Boys soccer ends regular season with 1-1 tie at Penns Valley

Tyrone boys soccer ended their regular season with a 1-1 tie to the Penns Valley Rams.

Coming into the game, Tyrone was without Senior midfielder Nic Mallory. Mallory had received a red card the previous game for unnecessary language and according to PIAA rules was required to sit out the following game.

Tyrone’s production was limited as Mallory controlled the tempo of the game. However, Penns Valley’s squad lacked consistent talent to put together a reputable possession either.

With ten minutes remaining in the half Noah D’Angelo created an opening for himself down the side of the field.

After embarrassing a defender, D’Angelo dropped the ball back to Jesse Daughenbaugh hovering at the 18 yard line for his first goal of the season.

Tyrone celebrated as they scored without Mallory.

However, their celebration was short-lived as a defensive mistake allowed a Penns Valley forward to head a loose ball into the back corner of the net.

The Penns Valley crowd went crazy as they tied the game on their Senior Night.

“The kid had a beautiful header! Politza’s jump to save the goal was perfectly timed, but that header was too good,” said Tyrone sophomore Asher Christine.

After halftime, neither team held any sizable possession and continually booted the ball upfield for attempts on goal. The game went to OT and both teams played extremely hard to win the ball and the game, but without Mallory Tyrone failed.

Tyrone’s final good attempt to score occurred in double OT when freshman Andrew Pearson smoked the Penns Valley defense for a open but difficult shot on net.

Pearson’s angle was hard to overcome and he shot wide.

Tyrone luckily was able to score first to secure a tie. With playoffs on the line, a loss could have pushed Tyrone out of the playoffs.

Tyrone will face Juniata for a play in game on Monday, October 26.