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Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 10/4

Unbeaten Delaware Valley will face a familiar opponent Monday when it puts its Wyoming Valley Conference lead on the line at home against Tunkhannock.

Delaware Valley finished first and Tunkhannock was second out of seven teams in Saturday’s Steamtown Classic at Riverfront Sports in Scranton.

The Lady Warriors beat the Lady Tigers in two 21-point games during round-robin play earlier in the day, then won the best-of-three final, 25-12, 27-25.

Tunkhannock, the seventh-ranked team in the Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings of District 2 teams, is 5-4 in the WVC and 6-4 overall. Top-ranked Delaware Valley is 9-0 and 11-0 to lead Holy Redeemer and Berwick by one match each.

Saturday’s Steamtown Classic results are not part of the team records because the tournament format does not include official five-set matches.

The Tunkhannock-at-Delaware Valley match is one of 10 on Monday’s girls volleyball schedule.

There are also 38 outdoor events scheduled in 4 sports, but with all-day rain in the forecast, most would seem to be in some jeopardy of postponement.

If they play, Wyoming Seminary has a chance to complete an unbeaten, championship season in WVC girls tennis in a match at Hazleton Area. The Blue Knights have already clinched at least a tie for first place.

Abington Heights could clinch a first-place tie for the Lackawanna League girls tennis title at home against Mid Valley.

Some of the other top scheduled events are Berwick at Wilkes-Barre Area in WVC Division 1 girls soccer and WVC Division 1 field hockey games sending Honesdale to Wyoming Area, Hazleton Area to Wyoming Valley West and Dallas to Lake-Lehman.

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