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Oct. 5, 2021 Soccer: Late PK Sends North East Boys Past Warren; Northern Potter Snaps Lengthy Losing Streak

North East's Krew Ksenich (left) and Warrens' Corban Reinard battle for possession during the first half of Tuesday's game.

WARREN, Pa. – For 75-plus minutes, North East and Warren battled to a scoreless stalemate.

With 4:17 to go, the Dragons were called for a foul in the box and North East’s Joel Morey penalty kick was perfect, beating Dragon keeper JT Blum.

The Grapepickers added an insurance goal two minutes later courtesy of Mike McGuigan, with Krew Ksenich tallying the assist to head back home with a big 2-0 Region 4 road win.

Morey talked about the game, including his game-winner afterward:

Out of necessity, Blum made his first appearance in net and was very effective to the tune of seven saves.

The Dragons had several opportunities courtesy of Parks Ordiway and Mark Lynds, but the North East defense was up to the task.

Grant Girts and Ethan Hammer combined on the clean sheet for North East.

NORTHERN POTTER 5, RIDGWAY 4, 2-OT

ULYSSES, Pa. – Northern Potter picked up its first win in nearly two years, beating Ridgway 5-4.

The win snapped a 26-game losing streak dating back to a 2-1 victory over North Penn-Liberty on Oct. 8, 2019 and it was Cale Kosa doing the honors for the Panthers, converting on a free kick with 8:30 to go in the second overtime.

Ridgway’s Jack Benninger and Northern Potter’s Wyatt Kibbe each scored three goals, with Benninger’s goal with 20:23 to play in regulation.

The Panthers rallied to tie the game, however, courtesy of Wyatt Bliss, converting off a corner kick from Kosa.

Malachi Lewis was strong in net for the Panthers with 14 saves, while Garrett Lehman made 13 stops for Ridgway.

GROVE CITY 2, SLIPPERY ROCK 1, 2-OT

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Pierson Badowski’s goal in double-overtime lifted Grove City to a dramatic Region 2 win over Slippery Rock.

Slippery Rock’s goal came courtesy of Culen Birkes. Jacob Irani had the other goal for Grove City.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 4, REDBANK VALLEY 3

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Clarion-Limestone played a man down for 30 minutes but still managed to pull out a 4-3 win over Redbank Valley.

Cody Whitling scored two goals for the Lions in a game in which teammate Jason Megnin was shown a red card.

Layton Dunn and Wyatt Boyden had C-L’s other goals, while Thomas Uckert and Whitling tallied assists.

PORT ALLEGANY 3, COUDERSPORT 2

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Noah Yeager scored the game-winning goal with 20 minutes to go as Port Allegany edged Coudersport, 3-2.

River Cramer and Kaleb Green also scored for the Gators.

Caleb Burdick and Christian Furman scored for Coudy.

Ty Guilds had nine stops in net for Port Allegany and Braidyn Rumsey one for Coudy.

BROCKWAY 8, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Nolan Swanson and Marcus Bennett scored two goals each to lead Brockway past Punxsutawney, 8-0.

Eric Young, Jared Marchiori, Dylan Bash and Noah Adams also scored for the Rovers. Marchiori and Adams had two assists apiece and Swanson and Bennett one each.

Jacob Maze had the clean sheet in net.

FOREST AREA 12, KEYSTONE 0

TIONESTA, Pa. – Allen Johnston and Ryan Parrett scored three goals each to help Forest Area to a 12-0 win over Keystone.

Braden Ochs and Kaleb Wolbert scored two goals each and Mitch Bawden and Jaydon Smith one apiece.

FORT LEBOEUF 6, TITUSVILLE 1

TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Elliott Reuling scored two goals as Fort LeBoeuf blanked Titusville.

Sam Kightlinger, Chris Van Doren, Wade Atkins and Cae Espeso also found the back of the net for the Bison

MCDOWELL 11, BRADFORD 0

BRADFORD, Pa. – Max Murphy scored four goals as McDowell blanked Bradford.

Robbie Umpleby and Joshua Salmon also scored two goals for the Trojans, while Tyler Glasl, Luis Corrales and Edis Alicusic added one each.

SHARPSVILLE 2, WILMINGTON 0

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Liam Campbell scored both goals as Sharpsville blanked Wilmington.

CATHEDRAL PREP 4, HARBOR CREEK 0

ERIE, Pa. – Andrew Disanza scored a pair of goals to help Prep past Harbor Creek.

Noah Lauria and Luke Trocki had the other goals for the Ramblers.

FAIRVIEW 3, MERCYHURST PREP 0

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Nathan George scored a pair of goals to help Fairview to a 3-0 win over Mercyhurst Prep.

Zach Scott had the other tally for the Tigers.

GIRLS

REDBANK VALLEY 2, CLARION 0

CLARION, Pa. – Raegen Beamer and Lilli Barnett both scored in the second half to help Redbank Valley to a 2-0 win over Clarion.

Ember Hetrick and Barnett had assists.

LeighAnn Hetrick had the clean sheet in net.

VILLA MARIA 10, GIRARD 2

GIRARD, Pa. – Ella Raimondi scored five goals as Villa earned a 10-2 win over Girard.

Alexa Tojaga had two goals and Olivia Dixon, Hannah Minkovich and Ella Fedor tallied one goal each.

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