H.S. soccer: Wyoming Area nips Pittston Area for second time in boys soccer action


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando, center, celebrates scoring a goal against Pittston Area Tuesday night in West Pittston.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Pittston Area’ Dominic Stella, left, passes the ball ahead of Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando Tuesday night in West Pittston.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s Ryan Shuleski, left, and Pittston Area’s James Plishka go to kick the ball Tuesday night in West Pittston.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s Justin Alder, left, makes a pass in front of Pittston Area’s Arthur Menichini in WVC boys soccer action Tuesday night in West Pittston.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Pittston Area’s Jordan Powers, left, gets blocked out by Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando Tuesday night in West Pittston.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s Stanley Moderski, left, battles Pittston Area’s Jordan Powers for the ball in West Pittston on Tuesday night.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

WEST PITTSTON — Wyoming Area took down Pittston Area for the second time this season with a 2-1 win Tuesday at Anthony “Jake” Sobeski Stadium.

After Pittston Area’s Dominic Stella started the scoring just seven minutes into the game, Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando took over the match. Orlando scored eight minutes later with an assist from Michael Wall. The two teams would sit silent until the 60th minute.

The Warriors were granted a penalty kick, and Orlando cashed in for the game-winner.

Pittston Area outshot Wyoming Area, 19-13, but Warrior goalie Jason Mapes made 18 saves and kept the Patriot offense at bay. For Pittston Area, Kyle Mildjeski made 11 saves in the loss.

This week, Pittston Area will travel to Hazleton Area on Monday, and Coughlin on Wednesday. Wyoming Area travels to Crestwood on Monday and hosts Dallas on Wednesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Wyoming Area 4,

Berwick 3

Erica Gallagher’s second goal of the day put the Warriors on top for good in a back-and-forth game Thursday. Aleah Kranson got the assist on the winner and scored two herself.

Cassidy Eckert led the Bulldogs with two goals.

Wyoming Area 4,

Hanover Area 1

Aleah Kranson scored the last three goals for the Warriors to finish with a hat trick, and worked an assist on the opening goal to lift Wyoming Area to victory Friday.

Hannah Pugh scored in the first half for the Hawkeyes to cut Wyoming Area’s lead to 3-1.

Valley West 3,

Pittston Area 0

Kennadi Josefowicz scored the first two goals and Riley O’Neil finished with two assists as the Spartans shut down Pittston Area Thursday.

Taryn Ashby finished with 11 saves for the Patriots, while Danielle Cook made 10 stops for Valley West.

Pittston Area will host Hazleton Area on Monday to begin the final week of the regular season. Wyoming Area will travel to GAR on Tuesday. The Patriots will host Coughlin on Wednesday, while Wyoming Area travels to Holy Redeemer on Thursday.

Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando, center, celebrates scoring a goal against Pittston Area Tuesday night in West Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_PSD101616BoysSoccer_spt_1.jpgWyoming Area’s Casey Orlando, center, celebrates scoring a goal against Pittston Area Tuesday night in West Pittston. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Pittston Area’ Dominic Stella, left, passes the ball ahead of Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando Tuesday night in West Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_PSD101616BoysSoccer_spt_2.jpgPittston Area’ Dominic Stella, left, passes the ball ahead of Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando Tuesday night in West Pittston. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s Ryan Shuleski, left, and Pittston Area’s James Plishka go to kick the ball Tuesday night in West Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_PSD101616BoysSoccer_spt_3.jpgWyoming Area’s Ryan Shuleski, left, and Pittston Area’s James Plishka go to kick the ball Tuesday night in West Pittston. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s Justin Alder, left, makes a pass in front of Pittston Area’s Arthur Menichini in WVC boys soccer action Tuesday night in West Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_PSD101616BoysSoccer_spt_4.jpgWyoming Area’s Justin Alder, left, makes a pass in front of Pittston Area’s Arthur Menichini in WVC boys soccer action Tuesday night in West Pittston. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Pittston Area’s Jordan Powers, left, gets blocked out by Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando Tuesday night in West Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_PSD101616BoysSoccer_spt_5.jpgPittston Area’s Jordan Powers, left, gets blocked out by Wyoming Area’s Casey Orlando Tuesday night in West Pittston. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s Stanley Moderski, left, battles Pittston Area’s Jordan Powers for the ball in West Pittston on Tuesday night.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_PSD101616BoysSoccer_spt_6.jpgWyoming Area’s Stanley Moderski, left, battles Pittston Area’s Jordan Powers for the ball in West Pittston on Tuesday night. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

By Nick Wagner

nwagner@timesleader.com

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-991-6406 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-991-6406 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

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