NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 9/30

First- and second-place teams go head-to-head in three sports in District 2 Thursday while the teams right behind them also square off in two of those cases.

Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 boys soccer and Lackawanna League Division 2 girls soccer have the top four teams going after each other. WVC Division 2 field hockey has the other battle of top-two teams.

Holy Redeemer (5-2 in the division, 6-4 overall) is at first-place Wyoming Area (6-0, 9-1) in WVC Division 2 boys soccer. Lake-Lehman (4-2, 5-5) is at Wyoming Seminary (4-2, 6-2) in a game between the teams tied for third entering the day.

There are five teams packed within a game of the lead in Lackawanna Division 2 girls soccer where the two leaders have quite a history building up.

Lakeland won the division last season, beating Montrose twice, along with beating everyone else. The Lady Meteors, however, defeated Lakeland in the District 2 Class A championship game.

Montrose has the division lead by a half-game, but its only loss came at home to Lakeland, 3-1, a dozen days ago. The teams play at Lakeland today.

While Montrose (6-1) leads the division, Lakeland (5-1, 7-1) is on top of the race for the top district seed in Class A.

Third-place Western Wayne (4-1, 4-1-1) is at Dunmore (5-2) in another game. Dunmore is tied for fourth in the division.

Nanticoke (4-1, 4-4) is at defending champion and current leader Wallenpaupack (4-0-1, 5-2-1) in WVC Division 2 field hockey.

Second place in the Lackawanna League and the edge going into a possible rematch in the District 2 Class AA tournament is on the line in girls tennis when Riverside (8-1) plays at Scranton Prep (10-1).

Crestwood (7-2, 8-2) is at Dallas (8-1) in the Wyoming Valley Conference. Crestwood is tied for third while Dallas is alone in second place.

In another top girls soccer matchup, Dallas (5-1, 7-1-1) is at Berwick (3-2, 6-2) in a WVC Division 1 game.

There are also girls volleyball matches on a schedule of 36 events across 5 sports.

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