After a frantic second half, Fabrice Gacinzi scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead Pittston Area to a 3-2 victory over Hanover Area on Tuesday in a Wyoming Valley Conference boys soccer game.

​​​​​​​Although the half was scoreless, both teams opened fire in the second half as Matt Griffin put the Hawkeyes right out of the locker room.

The Patriots answered with a pair of goals by Gavin Wolfe and Jose Ortiz to take the lead, but Jan Kunetz tied the score near the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Ortiz Gacinci assisted on the game-winner, adding his assist on Wolfe’s goal. Kunets and Tristan Imam had assists for Hanover Zone.

Holy Redeemer 3, Lake-Lehman 3

Mark Atherton scored all three goals for the Royals and went close twice in the tie-breaker to give them the lead, but both times the Black Knights responded to draw level.

Atherton’s third goal came early in the second half and Redeemer went up 3-2. But Cole Kaiser countered Lehmann less than a minute later to make it 3-3 with the rest of the game.

Cole Kaiser added an assist on Evan Kaiser’s first-half goal to make it 2-2 at halftime. Ahmad Dabshe also scored for the Black Knights.

Redeemer’s Tyler Tarnolicki (10 saves) and Lehman’s Andrew Chapple (eight saves) kept the shutout.

Wyoming Seminary 6, MMI Prep 0

Tomas Iskra and Matt Swartz each scored twice in the first half for the Blue Knights 5-0.

Owen Rowlands scored a goal and Owen Stratanski scored in the second half. Rowlands added a pair of assists.


Wilkes-Barre Area 2, Wyoming Valley West 1

Erika Serafin scored late in the second half as the Wolfpack overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat the Spartans.

Isabel Sikora scored shortly after the break to make the score 1:1. Angelina Mendola made 16 saves.

Lauren Peachey scored for Valley West and Mackenzie Bowling finished with six saves.

Crestwood 5, Hazleton Area 0

Emma Suchoski opened the scoring in the 14th minute and closed it out with a second goal in the 50th for the Comets.

Ella Brady, Ellie Decker and Kyra Dougherty also scored for Crestwood, while Emma Shelosky had a pair of assists.

Mia Pollack opened the shutout in net.


Pittston Square 3, Tunkhannock 0

Bella Giardino scored twice and Samantha Thomas made four shutout saves as the Patriots won.

Cassie Kobe also scored for Pittston Area, while Morgan Hilbert and Maddie Karp added assists.

Holy Redeemer 6, Berwick 0

Peyton Parker got things started after a scoreless first quarter and Mia Fino scored twice to lead the Royals.

Jess English, Katie Quinn and Alice Stair also scored for Redeemer, who outshot the Bulldogs 27-0.


Berwick 166, Wyoming Seminary 167

Sean Murphy struck out 39 and the Bulldogs’ depth helped them to a one-shot win on the road at Huntsville.

John Guerriero and Cale Knorr each finished with a 42, while Jackson Matash finished with a 43.

The Blue Knights’ Nick Werner led the field with a 35, followed by Colin Donovan (41), Tracy Kindler (44) and Shane Holcomb (47).

205 Nanticoke Square, 224 Hanover Area

Matt Stashak (47) and Dylan Brown (48) helped lead the Trojans to victory at Wyoming Valley Country Club. Ali O’Connor and Greg Bolesta also scored for the Nanticoke Aries.

The Hawkeyes’ Nick Shiel took home the medalist shot of 46. He was followed by Aiden Materna, Darius Bahinski and Gavin Thomas.

152 Hazleton Square, 157 North Pocono

The Cougars girls team picked up their first win by beating North Pocono in Sugar Loaf.

Ella Oswald led Hazleton Area with 45. Gia Rainey and Madison Mateo also scored for the Cougars, followed by Kiley Schoch.

The Trojans’ Gwen Powell was the runner-up with a 40.


Berwick 3, Wyoming West Valley 0

The Bulldogs improved to 7-0 with a decisive 25-4, 25-8, 25-4 sweep.

Sara Stieber had 16 aces, 21 service points and five kills. Camilla Pinterich had seven aces and 13 service points, Ceci Isenberg had nine kills and Isabella Varvalleone finished with four kills.

Nicole Litman (8 points, 5 RBIs), Gianna Fell (5 RBIs, 1 ace, 1 RBI) and Chloe Orfanello (7 points, 3 blocks) led the way for the Spartans.

Wyoming Area 3, MMI Prep 1

The Warriors won 25-7, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17.

The Preppers were led by Emily Borczyk (2 points, 12 aces, 2 aces), Ellie Marchante (9 kills, 1 assist, 4 aces, 2 aces, 2 aces), Cassidy McDermott (8 kills, 1 block, 11 aces). , 1 ace), Gianna Maizi (2 kills, 7 aces, 1 ace), Mia van den Berg (3 kills, 6 assists, 9 aces) and Caitlin Lenahan (1 kill, 7 assists, 6 aces).


Crestwood 4, Berwick 1

Ella Richards recovered from the first set loss to win at No. 3 singles to help the Comets to victory. Hannah Ziegler and the teams of Madison Van Gorden/Samantha Olszyk and Julia Glowacki/Olivia Jardine also won for Crestwood.

Berwick won at No. 2 singles with a 7-6, (7-3), 4-6, 10-3 victory over Cameron Carlos.

Wyoming Seminary 5, Hazleton Area 0

The Blue Knights controlled play in singles competition, winning all three matches without dropping a single game. Ilana Rosenthal, Anastasia Martinez and Victoria Martinez won 6-0, 6-0.

Lisa Martens/Maya Rosenthal and Jofie Lee/Ama Reitsma won the double for Seminary.



Misericordia 1, Muhlenberg 1

Patrick Sipero scored late in the first half as the Cougars earned a road tie.

Andrew Daubenspeck finished the game with four saves.


Misericordia 3, Neumann 1

The Cougars won their fifth straight match, beating Neumann 25-18, 25-16, 23-25, 25-17.

Faith Merritt had 13 kills and four aces to top Misericordia. Fiona Pifer recorded eight kills, 19 digs and two blocks.

Wilkes 3, Clarks Summit 0

The Colonels won 25-11, 25-12, 25-19 as Hope Ousey recorded eight kills. Alexa Cassel finished with 26 assists, eight aces and eight digs.


Misericordia 8, Marywood 1

Brianna Pizzano, Lauren Visali, Haley Laughlin, Lydia Barbour and Erin Cridge won singles and doubles to help the Cougars win the dual season.


Misericordia 4, Marywood 3

Zach Hammond and Dalton Alexander teamed up for a win at first doubles and then dominated at first and second singles, respectively, to give the Cougars the victory.


Misericordia 338, Royal 346

Brett Herman led the field with a 78 as the Cougars defeated the Monarchs at Irem Golf Club.

Tyler Fox shot an 81, the best of the round for the Monarchs.

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