WVC SOCCER ROUNDUP: Francis, Lake-Lehman Have Big Nights
At Berwick, the Bulldogs used a three-goal first half to power past Pittston Area, 3-0, on Thursday.
Abbie Seely, Katie Starr and Sarina Definnis scored for Berwick, whose goalkeeper, Jadyn Michael, had a five-save shutout.
Pittston Area goalkeeper Mia Snyder made 14 saves.
FIRST HALF: Abbie Seely (Ber) from Emily Ouimet, 36:00; Katie Starr (Ber) from Kayla Fernandez, 17:00; Sarina Definnis (Ber) from Emma Colone, 11:00.
Shots: Ber 21, PA 11. Corners: Ber 5, PA 2. Saves: Ber (Jadyn Michael) 5, PA (Mia Snyder) 14.
Dallas 5, Coughlin 0
At Dallas, Christina Schappert (three goals) and Ali Francis (two goals, assist) led the Mountaineers on offense, while goalkeeper Sarah Krokos recorded 16 saves in a shutout win.
FIRST HALF: Christina Schappert (Dal) from Ali Francis, 6:44. SECOND HALF: Francis (Dal) PK, 39:38; Schappert (Dal) unassisted, 25:06; Francis (Dal) from Emma Sweitzer, 22:16; Schappert (Dal) unassisted, 11:58.
Shots: Dal 19. Cou 16. Corners: Dal 2, Cou 1. Saves: Dal (Sarah Krokos) 16, Cou (Courtney Wartella) 13.
Lake-Lehman 15, Hanover Area 0
At Lake-Lehman, Abby Paczewski and Madison Brdaric each scored hat tricks, helping the Black Knights ease their way into a win.
Chloe Weaver notched two goals and five assists. Emily Smith had two goals and three assists. Keera Naugle also scored two goals.
FIRST HALF: Keera Naugle (L-L) from Kitt Patla, 38:15; Chloe Weaver (L-L) from Emily Smith, 33:20; Abby Paczewski (L-L) from Weaver, 31:09; Madison Brdaric (L-L) from Naugle, 30:46; Brdaric (L-L) from Paczewski, 29:43; Paczewski (L-L) from Chase Purdy, 27:48; Brdaric (L-L) from Purdy, 26:25; Smith (L-L) from Weaver, 25:41; Paczewski (L-L) from Smith, 18:36; Rachel Shook (L-L) from Weaver, 17:23; Genevive Yamski (L-L) from Paige Motovidlak, 0:02. SECOND HALF: Weaver (L-L) from Smith, 30:24; Smith (L-L) from Weaver, 25:32; Naugle (L-L) from Weaver, 23:57; Lillian Raczkowski (L-L) unassisted, 22:22.
Shots: L-L 30, Han 0. Corners: L-L 7, Han 0. Saves: L-L (Emma Stroud, Stephanie Ayers) 0, Han (Emily Lewis) 15.
BOYSAt Hazleton Area, Wil Garcia scored twice, and Gabe Fabian had two second-half goals as the Cougars beat Tunkhannock, 5-2, in Wyoming Valley Conference boys soccer Thursday.
Fabian also assisted two goals, including Michael Mehalshick’s that put Hazleton Area (5-3-2, 5-3-1 Division 1) on the board. Eddie Melan and Jaoa Oldoni scored for Tunkhannock (6-3, 4-3 Division 1).
TUNKHANNOCK SCORING: Goals: Eddie Melan, Jaoa Oldoni. HAZLETON AREA SCORING: Goals: Wil Garcia 2, Gabe Fabian 2, Michael Mehalshick. Assists: Fabian 2, Chris Wolk. SAVES: Ethan Munley (Tun) 16, Jeremy Aquino (Tun) 5. Berwick 1, Coughlin 0 At Berwick on Wednesday night, Graham Marshman’s early goal stood as the game-winner in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 shutout. Luis Garcia tallied eight saves as the Bulldogs (2-7-2, 2-6-2 Division 1) snapped a four-game losing streak with their first shutout win of the season. David Sikora made nine saves for Coughlin (2-6-3, 2-6-2 Division 1).
FIRST HALF: Graham Marshman (Ber) from Logan Noroski, 1:47. SHOTS: Cou 19, Ber 13. CORNERS: Cou 2, Ber 3. SAVES: Cou (David Sikora) 9, Ber (Luis Garcia) 8.