Boys Soccer: Lions Have Good First Scrimmage (09/04/17)

The Clarion-Limestone Lions Boys Soccer Team, under Coach Nicole Painter and Assistant Coach Don Montgomery, which Co-ops with Clarion Area had their first scrimmage of the 2017 season, last week. The Lions came away with 7 goals to 3 for the Panthers.

(Photo by Cam and Kara Photography) 2017 Clarion-Limestone Soccer Team: Front row (L-R) Marshall Powers, Kyle Shonbachler, Braden Peters, Ty Blake, Ben Murtha. Middle (L-R) Nick Cyphert, Beau Verdill, Ryker Bingham, Lucas Baker, Austin Coull. Back (L-R) Assistant Coach Don Montgomery, Isaac Kim, Conner Nichols, Jake Burns, Donovan Montgomery, Harrison Porter, Head Coach Nicole Painter.

The Lions broke out to a 3-0 lead, with Braden Peters scoring 14 minutes into the game, followed by an Austin Coull goal and another by Peters.

Keystone narrowed the score to 3-1 with a head butt goal from a cross pass.

C-L answered with a penalty kick. Kyle Schonbachler sent the kick across to Beau Verdill, who head butted the ball into goal giving the Lions a 4-1 lead just before the half.

After the intermission, a corner kick, by Donovan Montgomery, found the net, moving C-L’s lead to 5-1. A Panthers’ penalty kick was successful, tightening the score at 5-2, Lions.

Ben Murtha scored of a header, on a corner kick from Montgomery, followed by another goal by Coull, upping the Lions’ lead to 7-2.

The Panthers scored one last time to set the final.

Mindi Verdill, who covered the scrimmage for Clarion Sports Zone, had this assessment, “The Lions looked great right from the start of the game! They worked well together with the veteran high school players incorporating the freshman players, who are all former Clarion River Valley Strikers.  They are going to be fun to watch this season!!”

Next up for the Lions, is a home match (at the C-L football field), against Brookville, tomorrow (September 5th.) at 6:30pm.

The Lions next game is at their home field (CL Football field) Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30 against Brookville.

Thanks to Mindi Verdill for covering this scrimmage. GREAT START, LIONS!!!!)


Seniors:  Harrison Porter, Nick Cyphert, Marshall Powers, Braden Peters, Ty Blake

Juniors:  Isaac kim, Conner Nichols, Jake Burns, Donovan Montgomery, Kyle Schonbachler

Sophomores:  Lucas Baker,  Ben Murtha

Freshman:  Beau Verdill, Ryker Bingham,  Austin Coull