It’s Friday and I am going to use this time to take a look at the lacrosse scene.

It isn’t always easy for me to find a few minutes to commit to deep analysis, but today, with no live events on my plate, I took the time to look at some things going on in the Wyoming Valley Conference.

Schedule-makers couldn’t have given the WVC a better opening season match than a rematch of last season’s District 2 championship game. Delaware Valley visited Scranton Prep in what is quickly becoming the most heated, though respectful, rivalry in the conference.

Look, Delaware Valley is the team to beat … Every season. But even coach Jeff Krasulski knows the gap is closing as interest continues to increase in the sport. Scranton Prep had a two-goal lead late in the match and looked poised for the win. Then, the Warriors played with a sense of pride and urgency and rallied for the win. It’s a match that kind of set the tone for the rest of the week.

Delaware Valley turned right around and defeated Wyoming Seminary, 11-4. Scranton Prep, however, might have still been stinging from the loss and dropped its second match to Dallas, 8-7.

All that being said. there is a lot of lacrosse to play. Delaware Valley sets the pace. It has now won 47 straight in the WVC since play officially began in 2013. It’s at least looking like that Scranton Prep and Dallas could give the dominant program challenges still this regular season.

Scranton Prep’s Cullen Chesnick, left, and Delaware Valley’s Anton Mackey, go airborne during Tuesday night’s lacrosse match at Marywood University. Delaware Valley won 12-10.
Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer


News and Notes

There was some very good news out of the Scranton Prep camp this week, as well. Anthony Osticco, a senior Attacker who earned WVC first-team all-star honors last season, and who is off to a fast start, committed to play at the University of Scranton.

Last season, Osticco had 57 goals and 36 assists, and already this season has eight goals and nine assists for the Cavaliers.

Osticco

 

 

 

 

 

Match of the week

When the WVC resumes play on Tuesday, the featured match will have Delaware Valley at Dallas. Both teams are strong. Delaware Valley being undefeated and Dallas having its only loss to Wyoming Seminary. Dallas had a huge win over Scranton Prep when Michael Starbuck rallied the team from a 5-3 halftime deficit by scoring three goals and an assist.

 


By the Numbers

Delaware Valley’s Dave Bell, left, and Scranton Prep’s Chris Erhard chase after the ball on Tuesday night at Marywood University. Delaware Valley won the lacrosse match 12-10.
Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer

 

OK, sometimes I get a little cooky when I am working, just ask Conor Foley. But, I thought I would dive right in and see if I could handle a monumental task that I hope the coaches and players will enjoy and then help me to the best of their abilities.

First, let’s get you all up to speed on where all the teams sit heading into the Eastern Break:

WVC STANDINGS

So now, onto what I will call my madness:

For me to keep pace, it’s going to take a lot of cooperation. Coaches really need to make getting their final scores to us a priority.

GIRLS STATISTICS



BOYS STATISTICS




SCHEDULE

GIRLS LACROSSE

MONDAY
Wyoming Valley Conference
Tunkhannock at Abington Heights, 4:30
Hazleton Area at Scranton Prep, 5:30

THURSDAY
Wyoming Valley Conference
Delaware Valley at Dallas, 4:15
Scranton Prep at Coughlin, 4:15
Crestwood at Abington Heights, 4:30

SATURDAY
Wyoming Valley Conference
Dallas at Scranton Prep, 1

BOYS LACROSSE

TUESDAY
Wyoming Valley Conference
Delaware Valley at Dallas, 4:15
North Pocono at Lake-Lehman, 5

WEDNESDAY
Wyoming Valley Conference
Scranton Prep at Crestwood, 5:30

THURSDAY
Wyoming Valley Conference
Wyoming Seminary at North Pocono, 5:30

FRIDAY
Wyoming Valley Conference
Coughlin at Delaware Valley, 5
Lake-Lehman at Scranton Prep, 5:30


That is all for this week.

Hopefully, I will have enough time to keep this pace.

Have a great Easter break.

ENJOY!