Back Mountain High School Sports Roundup for Sept. 14-20

Staff reports | September 22nd, 2016 8:11 am

Tuesday, Sept. 20


Lake-Lehman 6,

Wyoming Seminary 0

Mackenzie Love scored a hat trick and assisted on a fourth goal to spark the Black Knights.

Love began the scoring with a goal off a feed from Paige Motovidlak less than six minutes in, then added another goal in the first and second halves. Abby Paczewski scored twice and had two assists in the win.

Monday, Sept. 19


Dallas 1, Coughlin 0

Sam Banks slammed home the game’s lone goal and Melinda Ratchford made seven saves as the Mountaineers stunned Coughlin.

Banks scored off an assist from Hanna Yanovich with 10:35 remaining in the first half for the winning score.

Ratchford made a terrific play to thwart a key shot from Coughlin’s Ashley Chase that would have tied the game.

Lake-Lehman 3,

Wallenpaupack 0

Taylor Alba scored twice and Sarah Sabaluski made two assists as the Black Knights moved to 3-0 by shutting down Wallenpaupack.

Alba scored 3:48 into the game and added another tally 10:17 in. Lilli Stepanski scored Lehman’s second goal of the first half and Lehman goalie Alicia Galasso saved the only shot she faced.


Wyoming Valley West 3,

Dallas 1

Grace Giza made 16 kills, leading the Spartans to a 25-12, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18 victory.

Megan Sebastianelli served five points for Dallas, while Caitlyn Pike had 12 assist and Shlby Carr made three kills.


Lake-Lehman 161,

Nanticoke 219

Adam Motovidlak shot a 36 for medalist honors as Lake-Lehman topped Nanticoke at Huntsville.

Mike Sikora shot a 38, while Robert Lugiano and Tyler Scharff shot a 42, respectively.

Dallas 204,

Hazleton Area 208

Colin Bowanko shot a 1-over 37, leading the Mountaineers to a tight victory that was decided by the fifth scores.

Mason Gattuso’s 43 won the tiebreaker for Dallas.


Dallas 3,

Coughlin 2

In a match played Monday, Allison Francis scored twice and set up another to lead the Mountaineers to a road win.


Dallas 4,

Wyoming Valley West 1

After dropping the first set 4-6, Hannah Bonk rebounded to top Bryden Peters 6-3, 6-4 in No. 1 singles.

Teammates Hannah Gildea and Mikayla Reynolds also needed three sets to win at No. 1 doubles, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

Madisen Jastremski won the Spartans’ lone match of the day at No. 2 doubles.

Saturday, Sept. 17


Scranton Prep 48,

Dallas 0

Prep’s Ricky Morgan, a Shavertown resident who ran for a game-high 143 yards and scored two touchdowns against many of the teammates from his youth while leading Scranton Prep to a 48-0 rout of visiting Dallas.

Friday, Sept. 16


Wyoming Area 3,

Dallas 2

Thanks to a strong day from its singles players, Wyoming Area was able to pull out a tightly contested victory Friday.

Three of the five matches took three sets to determine the outcome. Wyoming Area’s Allison Lampman and Lea Getz both overcame first-set losses to win their matches.


Dallas 2, Crestwood 0

Dallas’ Zach Holthaus got the Mountaineers on the board early, scoring just 26 seconds into the match en route to a shutout win over Crestwood on Thursday.

Beaudyn Lewis’ goal early in the second half was the nail in the coffin for Crestwood. Comets goalie Aidan Zabiegalski made a game-high 17 saves.


Lake-Lehman 36,

GAR 33

Lake-Lehman’s Achilles’ heel was the extra points. It failed on five extra tries. But Lake-Lehman’s Matt Kurtz made sure there would not be a sixth with a game-winning touchdown to lift the Black Knights to a 36-33 double overtime victory over GAR on Friday night.


Lake-Lehman 186,

Hanover Area 224

Tyler Scharff led the way for Lake-Lehman Friday, earning medalist honors in a victory over Hanover Area at Huntsville. Scharff shot a 5-over-par 41.

Wednesday, Sept. 14


Dallas sweeps meet

Dallas’ Jack Zardeki led the way as the Mountainers swept Crestwood, Hazleton Area and MMI Prep. Zardeki’s first-place run finished in 17:11.


Dallas 3, Coughlin 0

The Mountaineers earned a 25-10, 25-8, 25-17 sweep with contributions from Caitlyn Pike (11 assists, 20 service points, four aces), Shelby Carr (six kills, two blocks, three service points, two aces) and Emily Pellam (three kills, six service points, two aces).


Lake-Lehman 148,

Holy Redeemer 158

Redeemer’s Derek Answini shot a 1-under 33, but it was the Black Knights led by Adam Motovidlak (34) who won the match.

Robert Lugiano (36), Mike Sikora (38) and Tyler Scharff (40) also scored for Lehman.

Crestwood 164, Dallas 170

John McGroarty’s 38 led the way as Crestwood defeated Dallas.

Colin Bowanko shot a 40 to pace Dallas.


Meyers 4,

Lake-Lehman 3

Johnny Torres scored his second goal of the game with 11:15 to play, lifting Meyers boys soccer to a dramatic 4-3 victory over Lake-Lehman on Wednesday night.

Mahmoud Dabsheh scored unassisted for Lehman to tie the game at 3-3 with 12:26 to play before Torres answered it with the winner off an assist from Matt Manfre just 71 seconds later.


Lake-Lehman 2,

Meyers 0

MacKenzie Love picked up a goal and an assist as the Black Knights earned the shutout.

Kyra Apaliski also scored as Lehman outshot the Mohawks 26-1.

The first goal by Torres tied the game, 2-2, earlier in the second half.

Thomas Manzoni finished with a goal and an assist for Lehman.


Lake-Lehman 11,

Tunkhannock 0

Makayla Adams hit a hat trick and added two assists as the Black Knights rolled on the Black Turf of Lehman. Izzy Radel added three assists in the Lehman victory, while Carey-Anne Keiper made two assists.

Dallas 7,

Abington Heights 1

Hannah Yanovich scored four times as the Mountaineers broke into the win column after a couple of heartbreaking season-opening losses by peppering the Comets.

Abington Heights took a quick 1-0 lead on a goal by Maura Jenkins, but Yanovich answered for Dallas by tying the score just 34 seconds later. Sam Banks broke the tie with a goal for the Mountaineers just under six minutes into the game, and Yanovich polished off the victory with another goal in the first half and two more in the second.

Dallas quarterback Stone Mannello, left, rolls out to pass against Scranton Prep at Scranton Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17. quarterback Stone Mannello, left, rolls out to pass against Scranton Prep at Scranton Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

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