The weather hasn’t been cooperating with any spring sports seasons.

Boys and girls lacrosse has gotten off to a start, however, and no team played better than Scranton Prep in the opening week.

Scranton Prep players knew heading into the start of the season it could get a good gauge of where the program stands after an 8-5 record and first-round District 2 playoff loss in 2017.

The Cavaliers opened with a pair of road matches against two teams that tied for first place in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division I regular-season standings and were part of a playoff for the championship.

Hinton

Sparked by a last second goal by Luke Johnson off an assist from Daniel Hinton, Scranton Prep knocked off Delaware Valley, 10-9, in the season opener.

It was the second straight win over the Warriors, who started this season with a 53-3 record in the regular season in the history of the WVC.

Two days later, the Cavaliers were at it again, this time at Dallas. Hinton did the damage with four goals and Johnson contributed two as Scranton Prep posted a 7-5 win.

It was a reversal of fortune for the Cavaliers, who started last season with a 12-10 loss to Delaware Valley and an 8-7 loss to Dallas, before earning a win over Wyoming Area, and finishing the difficult early stretch with a loss to Wyoming Seminary, 10-5.

This week, Scranton Prep will face Wyoming Area today, then must take on Wyoming Seminary on Friday, both at the Loyola Complex.

Scranton Prep’s Joe Pettinato.

 

 

Scranton Prep’s victory was the second in the last four meetings against the Warriors, who are the only program to win a Wyoming Valley Conference Division I title in the history of the conference.

 

BIRTH OF A RIVALRY

 

MARGIN OF VICTORIES IN DELAWARE VALLEY vs. SCRANTON PREP MATCHES

Delaware Valley (Black); Scranton Prep (Gold)

 

 

As you can see, Scranton Prep has come a long way since the birth of the program in 2013.

There will be a rematch, again, as part of the second half of the schedule.

APRIL 24

Delaware Valley at Scranton Prep

APRIL 27

Dallas at Scranton Prep

 


 

 

BOYS STATISTICS

 

 

Well, we are going to try to keep track of the LIAA teams competing in the Wyoming Valley Conference the best we can.

Again, these numbers are the ones that appear in Times-Shamrock publications. Coaches can alert me to any problems, that would be delightful.

 

CAVALIERS

 

 

Scranton Prep’s Greg Fisher Luke Johnson.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

 

 

WARRIORS

 

Delaware Valley’s Josh Balcarcel
Butch Comegys / Staff Photographer

 

 

TROJANS

 

 


 

 

GIRLS STATISTICS

 

 

CLASSICS

 

 

Scranton Prep’s Kerry McGrath.
File photo

 

 

LADY WARRIORS

 

Crestwood’s Taylor Tomalinas and Delaware Valley’s Kirsten Dunn battle for the ball.

 

 

LADY COMETS

 

 


 

SCHEDULE

 

TUESDAY

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE
Wyoming Valley Conference
Crestwood at Delaware Valley, 5
Wyoming Area at Scranton Prep, 5:30

 

WEDNESDAY

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE
Wyoming Valley Conference
Crestwood at Scranton Prep, 5:30

 

THURSDAY

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE
Wyoming Valley Conference
Wyoming Area at Delaware Valley, 4:15
Hazleton Area at Abington Heights, 4:30

 

FRIDAY

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE
Wyoming Valley Conference
North Pocono at Tunkhannock, 4:30
Lake-Lehman at Delaware Valley, 5
Wyoming Seminary at Scranton Prep, 5:30