Last updated: April 26. 2014 12:26AM - 1674 Views
By Tom Robinson For the Times Leader

Pittston Area's Emily Herron (12) defends against Dallas' Kayla Wanek (4) during their WVC girls lacrosse game Friday in Dallas.
Pittston Area's Emily Herron (12) defends against Dallas' Kayla Wanek (4) during their WVC girls lacrosse game Friday in Dallas.
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DALLAS — Dallas needed a while to get started in its Wyoming Valley Conference girls lacrosse game with visiting Pittston Area on Friday afternoon.

After needing nearly 10 minutes to score their first goal the Mountaineers ran off eight straight in 12 minutes on their way to a 14-10 victory.

“They got their jitters out,” Dallas coach Kim Athanas said after her team fell behind 3-0 early, including giving up two goals in the first minute. “You could see after those first two goals that we relaxed a little bit and started moving the ball around.”

Sophomore Julia Baloh and freshman Samantha Delamater scored four goals each to lead the win.

Baloh led the game-changing run in the first half with three of her goals, converting each time after a teammate had set up behind the goal.

Haley Norwillo, who finished with four goals for Pittston Area, assisted Nicole Karazie’s goal 34 seconds in and scored 19 seconds later. Emily Herron made it 3-0 before Dallas came back strong to move above the .500 mark in league play.

“Our transitions looked a lot better and we were settling the ball down when we had it on the attack,” Athanas said.

Kyleigh Kravis took time behind the goal to find Baloh in front, leading to the tying goal midway through the half and the score that put the Mountaineers ahead to stay with 9:51 left.

“She can challenge really well and she has a hard shot,”Athanas said of Baloh. “I’m proud of her for being able to take it.”

Amanda Miller, who finished with two goals and two assists, added another goal for a 5-3 lead, completing a stretch where Dallas got off 12 shots without allowing Pittston Area any.

The streak of eight unanswered goals culminated in Baloh and Kravis scoring 12 seconds apart. Baloh converted Jillian Viercinski’s pass from behind the goal.

Pittston Area scored the last two goals of the half and got within two twice in the first five minutes of the second half.

That’s when Delamater got involved. She scored all four of her goals in a span of 12 1/2 minutes to stretch a 9-7 lead to 14-8 with 3:59 left.

“She has definitely surprised us coming out being the strong attacker that she is,” Athanas said.

Wyoming Seminary 17, Delaware Valley 7

Lexi Quick led the Blue Knights with five goals, while Becca Schulman and Jacqui Meuser each had three in the win against the Warriors.

Dana Hunt led Delaware Valley with four goals


Dallas 11, Danville 10

The Mountaineers defeated the Ironmen behind five goals from Matt Ross, while Cory Metz added three and Omar Nijmeh had two.

George Pfeiffer made 17 saves in the net.



Dallas 14, Pittston Area 10

Pittston Area`5`5`–`10


Scoring – PA, Nicole Karazie 1g; Haley Norwillo 4g, 1a; Emily Herron 2g; Sara Ruby 3g. DAL, Katie Kapral 2g; Jillian Viercinski 2a; Amanda Miller 2g, 2a; Julia Baloh 4g; Katie Snedeker 1g; Kyleigh Kravis 1g; Samantha Delamater 4g.

Saves – PA 9 (Nicole Walters); DAL 8 (Alex Klinges).

Wyoming Seminary 17, Delaware Valley 7

Delaware Valley`2`5`—`7

Wyoming Seminary`7`10`—`17

Scoring — DV, Dana Hunt 4g; Gianna Pampalone 1g; Emily Peters 1g; Alenadria Maydu 1g. SEM, Madison Sweitzer 1g; Rachel Havrylkoff 1g, 2a; Brittany Williams 1g, 3a; Lexi Quick 5g; Becca Schulman 3g; Gabby Grossman 2a; Kate Romanowski 1g; Jacqui Meuser 3g.

Saves — DV 7 (Karen Cooper); SEM 17 (Kelley Gavin).

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