Pittston Area girls fall in title game of Patriot Cup; 16 area teams on hand

Staff reports | August 13th, 2015 10:00 am

PITTSTON — Sixteen teams. Beautiful weather. Three fields.

That’s a recipe for the annual Pittston Area Patriot Cup.

The event was held on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Pittston Area Primary Center in Hughestown. Sixteen teams - eight boys and eight girls - from the Wyoming Valley participated in the day-long event. Games started at 8 a.m. and championships were held just prior to sundown.

The Pittston Area girls team, playing as Persistent Infringement, and Dallas were each 3-0 and advanced to the championship game. Pittston Area fell to Dallas, 1-0.

Pittston Area took down Scranton Prep, Holy Redeemer and the Lady Lake Sharks each 1-0 before falling to Dallas in the final. Wyoming Area was 1-2 on the day, picking up a 3-1 win against Wyoming Valley West.

On the boys side, Crestwood beat Coughlin in a shootout. Pittston Area won its first game, 3-0, against Holy Redeemer before falling in the next two. Wyoming Area picked up a 2-0 win against Hanover.

Pittston Area’s Nick Barbieri kicks the ball upfield past a Wyoming Valley West defender.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_PA-soccer-1.jpgPittston Area’s Nick Barbieri kicks the ball upfield past a Wyoming Valley West defender. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Colin Tracy of Pittston Area takes a shot on goal against a WVW defender.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_PA-soccer-2.jpgColin Tracy of Pittston Area takes a shot on goal against a WVW defender. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
PA goalie Taryn Ashby smothers a lose ball with fellow Patriot Tiffany Tubioli, left, helping defend.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_PA-soccer-3.jpgPA goalie Taryn Ashby smothers a lose ball with fellow Patriot Tiffany Tubioli, left, helping defend. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
WA’s Ryan Shuleski hits a header against Coughlin during the annual Patriot Cup.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_PA-soccer-4.jpgWA’s Ryan Shuleski hits a header against Coughlin during the annual Patriot Cup. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area’s Alee Petit takes control of the ball against Dallas Area.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_PA-soccer-5.jpgWyoming Area’s Alee Petit takes control of the ball against Dallas Area. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Staff reports

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