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Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 9/7

The first of the girls soccer teams move into league action highlighting a Tuesday sports schedule that features 58 District 2 events across 6 sports.

There are five crossover games between Division 2 and 3 teams to begin the Lackawanna League schedule. The crossovers are part of the standings in those two divisions where teams play opponents in their own division twice and the opposite division once.

Elk Lake, the defending Lackawanna Division 3 champion, travels to Montrose to play the defending District 2 Class A champs.

There have already been some league matches in girls volleyball Friday, but defending Wyoming Valley Conference and District 2 Class 3A champion Berwick will be playing its WVC opener when it hosts Crestwood in one of five matches. Berwick is ranked first and Crestwood eighth in the Electric City Volleyball Elite Eight Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Golf and girls tennis are well into league play already and that continues with a total of 31 matches scheduled in those two sports.

Hanover Area (3-0) is at Lake-Lehman (2-0) for the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 lead. Lake-Lehman has taken over the top Small School sport in the Scranton Golf Center Super Six Power Rankings with an impressive start that includes the Tom Tryba Memorial Tournament title. Hanover Area has also been moving up this season and the Hawkeyes are fourth in those rankings.

Hazleton Area (3-0) is at Pittston Area (3-2) in a crossover match between the second-place teams in the top two WVC divisions. Those crossovers are also part of conference play. Hazleton Area is fifth and Pittston Area sixth among Big Schools in the Super Six.

Two of the four remaining Lackawanna League girls tennis unbeatens meet when Wallenpaupack (3-0) plays at Riverside (3-0).  Wallenpaupack is the fourth-ranked Big School and Riverside is first among Small Schools in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Girls Tennis Power Rankings.

The girls tennis schedule also includes No. 6 Small School Holy Redeemer (3-0) at No. 4 Small School Dallas (2-1) in the WVC and No. 5 Small School Holy Cross (2-1) at No. 5 Big School North Pocono (3-1) in the Lackawanna.

The six-game, non-league field hockey schedule includes Honesdale (2-0) at Delaware Valley (1-0) in a game between teams that will meet again later in the season in WVC Division 1 play.

The four-game boys soccer schedule includes Tunkhannock opening its season at Western Wayne. The majority of District 2 teams already began their non-league schedules on the weekend.

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