Boys Soccer Loses a Nail-Biter

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Freshman Rocky Romani dribbling.

Tyrone lost a close game to the Huntingdon Bearcats 2-1. Freshman Rocky Romani’s goal was not enough to get the win.

The first half started out well for the Golden Eagles with a couple of close calls on breakaways in the opening minute trying to get that early goal.

Romani got the ball from a Tyrone player in the middle of the field and had plenty of time to pick his head up and have a shot. The ball deflected off Huntingdon’s defender and the shot changed course and went into the top right corner out of reach for Huntingdon’s keeper.

The freshman’s first varsity goal put Tyrone in the lead. However, a handball in the box granted the Bearcats a penalty kick shortly after.

Our passes were on point and our gameplay was good, but we just fell short and couldn’t clean up the little mistakes”

— Freshman Rocky Romani

“Our passes were on point and our gameplay was good, but we just fell short and couldn’t clean up the little mistakes,” said Romani.

Senior Landon Bungo has been put in this position multiple times this season and was used to the pressure. Bungo dove the correct way but the ball just snuck under him as he wasn’t able to get a hand down.

The half ended 1-1 with both teams only needing one goal to change the outcome of the game.

Huntingdon did a great job of getting the ball up the field through the middle and through long balls sent over Tyrone’s defense.

The Bearcats took the lead off of a counter attack where a ball was sent into Tyrone’s box and a Huntingdon Midfielder was able to place it in.

Tyrone was able to generate a little bit of offense but was outnumbered when they got the ball into the box.

Tyrone fought for an answer but fell short and Tyrone took a road loss, making their record 5-8.