MEADVILLE, Pa. – Nick Kingerski’s goal with just under nine minutes remaining proved to be the difference as Slippery Rock held on to beat Warren, 2-1, in their District 10 Class 2A quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Kingerski headed the ball into the net off of Gavin Siegfried’s corner kick to give the Rockets a 2-0 lead. The Dragons got on the board two minutes later thanks to Jack Darling’s goal but were unable to get the game-tying tally.
“Darling rallied the team and kept the emotion and intensity up,” Warren coach Denny Flatt said.
“We left it all on the field,” Warren assistant coach Chris Darling said. “The ball just didn’t bounce our way tonight. We have lots to be proud of.”
Despite being outshot 10-3 in the first half, the Dragons were able to keep the game scoreless thanks to big saves from keeper Will Nebinski.
“Nebinski played a solid match and made some key saves,” Chris Darling said.
Hunter Berry scored Slippery Rock’s first goal near the midpoint of the second half.
“This group of young men were special,” Flatt said. “The leadership from the captains this year was something they should be proud of. We were a family and really had a tight team.”