Eagles fall to Tigers 4-1

Improving Eagle team not enough to beat Tigers

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Eagles fall to Tigers 4-1

Senior Blake Johnston

Senior Blake Johnston

Michael Stoner

Senior Blake Johnston

Michael Stoner

Michael Stoner

Senior Blake Johnston

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Tyrone’s young but talented team held strong for most of game but the Hollidaysburg offense was too much for the run down Golden Eagle defense to handle, resulting in a 4-1 loss to the Golden Tigers.

“I think we have been improving these past few games, we’ve been passing a lot better as a team.” said head coach Nick Miller, “Hollidaysburg is just a really big school and a really tough team to play. We are steadily improving every game.”    

Saturday was an 88 degree day and the weather played a significant role in the game. The first 10 minutes of the game were a defensive standstill between the two teams. Until around the 13 minute mark into the first half when Tyrone broke the tie. Assisted by Andrew Pearson, Tyrone’s Cory Johnston broke the scoreless tie beating the Hollidaysburg goalie to the left side, giving the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead.

A few minutes later at about the 15 minute Hollidaysburg looked to tie up the game. A Hollidaysburg striker was running down the field until Tyrone sophomore defenseman Dan Parker stole the ball knocking it out of harm’s way saving a goal.

Hollidaysburg first goal at the 27 minute mark in the first half tied the game 1-1. 

Less than a minute later Hollidaysburg struck again, giving the Golden Tigers a 2-1 lead with 12 minutes left in the first half. The Hollidaysburg offense didn’t take a rest scoring another goal, giving them a 3-1 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half.

I think we have been improving these past few games, we’ve been passing a lot better as a team. Hollidaysburg is just a really big school and a really tough team to play. We are steadily improving every game”

— Head Coach Nick Miller

Tyrone slowed the bleeding for at least the remainder of the first half, not giving up another goal going into the half. 

Tyrone’s defense suffered a crushing blow only a few minutes into the second half when starting defenseman Dan Parker, who was already dealing with a tweaked hamstring, was kicked in the shin and forced to leave the game, not to return.  

Nevertheless the first 15 minutes of the second half were a stalemate between the two teams, neither team able to gain any momentum keeping the score 3-1 Golden Tigers.

Then around 26 minutes left in the second half Hollidaysburg delivered the final blow when a Tyrone penalty resulted in Hollidaysburg penalty kick. Hollidaysburg converted the kick making the score 4-1 Golden Tigers.

No matter how much pressure Tyrone put on the Golden Tiger defense they could not score another goal suffering a 4-1 defeat, making their record 4-4 on the season, with a 4-2 record in Mountain League play.

 

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