BOYS SOCCER: Win column: Dragons shut out Oil City for first win; Ike wins in region

Warren found itself in the win column on Tuesday night, as the Dragons defeated Oil City, 10-0, in a Region 4 matchup at War Memorial Field.

The Dragons scored early and often against the Oilers, notching seven of their goals in the first half.

Quinn Boger started things off for Warren, scoring five minutes into the match. He’d add a second goal just six minutes later.

An Oilers handball in the box led to a Dragons penalty kick, which was taken by Ben Auzou, making the score 3-0. Jason Stanton, Austin Goldthwaite, Mitch Dorunda and Joey Close would all score in the final 12 minutes of the half.

The Dragons kept the pressure on in the second half, as Tyler Mealy and Jason Tipton each added a goal – Tipton’s first varsity goal, while Auzou scored his second of the game. Boger nearly had a hat trick, but his penalty kick was saved by the Oilers goalkeeper.

Sheldon McMeans and Auzou had two assists each, and Close, Ryan Gustafson, Stanton, Mealy and Dorunda also recorded assists for Warren.

The Dragons are now 1-7 overall, and 1-2 in Region 4 play.

“It’s such a relief to get our first win,” said Warren coach Tom Harrington. “I thought the boys played pretty well. I’m excited to see some goals; we haven’t scored a lot of goals yet. Our passing was good, our overall effort was good, and I was able to clear the bench and play everyone.”

The Dragons try to keep some positive momentum going when they travel to Corry on Monday.

Eisenhower 2, Iroquois 1

ERIE – Eisenhower fought for its first Region 3 boys soccer win on Tuesday – 2-1 at Iroquois.

“That was a must-win for us,” said Ike coach Matt Decker, whose Knights are 1-2 in region and 3-3 overall. Eisenhower hosts Seneca on Thursday. Seneca is 0-3 in region after an 11-0 loss to Mercyhurst Prep on Tuesday.

“We looked like the better team in the first half,” said Decker.

The Knights scored just four minutes in on the fast turf. Josh Eernisse’s through ball was knocked back by a defender, but freshman Jake Harvey put it away for his first varsity goal.

With eight minutes left in the half, Eernisse pressured the keeper and the ball deflected to Logan Eadie who hit it and it deflected back to him one more time before he scored.

“The second half was a totally different story,” said Decker. “They came at us hard and we bunkered in.”

Iroquois (0-3 in region) cut the gap to 2-1 with seven minutes left in the game and had a couple other chances.

In all, Ike goalie Casey Vincent had 11 saves, and Levi Hendrickson “played a good game in the back, keeping everyone in line at sweeper,” said Decker.

“Going on the road and getting the win was important to us,” he said.