GALETON — Last week Galeton Tigers soccer team hosted the Towanda Black Knights at home in a big win. The Tigers dominated throughout, playing a strong game on both ends of the field. The Tigers were extremely aggressive, scoring four goals before the half and ending the game with an 8-0 victory.
The Tigers managed 11 corner kicks to Towanda’s zero, and were able to hold them scoreless. Noah Shutt of the Tigers had an outstanding game, with three goals and an assist helping account for half of the Tigers goals. Joey Brumbach added two goals, Levi Evans had a goal and two assists and Ty Stover, Matthew Smith and Gavin Sykora all added a goal in their winning effort.
Ayden Cole had two saves in the game, which is a true testament to the Tigers defense, who only allowed two shots on goal for the entire contest and had a whopping 37 shots on goal themselves.
In the Tigers next action, they fell short to the Coudersport Falcons in their second home game of the week. In the opening minutes of the game, the Tigers fell behind 3-0 and found themselves playing from behind. The Tigers then responded to the early onslaught and scored their first two goals to bring the scoring to 3-2.
With only moments left before halftime, Coudersport slipped a goal by the Tigers and extended the lead to 4-2. The Tigers needed a spark if they were going to make a comeback and defensively they stepped up in the second half of play.
The Tigers rallied back and scored three goals to Coudersports one and forced the game into overtime. The Tigers fell short in the extra period, but still looked resilient in the second half of play.
Galeton was led by juniors Jake Cochran and Joseph Brumbach who each scored two goals in the contest. Ty Stover also added another goal and assist as well.
The Tigers will need to continue to improve with a young core of players, with a tough stretch of schedule coming up that includes a matchup against Troy, Wellsboro and a rivalry game against Northern Potter all to be played on the road this upcoming week.