Eagles Score in Loss to PV


Emily Smith

Conner Bardell taking a corner kick

Tyrone took a tough 10-1 loss against Penns Valley on Tuesday, October 5th, but the young Golden Eagle soccer team still celebrated a goal accomplished: literally.

Tyrone was finally able to put a score on the board. Tyrone forward Conner Bardell put one in the back of the net against the Rams.

When I scored, I felt like it wasn’t just a big moment for me. It was a big moment for the team as well.

— Connor Bardell

Scoring this goal was a big step forward for the young Tyrone team and is considered to be a win of its own.

At the beginning of the game, the Rams came out strong, almost scoring in the first minute.

Penns Valley had no intention to suppress the intensity against the Golden Eagles. With constant opportunities, the Rams started scoring.

Down by six goals, Tyrone continued to keep fighting and didn’t let their heads hang. With many losses in the season, the Golden Eagles learned that in order to be a strong team, they need to have a strong mentality.

As the game was getting close to the ten minute half time break, Tyrone outside midfielder, Noah Newlin, took a throw in. Newlin threw it in to center defensive midfielder Jake Baker. Baker headed it over two Penns Valley defenders giving attacking player Conner Bardell a perfect opportunity to finish the ball.

“When I scored, I felt like it wasn’t just a big moment for me. It was a big moment for the team as well. That goal was a turning point for our team,” said Bellwood sophomore, Conner Bardell.

Unfortunately, Penns Valley ended up scoring another goal on Tyrone, making the score 7-1 before halftime.

At halftime head coach Alex Barlett was very proud of the team, despite the score. Both the players and the coaches knew that the team was willing to give their all against Penns Valley and it showed.

Going into the second half, Tyrone tried to go into lockdown mode. This intention was not fully fulfilled, for they still let in four more goals. But defensively, it was a better half than the first one.

Bardell unfortunately got kicked, resulting in him having to come off the field. This unforeseen event caused a lack of offense, considering the fact that he is the primary attacking player.

Either way, Tyrone no longer conceded goals for the rest of the half. With a score of 10-1, the Golden Eagles walked off the field with their heads held high and their first goal of the season.