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
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,
Nanticokes Kati Nearhouse drives past Hanovers
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 Areas 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
“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
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
Senior, Field Hockey
Family: Parent, David and Cheryl; brother, Brian 20.
Accomplishment: Amanda had two assists in the Trojanettes 2-0 victory
over Dallas on Wednesday. Nanticoke Areas win marked the first
time that a Division II team defeated a Division I team this season.
GETTING TO KNOW AMANDA MADAJEWSKI
Favorite subject: Biology
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Marshall
Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps
Favorite holiday: Halloween
Favorite place: Cancun, Mexico
Amandas 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
Seminarys JaJa Kantwell
The hardest aspect of field hockey for Amanda
is...staying in shape.
Amandas role models are...her mom and
Amandas goal for the rest of the season
is to...improve our record.
Amandas ambitions after the season are
to...play field hockey in college.
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Trojans pull off the upset
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 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 hasnt been taken seriously in the past two seasons. Look for
the Trojans to challenge some of the teams in the upper echelon of the