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Early deficit no problem for Warren, rolls to 13th soccer victory against Saegertown

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Warren senior midfielder Wesley Kiehl drives through Saegertown defenders, rain and muddy conditions Monday during a 6-1 Dragons’ victory in Saegertown.

SAEGERTOWN — Despite falling behind 1-0 early, Warren rebounded for a 6-1 District 10 Region 4 boys soccer Monday evening.

Saegertown’s Lance Bill opened the scoring in the first five minutes of the game.

“That goal kind of fired us up. It was probably a miscommunication on our part,” Warren head coach Denny Flatt said. “They got somebody out of position and put it in.”

The Dragons (13-0-0) responded in the seventh minute as Zane Anderson scored from Wes Kiehl. In the 16th minute, Ian Darling gave Warren the lead with a goal from Kiehl before John Page assisted a Kiehl goal in the 21st minute.

“There were some pretty sloppy conditions,” Flatt said. “Despite that, I was really happy with our ball movement. Assistant coach Steffan Blair has really been working on the attack with these guys. The work he’s putting in with them is starting to show.”

After halftime, Darling tallied from Anderson in the 54th minute, Anderson scored from Darling in the 60th minute and JT Blum tallied from Anderson in the 77th minute.

“They were playing a sweeper keeper on us,” Flatt said. “Once we figured that out, we were able to break through.”

Alex Ferry made just one save in net for the Dragons, who were led once again on defense by Jack Darling, Sean Duckett, Ethan Best and Ricky Madril before Holden Creal played “valuable minutes” off the bench according to Flatt.

“Sean Duckett really served some nice balls up from the back line,” Flatt said. “He moves the ball well and he really set us up nicely on the attack.”

Page had 27 tackles and 23 steals while Kiehl had 19 tackles and 19 steals.

“John Page basically won every 50-50 ball and changed the direction of play numerous times out there for us,” Flatt said.

Warren will close its regular season Thursday at Titusville.

VOLLEYBALL

YOUNGSVILLE LOSES

UNION CITY — Union City topped Youngsville, 25-22, 25-14, 21-25, 25-15, in volleyball action.

Andrea Sveda had 10 kills, two aces, 11 digs, seven blocks and an assist for the visitors while Kamryn Weissinger had nine kills, one ace, 14 digs, a block and an assist.

Jena Wilson added 11 digs, 22 assists and one ace; Kenzie Olewine had 14 digs and four kills; and Samantha Wilhelm added 16 digs.

In the junior high match, Union City was a 14-25, 25-12, 15-8 winner. Mia Rafalski had eight digs and a kill for Youngsville.

Youngsville travels to Sheffield to close out the season today.

WARREN FALLS TO DUBOIS

DUBOIS — DuBois topped Warren, 25-22, 25-18, 14-25, 21-25, 16-14.

Hannah Shattuck had 12 kills and 10 digs; Olivia English 14 kills and four aces; Carly Beers eight kills, 11 digs and four aces; Jordan Sitler 10 kills and three blocks, Kylie Fehlman five kills and three blocks; Halee Mineweaser three kills, 11 digs, two aces, four blocks and 44 assists; while Karie Madigan added 39 digs, four assists and one ace for Warren.

DuBois won the jayvee match, 26-24, 25-19.

Brooke Edwards had two kills and an ace; Kirsten Johnson one kill; Alexia Bowers two kills and one ace; while Lexi Hoffman added four aces and two digs for the Dragons.

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