WVC BOYS SOCCER ROUNDUP: Meyers Shuts Out Holy Redeemer
At Holy Redeemer, first-half goals by Aiden McFarlane and Tanner Nilon lifted Meyers to a 2-0 win over Holy Redeemer on Wednesday in Wyoming Valley Conference boys soccer.
Nilon and Kenney Dewey tallied assists for the Mohawks (9-2-1, 9-1-1 Division 2), who remain in a tight league title chase with the win. They’re one win from matching first-place Wyoming Seminary’s division record (10-1-1), and they’ll get a chance to even the season series with Sem on Tuesday.
Besides the two goals late in the first half, Holy Redeemer (7-7-1, 6-5-1 Division 2) kept Meyers off the board with nine saves by Lance McGrane.
FIRST HALF: Aiden McFarlane (Mey) from Tanner Nilon, 12:37; Nilon (Mey) from Kenny Dewey, 3:18.
SHOTS: Mey 11, HR 7. CORNERS: Mey 5, HR 4. SAVES: Mey (Joel Vazquez) 7, HR (Lance McGrane) 9.
Tunkhannock 3, Pittston Area 0
At Pittston Area, Eddie Melan scored twice and had an assist, while Alex Paduck tallied a goal and assist by halftime as the Tigers (7-3-1, 5-3-1 Division 1) snapped a three-game winless streak.
Kyle Mlodzienski stopped nine shots for the Patriots (1-13-1, 1-11-1 Division 1).
FIRST HALF: Alex Paduck (Tun) from Eddie Melan, 6th minute; Melan (Tun) unassisted, 15th minute; Melan (Tun) from Paduck, 26th minute.
SHOTS: Tun 12, PA 10. CORNERS: Tun 4, PA 2. SAVES: Tun (Ethan Munley) 7, PA (Kyle Mlodzienski) 9.
Valley West 4, Hazleton Area 1
At Valley West, Dan Polachek, A.J. Jallow, Ryan Stevens and Tyler Gilispie scored first-half goals to help the Spartans (10-3-1, 9-2-1 Division 1) extend their unbeaten streak to six games, their longest of the season.
Chris Wolk’s goal in the second half put the Cougars (7-4-2, 6-4-2 Division 1) on the board.
FIRST HALF: Dan Polachek (VW) from Nate Naugle, 35:27; A.J. Jallow (VW) from Landon Serbin, 26:38; Ryan Stevens (VW) from Scott Nilson, 24:19; Tyler Gilispie (VW) from Serbin, 21:15.
SECOND HALF: Chris Wolk (Haz) from John Ashton, 31:32.
SHOTS: Haz 6, VW 19. CORNERS: Haz 0, VW 14. SAVES: Haz (Jeremy Aquino) 24, VW (Chris Stoodley) 5.
Coughlin 6, Nanticoke Area 0
At Coughlin, Logan Davison scored twice, and keepers David Sikora and Sawyer Koretz combined for six saves in a shutout effort as the Crusaders (3-6-4, 3-6-3 Division 1) maintained their grip on the No. 8 seed in the District 2 Class 3A power ratings.
Isaiah Johnson piled up 22 saves for the Trojans (2-12, 1-11 Division 1).
FIRST HALF: Dante Vitali (Cou) unassisted, 22:01; Nico Cipriano (Cou) unassisted, 19:06; Logan Davision (Cou) from Cipriano, 13:20; Davison (Cou) from Cipriano, 10:53.
SECOND HALF: La’Jean Berry (Cou) from Vitali, 34:18; David Sikora (Cou) from Nick Wartella, 0:43.
SHOTS: NA 6, Cou 27. CORNERS: NA 1, Cou 6. SAVES: NA (Isaiah Johnson) 22, Cou (Sikora, Sawyer Koretz) 6.