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York's Cameron Dail cuts hard to the net with the ball. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)

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During last year's Conference 25 boys soccer quarterfinals, York defeated Warhill 2-1 in overtime.

The Falcons again defeated the Lions by the same score during Monday's road game — minus the extra period.

In the opening third of the first half, the game was played in the midfield as both teams felt each other out and attempted to shake off the rust from not playing over spring break.

In the 14th minute of play, the Falcons began pummeling Warhill goalkeeper Eric Ahrendt.

Ahrendt had to turn away a pair of point-blank attempts over the span of a minute, and a Warhill defender cleared away another close shot soon after.

York (8-0) continued to control the pace of play in the first half, though the Falcons could not capitalize on any scoring chances.

Both teams entered halftime tied 0-0.

With just over 27 minutes left in the game, York's Bailey McClure got the scoring started after taking a pass in stride from Cameron Dail.

McClure strode down the right side of the field before firing a screamer into the left side of the net for the game's opening goal.

"He hit a freaking ripper on the side of the net," York Coach Ryan Hagerty said of McClure's goal. "It was a great goal. He likes to score the hard ones."

Leading 1-0 with 12 minutes remaining, York freshman Paul Mahaffy found the ball at his feet after Ahrendt made a save on a shot coming from the right side of the field. Mahaffy calmly finished the shot to put the Falcons up 2-0.

Despite the two-goal deficit, Warhill (2-2) refused to go down without a fight.

With just over 10 minutes left to play, Warhill senior Brennen Whaley placed a shot just above the York goal that ricocheted off the football crossbar.

With 5:27 on the clock, Warhill junior Noah Leon collected the ball just outside the box and slotted the ball into the lower-right corner of the net past York goalkeeper Jacob Reimers to bring the Lions within one goal.

The Lions did not generate any more serious scoring opportunities as the Falcons managed to stall the game out until the clock struck zeroes.

For Hagerty, earning a win coming out of spring break was a relief.

"A game right after spring break is always fun," Hagerty said sarcastically. "The guys were rusty, so sometimes you have to take a win and just move on."

York will continue its season 7 p.m. Thursday at Poquoson, while Warhill will travel to take on Bruton 7 p.m. Friday.

York 2, Warhill 1

Goals: York (Bailey McClure, Paul Mahaffy), Warhill (Noah Leon)
Assists: York (Cameron Dail)


Tabb Plays to Draw Against Smithfield

Trailing 3-2 with less than two minutes remaining in the second half, Tabb (1-2-1) scored an equalizing goal that sent its game against Smithfield into overtime Monday night.

After two overtime periods, the game remained knotted up at 3-3, ending the game in a draw.

The Tigers will host Lafayette at 7 p.m. Thursday.

No individual statistics were reported for this contest.

Tabb 3, Smithfield 3

Boys Soccer Roundup: York Remains Unbeaten, Tops Warhill 2-1