Warriors Cruise To Quarterfinals
At Central Columbia, Wyoming Area’s season of historic field hockey success continued with a 5-1 win against Mifflinburg in the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs.
Kayla Kiwak scored a pair of first-half goals for a 2-0 lead, and then she scored the first goal of the second half to complete the hat trick.
Lauren Parente and Kari Melberger added goals for Wyoming Area, which got a two-save performance in goal from keeper Ellie Glatz.
The District 2 runner-up Warriors improved to 18-2-2. They will play Saturday in the state tournament against District 3 three-seed Newport, which beat Shady Side, 7-0, in the first round.
FIRST HALF: Kayla Kiwak (WA) from Kari Melberger, 22:20; Kiwak (WA) unassisted, 16:24. SECOND HALF: Kiwak (WA) from Kari Melberger, 26:01; Lauren Parente (WA) from Melberger, 20:52; Mara Shuck (Mif) unassisted, 15:54; Melberger (WA) from Kiwak, 2:29.
Shots: WA 16, Mif 3. Corners: WA 7, Mif 3. Saves: WA (Ellie Glatz) 2, Mif (Breanna Rough) 8.