SAEGERTOWN - Warren coach Tom Harrington called it a wake up call.
Warren's boys soccer was shocked by Saegertown Wednesday, suffering a 4-2 loss to the Panthers at Saegertown High School.
"It's a wake up call for sure," said Harrington. "We came out and were probably underestimating our opponent and you just can't do that. They were a better team than we thought and they came out and took it to us."
The match appeared to be heading in a familiar direction early as the Dragons scored just seven minutes in to take a 1-0 lead. Andrew Stanton played a through ball to Hunter Mohney who found the net to put Warren on top.
However, 11 minutes later, Saegertown scored the tying goal and the 1-1 score remained until halftime.
The Panthers continued their push out of the locker room, sending the Dragons scrambling (4-3) by adding two quick unaswered goals.
Warren appeared to be working toward a comeback not long after when Liam Boger scored off a free kick from 25 yards out to make the score 3-2. The Dragons then began taking chances in an attempt to find the tying goal.
The equalizer never happened and the Panthers closed the scoring with a late goal.
"The guys played hard. We were just outplayed," said Harrington. "We didn't play the best ball, but we have an opportunity to see them again. We won't take them lightly next time, I know that."
Warren's junior varsity team was defeated, 2-1. Jason Tipton assisted on Aaron Buck's goal for the Dragons.
Warren will try to get back on the winning track Tuesday when it visits Oil City.