NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 9/21

Unbeaten showdowns in two sports and an individual qualifying tournament in another make Tuesday an important day for girls in District 2.

Riverside is at Abington Heights in a match between two of the Lackawanna League’s three remaining unbeatens and the two teams at the top of the Riverfront Sports Super Six Girls Tennis Rankings of District 2 teams.

The top two teams in the Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings go head-to-head when Delaware Valley plays at Berwick in a Wyoming Valley Conference match.

The day’s action gets started early when Lackawanna League girls tee off at Elkview Country Club in their qualifier for the District 2 Individual Championships at 9 a.m.

In all, there are 61 events scheduled across 9 sports.

Host Abington Heights is the Lackawanna leader at 9-0 going into its match against Riverside (7-0). They are part of a three-way title race that includes defending champion Scranton Prep (8-0).

Abington Heights is the top-ranked Big School while Riverside is top-ranked among Small Schools. The Comets have beaten eight of nine opponents by 5-0 scores, but the Lady Vikes are unbeaten in singles and a team can secure a victory if it wins all singles matches.

The WVC also has a key match. First-place Wyoming Seminary (7-0 in league, 8-0 overall) hosts Holy Redeemer, which is 6-1 and one of three teams tied for second place. Wyoming Seminary is third and Holy Redeemer fifth among Small Schools in the Super Six.

Second-ranked Delaware Valley (5-0, 7-0) and top-ranked Berwick (5-0) are tied for second in the WVC, a half-match behind Holy Redeemer (6-0, 6-2).

Two of the top three teams in each division race also meet in the Lackawanna.

Sixth-ranked Dunmore (4-1, 4-1) is at eighth-ranked North Pocono (4-2, 5-2) in Lackawanna Division 1 where they are both chasing Western Wayne, which has the only unbeaten record within the league.

Susquehanna (3-2) is at Blue Ridge (2-2) in Lackawanna Division 2. Susquehanna shares the lead with Mountain View, but Blue Ridge, in seventh, is the only ranked team of the three.

In the golf qualifier, players need to shoot 100 or better to advance to the District 2 tournament.

The top four teams in Lackawanna Division 1 girls soccer go against each other when first-place Delaware Valley (4-0, 6-1) is at Wallenpaupack (2-1, 2-1-1) while the other two teams in the second-place tie go head-to-head with Abington Heights (2-1, 3-1) playing at Scranton Prep (2-1).

The best of the boys soccer games has Tunkhannock (2-1) at Hazleton Area (3-1, 4-1) in a WVC Division 1 game.

There are also boys golf matches, field hockey games and boys and girls cross country meets on the schedule.

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