Romani Scores in 7-1 Loss to Clearfield


Emily Smith

Sophomore Rocky Romani dribbling the ball through defenders

The Tyrone boys soccer team took another loss on the road against the Clearfield Bison.

The end result was 7-1, with Clearfield coming out on top.

Tyrone’s lone goal was scored by sophomore Rocky Romani.

The first half started off with quick intensity. Tyrone started the game with a kickoff and Clearfield immediately put pressure on the player in possession of the ball.

Tyrone tried kicking the ball out of their half, but the Bison intercepted a majority of their passes. In the first ten minutes of the game, one of the interceptions made by an offensive Clearfield player caused a quick counterattack. Clearfield put this counterattack to good use and scored their first goal.

As time went on and the passes started to connect between both teams, the Bison managed to put two more in the back of the net.

Clearfield’s flow continued and they added four more goals to the board. By halftime, the Golden Eagles walked off the field 7-0.

Although Tyrone was losing, they focused on both positives and negatives happening on the field. They came to the conclusion that they need to win more challenges, which included defensive tackles, winning the ball in the air, and dribbling and passing the ball through players.

In the second half, Tyrone did not give up a goal. The Golden Eagles turned into an offense mode and started looking towards the back of Clearfield’s goal.

The second half consisted of several shots and a lot of good passes for the Golden Eagles.

One of these opportunities resulted in a goal scored by sophomore Rocky Romani. Romani, being a center defensive midfielder, had an assist from junior Kevin Carper and was able to receive the ball, take a touch, and rip a shot from the 40-yard line.

“From the pass to the shot, and even the celebration, it was a beautiful play,” said Romani. “It was one heck of a shot, and I feel it’s what the team needed to get their heads back in the game.”

For the remainder of the game, Tyrone maintained eighty percent of ball possession and did not give up another scoring opportunity to the Bison.