EL hockey entering playoffs

Elk Lake’s Dylan Simmons, second from left, Trevor Gowin, at right, and Steven Paskalitis, in front, tangle with a Northwest opponent during the Warriors’ 3-2 loss in Dimock on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

The Elk Lake field hockey team entered the District II playoffs on Tuesday evening againstNanticokeas the second seed from WVC Division III after facing a loss to Northwest, 3-2, on Monday night.

On Monday night, both teams entered the contest with 11-2 records and played to decide the Division III championship.

The Warriors fell behind against the Rangers as they scored a pair of first half goals. Northwest’s Taylor Perlis scored off an assist from Glenn Carr at19:28, followed by a goal from Morgan Price off an assist from Perlis at11:46.

Down 2-0 at the start of the second half, ElkLake rallied to tie the game up with a pair

Warrior Paul Cron hits the ball past a Northwest defender at Elk Lake on Monday afternoon. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

of goals.

CJ Bevan found the back of the cage first with an assist from Dylan Simmons at 25:19, and Simmons scored unassisted at19:50to even the score at two apiece.

However, a goal from Perlis with an assist from Price with11:50left on the clock put Northwest up for good to win the title.

ElkLakehad six shots on goal and 15 corners while goalie Brooke Seamans had eight saves on the day.

Last week, the Warriors took a pair of wins at Pittston on Tuesday evening in a doubleheader that saw the Warriors prevail 4-2 and 2-1.

Steven Paskalitis and Dylan Simmons each scored a goal in the first contest as the Warriors had 13 shots on goal and nine corners while goalie Luke Myers had three saves.

Adding assists in the first contest were Paskalitus and Dakota Sherman.

In the second game, Sherman and Simmons each scored first-half unassisted goals to lead the Warriors to a victory.

ElkLakehad six shots on goal and two corners while Myers had four saves.

If the Warriors (11-3) win their Tuesday playoff game againstNanticoke, they will face Crestwood’s Comets (15-0) atCrestwoodHigh Schoolon Thursday at5 p.m.