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Patriots make early exit from D2 playoffs

WVC and LSL Coaches All-Stars announced

J Argonish

Pietro Colella

Jordan Consagra

Chris Bone

Pittston Area’s post-season was short-lived as the Patriots dropped its first-round match in the District 2-4 Class 3A playoffs to Williamsport, 4-0, on the road on Wednesday in the Millionaire City.

The Patriots played even for the first 17 minutes with the lone District 4 entry into the tournament before Williamsport’s Jakin Rintelman scored to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

The score remained the same for the next 14 minutes before Bernard Avoulou scored the first of his two goals with less than 10 minutes left in the match to send Pittston Area to halftime, trailing 2-0.

The Millionaires added two more goals in the second half to keep the Patriots outside striking distance.

The high-scoring Patriots managed just 12 shots on goal, compared to 18 for Billport.

Taylor Roberts and Zack Mikitish combined to stop five shots in goal for Pittston Area (10-6-1).

Williamsport advances to the tournament semis to take on Wallenpaupack on Monday at Wilkes at 6:30 p.m. The other semi features Abington Heights and Delaware Valley. All four WVC teams have been eliminated from the tournament.

WVC All-Star selections

Pittston Area had seven players selected to the Wyoming Valley Conference Division II Coaches All-Star team which was announced earlier this week.

The high-scoring forward duo of Jordan Consagra and Pietro Colella, along with defender Quinn Tracy and midfielder Eric Fino were awarded with berths on the First-Team squad, while midfielders Ian Tracy and Matt Tavaglione, and defender Tom Allardyce were named to the Second-Team.

Consagra scored 30 goals on the season and added nine assists. Colella tallied 26 goals and 10 assists for the second-place Patriots. Fino had one goal and three assists, and Quinn Tracy scored two goals.

Ian Tracy scored 11 goals and added nine assists for PA. Matt Tavaglione scored four goals and added four assists, and Tom Allardyce had four goals.

Wyoming Area had two players selected to the WVC Division III Coaches All-Star team.

Forwards Nate Brague and Chris Bone garnered berths on the team.

Brague scored 16 goals and added four assists while Bone notched seven goals and three assists for the Warriors.

LSL All-Star selections

Old Forge’s J Argonish earned First-Team honors for the third consecutive season on the Lackawanna Soccer League Division 3 Coaches All-Star Team when it was announced earlier this week.

Argonish, a midfielder, is the program’s all-time leading points and goal scorer after netting 15 goals this season as a senior. He also added six assists this year, and saved 13 shots while spending some time in goal during one game. Argonish was also selected to participate in the annual UNICO All-Star Cup which will be played later this year.

Senior Ian Nemetz joined Argonish on the LSL squad, earning second-team honors as a defender. Nemetz scored two goals and added an assist, but injuries to the Blue Devils this year required the former forward to move to defender early this season. Nemetz was named an alternate to the squad.

Defender Adam Barsigian earned a bid to participate in the UNICO All-Star Cup with Argonish after a solid senior season on defense for Old Forge.

Final Standings

WVC Division 2

Lake-Lehman…13-3

Pittston Area…10-5-1

Holy Redeemer…8-7-1

Tunkhannock…9-7

Wyoming Sem…8-6-2

Meyers…4-12

WVC Division 3

Berwick…10-5-1

Hanover Area…11-4-1

Wyoming Area…6-10

MMI Prep…3-13

GAR…3-13

Nanticoke…0-16

LSL Division 3

Forest City…13-1

Lakeland…11-2-1

Carbondale…11-3

Mid Valley…7-6-1

Dunmore…5-9

Blue Ridge…3-10-1

Old Forge…3-11

Riverside…1-12-1

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