It was a long time coming for Pittston Area. And it knew it pretty much had the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 title wrapped up. But the Patriots needed to make it official.
Pittston Area claimed its first divisional title in field hockey on Friday after defeating Elk Lake 1-0.
The Patriots got a score from Alana Platukus at the 5:42 mark in the first half then held on for the victory. With the win, Pittston Area will now face Crestwood at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Crestwood in the District 2 Class 2A quarterfinals.
Hazleton Area 5
Wyoming Area 2
Behind two goals and one assist from Lauren Blakselee the Cougars picked up the win and Kara Sanford contributed two goals.
Bree Bednarski scored twice in the Warriors effort.
Pittston Area 2
Behind one goal apiece from Alana Platukus and Katrinia Mikitish Pittston Area staved off a late goal to pick up the win over GAR on Wednesday.
Brea Seabrook scored in the effort for Pittston Area.
Pittston Area 2
Nicole Chaiko scored the game-winning goal in the second half to secure a 2-1 comeback victory for the Pittston Area field hockey team over Tunkhannock on Tuesday.
Alana Platukus added a goal in the first half with an assist from Emily Herron.
Marley Mason led Tunkhannock with a goal in the loss.
Wyoming Sem 1
Wyoming Area 0, OT
Rebecca Weinstock scored her fourth goal of the season in the ninth minute of overtime to lift the Blue Knights to the No. 2 seed in the District 2 Class 2A tourney.
Mackenzie Gagliardi posted her eighth shutout.
Wyoming Area is the sixth seed in the Class 2A tournament.
Pittston Area 3
Hanover Area 0
It took more than a month, but the Pittston Area girls soccer team finally finished off its win over Hanover Area Thursday.
The Patriots completed a 3-0 win over the Hawkeyes on Thursday, completing a game that began back on Sept. 12 and had been suspended by rain.
Sara Ruby picked up all three goals for the Patriots and Taryn Ashby made six saves for the shutout to move the Patriots into a second-place tie in the Wyoming Valley Conference.
Wyoming Area 2
In a game played Wednesday, Amanda Gallagher scored the game-winning goal in the 66th minute. Sam Acacio also scored for the Warriors.
Tunkhannock’s Mya Toczko gave the Tigers a lead in the 18th minute.
Pittston Area 5
Valley West 1
Down 1-0 with 10 minutes gone in the second half, the visiting Patriots exploded for five goals in the final 30 to win on Tuesday.
Allie Barber had four of them, including the game-winner. Sara Ruby finished with a goal and two assists.
Wyoming Area 0
Shoshana Mahoney scored four goals in her quest for the WVC scoring title. Julia Hutsko added a hat trick, and Morgan Goodrich supplied a goal and an assist.
Caitlin Butchko thwarted 16 Black Knight shots.
Pittston Area 2
Nanticoke won a very physical 3-2 game over Pittston Area on Monday night.
Nanticoke (10-3) faces MMI Prep (1-12) twice for its last two games in the regular season. Just one win will secure the program’s first division championship since winning the D-II title in 2008, and a spot in the District 2 Class 2A Tournament. Wyoming Area’s 8-4-2 mark in D-III is second; the Warriors lone game left in the regular season is against Berwick.
Pittston Area, meanwhile drops to 6-8-1 in Division II with one game left on its schedule, but a berth in the District 2 Class 3A Tournament is already secured.
On Monday night, the Patriots came out in charge and took a 1-0 lead on Jordan Consagra’s 15th goal of the season with 20:53 left in the first half.
Pittston Area’s Matt Tavaglione got the score to within one with 19:46 left, but Nanticoke’s defense held off the Patriots’ charge to secure the victory.
Hazleton Area 1
Jordan Cosagra recorded a hat trick and added an assist to lead Pittston Area to a victory over Hazleton Area Tuesday.
Matt Tavaglione scored two goals and dished out an assist in the win, while Eann McCloe chipped in a goal and an assist for Pittston.
Christian Matricino scored the lone goal for Hazleton Area off an assist from Phil Zeet.
WVC Coaches Meet
The Wyoming Area and Pittston Area cross country teams each participated in the Wyoming Valley Conference league meet last week.
On the boys side, the Warriors and Patriots finished 11 and 12, respectively. Wyoming Area’s average time was 19:49, while Pittston Area’s was 20:31. The Warriors got six dual meet wins, while the Patriots claimed three.
Leading the way for Wyoming Area was junior Zachary Gibbons and senior Chris Wall. Gibbons finished 45th overall with a time of 19:26, while Wall came in 47th and ran a 19:28.
For Pittston Area, junior Mike Havrilla ran a 19:20 to lead the way, good enough for the 44th spot. Just behind Havrilla was junior Eric Sklanka, who ran a 20:04 and finished 60th.
On the girls side, Pittston Area’s Tara Johnson continued to run a solid year. The sophomore finished in 6th overall with a time of 20:02. In 15th was Arianna Boccardi, a freshman, running a time of 21:29.
The Patriots came in fourth overall with 104 team places and an average time of 21:50.
Wyoming Area was led by sophomore Mackenzie Bilbow with a time of 25:08, good for 55th place. Julianna Scappaticci, a junior, ran a time of 27:18 for the Warriors, who came in 13th overall.
Up next for each team is the District 2 meet at Elk Lake this Wednesday.
Wyoming Area 3
Audrey Hiedacavage totaled 16 assists to lead Wyoming Area wo wins 25-19, 25-7, 25-15 Wednesday.
Jess Sorick contributed seven service points.
Coughlin’s effort was led by 11 asssists from Arianna Warnagiri.
Hazleton Area 3
Pittston Area 0
The Cougars won by scores of 25-7, 25-18, 25-14 Wednesday.
Kirsten Durling led the Patriots’ effort with 9 assists.
Pittston Area 1
The Mohawks’ Angela Moses (9 kills, 9 digs) was a kill and a dig away from a double-double as Meyers overcame a first set loss to defeat Pittston Area. The Mohawks won by scores of 22-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-23 Monday.
Pittston Area’s Kirsten Durling contributed 20 assists, and Jackie Ravender had 20 digs.
Wyoming Area 3
MMI Prep 0
Mallory Bohan had six kills and Nicole Wright added five to help the Warriors sweep MMI Prep Monday.
Kristin Purcell paced the Preppers with 10 kills.