Tyrone Escapes with 1-1 Tie Versus Huntingdon

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Tyrone’s lone offensive attack and timely defensive plays help the Golden Eagles secure a double overtime tie against tough Mountain League opponent Huntingdon Bearcats on Wednesday.

In their last match-up, the Bearcats blanked the Eagles 3-0.

In the first half neither team could muster any goals, keeping the game at a 0-0 until the 30 minute mark. That was when Tyrone’s Alex Taylor assisted by Keegan Raabe broke the scoreless tie, giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Neither team could squeeze another goal past the opposing goalie for the remainder of the first half keeping the score 1-0 Tyrone at the half.

The second half was highlighted by Tyrone’s defense led by goalie Isaac Woomer Tyrone retained the 1-0 advantage until the 12 minute mark in the second half.

When Huntington squeezed the ball past Tyrone’s Woomer tying the game 1-1 and ultimately sending the game to overtime.

The first overtime was a defensive stand-off, with neither team having any serious chances to break the tie and win the game.

In the second overtime Tyrone had numerous chances to break the tie defeating the Bearcats, but they could never beat the Bearcat goalie.

Tyrone’s first chance to end the game came with 8:50 left in the second. A Blake Johnston free kick was redirected, and looked to be headed straight toward the back of the net, but the Bearcat goalie snagged the ball out of the air keeping the score 1-1.

Tyrone suffered a crushing blow with 7 minutes left in the second half when junior striker Andrew Pearson received a yellow card forcing him to leave the game not return.

Tyrone had another chance to break the tie and secure the 2-1 overtime win thriller. This chance came on a Tyrone free kick where Alex Taylor’s perfect found its way to the foot of Cory Johnston, but the ball sailed wide over the top of the cross bar resulting in the 1-1 final.

 

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