Dragons pepper the net in win at Corry
CORRY, Pa. – Caleb Lindell scored five goals and Wes Kiehl had two in his return to game action as the Warren Dragon boys soccer team rolled to a 10-2 win over Corry on Saturday.
“The emphasis going into this match was not to simply score, but how we scored,” said Warren coach Denny Flatt. “We also needed to rework some things on defense. When playing quality teams, we have broken done offensively and did not get the job done. During the quality of our last practice, combination play has been stressed and worked repeatedly.
“Coach Stefen Blair has put some nice drills together and I know we are making progress in that department. When you are not really challenged, the natural tendency is to just score, in reality, effective ball movement must be executed and goals must be earned to win against quality opponents. For the most part, I was generally happy with our play. The tenacity and the determination of the Corry players made us work.”
The Dragons scored six of their goals in the first half, as Alex Nebinski got them on the board, courtesy of a John Page assist. Lindell scored twice and Kiehl once in the opening 40 minutes, while Ryon Flatt and Alex Ferry scored the final two goals of the half.
Parks Ordiway had a pair of assists in the first half and finished with three for the game.
“This match afforded us the opportunity to allow the starters to work on their chemistry and also give them brief periods of rest as all JV players got some varsity action,” Flatt said. “Caleb Lindell had another stellar day with five goals and created havoc for Corry most of the match.
“Zane Anderson worked very hard from his defensive position and played well on both sides of the ball. He finished with 21 tackles and 12 steals. John Page also turned in another solid performance with 20 tackles, ten steals and an assist.
Lindell scored three times in the second half, two off of steals, while Kiehl added the other tally of the final 40 minutes. Kiehl also had an assist on Lindell’s first goal of the game.
“The highlight of the day was seeing Wesley Kiehl return to the pitch for his first game of the year,” noted Flatt. “He returned from an injury and contributed two goals and an assist. He plays a pivotal role on our team and it is great to have him back.”
The Beavers got goals from Caleb Kafferlin at 36:23 and Dylan Riedel 50:00 (penalty kick).
The Dragons have a home match against Oil City on Tuesday at 5 p.m. This match will also include, “Senior Recognition Night.”