By R.L. McCRAY
Journal Sports Editor
WARREN — On a night that the opposing team was honoring its coach for amassing 200 victories, Corry’s boys soccer team almost spoiled the party.
The Beavers scored a goal just 4:06 into last night’s Region 2 match at War memorial Field.
But perennial champion Warren, coached by Mark Evans, had too much firepower and finesse in claiming a 6-2 victory.
Corry’s Kenny Adams gave Corry a 1-0 lead at the 35:54 mark when his crossing shot was misjudged by Warren keeper Eric Decker.
“If we could have scored another goal, that would have helped us immensely,” said Corry coach Jim Wood. “That was a big shot in the arm by scoring first.
“We were very aggressive and matched up well in the early part of the game.”
Warren evened it at 1 with 24;19 on the scoreboard on a volley from Jesse Browning to Scott Schoenborn.
The Dragons took the lead at 22:04 when senior Troy Burns scored through a number of Corry defenders.
Warren went ahead 3-1 just before halftime, Mark Schoenborn connecting for the momentum-changing goal with :41.9 on the clock.
The Dragons controlled the midfield and had several good chances just miss, or Beaver keeper Tyler Rash made the save. He had 22 for the contest.
Corry got its first corner kick with 3:40 in the half and its second shot on goal. A minute later, the same thing happened.
Thirteen minutes into the second half, Beaver standout David Hajec put in a penalty kick making it 3-2.
But Warren came back quickly with Mark Schoenborn heading the ball to Burns for his second goal.
With 5 minutes left, Scott Schoenborn passed to his twin brother Mark for his second goal.
With 2 minutes remaining, Jared Zawacki connected from 30 feet out, Christian Harrington with the assist.
Warren reportedly outshot Corry, 33-6.
Corry exchange student Lu Guanyle was outstanding on defense, supported by Adam Black, Trevor Dunmire and Mat Blair. Brandon Fronk and Andy Hajec also helped on defense.
“They are still the best,” Wood admitted.
Warren is now 3-0-1, Corry 1-1.
“We are very proud of the entire team effort, we played an elite team that returned its key players and has played together since they were 5- and 6-year-olds,’ said assistant coach Mike Schrecengost. “We continue to improve and our attitude and work ethic is very good.”
Warren won the junior varsity match, 9-0, as Eddie Dorunda had three goals and two assists.
Corry travels to Titusville on Thursday for important region matchup. The Rockets surprised Eisenhower yesterday, 1-0.
“If we play the way we played against Warren, we can come away with a win,” Wood claimed.
Also yesterday, Saegertown squeezed past Franklin 2-1 in double overtime.
Corry 1 1 — 2
Warren 3 3 — 6
Goals: C- D.Hajec, Adams; W- Burns 2, M.Schoenborn 2, S.Schoenborn, Zawacki.