By Josh Levine
Dimitri Barton scored two early goals for Lick-Wilmerding High School in its 5-0 Bay Counties League West victory over Drew School on Friday at Boxer Stadium.
“For sure he was player of the game,” said Drew head coach Jeff Ramos. “We came out flat early and they took advantage of it.”
Before the game, Lick-Wilmerding head coach Matt Kurnick said that Barton was going to be a star Friday, and that proved to be true.
The Tigers (5-3, 1-2) scored three goals in the first 13 minutes and added two more goals late in the first half.
The Dragons (3-7, 0-3) allowed the Tigers take control early, and the game was physical throughout, featuring 20 fouls.
“It was a very physical game,” said Ramos. “I am surprised, but at the same time I’m not. This is a good rivalry, and it showed today.”
All of the fouls led to two yellow cards being given, one in the 39th minute and one in the 78th minute. Drew’s Drew Moro was given the first card for taking down Tigers forward Drew Forrest.
Kurnick called for a red card, and was not satisfied with the decision.
“I called for the red card because I felt that it was a dangerous play,” said Kurnick. “I know we were up 4-0, but the play was dangerous.”
Ramos felt the yellow was appropriate.
“I don’t think that calling for the red was necessary,” said Ramos. “They’re up 4-0 and calling for a red? It just wasn’t necessary.”
The Dragons struggled offensively and took nine corner kicks over the course of the game, none of the which resulted in a shot on goal.
“I wish we knew why nothing worked,” Ramos said. “Hopefully soon we will have that figured out.”
LW: 5th Minute — Dimitri Barton
LW: 7th Minute — Ashkan Farhangi
LW: 13th Minute — Barton
LW: 29th Minute — Leo Linden
LW: 39th Minute — Carlos Velasco (penalty kick)