WVC FIELD HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Jordyn Catina’s Hat Trick Sparks GAR To First Win
At Wyoming Seminary, Hannah Maxwell (four goals), Julia Christian (two goals, three assists), Alex Wesneski (two goals, assist) and Aubrey Mytych (goal, two assists) each had big night on offense as the Blue Knights cruised past their rivals from Crestwood 10-0.
Bari Lefkowitz also scored for Sem, while Elisabeth Seyfarth tallied a pair of assists.
FIRST HALF: Bari Lefkowitz (Sem) from Elisabeth Seyfarth, 2:34; Hannah Maxwell (Sem) from Aubrey Mytych, 4:37; Maxwell (Sem) from Seyfarth, 16:04; Julia Christian (Sem) from Alex Wesneski, 19:00; Christian (Sem) from Kelsey Reznick, 23:10; Mytych (Sem) unassisted, 26:25; Wesneski (Sem) from Mytych, 28:20. SECOND HALF: Maxwell (Sem) from Christian, 2:28; Wesneski (Sem) from Christian, 20:08; Maxwell (Sem) from Christian, 25:00.
Shots: Sem 48, Cre 14. Corners: Sem 6, Cre 1. Sem (Mia Magnotta 0, Grace Aiello 2) 2, Cre (Olivia Novrocki) 8.
GAR 6, Tunkhannock 1
At GAR, Jordyn Catina scored three goals, Erin Leonard added two more, and Selena Evertz also scored once to help the Grenadiers beat Tunkhannock and earn their first win of the WVC field hockey season.
GAR goalkeeper Reilly Holden made two saves and allowed only one goal, which was scored by the Tigers’ Erica O’Hara.
FIRST HALF: Erin Leonard (GAR) unassisted, 28:56; Jordyn Catina (GAR) from Leonard, 20:33; Erica O’Hara (Tunk) unassisted, 12:38. SECOND HALF: Catina (GAR) from Selena Evertz, 21:59; Catina (GAR) from Leonard, 9:44; Evertz (GAR) from Nina Germano, 3:43; Leonard (GAR) from Catina, 2:46.
Shots: GAR 16, Tunk 3. Corners: GAR 15, Tunk 3. Saves: GAR (Reilly Holden) 2, Tunk (Iesha Hartman) 6.
Hanover Area 2, Nanticoke Area 1
At Nanticoke Area, Rhiannon Danko and Abby Korba scored back-to-back goals in the first half, helping Hanover Area establish a lead it held on to for the win.
Mackenzie Casey aided Nanticoke Area’s comeback attempts with a second-half goal, which cut the Hawkeyes’ lead to 2-1. Trojanettes goalkeeper Jill Maute made 12 saves and Hanover Area’s Alyssa Wivell had five saves.
FIRST HALF: Rhiannon Danko (Han) from Gina Hemsley, 20:45; Abby Korba (Han) unassisted, 5:39. SECOND HALF: Mackenzie Casey (Nan) unassisted, 12:14.
Shots: Han 14, Nan 6. Corners: Han 5, Nan 3. Saves: Han (Alyssa Wivell) 5, Nan (Jill Maute) 12.
Honesdale 2, Holy Redeemer 0
At Holy Redeemer, Chloe Fox and Brooke Gardas each scored goals within less than a minute of each other, as that provided all the scoring Honesdale needed to win.
Honesdale goalkeeper Nicole Miszler made five saves, while her Redeemer counterpart, Meredythe Baird, had nine stops.
FIRST HALF: Chloe Fox (Hon) from Chloe Nicolini, 7:26; Brooke Gardas (Hon) unassisted, 6:44.
Shots: Hon 11, HR 6. Corners: Hon 6, HR 6. Saves: Hon (Nicole Miszler) 5, HR (Meredythe Baird) 9.
Hazleton Area 4, Pittston Area 0
At Pittston Area, Hazleton Area broke a halftime tie with two goals by Taylor Buchman, as well as a goal apiece from Gabrielle Cavenas and Mia Dremock, in a win.
Jill Buchman assisted three of the Cougars’ goals, which came against Patriots goalkeeper Sage Weidlich, who recorded 16 saves.
Hazleton Area goalie Jenna Corra made four saves in a shutout.
SECOND HALF: Taylor Buchman (Haz) from Jill Buchman, 20:35; Gabrielle Cavenas (Haz) from J. Buchman, 13:04; T. Buchman (Haz) from J. Buchman, 12:42; Mia Dremock (Haz) from Kaitlyn Diehl, 1:04.
Shots: Haz 24, PA 9. Corners: Haz 6, PA 2. Saves: Haz (Jenna Corra) 4, PA (Sage Weidlich) 16.
Coughlin 6, Wallenpaupack 3
At Coughlin, Jolene Ulichney scored early and often, finishing with four goals and an assist as the Crusaders led wire-to-wire.
Abie Sorokas also scored two goals for the Crusaders. Madison Schmalzle, Kayla Schmalzle and Abbi McCue scored for Wallenpaupack.
FIRST HALF: Jolene Ulichney (Cou) unassisted, 23:15; Ulichney (Cou) unassisted, 15:27; Madison Schmalzle (Wal) from Hannah Karp, 7:06. SECOND HALF: Ulichney (Cou) unassisted, 23:51; Kayla Schmalzle (Wal) from Kylie Ferro, 19:03; Abie Sorokas (Cou) from Ulichney, 17:32; Ulichney (Cou) unassisted, 11:08; Abbi McCue (Wal) unassisted, 3:56; Sorokas (Cou) from Raven Bozek, 2:18.
Shots: Cou 12, Wal 5. Corners: Cou 3, Wal 8. Saves: Cou (Emily Buraczewski) 3, Wal (Madison Kier) 5.
Valley West 5, Abington Heights 0
At Valley West, Cameryn Forgash and Karaline Stelma scored two goals each in the first half, while Forgash completed the hat trick early in the second half, leading the Spartans.
Abington Heights goalkeeper MaKenna Thorpe made 13 saves, as the Comets were outshot 27 to 1.
FIRST HALF: Cameryn Forgash (VW) from Emily Latoski, 24:52; Forgash (VW) unassisted, 21:33; Karaline Stelma (VW) unassisted, 9:48; Stelma (VW) from Rina Tsioles, 0:22. SECOND HALF: Forgash (VW) from Alexis Dubois, 28:54.
Shots: VW 27, AH 1. Corners: VW 11, AH 2. Saves: VW (Sydney Rusnock) 1, AH (MaKenna Thorpe) 13.
Northwest 3, Meyers 1
At Northwest, Kendra Saxton scored at the first-half buzzer, which gave the Rangers a lead they protected until the final whistle.
Saxton added a second goal in the second half. Emily Culver also scored for Northwest.
Alana Germano scored a goal for Meyers, whose goalkeeper, Olyvia Jackson, made 13 saves.
FIRST HALF: Emily Culver (NW) unassisted, 10:43; Alana Germano (Mey) from Abbi Sattof, 0:40; Kendra Saxton (NW) unassisted, 0:00. SECOND HALF: Saxton (NW) from Irelyn Kishbaugh, 25:25.
Shots: NW 18, Mey 1. Corners: NW 6, Mey 2. Saves: NW (Aleigha Parnell, Cassidy Gray) 0, Mey (Olyvia Jackson) 13.