First Posted: 10/13/2014
Greta Ell made sure Holy Redeemer spoiled big field hockey games for both Back Mountain teams.
Ell had two goals and one assist each night as the Royals built three-goal leads then held on for 3-2 victories in Monday’s Dallas debut under the lights at Mountaineer Stadium and Tuesday’s game with Lake-Lehman to decide the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 title.
Holy Redeemer and Lake-Lehman were each 4-0 in the division heading into the finale to decide the championship in the WVC’s first year of its new format.
Ell’s second goal made it 3-0 early in the second half.
Miranda Moosic and Korri Wandel scored goals 5:28 apart to bring Lake-Lehman back within a goal with 8:11 remaining. Wandel assisted on Moosic’s goal and Kate Supey assisted on Wandel’s goal.
Lake-Lehman had big advantages statistically, leading in shots, 17-6, and penalty corners, 16-1.
Holly Slowik’s 14 saves helped Holy Redeemer pull out the win.
The final Division 3 standings were: Holy Redeemer 5-0, Lake-Lehman 4-1, Wyoming Area 3-2, GAR 2-3, Nanticoke 1-4, Hanover Area 0-5.
Dallas played its first home night game in its renovated stadium Monday in a crossover that did not count in WVC division standings.
Kami McGee scored twice in the second half to cut into Holy Redeemer’s lead.
The Mountaineers finished tied for second in Division 2.
The final Division 2 standings were: Crestwood 4-0, Dallas 2-1-1, Tunkhannock 2-1-1, Berwick 1-3 and Abington Heights 0-4.
Both Back Mountain teams qualified for the District 2 Class AA tournament, which is scheduled to begin with eight teams in action Tuesday, October 21. The semifinals are set for October 23 with the final scheduled October 28.