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Soccer teams miss out on playoffs

Lady Patriots, Lady Warriors fall short of qualifying for last spring tourney

Both Pittston Area and Wyoming Area missed out on the final District 2 Girls’ Spring Soccer Championships even after turning in successful seasons as both the Lady Patriots and Lady Warriors finished at the .500 mark.

Pittston Area fell short of landing one of the two bids that the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2A received in the 10-teams tournament. The Lady Patriots finished third at 6-6-1 behind division champ Honesdale (11-2) and runner-up North Pocono (7-4-2), both of which qualified for the championships.

This is the last season for spring soccer in District 2 as the PIAA has remanded that all girls’ soccer be played in the fall.

Pittston Area’s season was highlighted by wins over playoff-bound North Pocono, and rival Wyoming Area.

Wyoming Area also missed out as the WVC Division 2B was only awarded one berth in the tournament. WVC Division 1A was given four berths into the tournament (out of five teams), and WVC Division 1B was awarded three spots. The WVC divisions were split by strength of program in the final year of spring soccer.

The Lady Warriors finished the season with a 6-6-1 record, which was highlighted by victories over WVC Division 2A North Pocono (7-4-2) and Wyoming Seminary (5-7-1). Four of WA’s six losses game to the two teams that finished ahead of them in the WVC Division 2B standings, champion Meyers (9-2-2), and runner-up Tunkhannock (9-3-1).

WA 0, Honesdale 2

Wyoming Area closed out its season with a 2-0 loss to Honesdale in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 crossover game on Thursday afternoon in Wayne County.

Megan Yurek stopped eight shots in goal for the Lady Warriors against the WVC Division 2A champion Lady Hornets.

Statistics

Goals

1. Ruby, PA…11

2. Mikitish, PA…9

3. Scalzo, WA…7

4. Skrinak, WA…6

5. Acacio, WA…5

6t. Schwerdtman, WA…4

6t. Sutkowski, PA…4

Assists

1. Bone, WA…6

2. Scalzo, WA…4

3t. Mikitish, PA…3

3t. Ruby, PA…3

3t. Schwerdtman, WA…3

3t. Stull, PA…3

3t. Sutkowski, PA…3

Saves

1. Cumbo, PA…101

2. Vitale, WA…93

3. Yurek, WA…32

Standings

WVC Division 2-A

Honesdale…11-2

North Pocono…7-4-2

Pittston Area…6-6-1

Wyoming Seminary…5-7-1

Hanover…4-8-1

WVC Division 2-B

Meyers…9-2-2

Tunkhannock…9-3-1

Wyoming Area…6-6-1

GAR…3-9-1

MMI Prep…0-13

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