Back Mountain High School Sports Roundup for Sept. 28-Oct. 4


Staff reports



Lake-Lehman’s Makalie Blazick, left, heads the ball as Holy Redeemer’s Nicole Cavanaugh in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.


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Lake-Lehman’s Mackenzie Love, right, controls the ball ahead of Holy Redeemer’s Carly Cavanaugh in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.


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Holy Redeemer’s Autumn Kaminski, left, and Lake-Lehman’s Sarah Salus battle for the ball in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.


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Lake-Lehman’s Lexi Conklin, right, passes the ball under pressure from Holy Redeemer’s Elizabeth Kravitz in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.


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Lake-Lehman’s Hallie Jenkins, left, chases down the ball ahead of Holy Redeemer’s Autumn Kaminski in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.


Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Tuesday, Oct. 4

VOLLEYBALL

Crestwood 3,

Dallas 0

Ally Olzsyk led the way for the Crestwood girls volleyball team Tuesday, en route to a 3-0 win over Dallas.

Dallas’ Caitlyn Pike tallied a kill, five assists, four servie points and an ace in the loss.

GIRLS SOCCER

Lake-Lehman 3,

Holy Redeemer 1

MacKenzie Love scored a goal and assisted another as Lake-Lehman defeated Holy Redeemer 3-1 Tuesday in Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer, handing the Royals their first loss of the season.

BOYS SOCCER

Lake-Lehman 5,

Holy Redeemer 2

After falling behind by two goals midway through the first half, Lake-Lehman scored five consecutive goals for a victory.

Clovis de Luz scored three goals for Lehman. Nick Wnuk started the comeback with a late goal in the first half.

Lucas Barnak scored twice for Redeemer.

Monday, Oct. 3

GIRLS SOCCER

Dallas 4,

Hazleton Area 0

Alison Francis scored a hat trick and Sam Mazula assisted on the last two goals as Dallas dunked Hazleton Area, 4-0, in a Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer game Monday at Dallas High School.

Rachel Nelligan stopped the only shot against her to preserve the shutout for the Mountaineers.

Lake-Lehman 3,

Coughlin 1

MacKenzie Love scored the first goal just over 21 minutes into the first half and added an assist on the second score as the Black Knights won an exhibition game.

Abby Paczewski and Chloe Weaver added goals for Lehman in the second half. Skyler Panattieri scored for Coughlin.

BOYS SOCCER

Dallas 5,

Hazleton Area 0

Nate Maransky scored the first and the last goal of the game, in between Zach Holthaus scored twice and the Mountaineers shut out Hazleton Area.

Malik Kaleta had two assists in the game and Kyle Greenwood made four saves to keep the Cougars off the board.

FIELD HOCKEY

Lake-Lehman 1,

Crestwood 0

Efficiently halting the Comets before they could enter the circle, the Black Knights allowed just two shots and two penalty corners in a 1-0 victory.

Friday, Sept. 30

FOOTBALL

Meyers 36,

Dallas 35

Meyers rallied back from a halftime deficit and used a Ken Macko 32-yard field goal with 43 seconds left to stun Dallas 36-35 in a game that featured almost 20 penalties and lasted more than three hours.

The Dallas offense, which had been shut out in its last two games, saw a change at starting quarterback as freshman Michael Starbuck really sparked the team. He completed his first five passes and 10 of 17 for more than 199 yards. As a team, the Mountaineers ran up 427 yards – 200 yards more than Meyers.

Lake-Lehman 49,

Tunkhannock 26

Lake-Lehman ran every which way past Tunkhannock en route to a 49-26 victory on a soggy field on Homecoming at Tunkhannock Memorial Stadium Friday night.

Lehman out-gained the Tigers 587-155 total yards of offense, including 446 on the ground. The Black Knights averaged almost eight yards per carry as a team.

Thursday, Sept. 29

FIELD HOCKEY

Wyoming Valley West 2,

Dallas 1

Tiffany Michalek scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Wyoming Valley West handed Dallas its first loss of the season in 2-1 overtime win in a girls soccer game on Thursday.

Dallas’ Rachel Nelligan recorded six saves.

BOYS SOCCER

Wyoming Valley West 2,

Dallas 0

The Spartans took home a 2-0 road victory in a Wyoming Valley Conference showdown between two of the top teams in Division 1.

Lake-Lehman 6,

MMI Prep 0

Nick Wnuk finished with three goals and an assist as the Black Knights outshot the Preppers 26-3. Chris Ash picked up the shutout in net.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

GOLF

Liam Gilroy’s birdie on his final hole helped Wyoming Seminary defeat Lake-Lehman via tiebreaker by one stroke to give the Blue Knights their second straight WVC Class 2A title.

Meanwhile, a young Dallas team captured its first-ever WVC Class 3A championship knocking off three-time defending champion Crestwood, and Tunkhannock. Dallas scored 323, while Crestwood totaled 330 and Tunkhannock managed 355.

Wyoming Seminary and Dallas each advance to the District 2 Team Championships on Oct. 7 at Elmhurst Country Club with opponents from the Lackawanna League to be determined.

FIELD HOCKEY

Hazleton Area 2, Dallas 1

Megan Reed assisted on the game’s first goal, then scored the winner 2:15 before halftime to lead the Cougars to victory. Margaret Fulton stopped 11 shots to preserve the win for Hazleton Area. Sam Banks scored the tying goal for Dallas.

CROSS COUNTRY

Led by first-place finisher Jack Zardecki, who finished in 15:46, the Dallas boys cross country team secured victories over Wyoming Area, Meyers and Hanover Area on Wednesday.

Dallas teammates Josh Wyandt and Jason Culp finished second and third, respectively. Wyandt finished in 15:54 and Culp ran a 16:04 race.

GIRLS TENNIS

Dallas 3, Coughlin 2

Led by a strong doubles effort, Dallas pulled out a close victory over Coughlin.

Dallas doubles pairs Emily Heltzel and Mikayla Reynolds and Greta Ketchner and Julia Evans each earned victories for the Mountaineers. Coughlin No. 1 Diana Rodriguez defeated her counterpart in straight sets.

GIRLS SOCCER

Lake-Lehman 10,

GAR 1

Chloe Weaver starred for Lake-Lehman, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist in the win over GAR.

The Black Knights’ Abby Paczewski had the perfect touch, adding a game-high four assists in the a winning effort. GAR keeper Nataliya Scarantino had a game-high five saves.

Lake-Lehman’s Makalie Blazick, left, heads the ball as Holy Redeemer’s Nicole Cavanaugh in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Lehman-RedeemerGirlsSoccer_1.jpgLake-Lehman’s Makalie Blazick, left, heads the ball as Holy Redeemer’s Nicole Cavanaugh in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Lake-Lehman’s Mackenzie Love, right, controls the ball ahead of Holy Redeemer’s Carly Cavanaugh in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Lehman-RedeemerGirlsSoccer_2.jpgLake-Lehman’s Mackenzie Love, right, controls the ball ahead of Holy Redeemer’s Carly Cavanaugh in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Holy Redeemer’s Autumn Kaminski, left, and Lake-Lehman’s Sarah Salus battle for the ball in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Lehman-RedeemerGirlsSoccer_3.jpgHoly Redeemer’s Autumn Kaminski, left, and Lake-Lehman’s Sarah Salus battle for the ball in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Lake-Lehman’s Lexi Conklin, right, passes the ball under pressure from Holy Redeemer’s Elizabeth Kravitz in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Lehman-RedeemerGirlsSoccer_4.jpgLake-Lehman’s Lexi Conklin, right, passes the ball under pressure from Holy Redeemer’s Elizabeth Kravitz in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Lake-Lehman’s Hallie Jenkins, left, chases down the ball ahead of Holy Redeemer’s Autumn Kaminski in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Lehman-RedeemerGirlsSoccer_5.jpgLake-Lehman’s Hallie Jenkins, left, chases down the ball ahead of Holy Redeemer’s Autumn Kaminski in WVC girls soccer action Tuesday evening in Lehman Township. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Staff reports

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