A four-game Division 2 slate kicks off this week in Wyoming Valley Conference boys soccer, but before it begins, here’s a quick look back at the past week around the league.
Some critical matchups were won and lost, and some of the conference’s top players made the difference in them. Below are the top five performers from the week of Sept. 18-23.
1) Ricky Wooditch, Dallas
Wooditch has tallied a goal or an assist in every game this season and didn’t slow down last week. He started with a goal against Tunkhannock in a 2-1 win in overtime on Sept. 19. The Mountaineers took down Wyoming Area two days later, 10-1, led by his four goals and two assists. Wooditch capped his week on Saturday, when he scored an goal and assisted another as the Mounts stayed undefeated while dealing Coughlin its first loss of the year.
2) Kyle Greenwood, Dallas
While Wooditch was lighting up the scoreboard for Dallas, Greenwood was keeping opponents out of the Mountaineers’ net. He gave up one goal against Tunkhannock in the overtime victory, held a clean sheet before exiting the Wyoming Area rout and only allowed Coughlin’s David Cortez to score once in Saturday’s Division 1 showdown.
3) Hubert Herrera, Crestwood
Herrera scored three goals in 6-0 shutout of Wyoming Area on Sept. 19. Two days later, he scored the first two goals of the Comets’ home game against Valley West. He wasn’t done, later finding Max Gariano on two corners in their 5-2 win.
4) Kenneth Marshman, Berwick
Marshman kept his hot start the season going early in the week with a goal in a tie with Holy Redeemer on Sept. 18 and a four-goal, two-assist performance at Hanover Area on Sept. 20. He added another three goals the next day against Nanticoke Area, the Bulldogs’ second consecutive victory.
5) Max Paczewski, Lake-Lehman
The Black Knights’ leading scorer found the net in their 2-1 win at then-undefeated Wyoming Seminary on Sept. 18. Paczewski followed up that performance with four goals in a 6-1 win over Nanticoke Area the next time out, on Sept. 20.
Also worth noting: Crestwood’s Max Gariano, Tunkhannock’s Eddie Melan, Meyers’ Tanner Nilon posted hat tricks last week.