I must apologize for the lateness of this post, only because I had some important commitments this weekend outside of the sports world. I celebrated one of niece’s First Holy Communion and I turned a year older. Well, actually I turn a year older today, but once that Monday alarm goes off, the celebration ends.
The lacrosse season is in it’s final stages and things certainly, as expected, took some dramatic turns last week. We began the week with Delaware Valley and Wyoming Seminary battling Dallas and trying to stave off a hard charging Scranton Prep for first place in Division I. We ended the week with Delaware Valley back in first place by itself with a one-match lead over Wyoming Seminary and a match-and-a-half over Dallas and two matches left for Delaware Valley.
One of those battles, however, will be a home match against Dallas this week. Remember the first meeting? Well, that one had Dallas end Delaware Valley’s lengthy Wyoming Valley Conference winning streak.
Here is a look at the standings in the WVC:
Remember, Delaware Valley has won all four Wyoming Valley Conference championships since it started in 2013. Also, the District 2 Lacrosse championship is an open tournament with all teams qualifying.
Things get tricky for Delaware Valley. The Warriors are the only Class 3A program in District 2. That puts them into the District 2-11 Class 3A subregional. All matches are included in District 11 and factored into a Power Rating for district qualifying and seeding.
Take a look at where the Warriors are:
In addition, Delaware Valley must win a match in the subregional to be declared the initial District 2 Class 3A champion.
District 2 Class 2A tournament
- First Round — May 15
- Quarterfinals — May 18
- Semifinals — May 22
- Final — May 25
NOTE: The District 2 Class 2A playoffs will include all other WVC programs and Abington Heights and Lakeland, if they choose to participate. Both are playing exhibition schedules in their first season as varsity programs. They will be seeded after the teams that participated in the WVC regular-season schedule.
Also last week, Scranton Prep was on its revenge tour, but fell short of making it 3 for 3 when Wyoming Seminary beat the Cavaliers, 14-7. That still makes things very interesting moving forward, as Scranton Prep has wins over both Delaware Valley and Dallas.
During, Scranton Prep’s win over Coughlin, Daniel Hinton scored the 100th goal of his career. He has been a huge part of building this program from the ground up.
INSIDE GIRLS LACROSSE
Delaware Valley got back on track with some convincing wins last week. The Lady Warriors defeated Pittston Area, 16-0, and Coughlin, 16-1. They trail both Wyoming Seminary and Lake-Lehman in the WVC standings.
Also, Delaware Valley and Hazleton Area are the only two Class 3A programs in the WVC. Therefore, the District 2 Class 3A championship match is set for May 16 when Hazleton Area visits Delaware Valley at 5 p.m.
Here is a look at the WVC girls lacrosse standings:
NOTE: Lake-Lehman plays at Wyoming Seminary today
Abington Heights posted an impressive win over Scranton Prep, 10-3. The Lady Comets have two wins in their first full season in the WVC.
Brennan Tates had five goals in the win for Abington Heights.
Scranton Prep (4-6) 1 2 — 3
Abington Heights (2-6) 6 4 — 10
SP goals: Clare Turner 2, Lillian Boles. Assists: Devon Price.
AH goals: Brennan Tates 5, Emily Marquardt 2, Lauren Simakaski 2, Leia Parry. Assists: Tates, Parry.
Delaware Valley’s Maecy Chlebowski reached a milestone, scoring the 100th goal of her career. It came as part of a 6-goal effort in the win over Coughlin.
BY THE NUMBERS
I have done a lot of tracking with the statistics. I am still short a couple of matches. Hopefully, we can get those two in before we post the final stats at the end of the week.
That’s all for today.
We are into the home stretch.