Foresters stymied in first round

The Forest City boys’ soccer team raises their trophy and bite their chips after capturing the District II Class A title with a 1-0 win over Mountain View in overtime. The Foresters fell 3-0 to York Catholic in the first round of the PIAA playoffs. Photo courtesy of Tracy Hartman

Forest City’s defense bent but didn’t break most of the game, but eventually pressure takes its toll.

After Goalkeeper Carmine Gigliotti and the Forest City defense denied York Catholic on a multitude of scoring attempts, Jonathan Yinger took a pass with just over three minutes before halftime and gave the Irish a lead they would never relinquish.

“Our defense played well, they just wore us down,” said Forest City Coach Carm Gigliotti.

While the defense was its usual stellar self, the Foresters offense could never get on track.

Corey Daniels took a pass late in the second half but could not muster much leg on the shot with the oncoming pressure. Daniels also took a pass from Jay Lipko just before halftime, but the Irish defense converged and didn’t allow a shot.

The Foresters other best chance to score in the first half came off a Daniels pass to Matthew Carey but the shot went wide.

Yinger scored again at the 48-minute mark and with a 2-0 deficit Forest City attempted to push more players forward and create more offense. York Catholic was able to take advantage ten minutes later with an insurance goal for the final 3-0 tally.

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