Trojanettes season ends with loss to Dallas
Dallas 4 - Nanticoke 1

At Dallas, Nicole Clemson scored a goal and dished out two assists to help the Mountaineers advance past Nanticoke to the District 2 AA semifinals on Wednesday. Tara Puffenberger scored a goal and added an assist. Sam Martin and Dana Krawetz also scored goals for Dallas.
Katie Nearhouse scored the one Nanticoke goal.
Dallas meets top seed Wyoming Seminary on Monday.

Trojanettes take 1 from Hanover...Hanover out!
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Mary Urbanski scored with 7:08 left in overtime to lift Nanticoke to a 3-2 victory over Hanover in high school field hockey District 2 Class 2A playoff action Monday.

Mary Urbanski (23) gets a hug from(22)Angela Hillen after she scored the winning goal against Hanover in the 1st round of the AA playoffs,







Nanticoke’s Kati Nearhouse drives past Hanover’s Kristen Pstrak during the second half of a high school District 2 field hockey playoff game.

Sara Bertoni had given the Trojanettes a 1-0 lead with a first period goal. But Kristen Pestrak and Kady Gayewski put the Hawkeyes ahead with goals in the second half. Megan Bogdan evened the score with a goal with 7:22 left in regulation.
Nanticoke will now play Dallas on Wednesday. Hanover Area’s season ends.
Hanover Area 0 2 0 - 2
Nanticoke 1 1 1 - 3
First Half: 1. NAN, Sara Bertoni (Courtney Katra), 8:39. Second Half: 1. HA, Kristen Pestrak (Jill Dunn), 26:16 . 2 HA, Kady Gayewski (UA), 17:34 ; 3. NAN, Megan Bogdan (Jenn Harnischfeger), 7:22 . Overtime: 1. NAN, Mary Uribanski (Katie Nearhouse), 7:08.
Corners: Nanticoke 12, Hanover 5. Goalie Saves: Nanticoke (Alexa Gorski) 5, Hanover (Jessalyn Paveletz) 10. Shots: Nanticoke 12, Hanover 6.

Picture-perfect pass lifts Nanticoke in OT
Jill Snowdon - Citizens' Voice

With the ball at her stick and the defense closing in, Nanticoke Area’s Kati Nearhouse choked up for a release on goal. Just then, a better option presented itself and Nearhouse quickly shifted gears.
The senior captain hit Mary Urbanski with a perfect cross and the freshman finished it off with a one-touch shot to the cage as the Trojanettes escaped the first-round of the District 2 AA field hockey playoffs with a 3-2 overtime win against a relentless Hanover Area squad.
“I was going for the shot,” Nearhouse said. “But thank God Mary was at the post because she had a better angle. I saw her and knew I had to give it to her.”
Nanticoke Area (7-9-0) advances to the district quarterfinals where it will play at Dallas on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Hanover Area, which made its first appearance in the district tournament, finishes the season at 7-6-1.
“I thought she would pound it in or pull it right and around the keeper,” Nanticoke coach Lori Dennis said. “Then Mary came out of nowhere and (Kati) knew she was there because that’s something we practiced. Kati has such great field vision and she’s just so accurate.”
Nearhouse, who was a threat every time she got the ball in overtime, almost put the game away minutes before her game-winning assist. She took a pass, raced past Hanover’s defense and went one-on-one with keeper Jessalyn Paveletz. Before Nearhouse could put a true shot on goal, Paveletz came out and kicked the ball from harm’s way.
Paveletz and her Hanover teammates may have been more of a handful than the Trojanettes were expecting. The Hawks entered with a winning record, but played in a weaker division and had never advanced to the district playoffs.
None of that matter on Wednesday and Hanover didn’t go away easily after Nanticoke took a 1-0 lead in the first half on Sarah Bertoni’s goal.
The Hawks rallied in the second half, tying the score four minutes into the period. Jill Dunn’s shot from the top of the circle split Nanticoke’s defense and was tipped in by Kristen Pstrak.
Hanover made it 2-1 nine minutes later as Kady Gayewski beat a defender scored an unassisted goal from the right wing.
“I’m at a loss for words right now because that’s the best field hockey they ever played,” Hanover coach Jocelyn Holodick said. “They were down, but these girls believe in themselves and that’s what impressed me most. They were here for the fight and they strongly believed they had a chance.”
Nanticoke evened the score at 2-2 with seven minutes left on the clock when Megan Bogdon tapped in a short pass from Jenn Harnischfeger.
“We had people playing in positions they weren’t in all season and they played very well,” Dennis said. “Hanover was amazing. They played fantastic and gave us a run for our money.”

Trojanettes make it to District II playoffs
Jill Snowdon - Citizens' Voice

The Trojanettes enter with a 6-9-1 record, but if they put it all together, they can certainly make a run. Nanticoke meets Hanover Area in a first-round match-up with the winner advancing to play Dallas. A Nanticoke win would set the stage for a rematch with the Mountaineers. The Trojanettes defeated Dallas 2-0 in the regular season. Just remember, the team that advances in this bracket will meet Wyoming Seminary in the semifinal.

Citizens' Voice Athlete of the Week: Amanda Madajewski
Nanticoke Area
Senior, Field Hockey
Age: 17

Family: Parent, David and Cheryl; brother, Brian 20.

Accomplishment: Amanda had two assists in the Trojanettes 2-0 victory over Dallas on Wednesday. Nanticoke Area’s win marked the first time that a Division II team defeated a Division I team this season.

Favorite subject: Biology
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Marshall
Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps
Favorite holiday: Halloween
Favorite place: Cancun, Mexico
Amanda’s hobby is...singing in the shower
In her free time, Amanda likes to...drive around.
Favorite movie: “Never Back Down”
Favorite TV show: “Full House”
Favorite actor and actress: Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts
Favorite musician: Taylor Swift
The best player Amanda has played against is...Wyoming Seminary’s JaJa Kantwell
The hardest aspect of field hockey for Amanda is...staying in shape.
Amanda’s role models are...her mom and dad.
Amanda’s goal for the rest of the season is to...improve our record.
Amanda’s ambitions after the season are to...play field hockey in college.

Trojans pull off the upset
Score one for the underdogs.

Nanticoke got late goals from Courtney Katra and Sarah Bertoni to lift the Trojans to a 2-0 win over Dallas on Thursday – the first time this season that a Division II team defeated a Division I team in Wyoming Valley Conference play.
D-I teams had been 47-0 against D-II teams headed into the day.
Amanda Madajewski assisted on both scores for the Trojans (3-6) and Alexa Gorski made five saves for the shutout.
Meghan Martin stopped eight shots in net for Dallas (6-3).
Dallas 0 0 — 0
Nanticoke 0 2 — 2
Second half: 1. NAN, Courtney Katra (Amanda Madajewski), 8:06; 2. NAN, Sarah Bertoni (Madajewski), 6:32. Shots: DAL 5, NAN 10; Saves: DAL 8 (Meghan Martin), NAN 5 (Alexa Gorski); Corners: DAL 8, NAN 4.

Field Hockey Capsule - Times Leader

Coach: Lori Dennis
Division: WVC Division II - PIAA Classification: 2A
2007 Record: 13-2
2007 Playoffs: Lost to Lake-Lehman, 5-3, in the second round of the District 2 playoffs
Key Players: n/a
Outlook: Nanticoke has talent but hasn’t been taken seriously in the past two seasons. Look for the Trojans to challenge some of the teams in the upper echelon of the WVC.