HANOVER TWP. – In the scoring-friendly, division-less Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer league, goalkeeping performances like that of Lake-Lehman's Amelia Jenkins have been few and far between.
Jenkins, along with teammate Kaylee Kishbaugh, shut out Hanover Area on Monday to lead the Black Knights to a 4-0 victory.
"Our goalie made some great saves in the beginning of the game that kept us in," Lake-Lehman coach Kelly Adamshick said. "So we were able to calm down and relax, and played our game then."
The Lake-Lehman senior kept the Hawkeyes at bay while the Black Knight offense struggled to find its rhythm in the first half.
She made three brilliant saves on a bizarre corner-kick opportunity in the 31st minute. In a scoreless tie, Jenkins batted down an Amelia Hossage corner and made two quick saves as the ball dribbled in front of the box. Defender Karen Yamrick then stopped a shot with her forehead to end the four-shot Hawkeye threat.
"I am at a loss for words," Hanover Area coach Brian Bannon said. "They just didn't head the ball right. If you come up and go through it like you're taught, it's in."
Jenkins made seven saves in 50 minutes to stave off the pesky Hanover Area offense. Kishbaugh, a Northwest student, stopped two shots.
Lake-Lehman (5-2) scored the first goal of the game on one of Emily Sutton's two goals. Sutton maneuvered through the middle of the field to strike the corner of the net in the 32nd minute.
The Black Knight offense opened the second half with a more driven authority, piling on three goals in a 17-minute span. Shoshana Mahoney added the second goal off a Sutton feed to engineer the scoring frenzy.
Morgan Goodrich stole a ball off a defender and launched a strike from 20 yards, and Sutton capped the offensive output with her second tally of the game.
"Well, the first half was terrible," Adamshick said.
"Second half was much better. We just played with confidence and put the ball on the ground, made some great passes. We settled down and put the ball in the net."
Hanover Area (3-3) was held scoreless, despite controlling possession for the majority of the first half.
The Hawkeyes held a 19-16 advantage in shots, and a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.
The Hawkeyes nearly scored on two Caitlyn Bogart indirect kicks from over 30 yards out that just sailed over the crossbar.
"We just couldn't put it in the net," Bannon said. "That's pretty much how this year has been going. We lost one of our top goal scorers (Gabby Murphy), and we're just looking for someone to step up. We have a pretty young crew."
First half: 1. LL, Emily Sutton, 32nd minute
Second half: 1. LL, Shoshana Mahoney (Sutton), 42nd minute; 2. LL, Morgan Goodrich, 50th minute; 3. LL, Sutton, 59th minute
Shots: LL 16, HAN 19; Saves: LL 9 (Amelia Jenkins, Kaylee Kishbaugh), HAN 6 (Ciera Gensel); Corners: LL 2, HAN 7.
Berwick put two goals on the scoreboard late to sneak out of Wyoming Area with a win.
Karen Boone and Caty Davenport scored for the Bulldogs with 13 and 11 minutes left in the game, respectively.
First half: 1. No Scoring
Second half: 1. BER Karen Boone (Carly Montecalvo) 77th minute; 2.BER Caty Davenport 79th minute
Shots: BER 8, WA 13; Saves: BER 8 (Allison Rhinehimer), WA 11 (Jordan Chiavacci); Corners: BER 2, WA 1.
Six different Royals found the back of the net in Holy Redeemer's win at MMI.
Holy Redeemer's Lydia Lawson led all scorers with four goals and three assists.
First half: 1. HR Lydia Lawson (Lauren Maganello) 1st minute; 2. HR Emily Schramm (Lawson) 12th minute; 3. HR Lawson (Emily Masi) 17th minute; 4. HR Masi (Lawson) 19th minute; 5. HR Lawson (Manganello) 21st minute; 6. HR Schramm (Phillips) 22nd minute.
Second half: 1. HR Lawson (Wilson); 2. HR Alyson Manley (Olivia Gregorio) 53rd minute; 3. HR Gregorio (Lawson) 60th minute; 4. MMI Mikayla Dove 86th minute; 5. HR Alyssa Christian (Fulton) 89th minute
Shots: HR 30, MMI 8; Saves: HR 7 (Emily Becker), MMI 13 (Lexie vanHoekelen); Corners: HR 2, MMI 4.
Meera Patel and Lily Williams scored for Wyoming Seminary in a win at home against Meyers.
First half: 1. WS Meera Patel (Bethany Carpenter) 9th minute; 2. WS Lily Williams (Rachel Monk) 12th minute
Second half: No Scoring
Shots: MEY 5, SEM 6; Saves: MEY 4 (Leah Merrick), SEM 5 (Ally Yuscavage); Corners: MEY 4, SEM 4.
Coughlin opened up a close game with two quick goals to start the second half and one more late in the game for a win on the road against Tunkhannock.
Mary Tona and Melanie Sweeny each scored twice for the Crusaders.
Cheyenne Brown scored Tunkhannock's lone goal.
First half: 1. COU Breanna Georgette 15th minute; 2. COU Melanie Sweeny (Megan LeCara) 35th minute; 3. TUN Cheyenne Brown 37th minute.
Second half: 1. COU Mary Tona (Ashliegh Brzenchek) 53rd minute; 2. COU Sweeney 57th minute; 3. COU Tona (Nora Fazzi) 82nd minute
Shots: COU 18, TUN 9; Saves: COU 8 (Jasmine Barreto), TUN 13 (Traci Kromko); Corners: COU NR, TUN NR.
Pittston Area scored two minutes into the game and never looked back in a win at home against Crestwood.
Allie Barber totaled five goals and an assist for the winners.
Hanna Sulkowski scored for the Comets.
First half: 1. PA Allie Barber 2nd minute; 2. PA Barber (Liz Waleski) 3rd minute; 3. PA Maddy Mimnaugh (Barber) 7th minute; 4. Barber (Samantha Mayers) 12th minute; 5. PA Barber (unassisted) 13th minute; 6. PA Katelyn Pugliese 29th minute
Second half: 1. PA Barber 47th minute; 2. CR Hanna Sulkowski 50th minute
Shots: CR 4, PA 25; Saves: CR 16 (Meg White), PA 2 (Jordan Cumbo); Corners: CR 1, PA 6.