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WILKES-BARRE — A wild goal midway through the first half stood as the only tally in the game, as Wyoming Valley West defeated Coughlin 1-0 in a meeting of top teams in WVC Division 1-3A field hockey Thursday.

The Spartans (9-2 WVC) opened some distance between themselves and Hazleton Area (7-3 after a loss to Dallas) and Coughlin (7-4) at the top of the division after their fifth consecutive victory. For the Crusaders, it was their third straight loss after a 7-1 league start.

The goal ended up being credited to Valley West’s top scorer, Danielle Grega, whose shot found its way into the goal through some traffic. It was her 15th of the season, and gave the senior nine goals and six assists during the five-game run.

Alex Gonda got the assist with a lead pass to Grega. Gonda also has a five-game points streak (four goals, five assists).

Alicia Moore was all smiles after earning her third shutout of the season with eight saves. Moore teamed with the penalty corner defensive unit of Grega, Gonda, Julia Usefara and Haley Gayoski to stifle 12 penalty corners for Coughlin, including the final six called in the game.

Moore’s final save was a dandy, swatting down a reverse-stick shot by Brigid Wood on a corner. From there, the Crusaders made a couple of final forays toward the circle, only to be repelled. Dominique Oko’s rush from her defensive back spot across midfield going from right wing to left stalled at the circle as she could not find a way through the last line of the Spartans’ defense — backs Nina Magnotta, Katie Lipski and Usefara.

M’Kensie Lee made four saves for Coughlin.

Wyoming Seminary 2, Lake-Lehman 1, OT

Molly Turner netted her second goal of the season with less than a minute left in overtime to lift Wyoming Seminary (8-2-1 WVC) in the battle for second place in the WVC 1-2A.

Morgan Malone forced overtime with a goal, her fifth of the season, in the 49th minute for Sem.

Katie Supey scored her third goal of the season in the first half for Lake-Lehman (7-3-1). Alyssa Adams ran her points streak to three games with an assist and Tiffany Malinowski made a season-high 21 saves.

Dallas 4, Hazleton Area 2

Vanessa Parsons had her first four-goal game since Sept. 4, 2012, leading the Mountaineers to victory. It was her fourth multi-goal game this season, boosting her season total to 18 goals.

Jenny Cave added an assist and Lily Amadio made nine saves as Dallas (7-4-1 WVC) ran its unbeaten streak to four games.

Victoria Middleton and Selena Garzio had goals for Hazleton Area (7-3), which had won seven of its last eight. Kaitlyn McHugh also had nine saves.

Crestwood 6, Honesdale 1

Elizabeth Dessoye hit the go-ahead goal as Crestwood (11-0 WVC) piled on five goals in the final 24 minutes to defeat the Hornets. Daniella Callaghan led the Comets with two goals. Four Comets — Dessoye, Maury Cronauer, Casey Cole, Hunter Pitman — each scored one goal.

Kellie Kalada made one save to earn her second shutout of the season as Crestwood won its 30th consecutive game.

Megan Benson plotted a goal for the Hornets (3-8) with an assist from Stacey Hart.

Lackawanna Trail 0, Delaware Valley 0, OT

Kerrigan Buck made 12 saves for her second shutout of the season and received strong support from her Lackawanna Trail defense in an overtime tie that kept Trail a game up on the Warriors in the battle for a District 2 playoff spot.

Chelsy Stuble made three defensive saves for Trail (3-7-1 WVC), while her teammate Sarah Botschellor had two defensive saves.

That helped keep Delaware Valley out of the cage, despite taking 21 shots on goal.

Keeper Eileen D’Auria made four saves for Delaware Valley (2-8-1) in her second consecutive shutout.

Holy Redeemer 4, Abington Heights 0

Jenn Ringsdorf had her second two-goal game of the season in Holy Redeemer’s shutout win. Greta Ell and Abby Stucker both notched a goal for the Royals (7-4-1).

Baily Janikowski made two saves for a shutout win. The Comets (0-11) saw keeper Claire Notarianni stop four shots.


Wyoming Valley West 1, Coughlin 0

Wyo. Valley West`1`0`—`1


First half — 1. WVW, Danielle Grega (Alex Gonda), 13:56.

Shots — WVW 6; COU 8. Saves — WVW 8 (Alicia Moore); COU 4 (M’Kensie Lee). Penalty corners — WVW 3; COU 12.

Wyoming Seminary 2, Lake-Lehman 1, OT


Wyoming Seminary`0`1`1`—`2

First half — 1. LEH, Katie Supey (Alyssa Adams), 1:09. Second half — 2. SEM, Morgan Malone (Tali Dressler), 11:07. Overtime — 3. SEM, Molly Turner, :50.

Shots — LEH 4; SEM 26. Saves — LEH 21 (Tiffany Malinowski); SEM 3 (Mackenzie Gagliardi). Penalty corners — LEH 5; SEM 16.

Crestwood 6, Honesdale 1



First half — 1. CRE, Daniella Callaghan (Marissa Surdy), 3:11; 2. HON, Megan Benson (Stacey Hart), 2:30; Second half — 3. CRE, Elizabeth Dessoye, 23:51; 4. CRE, Maury Cronauer (Ashleigh Thomas), 22:13; 5. CRE, Casey Cole (Dessoye), 8:58; 6. CRE, Callaghan (Samantha Geroski), 1:10; 7. CRE, Hunter Pitman, :40.

Shots — CRE 29; HON 2. Saves — CRE 1 (Kellie Kalada); HON 23 (Mackenzie Jackson). Penalty corners — CRE 12; HON 1.

Dallas 4, Hazleton Area 2


Hazleton Area`2`0`—`2

First half — 1. DAL, Vanessa Parsons, 22:41; 2. HAZ, Victoria Middleton (Madison Reed), 21:43; 3. DAL, Parsons, 14:26; 4. HAZ, Selena Garzio, 9:02; 5. DAL, Parsons (Jenny Cave), 5:44. Second half — 6. DAL, Parsons, 27:13.

Shots — DAL 15; HAZ 15. Saves — DAL 9 (Lily Amadio); HAZ 9 (Kaitlyn McHugh). Penalty corners — DAL 7; HAZ 2.

Lackawanna Trail 0, Delaware Valley 0

Delaware Valley`0`0`0`—`0

Lackawanna Trail`0`0`0`—`0

Shots — DV 21; LT 8. Saves — DV 4 (Eileen D’Auria); LT 12 (Kerrigan Buck). Penalty corners — DV 18; LT 11

Holy Redeemer 4, Abington Heights 0

Holy Redeemer`2`2`—`4

Abington Heights`0`0`—`0

First half — 1. HR, Greta Ell, 22:31; 2. HR, Abby Stucker, 26:00. Second half — 3. HR, Jenn Ringsdorf, 12:36; 4. HR, Ringsdorf, 20:09.

Shots — HR 8; AH 6. Saves — HR 2 (Baily Janikowski); AH 4 (Claire Notarianni). Penalty corners — HR 15; AH 6.

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