Local Sports Roundup: Pittston Area surrenders four first-half goals in girls soccer loss to Valley West


Staff reports



Pittston Area’s Mia Barbieri maneuvers the ball around Wyoming Valley West’s Tiffany Michalek in Monday’s game in Hughestown.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Ashley Duda of Wyoming Valley West and Kayla Hogan of Pittston Area battle for the ball in Monday’s game in Hughestown.


Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

HUGHESTOWN — Wyoming Valley West took advantage of just about every opportunity given in the first half.

Unfortunately, for Pittston Area, it was too much to overcome, no matter what halftime adjustments were made.

Wyoming Valley West trounced the Patriots early on with four first-half goals in a 4-0 victory Monday in Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer.

Trailing by four at the break, Pittston Area buckled down in the second half and held onto possession for most of the remaining 40 minutes. The Spartans’ defense collapsed on the Patriots’ forwards, and Pittston Area was unable to get a solid look at goal.

Pittston Area’s best chance came in the 34th minute. Mia Barbieri sent a nice pass down field to Grace Mimnaugh. Mimnaugh legged a hard shot from the left angle that was cleared out by the Spartans’ keeper.

Wyoming Area 8, Hanover Area 1

Aleah Kranson scored four straight goals in the first half, then added a fifth as the Warriors rolled to victory on Tuesday.

Eden Stella and Caitlin McDonough each added a goal and an assist to the victory. Nadia Lamoreux scored for Hanover Area.

Hazleton Area 1, Pittston Area 1

Pittston Area put the pressure on Hazleton Area early in the second half when Luchia Carabetta converted a Mia Barbieri pass to start the game’s scoring on Friday.

However, Hazleton Area responded shortly after as Halene Yencha found Kyra Antolick, who put the ball in the back of the net during the 68th minute.

BOYS SOCCER

Wyoming Valley West 8, Pittston Area 0

Wyoming Valley West used a five-goal barrage in the first half to route Pittston Area Tuesday.

Jake Gurtis scored a game-high three goals for the Spartans, as Valley West outshot the Patriots 36-1. Pittston Area goalkeeper Kyle Mildjeski made a game-high 12 saves.

Hazleton 6, Pittston Area 2

Pittston Area took a lead into the second half, but surrendered five goals to Hazleton Area on Friday.

Brandon Overman and Justin Talipan each scored in the first half to give the Patriots the lead. Kyle Midjeski made nine saves in the loss.

TENNIS

Holy Redeemer 5, Pittston Area 0

Camryn Cassetori took the No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-2 as Holy Redeemer swept Pittston Area, 5-0, in a high school girls tennis match Monday.

Charlotte Maria at No. 2 and Alex Kester won at No. 3 to complete the singles sweep for the Royals.

In No. 2 doubles, the Redeemer duo of Emily Evans and Lauren LaMarca won 6-3, 6-3.

Wyoming Area 5, Hanover Area 0

Wyoming Area’s Brianna Pizzano, Allison Lampman and Lea Getz all won singles matches in the win over Hanover Area on Monday.

Thee doubles team of Emily Cheskiewicz and Nina Minnelli were straight set winners over Hanover Area’s team.

Wyoming Area 5, GAR 0

On Thursday, Wyoming Area’s Brianna Pizzano, Allison Lampman and Lea Getz each won singles matches in a win over GAR.

The double team of Emily Cheskiewicz and Nina Minnelli, along with Emily Goyne and Olivia Williams, completed the sweep.

Pittston Area’s Mia Barbieri maneuvers the ball around Wyoming Valley West’s Tiffany Michalek in Monday’s game in Hughestown.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_pittstonwvwsoccer02-2.jpgPittston Area’s Mia Barbieri maneuvers the ball around Wyoming Valley West’s Tiffany Michalek in Monday’s game in Hughestown. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Ashley Duda of Wyoming Valley West and Kayla Hogan of Pittston Area battle for the ball in Monday’s game in Hughestown.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_pittstonwvwsoccer01-2.jpgAshley Duda of Wyoming Valley West and Kayla Hogan of Pittston Area battle for the ball in Monday’s game in Hughestown. Pete G. Wilcox | Sunday Dispatch

Staff reports

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