Crestwood defeated Dallas 3-2 to win the Division 1 Boys Varsity Soccer Championship at Lake Lehman High School Thursday October 19. Dallas was the defending District 2 Class A champion in 2016.
Crestwood’s 14-1 record seals a top two seed in the upcoming District 2 Class 3A Tournament. Dallas is the number 3 seed. Crestwood to play in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, October 25 against the winner of the Wyoming Valley West/Honesdale game.
Dallas was the first to score knocking one goal into the Comet net in the first half leading 1-0. Sean Murphy scored 10 minutes into the second half on a crosser from Hubert Herrera, followed by a header by a Dallas defender knocking the ball into the goal, giving Crestwood 2 goals. Four minutes later Crestwood’s Thomas Roberts scored again bringing their tally to 3. Dallas scored on a penalty kick to bring the score to 3-2 but the clock ran out and Crestwood claimed the win. Dallas ends their season with a 13-2 record.
Crestwood defeated Hazleton 7-1 Monday October 16. Sean Murphy led the winners with four goals followed by Hubert Herrera with one goal and two assists. Anthony Kovalchik made two saves in goal.
Crestwood Girls Varsity Soccer team overcame Wyoming Valley West 7-1 Tuesday October 17 in the Division 1 regular season final game. Crestwood is the defending District 2 Class 3A Champion. Crestwood finished second in Division 1 this year, three points behind Dallas. The team has 10 of their 11 starters from the 2016 season.
Melissa Herrara led her team scoring the first 3 goals in the first 21 minutes of the game. She was assisted by Allie Stover, Bella Termini and Sam Brumagin. Crestwood scored their next three goals in the second have in less than six minutes. Taylor Tomalinas scored twice and Meg Sypniewski got her first goal of the year. Vanessa Atie added a seventh goal with one minute left. Valley West scoring leader Kennadi Josefowicz knocked in one goal to get on the scoreboard before the final buzzer.
The Crestwood girls shut out visiting Delaware Valley, 4-0, on October 21.