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JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader



Pittston Area's Sara Ruby sets to score as teammate Allie Barber, who set up the tally, and Crestwood Keeper Meg White look on.
Pittston Area's Sara Ruby sets to score as teammate Allie Barber, who set up the tally, and Crestwood Keeper Meg White look on.
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WRIGHT TWP. — Just like that, with a stroke of genius and a little bit of bad luck, Pittston Area’s two-goal lead quickly became erased. Two Crestwood goals in a matter of 37 seconds created a whirlwind of problems for the Patriots going into halftime.


Fortunately for the Patriots, it still had more offense left in its tank in a chilly Monday night game in Wright Township. Pittston Area scored two goals and held off another late rally to post a 4-3 victory over the Comets.


“They were resilient,” Pittston Area coach Nicole Tieso said. “It was exciting. I couldn’t be happier with them as a team.”


Pittston Area’s Madison Mimnaugh scored the go-ahead goal in the 48th minute when she handled an Allie Barber corner kick and blasted it into the net.


The Patriots received a cushion to its lead in the 68th minute when the speedy Barber caught wave of a long pass from 65 yards out. Barber skirted around Comet defenders and goalkeeper Meg White to supply Pittston Area with a 4-2 lead.


“I told them (at halftime) that they had to tighten it up on defense,” Tieso said. “We didn’t give them the outside shot because they have some excellent outside shooters. Fortunately, we were able to connect offensively and hold it out.”


Crestwood threatened late, Gabby Termini made the best of a long feed from Lexi Gaetano in the 71st to put the Comets back to within a goal at 4-3.


“They didn’t give up, and that’s what I’ve always appreciated,” Crestwood coach Russell Kile said. “We had a couple of bad breaks. It’s always nice to play Pittston Area. They always bring a nice team to the table.”


White made a series of saves in the closing minutes, including diving stops in the 73rd and 77th minutes, to keep Crestwood in contention. She finished the game with 12 saves.


After Pittston Area owned a two-goal lead for the majority of the first half, the Termini sisters added extra flair to even the score. Gabby Termini kicked a grounder that bounced right through the hands of the Pittston Area goalkeeper to give the Comets their first life. Moments later, Olivia Termini arced a ball from 35 yards beyond the keeper’s vertical leap to go into the break at 2-2.


“It was great,” Kile said. “We always tell them, the best time to score a goal is right after another goal. So we tell them to work hard for a minute, work hard for two minutes.”


Gabby Termini finished with two goals, while her sister Olivia added three points off a goal and an assist.


Sara Ruby scored the Patriots’ first two goals. Barber tallied a goal and two assists. Mindina Lieback made nine saves for the victory.


Coughlin 4, Tunkhannock 1


The Crusaders were led by two goals and one assist from Emma Sukowaski in the win.


Traci Kromko made 26 saves in the net in the Tigers’ effort.


Wyoming Seminary 2, Meyers 0

After a 1-0 halftime lead, the Blue Knights added one more goal to conserve the clean sheet.

Bethany Carpenter and Nicole Wert each scored one goal.

Berwick 10, Wyoming Area 0

Brianna Floryshak recorded two goals and two assists in the Bulldogs shutout victory.

Amanda O’Kane contributed one goal and two assists.

Lake-Lehman 9, Hanover Area 0

Shoshana Mahoney scored four goals and Julia Hutsko added two more as the Black Knights routed Hanover Area.

Kaylee Hillard added three assists and a goal.

Pittston Area 4, Crestwood 3

Pittston Area`2`2`—`4


Crestwood`2`1`—`3


First half — 1. PA Sara Ruby (Allie Barber), 5th minute; 2. PA Ruby (Barber), 21st; 3. CRE Gabby Termini (Olivia Termini), 35th; 4. CRE O. Termini, 36th. Second half — 5. PA Madison Mimnaugh, 48th; 6. PA Barber 68th; 7. CRE G. Termini (Lexi Gaetano), 71st.


Shots — PA 15; CRE 13. Saves — PA 9 (Mindina Lieback); CRE 12 (Meg White). Corner kicks — PA 5; CRE 4.


Berwick 10, Wyoming Area 0

Berwick`5`5`—`10


Wyoming Area`0`0`—`0


First half — 1. BER Abby Kemp (Brianna Florshak), 20:25 2. BER Gabby Kishbaugh (Florshak), 11:50; 3. BER Kishbaugh (Emily Wynings), 5:35; 4. BER Amanda O’Kane, 1:32; 5. BER Carly Montecalvo (Wynings); :34; Second half — 6. BER Karen Boone (O’Kane), 39:03; 7. BER Kishbaugh (O’Kane), 29:18; 8. BER Florshak (Kemp), 26:18; 9. BER Florshak (PK), 25:05; 10. BER Paige Superko (Priscilla Mitchell), 15:30.


Shots — BER 29; WA 0. Saves — BER 0 (Allison Rinehimer); TUN 11 (Caitlin Butchko). Corners kicks — BER 4; WA 0.


Lake-Lehman 9, Hanover Area 0

Hanover Area`0`0`—`0


Lake-Lehman`5`4`—`9


First half — 1. LL, Shoshana Mahoney (Kaylee Hillard), 37:43; 1. LL, Mahoney (Emily Sutton), 31:27; 3. LL, Mahoney (Sutton), 20:26; 4. LL, Julia Hutsko (Hillard), 16:04; 5. LL, Hillard (Aleaha Blazick), 1:07; Second half — 6. LL, Hustko (Mahoney), 38:21; 7. LL, Mahoney (Hillard), 33:39; 8. LL, Ashley Brubakerr (Kendyl MacLean), 13:32; 9. LL, Sutton, 4:28.


Shots — HAN 7; LL 24. Saves — HAN 16 (Kim Pericci); LL 7 (Kaylee Kishbaugh). Corner kicks — HAN 0; LL 8.


Coughlin 4, Tunkhannock 1

Coughlin`3`1`—`4


Tunkhannock`1`0`—`1


First half — 1. COU Bre Georgette (Nora Fazzi), 25:41; 2. COU Mary Tona (Emma Sukowaski), 23:15; 3. TUNK Cheyenne Brown, 23:07; Second half — 4. COU Sukowaski (Hailee Dumont), 29:42; 5. COU Sukowaski (Megan Lercara), 1:57


Shots — COU 34; TUNK 3. Saves — COU 2 (Paige Davis, Jasmine Baretto); TUNK 26 (Traci Komko). Corner kicks — COU 6; TUNK 0.


Wyoming Seminary 2, Meyers 0

Wyoming Seminary`1`1`—`2


Meyers`0`0`—`0


First half — 1. SEM Bethany Carpenter, 21:58; Second half — 2. SEM Nicole Wert, 20:21.


Shots — SEM 11; MEY 13. Saves — SEM 13 (Victoria Morrison); MEY 9 (Sarah McCann). Corner kicks — SEM 11; MEY 13.


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