Wilkes-Barre Area and Crestwood posted victories when the Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer season opened Wednesday with two Division 1 games.
Esabella Mendola, Mackenzie Evans and Faith Wolfe scored as host Wilkes-Barre Area knocked off defending champion Dallas, 3-0.
The Wolfpack defense and goalkeeper Angelena Mendola shut out Dallas, the top-ranked Big School team in the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.
Kennedie Huber scored twice in Crestwood’s 4-1 win over Hazleton Area.
Wyoming Seminary shut out Wyoming Valley West, 5-0, and got help from Crestwood’s 5-0 shutout of Tunkhannock to emerge as the last unbeaten in the Wyoming Valley Conference.
Wyoming Seminary was perfect while reaching 6-0 with its fifth straight shutout victory.
All five matches were won, 6-0, 6-0.
Ilana Rosenthal, Ella Krypel and Margaret Mihalick won in singles while Dominica Delayo-Victoria Martinez and Samantha Casey-Victoria Smulowitz won in doubles.
The matches were close throughout, but Crestwood managed to sweep all the points against Tunkhannock.
In other WVC matches: Dallas shut out Pittston Area, 5-0; Hanover Area downed MMI Prep, 4-1; and Wyoming Area defeated Wilkes-Barre Area, 4-1.
Dallas moved into a second-place tie with Crestwood at 4-1. The Mountaineers, the only team to score a team point off Wyoming Seminary, have won four straight since the opening loss.
Wally Flynn won, 6-0, 6-0, at first singles.
Hanover Area won for the second straight day.
Karlee Yuscavage and Maggie Murphy won at second and third singles and Madison Elick-Brenna Slusser won at first doubles, all without dropping more than one game in any set. The Lady Hawkeyes also picked up a forfeit at second doubles.
Kendall Orozco won at first singles for MMI Prep.
Morgan Slusser-Ella Rau and Jillian Graham-Milanna Bocchiaro swept doubles for Wyoming Area without losing a game.
Jocelyn Williams added a 6-1, 6-0 win at second singles and the Lady Warriors received a forfeit.
Trinity Hull won first singles for Wilkes-Barre Area.
Kyleen McCance shot 2-over-par, 38 at Split Rock Country Club to lead Hanover Area to two Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 victories, 161-187 over Wyoming Seminary and 161-203 over MMI Prep.
Wyoming Seminary earned a win over MMI Prep.
Lake-Lehman remained undefeated in the division when Cael Ropietski shot a 35 at Fox Hill Country Club in a 154-186 win over Wyoming Area.
Holy Redeemer won the other Division 3 match, 177-195, over Nanticoke.
Wilkes-Barre Area defeated Berwick, 174-192, in a WVC Division 1-2 crossover.
Scranton Prep and Lackawanna Trail remained unbeaten in the Lackawanna League with 9-0 victories.
Scranton Prep topped Wallenpaupack in Division 1.
Lackawanna Trail downed Western Wayne in Division 3.
Mid Valley, which tied Lackawanna Trail earlier in the season, kept pace with the Lions by defeating Lakeland, 7-2.
Also in the Lackawanna: Abington Heights shut out Honesdale, 9-0, and Scranton defeated Valley View, 7½-1½, in Division 1; and Dunmore and Holy Cross tied, 4½-4½, in Division 2.
Tunkhannock defeated Wyalusing Valley, 173-194, in a non-league match.
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