TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Kyra Wotorson scored four goals, three in the second half, to lead Warren to an 8-0 win at Titusville Saturday.
Wotorson also added an assist in the match and Paige Johnson had two goals and an assist in the win. Sydney Rex and Kyleigh Wilson each had a goal, while Georgie Bickling and Ella Ordiway each had a pair of assists. Wilson chipped in a helper as did Lennon Daily.
Alyssa Andersen had the shutout in net.
Warren moves to 7-0 on the year and the Dragons have outscored their opponents 57-1.
While the Dragons’ offense has been as expected, the defense has stepped up after losing a large contingent of seniors from last season.
“Keeping opponents off the scoreboard creates opportunities for the midfield and offense to focus on possession, control and attacking,” Warren coach Jeremy Bickling said. “We have a lot of firepower in the attacking third which gets a great deal of press and excitement. The Lady Dragons should also be recognized for a disciplined and stifling defense that is part of a total team effort.”
Daily, a three year starter, handles left back, while sophomores Audrey Smith, at right back, and Lauren Andersen, at center back, have stepped in. The defense, along with keeper Alyssa Andersen, has allowed only a single goal this season, off a penalty kick at Cambridge Springs.
“The Lady Dragons defense deploys smart, aggressive defensive tactics that work to limit the opposition from having good looks at our goal,” Bickling said. “The coaching staff is excited about them continuing to come together as a unit and to build on their early success.”
Freshman Aurora Feaster has provided significant minutes at center back as well, allowing Lauren Andersen to move up the pitch with the attack, while midfielders Alyssa Fuchs and Eliza Brook have helped control possession.
“Holding midfielders Alyssa Fuchs and Eliza Brook have been successful in controlling play in the midfield and restarting our attacks,” Bickling said.
Warren renews its rivalry with Meadville Tuesday in Meadville. The Dragons and Bulldogs have met at least three times in each of the last four seasons, including playoffs. Meadville eliminated Warren from the District 10 playoffs in 2016 and 2017, while the Dragons ousted the Bulldogs in 2018 and again in 2020-for the D-10 title.