by beating the Eagles, 2-1. The Cavaliers are 1-3-1, but with a pair of one-goal losses to ranked Big School teams while playing in Division 1 of the Lackawanna League.

Dallas defeated Lake-Lehman, 3-1, in what was then a meeting of No. 1 teams, to hold on to the top spot among Big School girls.

Valley View, the only unbeaten in the mix, climbed one spot to second with three more wins.

Delaware Valley moved up two places into third with a pair of shutout wins, one of them, 1-0, over Abington Heights to drop the Comets from second to fourth.

Crestwood scored 15 goals while winning twice and moving up one spot to sixth.

North Pocono went 1-1-1 on the week, but with a one-goal loss to unbeaten Valley View, and took over sixth.

Wallenpaupack lost twice to fall from the rankings.

Holy Redeemer used three straight shutouts to move into first among Small School girls.

Wyoming Area also gained one spot into second. The Lady Warriors shut out two opponents and lost, 3-1, to new Big School No. 2 Valley View.

Lake-Lehman dropped from first to third after a 2-2 week in which it lost to the two current No. 1 teams.

Montrose, Dunmore and Lakeland remained in fourth fifth and sixth.

Montrose defeated preseason No. 1 Lakeland, 1-0, in a rematch of the last two District 2 Class A championship games.

The full rankings, with records and previous rankings:


Big School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Abington Heights  4-0-0  1
  2.Wyoming Area  4-1-0  3
  3.Dallas  2-0-0  2
  4.Wallenpaupack  5-1-0  6
  5.Delaware Valley  3-1-1  4
  6.North Pocono  3-3-0  5

Small School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Holy Cross  3-0-0  1
  2.Holy Redeemer  4-0-0  2
  3.Dunmore  7-1-0  4
  4.Wyoming Seminary  3-2-0  3
  5.Lake-Lehman  3-2-0  5
  6.Scranton Prep  1-3-1NR

Big School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Dallas  4-1-0  1
  2.Valley View  6-0-0  3
  3.Delaware Valley  3-1-0  5
  4.Abington Heights  4-1-0  2
  5.Crestwood  3-2-0  6
  6.North Pocono  4-2-1NR

Small School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Holy Redeemer  4-1-0  2
  2.Wyoming Area  5-1-0  3
  3.Lake-Lehman  5-2-0  1
  4.Montrose  3-0-0  4
  5.Dunmore  3-1-1  5
  6.Lakeland  2-3-0  6

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