October 26
Matusek celebrates 200th career victory
drosengrant@timesleader.com

Coming off a Wyoming Valley Conference Division II championship in 2008, Nanticoke Area didn’t have its best season in 2009.
That was forgotten Monday as veteran coach Mark Matusek claimed his 200th career victory with a 9-3 win against MMI.
The Trojans end their season with a record of 5-9-2.
“You got to give him credit to even be able to do it for 21 years,” said Trojans assistant coach Ryan Amos, who played under Matusek for four years and has been assistant for six. “We had no playoff shot for today’s game, but he had a three-day practice plan. He always had his teams prepared to play.”
Amos, who is the head coach of the Nanticoke Area girls soccer team, said a plaque will be made for the coach and it will be placed in the school.
Matusek finished his 21st season with the Trojans and started the program in his first year. He has been the only boys soccer coach in school history.
“As being coach of the girls team and having about seven wins, I can’t imagine what it’s like to have 200,” said Amos, who graduated in 2001. “I know his dad is a staple at the varsity games and I’m sure he’s very, very proud of him.”
On the field, Alex Pawlush helped his coach reach the milestone by scoring six goals in a rout over the Preppers, while Cody Bukowski set a school-record with five assists.
Josh Lukeszewski, Joey Zwiebel, and Dustin Robaczewski also scored for the Trojans.

Joe Hornak scored twice for MMI and Ryan Scirrotto added a goal.
Nanticoke Area 9, MMI 3
Nanticoke 0 0 — 0
MMI 0 0 — 0
First half: 1. NAN, Alex Pawlush (Chris Holt) 21:00; 2. NAN, Pawlush (Josh Lukeszewski) 18:00; 3. NAN, Pawlush (Tyler Robaczewski)16:00; 4. MMI, Joe Hornak 15:00; 5. NAN, Pawlush (Bukowski) 9:00; 6. NAN Pawlush (Bukowski) 6:00; 7. MMI, Hornak :30
Second half: 1. NAN, Pawlush (Bukowski) 34:00; 2. NAN, Lukeszewski (Bukowski) 28:00; 3. NAN, Joey Zwiebel (Lukeszewski) 11:00; 4. NAN, Dustin Robaczewski (Bukowski) 3:00; 5. MMI, Ryan Scirrotto :30
Shots: NAN 18, MMI 9; Saves: NAN 4 (John Mavus), MMI 9 (n/a); Corners: NAN 6, MMI 2.

9/4/2009
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Nanticoke (2A)

Coach: Mark Matusek, 21st season

Home Field: High school or West Side Park (West Grand Street, Nanticoke)

2008 Record: 13-1-2

Key Players Lost: Josh Olzinski, Robert Bertoni, Jason Zmijewski, Mack Martin, Joey Zannetti, Will Grabinski, Keith Moran, Ian Bukowski

Key Players: Joey Zwiebel, Sr., D; Josh Lukaszewski, Sr., F; Mike Yalch, Jr., D; Dustin Robaczewski, Sr., D; Alex Pawlush, Sr., MF; Cody Bukowski, Jr., MF; John Mavus, Sr., GK; Paul Zannetti, Jr., M

Coach’s Comments: “We graduated eight starters and only have 11 returning players from last year, but they are coachable and saw what it took to accomplish to win the last few years and what it took to get there.”