The Warriors came closer than ever to getting their first win of the season Wednesday. Two of their top players scored four goals, but it wasn’t quite enough.
Wyoming Area fell to Dallas, 13-10, at Tenth Street Field in Wyoming.
Wyoming Area’s Jordan Kelly added another four goals to her impressive season, while also shelling out three assists. Caitlin Butchko scored four goals, while Madison Johnson and Amber Rought accounted for the final two. According to head coach Carl DeLuca, the Warriors came our more aggressive against the Mountaineers.
“We have been a little tentative lately,” DeLuca said. “We needed to pick up our speed and it showed. That’s the difference right now.”
Although the Warriors have yet to win a game, DeLuca likes the way his team is starting to play, especially since top scorer Jordan Kelly has been limited by the opposition.
DeLuca said with Kelly being marked by opposing teams, her assists have picked up leading to more goals for Butchko.
“She picked up passing in her game,” Deluca said. “That’s what we’re starting to see more now. If get more ball movement, we will get more shots on goal.”
Against Dallas, the Warriors had 18 shots on goal and scored 10. In the future, Deluca would like to see 25 shots on goal with a 50 percent conversion rate.
The Warriors trailed just 4-3 against the Mountaineers just before halftime on Wednesday. Two quick Dallas goals made the score 6-3 heading to the break. At halftime, Deluca told his players he wanted a quick score to get them back in the game. They did just that 20 second into the second half.
The two teams went back-and-forth the rest of the way with the Warriors coming up short.
Wyoming Area fell to Wyoming Seminary on Thursday against a batch of Greater Pittston players who play for the Blue Knights.
The Blue Knights currently have six players from the Greater Pittston area. They are: Christina Kilyanek, Hughestown, Jessica Kilyanek, Hughestown, Reeya Lee, Pittston, Nicole Lukesh, Wyoming, Megan Obeid, Pittston and Kate Romanowski, West Pittston.
Even with the loss, DeLuca is pleased with what his team has accomplished this season.
“I’m happy where we are this year,” he said. “I’m happy with our aggressiveness and we are playing better.”
Coughlin 23, Pittston Area 10
Piittston Area’s Dana Zalewski scored five goals in a 23-10 loss to Coughlin on Monday.
Also adding goals for the Patriots were Lucia Menichelli-Bales, Nina Cirelli, Bianca Mattei-Miller, Anna McDermott and Bailey Jordan. Pittston Area keeper Brooklyn Pedana made 19 saves.
Scranton Prep 6, Pittston Area 3
Rachel Ferrance scored a goal and assisted on two others in the Patriots’ loss to Scranton Prep on Wednesday. Nina Cirelli and Anna McDermott each scored a goal, while Brooklyn Pedana made 11 saves for Pittston Area.
Delaware Valley 15, Pittston Area 2
Pittston Area’s Bianca Mattei-Miller scored both Pittston Area goals in a loss at Delaware Valley on Thursday.
Delaware Valley 13, Wyoming Area 0
On Monday, Wyoming Area was shut out by Delaware Valley.
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