Eagles soar in standings

Mountain View raised its league record above .500 while goals were few and far between for Elk Lake and Montrose in boys’ soccer action.

Mountain View broke a scoreless game open in the second half behind two goals from Rigo Viveros to defeat Old Forge 5-0 at the University of Scranton.

Viveros scored the game’s first goal nine minutes into the second half and the Eagles broke the game open in the final 20 minutes when Zach Polovitch and Mike DeWolfe scored six minutes apart. Nick Schmidt scored with five minutes to go and Viveros capped the scoring with a goal with two minutes to go.

Mountain View outshot the Blue Devils 24-9 and Goalkeeper Connor Richmond notched six saves.

Polovitch scored four goals and Riley Weida and DeWolfe chipped in with two each as Mountain View routed Montrose 10-1.

Caleb Eichelberger put Mountain View on the board with a goal three minutes into the game and Weida added his first goal at the midpoint. Montrose’s Henry Rogers cut the lead to 2-1 ten minutes later.

However, Polovitch scored a minute later off a Viveros assist and DeWolfe scored three minutes later as Mountain View pulled away.

Polovitch scored twice within a minute early in the second half the second coming off another Viveros assist. Polovitch assisted on Weida’s second goal. Nick Schmidt and Polovitch scored unassisted for the Eagles and DeWolfe netted his second goal off a pass from Nathan Ofalt.

Mountain View enjoyed a 17-5 shot advantage and Richmond recorded five saves. Jesse Rogers had seven saves for Montrose.

Elk Lake’s Alex Braddish scored the only goal of the game near the 30-minute mark and the Warriors earned their first Lackawanna League win with a 1-0 shut out of Mid Valley.

The Warriors outshot the Spartans 26-12 and Goalkeeper Caden Ramey earned six saves to preserve the shut out.

Elk Lake fell to Riverside 4-1 as Brandon Reed had a hat trick for the Vikings.

After Reed scored twice to open the game, Braddish cut the deficit with a goal three minutes before halftime.

Ramey had eight saves for Elk Lake who were outshot 15-7.

Western Wayne broke a 1-1 tie with three goals before intermission to defeat Montrose 6-3.

The Meteors had knotted the score midway through the first half when Henry Rogers took a pass from Aiden Birchard and buried in the back of the net.

Montrose would not score again until late in the second half when Ted Lubash converted a penalty kick and Rogers score again in the final minute.

Western Wayne had a slight 15-12 shot advantage. Montrose Goalkeeper Jesse Rogers had nine saves.

Montrose also fell to Dunmore 5-1 as the Bucks scored four times in the first half.

Lubash added another penalty kick for the lone Meteor score. Jesse Rogers recorded 23 saves on the 28 shots from Dunmore.

Blue Ridge blanked Riverside 4-0 in Lackawanna League Division II-III crossover game.

Ben Bleck put the Raiders on the board with a goal at the 16-minute mark off an assist from Garrett Conklin.

Blue Ridge erupted for three scores in the second half with Conklin scoring eight minutes into the second half followed by Gerald Wilsted scoring off an assist from Ryan Mills two minutes later. David Wolfe completed the scoring with an unassisted goal.

The Raiders outshot Riverside 23-11 with Jacob Morris securing three saves in the goal.

Blue Ridge also defeated an undermanned Old Forge unit 9-0 on Saturday. Statistics were not available at press time.

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