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Mikitish, Ruby keep Lady Patriots rolling

Skrinak scores five goals in two WA victories

Wyoming Area’s Tiffany Lombardo rockets the ball past two North Pocono defenders during the Lady Warriors win over the Lady Trojans last week. Below left, Amanda Gallagher displays some fine footwork. Below right, Jenna Skrinak races for the ball ahead of a NP player.

photos by charlotte bartizek

The red-hot scoring tandem of Liz Mikitish and Sara Ruby gave Pittston Area all the offense it needed in a 2-1 win over North Pocono in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2-A match on Friday afternoon in Moscow.

The victory was the fifth straight for the Lady Patriots.

Mikitish scored unassisted at the 25-minute mark of the first half to put Pittston Area ahead 1-0, and Ruby followed three minutes later for a 2-0 cushion heading into halftime.

The Lady Patriots defense then played solid for 40 minutes, allowing just one goal eight minutes into the second half as keeper Jordan Cumbo stopped 10 shots.

PA 4, Hanover 3 OT

Freshman Sara Ruby scored two goals, including the game-winner as Pittston Area escaped Hanover with a 4-3 win in overtime on Monday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2-A match.

Both of Ruby’s goals put the Lady Patriots in the lead during the second half of play after Liz Mikitish scored the first two goals of the game to give Pittston Area an early 2-0 lead.

Mikitish scored on a penalty kick in the sixth minute of action before scoring again, unassisted, less than a minute later to give the Lady Patriots a two-goal cushion.

But Hanover battled back with goals to end the first half and start the second half to tie the match at 2-2.

Ruby gave PA a 3-2 lead at the 46-minute mark of the second half on an unassisted goal, but again, the Lady Hawkeyes answered with a goal in the 57th minute to tie the score at 3-3.

Mikitish then found Ruby in the open, and the Lady Patriots leading-scorer found the back of the net in the fourth minute of overtime for the win.

Jordan Cumbo made 14 saves in net for Pittston Area as Hanover outshot the Lady Patriots, 22-10.

WA 9, MMI Prep 3

Jenna Skrinak scored a hat trick, and Gabrielle Bohan added two goals as Wyoming Area knocked off MMI Prep, 9-3, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2-B match on Thursday afternoon in Freeland.

WA 3, GAR 1

Wyoming Area kept pace in the win column in the WVC Division 2-B with a 3-1 victory over GAR on Monday in Wilkes-Barre.

Katie Scalzo put the Lady Warriors on the board with an unassisted goal in the 22nd minute of action before Jenna Skrinak put WA ahead, 2-0, with a goal six minutes into the second half. Jennifer Bone assisted on Skrinak’s goal.

GAR answered with a goal in the 60th minute, but Skrinak gave Wyoming Area (4-3-1) some breathing room off an assist from Scalzo for her second goal of the game just six minutes shy of the final gun.

Caitlin Vitale stopped five shots in goal for the Lady Warriors.

Standings

WVC Division 2-A

Honesdale…7-1

Pittston Area…6-4-1

North Pocono…3-3-1

Wyoming Seminary…3-5-1

Hanover…2-6-1

WVC Division 2-B

Tunkhannock…5-1-1

Meyers…7-2-1

Wyoming Area…5-4-1

GAR…2-7-1

MMI Prep…0-7

This week’s schedule

Monday

WA at Seminary

Tuesday

PA v. Seminary

Friday

PA at Honesdale

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