CORRY - The Lady Dragons moved to 3-2 in Region 4 play on Monday with a 5-0 victory over Corry.
Facing an improved and spirited Corry team, according to Warren coach Bob Domville, it took 27 minutes to get on the board. Erica Blair took a Kathryn Lobdell pass and blasted a shot past the Corry goalkeeper.
Blair wasted little time in doubling the score just two minutes later when Jaimie Eaton sprung her through to the Corry goal.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
Eisenhower goalkeeper Rachel Dinger punches a ball away from goal before a Fairview attacker can get her head on it during Monday’s game at Eisenhower High School. Dinger made 11 saves for the Knights, but they couldn’t find the back of the net, falling 3-0. See page B-4.
"I am hoping it was the cold weather - in regard to our slow start - as we have two very tough games coming up," said Domville, whose Dragons are 6-8 overall.
Warren would score quickly after the break when Eaton put home a cross from Kaitlin Ishman in the 46th minute.
Still hungry, Eaton would score a minute later when she stripped a Corry defender of the ball and buried a shot in the net.
Eaton would only be denied a hat trick by the crossbar after another excellent set-up by Ishman, according to Domville.
After halftime adjustments, Warren was able to control the tempo and had better looks at goal.
Warren's final goal came when Eaton returned the favor as she sent Ishman in alone on goal.
"The girls had some nice passing combination and good decision making as a team," said Domville. "We even had some younger girls step up and make the most of their varsity time. Hannah Raible played very well, nearly setting up another goal for Lady Dragons. Also getting their first taste of varsity action and performing well were freshmen Aldyn Poston and Katlin Adams."
Warren next hosts undefeated-in-region Mercyhurst Prep on Wednesday.
Fairview 3, Eisenhower 0
Eisenhower lost its second straight game on Monday, falling at home to Fairview, 3-0.
The Knights (2-5-2) fought hard throughout the first half and kept it scoreless until the Tigers got on the board with just under 10 minutes left on a shot from distance.
Fairview added a second goal with under two minutes left in the half when an unmarked Tiger striker took a shot that was deflected into the goal.
Emily Warner had the best scoring opportunity of the game for Eisenhower after stealing the ball and taking it in one-on-one against the goalie, but Fairview's keeper made the save.
The Tigers added their third and final goal four minutes into the second half.
"I think we had a much better first half, despite giving up the two goals," said Ike head coach Kevin Weigel. "We had several opportunities and were passing well. For whatever reason, we were a little more sluggish in the second half. Fairview is a very good team. They're undefeated and at the top of our region."
Rachel Dinger stood out in goal for the Knights, staying very active throughout the game and ending with 11 saves.
Eisenhower will travel to West Forest on Tuesday for their first non-region matchup of the season.