Tyrone Escapes With Draw Vs. Penns Valley

Tyrone fails to capture victory but narrowly escapes loss in draw

Tyrone and Penns Valley played to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday. Both started off the match with uneventful performances and failed to look inspired for much of the first half. Offense on both sides of the field stagnated and possession soccer ruled most of the first half. At the end of the half the score was tied 0-0.

We looked lethargic on the field. Penns Valley really picked up the pace near the end while we didn’t. We were lucky to leave with a draw and we look to improve in our next game.

— Senior Asher Christine

After the half time break Tyrone picked up the pace slightly and were able to score a brace goal mid way through the half. Tyrone’s clinical striker, Corey Johnston, drilled a header past the opposing keeper off a Alex Taylor cross making the score 1-0. After securing their first goal Tyrone locked up on defense and limited Penns Valley chances to score.

Despite the formidable defense from Tyrone Penns Valley equalized off a corner attempt after miscommunication within the box. This is Tyrone’s second goal conceded off a corner in three goals. At the end of regular time the score stood 1-1.

Two periods of over time followed regular time. Both periods Tyrone’s offense looked bland but managed to survive shot after shot from Penns Valley barley keeping a 1-1 score. Tyrone left the game with a draw improving their record to 4-2-1 in Mountain League fixtures and 4-4-1 overall.