Mounts edge Manheim Central

By on September 16, 2015
Ephrata’s Gabe Sensenig gets sandwiched between two Baron defenders during Tuesday’s match. (Photo by Stan Hall)

Ephrata’s Gabe Sensenig gets sandwiched between two Baron defenders during Tuesday’s match. (Photo by Stan Hall)

The Ephrata boys soccer team picked up one of its biggest wins of the season Tuesday night at home as the Mounts earned a 2-1 victory over visiting Manheim Central.

Andrey Patrushev broke a 1-1 tie six minutes into the second half with a goal to put the Mounts ahead to stay. Tim Moore assisted on the play as Ephrata improved to 2-1 in Section Two play (4-1 overall).

Cameron Auker gave Ephrata a 1-0 lead midway through the first period off a feed from Alex Morales. However, Carson Brenize then got the equalizer just five minutes later off an assist from John Hosler.

It stayed that way until Patrushev’s tally, and the Mounts were able to hold off the Barons (1-1-1 section, 2-1-2 overall) the rest of the way.

Ephrata out-shot MC 12-5 and held a 7-3 advantage in corners for the contest. Ephrata’s Jimmy Hickey made four stops to earn the victory in goal.

The Mounts did add a pair of wins this past weekend, including Friday’s 2-0 shutout at Lebanon.

After a scoreless first half, Ryan Sheaffer got the Mounts on the board off a feed from Gabe Sensenig in the game’s 57th minute. Then with less than six minutes to go, Sensenig iced the win off an assist from Marcus Zakharov.

Hickey registered three saves to earn the shutout victory in goal.

Ephrata followed that one up with a convincing 8-2 victory Saturday at home vs. Governor Mifflin.

The Mounts scored four times in each half to coast to the non-league win.

Andrey Patrushev scored three goals and added three assists to pace Ephrata. Sensenig also had a nice offensive game with two goals and two assists. Jordi Rios, Nikita Patrushev and Moore rounded out the Ephrata goal scorers.

Ephrata out-shot Mifflin, 22-5 and held an 8-3 advantage in corners.

Hickey made three saves to get the win in goal.

Cocalico, meanwhile, evened its overall mark at 2-2 and won its first Section Two match of the season Tuesday afternoon at home with a 2-1 victory over Solanco.

Demetri Whitsett broke a 1-1 tie in the 61st minute off a feed from Adam Miller to lift the Eagles to the one-goal victory.

Ben Hinkley scored the other Cocalico goal two minutes into the second half (off an assist from Miller) to give the Eagles the lead before Solanco’s Nick Boule tied it four minutes later.

Val Reisig notched five saves to earn the win in the Eagle goal.

The Eagles also were in action Monday at L-S where the Pioneers led 3-0 at the half before settling for a 3-1 victory.

Cocalico’s lone score of the game came from Matt McKinney in the 68th minute on an unassisted goal.

L-S out-shot the Eagles, 9-3 and held a 9-0 advantage in corners.

Reisig made five saves in the loss.

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