Barons hand Ephrata first section loss in OT

By on September 12, 2012

Ephrata's Kyle Phillips (right) boots the ball away as two Manheim Central defenders converge during Tuesday contest. (Photo by Stan Hall)

The Ephrata boys soccer team suffered its first Section Two loss of the season Tuesday night on the road at Manheim Central.

With the scored tied at 1-1, the Barons’ Josh Kaiser scored the gamewinner in the 83rd minutes off a feed from Damon Crouse.

Ephrata (2-1 section, 3-2 overall) trailed 1-0 off an "own goal" in the first half before knotting it midway through the second half on a penalty kick by Carl Rowits.

Ephrata was outshot 13-9 but held a 4-3 advantage in corners for the game. Kole DeHaven made four saves in goal for the Mounts.

This past Saturday in a non-league battle of the unbeatens, host York Suburban handed Ephrata its first loss of the season with a 2-1 overtime win.

Griffin Vinarski scored off a Tanner Martin corner kick with 1:20 remaining in overtime to give the Trojans (5-0) the victory.

Kyle Phillips gave Ephrata a 1-0 lead in the first half on a pass from Gabriel Murcia. However, the Trojans tied it up at 1-1 with 30:20 left in regulation on a goal by Jon Allen.

Ephrata was out-shot, 10-7 for the game. DeHaven registered five saves in the loss for Ephrata.

Last Thursday at home, Ephrata tallied five first half goals in an easy 8-0 victory over Lebanon.

Phillips and Nate Eberly each scored a pair of goals for the Mounts, who also got scores from Rowits, Murcia, Andy Moore and Matt Faller.

Trevor Boyer added three assists in the victory.

Cocalico, meanwhile, suffered its first loss of the season last Thursday at home as visiting Lampeter-Strasburg made a first-half goal stand in a 1-0 decision.

The Eagles were outshot, 11-8 as Wes Rathman made six saves in net for Cocalico.

The Eagles were slated to face Solanco on the road in Quarryville Tuesday afternoon. However, results from that game were not available by press time.

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