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Lady Warriors have streak snapped by Coughlin

Wyoming Area had won five of six matches

Wyoming Area’s Alexis Coolbaugh reaches ahead of Nanticoke player Kayla Benjamen in a 1-0 victory on Monday in West Pittston

photo by Charlotte Bartizek

At left, PA’s Madeline Dworak, right, battles for control of the ball.

photo by BILL TARUTIS

Pittston Area’s Gabby Vaxmonsky shoots against the Hanover Area defense.

photo by BILL TARUTIS

Serra Degnan of Wyoming Area takes a shot against Nanticoke on Monday.

photo by Charlotte Bartizek

WA’s Sally DeLuca gets a challenge on the sideline from Nantocoke player Kayla Tarnowski.

photo by Charlotte Bartizek

Wyoming Area had a two-match winning streak snapped in a 5-1 loss to Division 1 Coughlin in a WVC Crossover Field Hockey match on Thursday afternoon in Plains Twp.

The Lady Warriors played even with the Lady Crusaders for the first half of the match thanks to a Serra Degnan goal – the junior’s seventh of the season – at the 3:39 mark on an assist from Sam Shiner.

But Coughlin exploded for four goals in the second half to walk away with its ninth victory of the season against a red-hot WA squad. Wyoming Area had won five-of-six matches coming into the game.

Emily Wolfgang stopped nine shots in goal for the Lady Warriors.

WA 3, Meyers 0

Wyoming Area used goals from three different players to hold off Meyers, 3-0, in a WVC Division 2 Field Hockey match on Tuesday afternoon at the Atlas Sports Complex in West Pittston.

Jenna Skrinak put the Lady Warriors on the board with a goal on an assist from Liv Adonizio at the 8:58 mark of the first half to break up an otherwise evenly played match.

Sam Shiner then scored on an assist from Serra Degnan with 17:57 left in the second half to put Wyoming Area in the lead, 2-0.

Degnan capped off the scoring with a goal on Adonizio’s second assist of the game with 2:50 remaining.

Nicole Cumbo and Emily Wolfgang split time in net for the Lady Warriors, turning away four shots as WA recorded its fourth shut out of the season.

WA 1, Nanticoke 0

Serra Degnan scored the game’s only goal as Wyoming Area defeated Nanticoke in a WVC Division 2 Field Hockey match on Monday afternoon at the Atlas Sports Complex in West Pittston.

Degnan scored on an assist from Brionna Murray at the 20:45 mark of the first half to provide the margin of victory.

Emily Wolfgang got the win in goal for the Lady Warriors, stopping one shot.

WA 0, Crestwood 5

Wyoming Area was shutout by undefeated and WVC Division 1 leader Crestwood, 5-0, last Friday in a WVC Crossover Field Hockey match at the Atlas Sports Complex in West Pittston.

Nicole Cumbo and Emily Wolfgang combined to stop 11 shots in goal for the Lady Warriors.

PA 3, GAR 3

Pittston Area allowed three second-half goals to settle for a 3-3 overtime tie with GAR in a WVC Division 3 Field Hockey match on Wednesday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre.

The Lady Patriots took a 3-0 lead at intermission thanks to goals from Gabby Vaxmonsky, Mallory Yozwiak and Liz Mikitish. But the Lady Grenadiers responded by hold PA scoreless in the second half while knotting the score up on a goal in the final five minutes to force overtime.

The teams played the overtime scoreless to end the match in a tie.

Rebecca Weinstock added an assist for Pittston Area, and Lea Garibaldi stopped six shots in goal.

PA 0, Hanover 2

Pittston Area lost for the second straight time after starting the season unbeaten, falling to Hanover, 2-0, in a WVC Division 3 Field Hockey match on Monday in Hanover Twp.

The Hawkeyes got two unassisted goals from Troy Malia – one in each half – to hold off the Lady Patriots.

Ariel Ardo stopped four shots in goal for PA. The Lady Patriots out shot Hanover, 11-6.

Standings

WVC Division 2

Holy Redeemer…10-3

Wyoming Area…6-5

Hazleton…5-9

Honesdale…3-9

Nanticoke…2-9

Wallenpaupack…2-10

Meyers…2-11

Abington Heights…0-12

WVC Division 3

Northwest…8-0

Elk Lake…9-2

Pittston Area…6-2-1

GAR…6-4-1

Hanover…4-6

Tunkhannock…5-8

Berwick…1-9

Montrose…0-8

Points

1. Gabby Vaxmonsky, PA…18

2. Serra Degnan, WA…16

3. Jenna Skrinak, WA…12

4t. Rebecca Weinstock, PA…9

4t. Sam Shiner, WA…9

6. Emily Herron, PA…6

Goals

1t. Serra Degnan, WA…7

1t. Gabby Vaxmonsky, PA…7

3. Jenna Skrinak, WA…5

4t. Sam Shiner, WA…3

4t. Rebecca Weinstock, PA…3

6. 4 tied with…2

Assists

1t. Ally Adonizio, WA…4

1t. Gabby Vaxmonsky, PA…4

3t. Madeline Dworak, PA…3

3t. Sam Shiner, …WA 3

3t. Rebecca Weinstock, PA…3

6t. Serra Degnan, WA…2

6t. Emily Herron, PA…2

Saves

1. Ariel Ardo, PA…32

2. Emily Wolfgang, WA…26

3. Nicole Cumbo, WA…17

4. Lea Garibaldi, PA…10

This week’s schedule

Monday

PA at Hanover

WA v. Nanticoke

Tuesday

WA v. Meyers

Wednesday

PA at GAR

Thursday

PA at Northwest

WA at Coughlin

Friday

WA at Lehman

Saturday

PA v. Montrose

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