WILKES-BARRE – It's been a few years since Meyers was a dominant force in the Wyoming Valley Conference.
With a young team now, the Mohawks showed on Friday how good the team with just four seniors on the roster can be and how bright the future may be in a 4-0 win over GAR at Gibby Field in a Wyoming Valley Conference boys soccer crossover match.
"A lot of things we do you could see our youth," Meyers coach Jack Nolan said. "It's to be expected. Hopefully everyday we play a little bit better. "
The team looked like a veteran bunch on Friday as it appeared at times to dominate the Grenadiers (1-7). Junior Cal Lisman gave the Mohawks (3-4-0) an early 1-0 lead four minutes into the contest off a pass from Fernando Ramirez. After the teams battled for another 30 minutes without a tally, Lisman struck again with 2:20 left before halftime for a 2-0 lead. This time he was set up by Geno Setta.
Jarek Hernandez, who is a freshman, scored the final two goals of the game. Lisman assisted on the first one, which came with 11:47 left in the game. Mauricio Rey, another freshman, registered the helper on Hernandez's second goal.
Meyers also plays two freshmen in goal. David Torres played the entire first half making two saves, while Adam Casey was in net the final 40 minutes and stopped four GAR shots.
"We're looking to get better every game and I think our future is pretty bright," Nolan added. "We have a good freshman thins year and a good freshman class coming up next year too."
First half: 1. MEY, Cal Lisman (Fernando Ramirez) 35:38; 2. MEY, Lisman (Geno Setta) 2:20. Second half: 1. MEY, Jarek Hernandez (Lisman) 11:47; 2. MEY, Hernandez (Mauricio Rey) 10:33.
Shots: GAR 8, MEY 14; Saves: GAR 6 (Jesus Tlatenchi), MEY 5 (David Torres 1, Adam Casey 4); Corners: GAR 1, MEY 5.
Matt Tavaglione scored two goals in the Pittston Area win.
Zach Sypniewski had one goal and one assist in the effort for Wyoming Area.
First half: 1. PIT Matt Tavaglione (Jordan Consagra), 8:00; 2. PIT Tavaglione, 17:00; 3.WA David Klaproth (Zach Sypniewski), 25:00; 4. PIT Consagra (Steve Pugliese), 40:00. Second half: 5. WA Sypniewksi, 1:00.
Shots: WA 11, PIT 16; Saves: WA 13 (Aaron Carter), PIT 9 (Zach McKitish); Corners: WA 6, PIT 4
Kenny Rexer recorded three goals to lead Holy Redeemer to the victory.
James Lukachinsky scored the only goal for Hanover Area.
First half: 1. HR Brendan Leahigh, 20:13; 2. HR Kenny Rexer, 4:26; 3. HR Rexer (Leahigh), 2:54. Second half: 4. HR Rexer (Tyler Kukosky), 19:38; 5. HAN James Lukachinsky (Matt Clemons), 6:52
Shots: HR12, HAN 3; Saves: HR 1 (Ian McGrane ), HAN 11 (Joe Gilardi); Corners: HR 4, HAN 3.
Dean Mirabelli scored two goals including the game winner in a thrilling overtime bout.
Ed Lukowski led Nanticoke with one goal and one assist.
First half: 1. NAN, Mike Mihneski (Ed Lukowski), 39:33; 2. TUNK, Jacob Hughes (Colton Brown) 30:01. Second half: 3. NAN, Lukowski (Tyler Robaczewski), 24:44; 4. TUNK, Brown (Hughes), 14:24; 5. NAN, Wiston Godoy, 12:39; TUNK, Dean Mirabelli (Aidan Cronin), 12:01. Overtime: TUNK, Mirabelli (Brian Ly), 8:46.
Shots: TUNK 12, NAN 9; Saves: TUNK 5 (Zac Daniels), NAN 6 (Carmelo Pioquinto); Corners: TUNK 1, NAN 2.
Junior Ramos gave Berwick a lead at halftime, but the Blue Knights scored three unanswered goals to secure the victory.
Malcolm Lumia scored twice for Seminary and an own goal accounted for the final tally in the crossover match.
First half: 1. BER, Junior Ramos (Richard Umana) 6:19. Second half: 1. WS, Malcolm Lumia 33:44; 2. WS, Lumia 32:42; 3. WS, own goal 30:40.
Shots: SEM 11, BER 6; Saves: SEM 3 (Riku Rik Kaizaki), BER 6 (Erickson Vazquez); Corners: SEM 7, BER 1.