What a difference in halves.
After the Corry girls soccer team played Warren to a scoreless standoff in the first half, the visiting Lady Dragons scored in bunches and recorded a 5-0 win over the Beavers.
Corry’s defense was outstanding in front of keeper Sam Pratt who again stopped a number of one-on-one shots. Heading the ‘d’ were senior captains Jess Adams, Joycelyn Martin Suydan and Autumn Sterling, plus Bri Sulecki.
Warren had two near-misses to start the second half, then Kaitlin Ishman took a long pass and scored on a breakaway. A short time later, sweeper Emily Ashbaugh converted a penalty kick.
Ishman (see photo above) finished with two goals, as did Kaitlyn Levesque.
“The girls knew this would be a tough game,” reported coach Gary Hogue. “We were short on substitutes, but the girls held their ground.
“Sam Pratt was outstanding in goal,” he claimed. “She saved several point-blank shots. I am amazed that she is so strong in goal but only has two years of experience. The defense was physical. They did not give up easy shots.”
Warren is now 4-8-1, Corry at 0-13 with 12 straight shutout losses.
The next match is Thursday at 4 p.m. at Mercyhurst Prep, the returning state champs.