Forest City defeats BR to take D2 lead

Mountain View's Zack Polovitch takes a corner kick in action from last season. Mountain View earned their first league win of the season last Monday with a 4-1 win over Mid Valley.

Forest City maintained its hold on the Lackawanna League Division II Boys’ Soccer and several teams picked up their first wins of the season during the second full week of play.

In a battle of Lackawanna Division II leaders Forest City defeated Blue Ridge 5-1 behind Jay Lipko’s hat trick.

Corey Daniels scored off a Brady Hentschel assist and fed Lipko for his first goal in a three-minute span in the first half to give the Foresters the lead.

Blue Ridge’s Garret Conklin converted a penalty kick with ten minutes remaining in the half to cut the deficit.

Lipko extended the Forester lead with a goal 12 minutes after intermission from a Gabe Zukowski pass and Lipko assisted on Daniels’ second goal 13 minutes later. Zukowski found Lipko again with three minutes remaining for the final score.

Forest City outshot the Raiders 16-5 and Goalkeeper Carm Gigliotti earned four saves. His Raider counterpart Jacob Morris had seven saves for Blue Ridge.

Lipko had a second hat trick as Forest City defeated Riverside 4-1.

The senior opened the scoring with goal three minutes into the game off a Jacob Gray pass. Lipko scored again at the seven and eleven-minute marks off feeds from Daniels. Forest city closed out the scoring when Daniles scored off a Hentschel assist. 

Gigliotti earned eight saves on the 11 shots taken by Riverside.

Mountain View erupted for four goals in the first half against Mid Valley to register their first league win of the season dispatching the Spartans 4-1.

Rigo Viveros scored an unassisted goal just over 12 minutes into the game and took a feed from Mike DeWolfe to score again 13 minutes later.

Zach Polovitch tacked on two more goals for the Eagles scoring at the 28-minute mark off an assist from Hunter Beach Jones and taking matters into his own hands a minute later.

Mountain View outshot Mid Valley 21-4. Connor Richmond earned two saves while Carter Bain registered one in the goal for Mountain View.

The Eagles made it three in a row with a 3-0 shut out of Elk Lake.

Polovitch took a pass from Caleb Eichelberger eleven minutes into the game and Josh Tybrowski tacked on another seven minutes before halftime. Nathan Ofalt scored the lone goal of the second half.

Mountain View outshot the Warriors 16-8 as Elk Lake Goalkeeper Caden Ramey recorded eight saves. Bain had the lone save for the Eagles.

Despite outshooting Mid Valley 19-9 Montrose fell 2-1 to the Spartans who scored twice in a two-minute span during the final seven minutes of play.  

Montrose led 1-0 at halftime after Aiden Birchard scored off a Theodore Lubash assist midway through the first half.  The Meteor lead would hold for 50 minutes until goals by Christian Chakiris and John Zarnowski allowed Mid Valley to prevail.

Goalkeeper Jesse Rogers had seven saves for the Meteors.

Montrose was able to notch their first win with 3-1 victory over Old Forge.

Lubash got the Meteors on the board first with a goal midway through the first half.

Birchard and Nick Pasteka added goals after halftime and Rogers kept the Blue Devils out of the net until a goal with seven minutes remaining. Roger had four saves on nine shots.

Despite leading 3-1 at halftime Blue Ridge fell to Gregory the Great 7-4 when the Highlanders exploded for six goals in the second half.

The Raiders scored quickly as Ryan Mills placed a pass from Ben Bleck into the back of the net in the first minute of the game.

The pair hooked up again for Mills’s second goal eight minutes later and Bleck scored unassisted at the 24-minute mark as Blue Ridge took control of the game.

Gregory the Great cut the lead to 3-1 before halftime and then exploded with five goals between the 45 and 55-minute marks of the game.

Garret Conklin’s penalty kick conversion cut the lead to 6-4 with four minutes to go but could not mount a rally.

The Highlanders outshot Blue Ridge 22-16 and Blue Ridge Goalkeeper Jacob Morris earned six saves.

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