Anna Shellgren

Titusville’s Anna Shellgren (13) battles with Warren’s Ella Ordiway (23) for possession during Wednesday’s Region 3 contest.

WARREN — Following Monday afternoon’s loss to Cambridge Springs, Titusville head coach Luke Dye knew a challenge was lying in wait for the Rockets girls soccer team. Three road matches with three of the top four teams in region play over the course of four days, starting with the Warren Dragons, a club even Dye admitted was a “juggernaut.”

The fiery Dragons lived up to the hype on Wednesday evening, overwhelming Titusville en route to a 14-0 decision.

The hosts were led by Kyleigh Wilson and Kyra Wotorson. The senior duo combined for seven goals and 12 assists. While both tallied six assists each, Wilson record four goals and Wotorson notched three. Sophomore Georgie Bickling posted two goals and two assists, fellow 10th-grader Ella Ordiway picked up a pair of goals, and Paige Johnson, Sydney Rex and Lydia Balas each contributed a goal for Warren.

The hosts maintained a balanced attack throughout the entire 80 minutes of action, pouring 25 shots on goal.

Titusville sophomore netminder Paisley Crawford came up with 11 saves, including six in the second half.

After the match, Dye explained that his team’s performance was the tale of two halves.

“It looked like we had two different teams in the first and second half,” said Dye. “We did not step up to the challenge until the second half.”

Despite registering one shot on goal in the second frame, the Rockets’ head coach saw a much better game playing out, and believes that kind of effort will benefit them well moving forward.

“Second half, we started to possess the ball a little more and build something of an attack, which I am really proud of,” expressed Dye. “If we can play like we did in the second half (tonight) against Meadville, I think we will have a good shot.”

The Lady Rockets put forth a solid effort against a Warren squad that has only allowed one goal all season, a big reason why they stand as one of two unbeaten teams left in District 10.

Titusville will take a 2-11 overall record to Meadville on Friday afternoon, making up a game that was originally scheduled for Oct. 23. The match is set to kick off at 4 p.m. at Bender Field.

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