Warren celebrated its boys soccer senior night with a 14-0 thrashing of Corry Monday at War Memorial Field.
On Senior Night, Warren coach Tom Harrington took the opportunity to get his seniors "significant" amounts of playing time in the Region 4 victory. The win was the third in a row for the 7-3 Dragons who return to the field Wednesday at Bradford.
Of the 14 goals Warren scored in its win over Corry, 11 of them were scored by seniors. Hunter Mohney led the way with four goals scored and classmates Shane Burns and Matt Sandberg each found the back of the net twice. Fellow seniors Liam Boger, Nick Tarpenning and Wyatt Pierson all scored once.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan?McAfoos
Eisenhower goalkeeper Casey Vincent, left, makes his way out to save a North East shot during a boys soccer contest Monday at Eisenhower High School. The Grapepickers defeated the Knights, 3-0.
The senior class didn't get to have all the fun on Monday. Sophomore Joseph Bell finished with a pair of goals and junior foreign exchange student Phil Hachula of Germany scored once.
The Dragons also left their mark on the assist column with all 14 goals coming with an assist. Sandberg and Tarpenning each had three helpers and Quinn Boger and Bell finished with two each. Andrew Stanton, Hachula, Burns and Liam Boger all finished with one assist.
Nathan Sandberg and Clark Eason split time in goal, but both were relatively unbusy during the evening. The Dragons outshot the Beavers, 58-5.
"All the seniors played very well tonight," said Harrington. "We were able to get them all in the game and get them plenty of playing time. I was very pleased with the impact on the game our seniors had tonight."
The Dragons have put together three straight victories since getting a "wake-up call" during a road loss in Saegertown.
No junior varsity game was played on Monday.
North East 3, Eisenhower 0
Eisenhower allowed three first-half goals on set pieces and failed to find the back of the net during a 3-0 Region 3 loss to North East Monday at Eisenhower High School.
The Knights kept themselves within striking distance for much of the first half, but the Grapepickers added two late goals - including one with just over a minute left - to pull away before intermission.
The second half was much tighter with both teams controlling the ball and registering multiple chances on goal.
"They're a well organized team and they have very good possession," said Eisenhower coach Mike Decker after the game. "We gave up all three goals on set pieces, so that's an area we need to work on. We changed some things around in the second half and we played better. We didn't give up as many shots, but still gave up too many corners. We learned some things and hopefully next time we'll do a better job."
Decker added that he was pleased with the performances of Andy Decker, Ben Perkins and Matt Eernisse.
The Knights will have a chance for revenge later in the season. They travel to North East on October 17.
Eisenhower's schedule doesn't get any easier from here. The Knights will host Fairview on Wednesday and follow that up by hosting Mercyhurst Prep next Tuesday.