Vargas’ OT goal clinches Warwick’s first Section win

By on September 12, 2012

Photo by Preston WhitcraftJunior Nick Vargas, whose goal late in the second OT period on Monday night lifted Warwick to a 2-1 win over Cedar Crest, celebrates the Warriors' first Section win with teammate Nick Hohman.

The Warwick boys soccer team had to put in some extra work against Cedar Crest on Monday night in their home opener, but they were rewarded for it.

Junior Nick Vargas scored in the final minute of double overtime, as the Warriors collected their first Section One win of the season by knocking off the Falcons 2-1 under the lights in Lititz.

Their win came against the team for whom the Warriors’ first-year coach Travis Steedle previously coached.

But as the clocked ticked away late into OT, it appeared that the game might end in a stalemate. Vargas, though, had other ideas, depositing the ball past Crest keeper Tom Black in the final seconds to send the Warriors fans home happy.

For the game, neither team had a lot of chances. Warwick had eight shots, but only forced Black to make three saves, while Crest had four shots, but WHS keeper Kyle Maguire finished with just one stop for the win.

Vargas also assisted on Jordan McMullen’s tally in the 59th minute which finally snapped a scoreless tie. But Mitch Weaver scored the tying goal late in regulation in the 78th minute which eventually sent it to overtime.

The Warwick boys were also in action last Thursday, suffering a 1-0 double OT loss to Conestoga Valley in Witmer.

The two squads battled through a scoreless tie for more than 90 minutes before Buckskin player Nathan Delgado finally scored the only goal of the game in the 95th minute.

CV held the advantage in shots (8-3) and corner kicks (8-4). More WHS SOCCER, page B-3

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