The Galeton soccer team is continuing to make multiple statements this season, in and outside of the league. The Tigers picked up two impressive victories last Thursday and Saturday, which were also dominating shutouts.
Last Thursday, the Tigers took their home field to battle the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and came out with a 5-0 shutout victory.
Galeton’s Jake Cochran has become a threat to opposing teams recently, as he contributed four out of the five total goals against the Crusaders. The Tigers’ other goal came from Noah Shutt. Gavin Sykora led in assists with two, while Zach Pagano and Matthew Smith each had one.
Ayden Whipple had three saves in the net for the Tigers.
On Saturday, the Tigers returned to their home field once again for what was going to be a tough matchup against the Kane Wolves. Instead, it was another 5-0 victory for the Tigers.
Cochran led Galeton in scoring once again, scoring three goals in the second shutout victory. Pagano and Ty Stover scored the other two goals for the Tigers.
Sykora led in assists again with two, while Joey Brombach and Matthew Smith each had one. Ayden Whipple earned four saves in the net.
After winning three straight games, the Galeton Tigers are red-hot sitting at 6-4 on the season and have recieved a balanced effort from every player.
The senior scoring tandem of Cochran and Stover have been dynamic so far this season, with Cochran notching his 20th goal of the season as well as Stover sitting with 11 goals on the year to go along with five assists.
Sykora has remained the distributor and has seven assists on the season to go along with his three goals.
The defense has also been able to improve steadily throughout the year, and after allowing six goals in back-to-back games they have recorded two straight shutouts and a one-goal effort during their current win streak.
The Tigers return to action this Thursday, Oct. 15 with a road contest at Port Allegany.
In their last matchup, Galeton dominated Port by a score of 4-0.