Boys Best Bald Eagle

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Boys Best Bald Eagle

Johnston taking a free kick.

Johnston taking a free kick.

Johnston taking a free kick.

Johnston taking a free kick.

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In a 1-0 win over Bald Eagle, Bellwood senior Corey Johnston scored his 55th career goal to tie Noah Noah D’Angelo’s school record for career goals.

“It feels great, at the point in the game I wasn’t going for the record I just wanted to get a win for the team so we can make it into the District 6 playoffs,” said Johnston of his goal.

It feels great, at the point in the game I wasn’t going for the record I just wanted to get a win for the team so we can make it into the District 6 playoffs”

— Corey Johnston

Tyrone had lost to Bald Eagle earlier in the season in overtime, 2-1.

From the start this game looked very similar to their first meeting with Tyrone having nine shots compared to Bald Eagle’s one, but the Golden Eagles could not get past the keeper and the game remained scoreless throughout the first half.

Tyrone set up in a 4-3-3  to take advantage of their fast forwards against Bald Eagles diamond defense.

Throughout the first half, Tyrone continued to send the ball to the corner flag multiple times to get in and behind Bald Eagles’ defense to test the Bald Eagles keeper.

In the second half, Tyrone controlled the game very well. Tyrone was able to possess the ball in their final third but could not get it past Bald Eagles keeper.

In the 75th minute of the second half, Johnston controlled the ball outside of the 18 from a poor clearance ball and drilled it into the lower right corner to win the game and tie the goal record for Tyrone. 

Bald Eagle made a push in the final minutes to counter on Johnston’s goal to extend the game into overtime. Tyrone set back into their defensive third and changed to a 5-4-1 to secure the win.

“To win over Bald Eagle considering we lost to them at the beginning of the season felt great,” said senior Keegan Raabe. 

This win improved the Golden Eagles to record to 6-8-1. The Golden Eagle need one more win to secure their spot into the District 6 playoffs.

 

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