WYOMING — Almost one year ago, Wyoming Area avenged a regular season loss to Pittston Area with a 12-11 win in the district playoffs. The Patriots will have their chance for sweet revenge on Monday.
It was announced Friday that Wyoming Area, the eighth seed in the Pennsylvnia Interscholastic Athletic Association District 2 Girls Lacrosse Championships, will host Pittston Area, the ninth seed, in the first round game at 4:15 p.m. at Tenth Street Elementary in Wyoming. Wyoming Area, in just its second season as a program, will be looking for back-to-back wins against the Patriots in the playoffs.
During Monday’s Senior Night, where the boys and girls teams each hosted Tunkhannock at Anthony “Jake” Sobeski Stadium, the girls team picked up a win over the Tigers, 14-9. Wyoming Area fell to Lake-Lehman, 19-9, on Thursday. The Warriors would then bookend the week with a 17-9 win over the Tigers again.
In the win over the Tigers, senior Jordan Kelly had eight goals to give her 29 on the season. Fellow senior Claudia Waltz had four goals and Caitlin Butchko chipped in two goals.
Much like last year’s Patriot-Warrior clash that ended in a one-point game, this year’s playoff game might come down to the wire as well.
The Patriots have a much different team this season. Pittston Area, although with just one win this year, have played competitive lacrosse over the past several weeks. Also, the Patriots are still meshing the school’s all-time leading scorer Haley Norwillo into the mix after she missed the first several weeks of the season due to a knee injury.
On Monday, the Patriots nearly knocked off Dallas, but left with an 11-8 loss. Against Coughlin on Thursday, Bailey Jordan had a hat trick, while Nina Cirelli, Bianca Mattei-Miller and Norwillo each scored a goal. Brooklyn Pedana had four saves for the Patriots against Coughlin.
Senior night win for WA boys
At the football stadium Monday, Wyoming Area’s Jake Urban led all scorers with four goals as the Warriors tamed the Tigers, 10-7.
Also scoring for Wyoming Area were Alex Hawk (2), Justin Joseph, Sam Greenfield, Pat Musinski and Dante DeLuca. Curt Hager made three saves for the Warriors. Hawk, Joseph, DeLuca, Anthony DeAngelo and Rob Trottini each had an assist in the win.
On Friday, Urban and Greenfield each had a hat trick to lead the Warriors to a 10-4 win over Lake-Lehman. Anthony DeAngelo and Alex Hawk added two goals apiece. Hager had 13 saves in goal for the Warriors.
Wyoming Area will travel to Dallas for the first round of the PIAA District 2 playoffs on Wednesday.
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