Quinn Boger headed in a corner kick from teammate Phil Hachula in the 70th minute and Warren outlasted Bradford, 1-0, Wednesday at Bradford Area High School.
The Dragons (8-3) controlled the ball for much of the match with the Owls, but the game remained a scoreless tie deep into the second half before Hachula's well placed corner kick found the head of Boger.
"We were able to move the ball around well throughout the game," said Warren coach Tom Harrington. "Things got a little frustrating in the second half as (Bradford) was bunkering down on us and playing for a tie. But the boys came through. I'm pleased with the result."
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
Eisenhower’s Jake VanHouten smashes a penalty kick into the side of the net early in the second half of Wednesday’s soccer match against Fairview. It was the only goal of the game for the Knights who fell, 4-1, to the Tigers at Eisenhower High School.
Harrington said that Liam Boger did an "excellent job" controlling the ball in the midfield and he also praised the defensive efforts of Quinn Boger and Bryce Bauer.
Nathan Sandberg was the shutout keeper as the Dragons ran their season-high winning streak to four. The team is next in action Saturday at Jamestown (NY). Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
Warren dropped the junior varsity contest, 2-1. Jason Tipton scored on an assist from Joey Close to account for Warren's goal. Clark Eason and Neil Morrison played strong in goal for the Dragons.
Fairview 4, Eisenhower 1
The Eisenhower Knights' schedule continues to get tougher as the season progresses.
After being shut out by North East on Monday, Eisenhower fell to Fairview - another Region 3 foe - by a score of 4-1 Wednesday at Eisenhower High School.
The game was evenly matched in the early going, but the Tigers struck first with an easy finish off of a through ball 18 minutes in.
Fairview added a second goal seven minutes later when it knocked in a loose ball that was bouncing around in the box.
The Knights nearly made it a one-goal game with 11 minutes left in the half, but an Ike shot hit off the post and bounced right to the Fairview keeper.
The Tigers added a third goal shortly before halftime on a free kick from just outside the box.
Jake VanHouten scored Ike's lone goal early in the second half on a penalty kick, but the Tigers capitalized on a penalty kick of their own minutes later to reclaim their three-goal lead.
"We knew they were coming off a loss (to Mercyhurst Prep) and that they were fired up," said Ike coach Mike Decker. "We played them better this time, but we got into a hole and had trouble getting out. They're a very physical team. This is a tough stretch, playing the top three teams in the region in a row. It can wear a team down."
Decker was pleased with the performances of several of his players, including Andy Decker, Erik Daugharthy, Ricky Zortman and VanHouten, who he moved into the midfield in order to get more touches.
Eisenhower will have nearly a week off before hosting Mercyhurst Prep - the top team in Region 3 - on Tuesday.
Ike lost the junior varsity contest, 7-2. Logan Eadie and Graham Johnson scored goals for the Knights.