Holy Redeemer gave up its first goals, but not its perfect record.
Kalie Quaglia sent the game into overtime on a header with 2:40 remaining, then got the assist on Avery Kozerski’s game-winner as the Lady Royals rallied past host Wyoming Area, 4-3, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 game.
Holy Redeemer had opened the season with four straight shutout wins, but found itself behind by two goals twice.
Kozerski, who had an assist during regulation, blasted a shot from just outside the penalty area for the overtime game-winner. Wyoming Area was trying to clear the ball out of a pack of players in its defensive end when Quaglia was able to push the ball over to Kozerski, who got off a quick shot.
The game matched two of the three teams that began the day 1-0 in the division and two of the top three Small School girls teams in the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.
Wyoming Area (2-2 overall) took a 2-0 lead in the first 11 minutes.
Halle Kranson scored off a Hannah Fairchild assist just 4:24 into the game, then assisted Fairchild on the second goal.
Isabella Granteed scored two goals for Holy Redeemer, twice cutting the deficit from two to one. She scored on a Mary Lombardo assist for the first Lady Royals goal with 5:06 left in the half.
Kranson restored the two-goal advantage at 3-1 going into the half on an Emily Kostik assist.
Holy Redeemer scored the game’s last three goals.
Kozerski set up Granteed 3:23 into the second half, then Quaglia worked free in front late in the game to head in a lead pass from Avery Chepolis.
Holy Redeemer led in shots on goal, 13-10, and corner kicks, 3-1.
Marie Lombardi made seven saves in the win.
Olivia Allen had nine saves for Wyoming Area.
In other WVC Division 2 games: Lake-Lehman shut out Wyoming Seminary, 1-0, and Nanticoke blanked Hanover Area, 5-0.
Alexis Atkins had a hat trick for Nanticoke.
Krystal Haertter scored a hat trick when Wilkes-Barre Area defeated Honesdale, 6-1, in a non-league game.
Milton used two goals each from Mackenzie Lopez and Janae Bergey to defeat North Pocono, 4-0, in a non-league game.
Dallas played Spring-Ford to a scoreless tie through two overtimes.
Williamsport shut out Crestwood, 3-0.
Shay Gillen scored two goals to lead Valley View past visiting Abington Heights in a Lackawanna League Division 1 game between teams that had won their openers.
Timmy St. Ledger also scored. Liam Harrison had an assist.
Patrick Moran assisted his team’s first goal, then scored the game-winner in the second overtime as Delaware Valley defeated Scranton Prep, 2-1, in the other Division 1 game.
Tyler Cottone also scored for the Warriors while Mateo Alvarado had the other assist.
Dunmore downed Western Wayne, 5-1, and Mountain View edged Forest City, 3-2, in Lackawanna Division 2 games.
Tommy Clark, who had two assists, and Maynor Castro-Lemus had two goals each for Dunmore. Carmen DeNapoli had a goal and an assist.
Blue Ridge shut out West Scranton, 4-0, and Elk Lake blanked Mid Valley, 7-0, in Lackawanna Division 3.
Carson Gallagher scored twice for Blue Ridge.
Dallas edged Berwick, 3-2, in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1.
In other WVC Division 1 games: Crestwood shut out Wyoming Valley West, 2-0; Hazleton Area defeated Wilkes-Barre Area, 3-1; and Tunkhannock defeated Pittston Area, 5-1.
Hazleton Area’s Gavin Huey and Tunkhannock’s Shane Macko each had two goals in their teams’ wins.
MMI Prep lost to Notre Dame, 7-0, in a non-league game.
Wallenpaupack edged Delaware Valley, 3-2, in a non-league game.
Wallenpaupack took a 2-0 lead at halftime.
In other non-league action: Crestwood defeated Lewisburg, 4-2, and Selinsgrove downed Wyoming Valley West, 3-2.
Aubrey Macri and Gabby Ambosie each scored twice for Crestwood.
Abington Heights shut out Valley View, 9-0, in a Lackawanna League Division 1 match.
North Pocono swept Pittston Area in three sets in non-league action.
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