Lewisburg's boys soccer team showed it was more than capable of scoring goals from just about any situation in Wednesday's road game at Williamsport.
The Green Dragons scored on a corner kick, in the flow of play and from a free kick to defeat Williamsport 3-0 at Sheridan Field to grab an important HAC-I victory.
"We try to be dangerous up top and we want to spread the field," Lewisburg coach Skip Kratzer said. "We want to make sure we have the team running around and chasing us."
The Millionaires appeared outmatched from the game's onset with Lewisburg forcing Tanner Kreisher to make two difficult saves in the opening 10 minutes.
Williamsport's all-league keeper made a diving save across the goal to stop Lewisburg's first attempt, and was called on to make a similar stop moments later to keep the Green Dragons off the board. Kreisher, who helped Williamsport defeat Shikellamy 1-0 in overtime on Monday, continued to play well against Lewisburg, especially in the second half.
With a much more motivated line in front of him, Kreisher stopped seven attempts in the second half, including two one-handed stops on breakaways. The first stop came when Max Reed slid through the defense for a one-on-one chance. Kreisher fell to his knees, but was still able to punch the ball away. Kreisher's second stop came against Eza Udoka, who tallied in the first half with a low rolling shot to the corner of the net.
"He's a senior and a leader, and that's what we expect from him," Williamsport coach Lee Kaar said of Kreisher. "Unfortunately in the first half, we had some mental lapses. We weren't communicating real well and we let some in."
Udoka, who nearly gave Lewisburg a 1-0 lead with the team's first shot on goal, finally broke through when he sent a low rolling shot to the right corner of the goal. The shot beat Kreisher and gave Lewisburg the game's decisive goal.
The Green Dragons went on to punch two more goals in during the first half.
Reif Calvin, from a Ferster Bronson free kick, headed the team's second goal in when he jumped over a group of defenders, and Bryan Speake scored moments later on a similar goal from a corner kick.
"We had a little chat at halftime and told them our goal was to destroy space and take passing lanes away," Kaar said. "Lewisburg is a quality program year after year and we reminded them in the second half that it wasn't going to be handed to us."
L-Eze Udoka (unassisted), 17:53; L-Reif Calvin (Ferster Bronson), 15:16; L-Bryan Speake (n/a), 11:34.
Shots: L 15, W 4. Shots on goal: L 14, W 1. Corners: L 3, W 1. Saves: L (Logan Cho) 1, W (Tanner Kreisher) 12. Fouls: L 17, W 5.
Records: Lewisburg 7-0-1. Williamsport 1-3-1. Next: Lewisburg at Milton, today, 4:30 p.m. Williamsport at Midd-West, Monday, 4:30 p.m.