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SOCCER ROUNDUP: Warriors win unbeatens showdown against Sem

Wyoming Area continued to add to its boys soccer resume Thursday night.

The Warriors broke a scoreless, halftime tie and went on to a 3-1 road victory over Wyoming Seminary, the defending Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 champion and the only team they trailed in the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Wyoming Area grabbed sole possession of the WVC Division 2 lead behind second-half goals by Dylan Kostik, Liam Burke and Shawn Pawloski.

The Warriors took a 2-1 lead before Thomas Iskra’s goal on a free kick pulled Wyoming Seminary within 2-1 with about 24 minutes left.

Wyoming Area, which was ranked second among Small Schools in the Super Six coming in, improved to 3-0 in the division and 5-0 overall.

Top-ranked Wyoming Seminary fell to 2-1 and 4-1.

Lake-Lehman shut out Nanticoke, 2-0, in the other WVC Division 2 team.

Cole Kaiser scored the second goal after the Black Knights took advantage of an own goal.

Hazleton Area shut out Berwick, 3-0, in the only WVC Division 1 game.

Unbeaten Valley View maintained its Lackawanna League Division 1 lead by handing host Wallenpaupack, one of three teams tied for second, a 3-0 defeat.

Shay Gillen had two goals and an assist for the Cougars. Liam Harrison added a goal and an assist.

Matt Cole had five saves in the shutout.

In other Lackawanna Division 1 games: Abington Heights shut out Delaware Valley, 4-0; North Pocono blanked Honesdale, 8-0; and Scranton Prep edged Scranton, 3-2.

Abington Heights and North Pocono each improved to 3-1 to remain one game behind Valley View.

Yoshi Matsui scored twice for Abington Heights while Evan Musgrave and freshman Michael Maldonado scored once each.

Jake Silva had a natural hat trick for North Pocono, scoring the last goal of the first half and the first two of the second. Jonah Yurkanin had a goal and three assists while Peter Sica and Max Gentile each had a goal and an assist as North Pocono outshot Honesdale, 50-5, while holding the Hornets without a corner kick.

Western Wayne handed Mountain View its first Lackawanna Division 2 loss, 4-3, in overtime when Timmy Roberts scored off an Ashton Fitzsimmons assist.

Matt Mowry scored two goals for Elk Lake in a 4-0, Lackawanna Division 3 victory over Old Forge.

Also in Division 3: Montrose defeated Mid Valley, 3-1, and West Scranton downed Riverside, 3-1.


Kayla Fernandez scored four goals as Berwick overcame a four-goal halftime deficit to defeat Hazleton Area, 6-4, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 game.

Dallas also rallied for a Division 1 win, beating Crestwood, 3-2.

Megan MacNeely scored twice, including the tying goal, then Jordyn Meade provided the winner.

There were close games all around the district in girls soccer.

Montrose remained unbeaten by getting past Mountain View, 3-2, in a Lackawanna Division 2 game.

Cici Adams scored twice and Tangi Smith had the other goal for Montrose.

Kaylie Zimmer scored two goals, including the overtime game-winner, to lift Dunmore over Lakeland, 3-2, in another Division 2 game.

Elk Lake and Mid Valley never broke their tie, remaining deadlocked at 2-2 through one overtime when the Lackawanna Division 3 game was stopped because of darkness.

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