Co-op soccer team loses heart-breaker

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Co-op soccer team loses heart-breaker

Goal keeper Alex Roberts clears the ball against Central.

Goal keeper Alex Roberts clears the ball against Central.

Terry McCaulley

Goal keeper Alex Roberts clears the ball against Central.

Terry McCaulley

Terry McCaulley

Goal keeper Alex Roberts clears the ball against Central.

Troy Walker, Sports Editor

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Last night’s game had a feeling reminiscent of deja vu for the Tyrone Golden Eagles co-op soccer team, as for the second time this year they were able to jump out to a controlling 2-0 lead, and not come away with the win.

The Golden Eagles fell to the Central Scarlet Dragons on Wednesday at home, as Luke Trexler scored the game-winning goal in the final two minutes of the match to push Central past Tyrone in a big Mountain League showdown.

When it came down to the last couple minutes of crunch time, I definitely felt nervous, but I was also just ready to go.”

— Landon Bungo

Corey Johnston had both goals for the Golden Eagles, pushing his season total to nine. Johnston scored one goal in the first half, and another in the second, while Tyrone’s Daniel Parker assisted on one of them.

The Golden Eagles made a controversial switch at the goalie position with about 25 minutes left, bringing in Landon Bungo for senior, and three year starter, Alex Roberts.  Even though Landon only gave up one goal, his night ended bitter sweet because that one goal was the game-winner.

For Landon, this was his first varsity time at goalie in a varsity game.”It felt great to be in there. When it came down to the last couple minutes of crunch time, I definitely felt nervous, but I was also just ready to go,” said Landon.

Colin Rupert and Ben Theys scored the other two goals for the Scarlet Dragons, and the defense of the Tyrone Golden Eagles seems to be running out of energy in the second halves of matches.

“We get very hyped for the game and we’re excited when we score a goal, but the other teams seem to be figuring out our cracks and go right through them,” said defender Corbin Nale.

The Tyrone Golden Eagles have now fallen to a record of 2-4, and look to improve on that tonight as they have a huge match against Hollidaysburg in Tyrone.

 

 

 

 

 

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