Elk Lake Girls Win Lackawanna Commissioners' Invitational
The Elk Lake girls’ cross country team won the Lackawanna County Commissioners’ Invitational at Scranton’s McDade Park on Sept. 17.
Elk Lake, led by Jenny Van Etten and Maria Trowbridge, who finished third and fourth, respectively, finished with 47 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Pleasant Valley, which had 84 points.
Van Etten ran a 19:17, followed by Trowbridge in 19:25. Other places and times included Kirsten Hollister (6, 19:31), Lainey Bedell (17, 20:25), Abby Zdancewicz (19, 20:33), Emily Williams (26, 20:57) and Kellie Grosvenor (47, 22:53).
In the boys’ race, Elk Lake finished fourth with 142 points. Blue Ridge won the team title with 82 points.
Elk Lake’s Luke Jones was the race winner with a time of 15:31. Will Bennett was third, overall, in 16:17. Other places and times included Jason Vermeulen (41, 18:13), Ed Cumens (48, 18:24), Matt Horvath (52, 18:35), Austin Bennett (95, 20:26) and Zach Moon (97, 20:30).
On Sept. 15, the Elk Lake boys stayed undefeated Mountain View, 15-50; Lakeland, 21-35; Lackawanna Trail, 15-42, and Susquehanna, 18-37.
Jones (17:31) and Bennett (17:45) were first and second, respectively, for the Warriors. Other times included Vermeulen (19:23), Horvath (19:32) and Cumens (19:33).
The Elk Lake girls stayed defeated Mountain View, 15-47; Lakeland, 15-50; Lackawanna Trail, 15-39, and Susquehanna, 17-45.
Van Etten (21:23), Hollister (21:36) and Trowbridge (21:39) swept the top three spots. Other times included Bedell (22:34), Zdancewicz (22:34) and Williams (23:03).
On Sept. 13, the Elk Lake girls opened the season with wins over Delaware Valley, 17-46, and Wallenpaupack, 23-34.
Van Etten paced the Lady Warriors, winning the race in 19:25. Trowbridge was second in 19:38. Other times included Hollister (20:06), Zdancewicz (20:39), Bedell (20:41) and Williams (21:10).
Despite taking the top two places, the Elk Lake boys lost to Wallenpaupack, 26-31. The Warriors defeated Delaware Valley, 22-33.
Jones was the overall race winner in 15:32, followed by Bennett (16:13). Vermeulen’s time was 18:02, and Cumens finished in 18:26.
On Sept. 15, Susquehanna defeated Elk Lake, 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-20).
Carley Bennett led the Lady Warriors with four kills and three blocks. Katie Van Etten and Casey Clark each made nine digs.
On Sept. 13, Blue Ridge defeated Elk Lake, 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-16).
Kelsey Caines made three kills as did Bennett.
On Sept. 19, Elk Lake defeated Dunmore, 4-1.
Kyleen Sisson defeated Abigail Aronica, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, for Elk Lake. Sonya Griffiths downed Elizabeth Padula, 6-4, 6-1. Dunmore’s only win came from Maria Notarianni, who dropped Lindsey Shingler, 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles’ action, Meghan Bush and Lydia Watkins defeated Brittany Schlesser and Anna Notchick, 6-4, 6-3. Hannah Cave and Danielle Callas downed Desirae Risse and Sarah Swinick, 6-3, 6-0.
On Sept. 16, Elk Lake defeated Western Wayne, 4-1.
Sisson defeated Emily Funk, 6-1, 6-3, and Griffiths downed Sarah Gardner, 6-0, 6-0. Western Wayne’s Leanna O’Hora downed Shingler, 6-1, 7-6.
In doubles’ play, Bush and Cave defeated Olivia Funk and Kelly Camerer, 6-2, 6-1. Callas and Kalie Murray downed Samantha Franklin and Erica Sullivan, 7-6, 6-2.
On Sept. 14, Elk Lake defeated Holy Cross, 4-1.
In singles’ play, Shingler defeated Laura Drapek, 6-0, 6-3, and Sisson defeated Lindsey Greenwood, 6-0, 6-3. Holy Cross’s Emily Hughes downed Griffiths, 6-4, 6-1.
Bush and Watkins defeated Galen Mayorowski and Olivia Mayorowski, 6-2, 6-1, in doubles. Taylor Watkins and Cave downed Ariana Liples and Jacqueline Bennie, 6-4, 6-1.
On Sept. 13, Scranton Prep blanked Elk Lake, 5-0.
In singles’ action, Kendra Croker defeated Griffiths, 6-0, 6-0; Emily Walsh downed Bush, 6-0, 6-2; and Grace Reilly blanked Watkins, 6-0, 6-0.
Mara Silvon and Annie Tressler defeated Shingler and Sisson, 6-2, 6-0, in doubles’ play. Liz Hyers and Jessica Vough defeated Becca Phillips and Katie Burke, 6-0, 6-1.
On Sept. 19, Elk Lake defeated Carbondale 5.5-3.5.
In individual play, Zack Canfield defeated Carbondale’s Joe Caruso, 2-up, as did Marshall McCarty over Rosanna Misura. Matt Domasiewicz defeated Eric Wallis, 5-and-4. Elk Lake’s Adam Phillips split with Cody Mazza. Carbondale’s Chris Cerminaro downed Ricky Guiton, 4-and-3. Mike Quinn dropped Elk Lake’s Tim Marbaker, 2-and-1.
Canfield and McCarty defeated Caruso and Misura, 4-and-3, in better-ball play. Phillips and Domasiewicz stopped Mazza and Wallis, 2-up. Carbondale’s Cerminaro and Quinn defeated Guiton and Marbaker, 4-and-3.
On Sept. 16, Montrose defeated Elk Lake, 9-0.
Anthony Augenti defeated Phillips, 2-and-1, in the closest individual play match. Other results included Jordan Smith over Guiton, 5-and-4; Lance Nealy defeated Domasiewicz, 5-and-3; Colby Major downed McCarty, 4-and-3; Casey O’Reilly stopped Canfield, 4-and-3; and Matt Sobiech dropped Jeremy Schwarztrauber, 5-and-3.
In better-ball play, Smith and Augenti defeated Guiton and Phillips, 5-and-4. Nealy and Major downed Domasiewicz and McCarty, 5-and-3. O’Reilly and Sobiech dropped Canfield and Schwarztrauber, 5-and-3.
On Sept. 13, Scranton Prep blanked Elk Lake, 9-0.
In individual play, Tim Corcoran defeated Marbaker, 4-and-2; Owen Walsh stopped Guiton, 3-and-2; Eric Fritz downed Phillips, 3-and-1; Dillon Gavin dropped Canfield, 5-and-4; Mike Kussoff defeated McCarty, 5-and-4, and Bridget Simons downed Domasiewicz, 5-and-4.
Corcoran and Walsh defeated Marbaker and Guiton, 3-and-2 in better-ball play. Other results included Fritz and Gavin over Phillips and Canfield, 4-and-3, and Kussoff and Simons defeating McCarty and Domasiewicz, 5-and-4.
On Sept. 17, Tanner Reyen scored the game’s only goal as Elk Lake defeated West Scranton, 1-0.
Matt Cuomo assisted on the game winner.
Dan Noldy made nine saves in net for the Warriors.
On Sept. 15, St. Gregory’s defeated Elk Lake, 4-3.
Tyler Arnold, Cuomo and Cody Frannsen each had goals for the Warriors. Reyen assisted on Arnold’s goal.
Matt Woolcock had eight saves.
On Sept. 14, Cuomo scored a pair of unassisted goals to lead Elk Lake past Western Wayne, 2-1.
Nick Dudock made 23 saves for the Warriors, who were outshot, 24-20.
On Sept. 19, Chris Bevins’s goal with five seconds remaining gave Elk Lake a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Hanover Area.
Down 1-0, Elk Lake knotted the score on a goal by Dylan Simmons.