Pittston Area boys reach semifinal of Patriots Cup


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Pittston Area’s Jake Black (No. 6) dribbles past his Hanover Area defender during action at The Patriot Cup soccer tournament held at Pittston Area’s Hughestown sport complex.


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Dominick Stella (No. 25) of PA is in control of the ball against Hanover Area.


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PA’s Grace Mimnaugh, left, gets by a Wallenpaupack defender.


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Patriot goalie Caroline Wesp, center, stops a Wallenpaupack shot on goal.


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Wyoming Area’s Katie McDonough battles for control of the ball against a Dallas Area defender.


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    HUGHESTOWN — The boys from Scranton Prep and the girls from Dallas won titles Aug. 5 when the Pittston Area Soccer Booster Club held its annual Patriots Cup at the Primary Center.

    The Pittston Area boys advanced through pool play to reach the semifinals of the event that prospective players on their high school teams use as a preparation for the upcoming fall season.

    SPFC (Scranton Prep) defeated Pittston Area in the semifinals and Crestwood in the finals by 3-0 scores.

    Pittston Area was 2-1 in pool play. It beat Lake-Lehman, 1-0, and Hanover Area, 5-0, but lost to Crestwood, 2-0.

    The Pittston Area girls went 0-3 and did not advance.

    Wyoming Area was 1-2, including a 5-1 win over Pittston Area. Both teams lost to Dallas and Wallenpaupack.

    Dallas beat Lake-Lehman, 3-1, for the girls title.

    The tournament serves as the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, helping it to assist the school’s soccer programs with senior gifts, clothing accessories and other projects.

    Pittston Area’s Jake Black (No. 6) dribbles past his Hanover Area defender during action at The Patriot Cup soccer tournament held at Pittston Area’s Hughestown sport complex.
    http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_PatriotCup1.jpgPittston Area’s Jake Black (No. 6) dribbles past his Hanover Area defender during action at The Patriot Cup soccer tournament held at Pittston Area’s Hughestown sport complex. Tony Casllaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    Dominick Stella (No. 25) of PA is in control of the ball against Hanover Area.
    http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_PatriotCup2.jpgDominick Stella (No. 25) of PA is in control of the ball against Hanover Area. Tony Casllaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    PA’s Grace Mimnaugh, left, gets by a Wallenpaupack defender.
    http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_PatriotCup3.jpgPA’s Grace Mimnaugh, left, gets by a Wallenpaupack defender. Tony Casllaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    Patriot goalie Caroline Wesp, center, stops a Wallenpaupack shot on goal.
    http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_PatriotCup4.jpgPatriot goalie Caroline Wesp, center, stops a Wallenpaupack shot on goal. Tony Casllaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    Wyoming Area’s Katie McDonough battles for control of the ball against a Dallas Area defender.
    http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_PatriotCup5.jpgWyoming Area’s Katie McDonough battles for control of the ball against a Dallas Area defender. Tony Casllaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    Staff Reports

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