The Eisenhower Knights picked up win number two on the year with a 4-0 victory over Forest Area Thursday at Eisenhower High School.
Ike's first goal of the game came late in the first half when a ball from Christian Hefright was misplayed by the Forest goalkeeper, making it a 1-0 Knights advantage heading into the break.
Play picked up in the second half when Casey Vincent buried a shot from 30 yards out and Eric Sorenson found the net minutes later to extend the lead. With five minutes remaining, Vincent played the ball to Josh Eernisse, who slipped the ball by the keeper to put the nail in the coffin and improve Eisenhower's record to 2-0.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Pressure is on
Eisenhower’s Casey Vincent (30) jumps to block a clearing attempt from a Forest Area player Thursday at Eisenhower High School. Vincent had a goal and an assist in the Knights’ 4-0 win.
"We seem to be working out some of the kinks from last year," said Knights' coach Matt Decker, whose team outshot Forest Area 23-5. "We're doing a much better job controlling the possession, and we've had two shutout wins in a row now. You can't complain about that."
Decker also credited the play of Chris Johnson, Grant Venman, and Levi Hendrickson on defense.
Eisenhower is on the road for six consecutive games beginning with a non-region trip to Clarion-Limestone on Tuesday.
WARREN 8, CORRY 1
CORRY-Warren opened its Region 4 schedule in style Wednesday night, defeating Corry on the road by a score of 8-1.
Bryce Bauer led the offensive effort with a hat trick, Jason Tipton had a pair of goals, and Mitch Dorunda, Quinn Boger, and Steffen Blair added one each.
Boger also had a pair of assists while Tipton, Joey Close, Max Gross, Spencer Zaffino, and Simon Smith each had one helper.
"I'd say we had possession around 75 percent of the time," said Warren coach Tom Harrington. "We were able to go deep into our bench and play everyone who dressed in both halves. It was a good effort from beginning to end."
Clark Eason started in goal and made four saves before giving way to Seth Harrington, who closed out the game with three saves in the second half.
The Dragons (1-1, 1-0) visit Central Tech at Erie Veterans Stadium on Saturday morning.