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Mountaineers, Lady Warriors, Lady Knights move to No. 2

The Dallas boys, Delaware Valley girls and Lake-Lehman girls climbed to No. 2 this week in the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Dallas moved up in Big School boys, Delaware Valley in Big School girls and Lake-Lehman in Small School girls when the rankings were released late Thursday morning.

They are among seven teams that each gained one position this week while two other teams were breaking into rankings in No. 6 spots.

Unbeaten Abington Heights, in Big Schools, and Holy Cross, in Small Schools, each held on to the top boys spots. Dallas and Holy Redeemer continue to lead the girls rankings.

The Delaware Valley and North Pocono boys as well as the Abington Heights and Lakeland girls each moved up one spot this week.

The Hazleton Area boys and Honesdale girls joined the rankings.

Abington Heights won three times, posting two Lackawanna League Division 1 shutouts and beating Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 leader Dallas, 3-1.

Despite that loss, Dallas took over second in the Big School boys rankings, trading places with Wyoming Area, the same team from which it captured the WVC Division 1 lead Wednesday by scoring in the final minute for a 1-0 victory.

Delaware Valley and North Pocono moved up one spot each to fourth and fifth.

Hazleton Area is the new No. 6 team after just one win. The Cougars also have three one-goal losses to the second- through fourth-ranked Big School teams.

Wallenpaupack fell from the rankings.

The Small School boys rankings are unchanged.

Holy Cross is followed by Holy Redeemer, Dunmore, Wyoming Seminary, Lake-Lehman and Scranton Prep.

Holy Cross won three times by a total of 25-1 to boost its season scoring margin to 42-2 through six games.

The six ranked Small Schools were a combined 10-1-2 for the week with the loss coming when Scranton Prep took on Big School No. 1 Abington Heights and the ties coming when Holy Redeemer and Lake-Lehman went head-to-head.

Dallas lost for the second time, again outside District 2, but held on to No. 1 among Big School girls.

The 1-0 loss to Montoursville broke a five-game winning streak.

Delaware Valley won twice to extend its winning streak to five and take over second.

Abington Heights posted two shutouts and moved up to third.

Valley View suffered its first loss against Abington Heights and slipped from second to fourth.

Crestwood and North Pocono held on to fifth and sixth despite losses.

Holy Redeemer won three times and is now on a six-game winning streak in which it has outscored opponents 39-2 to solidify its hold on No. 1 among Small School girls.

Lake-Lehman also won three games, including beating Wyoming Area, 2-1, to trade places with the Lady Warriors and move from third to second. The Lady Knights have outscored opponents, 22-2, in a four-game winning streak.

Montrose lost for the first time, but remained fourth.

Lakeland moved up to fifth with two wins, Honesdale used its victory over Montrose to take over sixth and Dunmore fell from the rankings.

The full rankings, with records and previous rankings:


Big School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Abington Heights  7-0-0  1
  2.Dallas  4-1-1  3
  3.Wyoming Area  7-2-0  2
  4.Delaware Valley  4-2-1  5
  5.North Pocono  5-3-0  6
  6.Hazleton Area  1-3-0NR

Small School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Holy Cross  6-0-0  1
  2.Holy Redeemer  5-0-1  2
  3.Dunmore  8-1-0  3
  4.Wyoming Seminary  5-2-0  4
  5.Lake-Lehman  5-2-1  5
  6.Scranton Prep  2-4-1  6

Big School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Dallas  6-2-0  1
  2.Delaware Valley  5-1-0  3
  3.Abington Heights  6-1-0  4
  4.Valley View  7-1-0  2
  5.Crestwood  5-3-0  5
  6.North Pocono  4-4-1  6

Small School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Holy Redeemer  7-1-0  1
  2.Lake-Lehman  8-2-0  3
  3.Wyoming Area  6-2-0  2
  4.Montrose  4-1-0  4
  5.Lakeland  4-3-0  6
  6.Honesdale  3-2-1NR

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