The Galeton Tigers soccer squad were able to pull off a big comeback win against the North Penn-Liberty soccer team in order to secure a spot in district postseason play this year.
The Tigers ended the season at 7-11 record, but finished strong to end their season winning three of their last 5. With a huge come from behind victory against North Penn-Liberty by a score of 4-3 they were able to continue their season into district play.
After falling behind 2-1 in the first half of play, the Tigers were able to rally back in the second half, and outscore the Liberty squad 3-1 to clinch a victory.
In the first half of play, Galeton’s Ty Stover punched in their first goal of the night in the final five minutes of the half to give the Tigers a spark, and closing the gap from two to one going into the second half of play.
In the second half, the Tigers were able to ignite their offense, with early goals by Jake Cochran and Joseph Brumbach to give the Tigers their first lead of the night at 3-2.
Brumbach punched one more goal in to give the Tigers some breathing room with only 22 minutes left to play. The Tigers had a scare late with Liberty scoring a goal shortly after, but Galeton’s defense was able to settle in and stop the Liberty team from staging any sort of comeback.
Galeton was led by Brumbach who scored two goals and added an assist in the win. Stover and Cochran both added a goal to round out the scoring for the Tigers. Goalkeeper Austin Lancenese recorded eight saves while allowing three goals on the night.
“Well I think we had a sloppy first half and we missed a lot of early opportunities that we didn’t take care of. Then we came out to play in the second half and took care of business,” Coach Jim Sunderlin said on the big victory on the road.
Galeton fell in their last game of the season to the Athens Wildcats on the road by a score of 11-0 but still qualified for district play despite the loss.
The Galeton Tigers will have a tough road ahead in postseason play, coming in at the eight seed they will have to face the number one seeded Millville team who currently only have one loss on the season and 15 wins.
The Tigers will travel to Hughesville on Saturday, Oct. 26 for the first round of district play.