One week. Two milestones.
That’s the last seven days in a nutshell for Wyoming Area’s field hockey team. There was a big milestone, and even a bigger win.
After 13 seasons of futility against Wyoming Seminary, the Warriors went wheeling into the record books against the Blue Knights. Bree Bednarski scored all three goals for the Warriors and Katie Wolfgang saved 15 shots Wednesday as upstart Wyoming Area dominated Wyoming Seminary 3-1 at Klassner Field.
It is believed to be the 13-year-old program’s first victory over the traditional District 2 power Blue Knights. But that wasn’t the only milestone reached during the week.
Bednarski, who eclipsed Serra Degnan’s scoring record just two weeks earlier, racked up her 100th career goal at Wyoming Area in a 7-0 win over Holy Redeemer on Thursday.
In that game, Bednarski scored four goals, while Emilie Wanko, Madison Mulhern and Ally Bresnahan netted a goal apiece in the shutout win. Wanko had three assists while Mulhern had two.
From the start, Wyoming Area dominated the game against Sem.
The Warriors kicked into high gear from the start, building a 2-0 lead within the game’s first 19 minutes that actually could have been much greater. One potential Wyoming Area scoring shot clanged off the post, another Warriors goal that was initially called good was then disallowed and a handful of other shots just missed the Sem cage.
Nobody on either side could remember the Warriors ever before beating Wyoming Seminary, but both teams are sure to remember this one.
The victory put 9-2 Wyoming Area in terrific position to earn the No. 3 seed and a home game in the District 2 Class 2A playoffs, right behind unbeaten Crestwood and Lake-Lehman. They were the only two teams to beat the Warriors during the regular season, and Wednesday’s victory gave the Warriors the tiebreaker advantage if their final record winds up even with Sem’s.
Wyoming Valley West 2, Pittston Area 2 OT
Pittston scored two goals to take a 2-0 lead, but Wyoming Valley West battled back to even the score with only 8:46 left in the game. Neither team was able to find the game-winner in overtime on Thursday.
Alana Platukus and Ali Dunn scored for Pittston Area while Erin Gibbons and Natalie Vasada earned markers for the Spartans.
Wyoming Area 6, Tunkhannock 1
Bree Bednarski had a hat trick and two assists while Emilie Wanko netted a goal and three assists as the pair led Wyoming Area over Tunkhannock on Monday.
Quinla Hammersley scored the lone goal of the night for the Tigers.