Tyrone Soccer Shuts Out P-O in Season Opener

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After a District 6 championship visit and only losing a total of four starters last season, the boys varsity soccer team is looking to return to the district final again this season. Coming off of a dominant 2-0 performance in their first league game against Phillipsburg-Osceola the future is looking promising. 

Around ten minutes into the game Tyrone started to get the groove, possessing the ball well and getting chances on goal. 

It was an ideal start for us this season. We talk about buying into our system and culture and we finally did that today. I couldn’t be happier with our first game performance”

— Head Coach Alex Bartlett

 “It was an ideal start for us this season. We talk about buying into our system and culture and we finally did that today. I couldn’t be happier with our first game performance,” Head Coach Alex Bartlett said after his first game and win as the new varsity head coach.  

In the 12th minute of the first half Tyrone’s defensive line set up a breakaway for senior forward Nick Vasbinder who played a pass to junior forward Mason Thomas for the first goal of the 2019 season. 

“The team did a very good job of switching the point of attack and making correctly weighted passes. We applied what we were taught in practice into the game,” freshman defender Brayden Daniels said.

Taking 22 total shots on goal the Tyrone offense gave the Phillipsburg a rough night. Tyrone goalie Alex Roberts had his first shutout of the year thanks to a very experienced defense. 

Later in the half, senior forward Nick Vasbinder was given a beautiful ball in the box making way for the second and final goal of the game. 

In the final minutes, the Eagles continued to possess the ball making it impossible for P-O to make a late comeback. Although there were no goals in the second half Tyrone did not let up on their shots.

 “We definitely had an extremely dominant game and anyone on the team can agree with that,” senior forward Nick Vasbinder said.

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