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Lady Warriors end season with victory

Pittston Area finishes winless, losing streak at 31

Above, PA’s Nicolette Bradshaw makes a last-second save against Crestwood. Below, Jackie Rabender gets the ball over the net.


Above, Wyoming Area’s Kate Kross digs deep to return the ball. Below left, Lady Warriors outside hitter Gabby Bohan gets a point in third set.

Photos by Tony Callaio

Wyoming Area completed its Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 season with a 3-0 win over GAR on Tuesday during Senior Parents Day festivities in the Wyoming Area gym in Exeter.

Audrey Hiedacavage led the way for the Lady Warriors with 17 assists and 16 service points. Wyoming Area’s top setter also added a kill in the 25-14, 25-8, 25-17 victory.

Kate Kross added 12 points and seven kills for WA while Gabby Bohan chipped in with nine kills.

The Lady Warriors finished the season 4-8.

PA 1, Dallas 3

Pittston Area saw its 2011 WVC Division 2 campaign come to an end in a 3-1 loss to Dallas on Wednesday afternoon in the Back Mountain.

The Lady Patriots won the first game, 25-22, to take a 1-0 lead, but dropped a heartbreaking 25-23 set in the second game as the Lady Mountaineers evened the score.

Dallas then cruised in the final two games, winning 25-15, and 25-18, to earn just its third win on the season.

Alexandra Kochis led Pittston Area with 16 digs. Nicollette Branshaw added 25 assists for the Lady Patriots.

PA finished 0-15 this season and has lost 31 straight matches dating back to the 2009 season. Pittston Area’s last victory game in late October of 2009 against Nanticoke.

PA 0, Crestwood 3

Pittston Area finished its WVC home schedule with a 3-0 loss to Crestwood on Monday afternoon during Senior Parents Day at the Thomas R. Kelly Gymnasium in Yatesville.

The Lady Patriots lost two tough games, 25-20, and 25-19, to open the match before struggling in the finale, 25-10.

Ali Slomba led PA with nine digs and four kills. Alexandra Kochis added seven digs.

Final WVC Standings


Delaware Valley…13-1

North Pocono…10-4

Valley West…8-6









Pittston Area…0-15




MMI Prep…6-6



Wyoming Area…4-8




1. Kate Kross, WA…67

2. Audrey Hiedacavage, WA…65

3. Leslie Shumlas, WA 18

4t. Mallory Bohan, WA 14

4t. Ali Slomba, PA 14

6. Kaitlynn Simyan, PA…13


1. Kate Kross, WA…29

2. Ali Slomba, PA…8

3t. Audrey Hiedacavage, WA…7

3t. Leslie Shumlus, WA…7

5. Kaitlyn Simyan, PA…6


1. Audrey Hiedacavage, WA…183

2. Nicolette Bradshaw, PA…59


1. Sam Acacio, WA…45

2. Gabby Bohan, WA…36

3. Kate Kross, WA…35

4. Jackie Rabender, PA…18

5. Melissa Kazmenck, WA…11

6t. Kaitlynn Simyan, PA…9

6t. Ali Slomba, PA…9


1. Alexandra Kochis, PA…63

2. Ali Slomba, PA…20

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