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Warren win sets up boys soccer showdown against Franklin

Photo courtesy of Erin Napolitan From left, junior Jack Darling shows solidarity with senior teammates Roman Sheets, Kohle Lyon, Ricky Madril and JT Blum, along with juniors Parks Ordiway and Ethan Best and the rest of the Dragons (not pictured) following Warren’s 14-0 victory Wednesday over Corry in their final home match of the season.

Region 4 got even closer on Wednesday.

Warren’s boys soccer team dispatched Corry, 14-0, at War Memorial Field to improve to 11-2 in the region. Almost an hour and a half away, in Franklin, North East downed the Knights, 6-1, to also improve to 11-2. With the loss, Franklin makes it all three boys soccer teams having 11-2 records and one region game remaining.

JT Blum had three goals and Parks Ordiway two goals and five assists for Warren against Corry.

“We are quickly shifting focus to the Franklin game, which is the final game of the season and a region matchup,” said Warren coach Denny Flatt.

In their final home game of their high school careers, seniors Blum and Roman Sheets combined for four goals and two assists, and Ricky Madril and Kohle Lyon paced the defense in the shutout.

Photo courtesy of Erin Napolitan Warren senior JT Blum (9) weaves his way through the Corry defense in a 14-0 boys soccer win on Wednesday at War Memorial Field.

Ethan Best added two goals for Warren (11-3 overall), and Jack Darling, Mark Lynds, Finn Ordiway, Josh Letko, Tristan Shepard, and Alex Eaton also scored one goal each. It was Eaton’s first career varsity goal, and freshmen Finn Ordiway and Gavin Rex combined for three assists.

Will Nebinski had three saves in goal and combined with Letko and Jack Lynds for the shutout of Corry (0-11-1).

“It’s great in a match like this to see some of our younger players getting varsity touches,” said Warren assistant coach Chris Darling. “Everyone on the roster was able to get some minutes.”

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