2013 SEASON: NEWS: LADY COMETS "STEAL THE SHOW" AT UNICO ALL-STAR GAME

Monday, November 28
LADY COMETS "STEAL THE SHOW" AT UNICO ALL-STAR GAME

The 10th annual UNICO all-star game was held on November 19, 2011 at the University of Scranton's Fitzpatrick Field. Top players from all over the Lackawanna League were selected to particpate--including players from Scranton Prep, Valley View, Mountain View, Western Wayne, Dunmore and others. But it was our own Abington Heights girls who provided the offensive fireworks.

The Lady Comets' crafty attacking tandem of Emma Black and Maggie Scanlon had produced distinctive play alll season. However, in this game, these two speed merchants found one more context for displaying their talents as they provided, between them, all of the goals and all of the assists in the Pink Team's  5-1 victory over its all-star opponent.

After recording the game's first goal, Black repsonded by adding three more goals in the second half on her way to registering an extremely rare "perfect" hat trick (one left-footed goal, one right-footed goal, one header goal.)  Scanlon scored the other goal for the Pink Team while providing beautiful assists on two of Black's tallies.

Another Abington standout, Emily Sullivan, also particpated in the game for the Lady Comets and was selected to start in the midfield along with Scanlon. Sullivan played a solid defensive game in the center of the pitch and helped hold the opponents (a group of of veteran all-stars) to just one first-half shot. Both Scanlon and Black were interviewed after the match and Black was awarded the game's MVP plaque.

After enjoying such a wonderful regular season, it was nice to see the Lady Comets continue their success in this post-season affair.