Senior Tim Phender’s penalty kick goal in the closing minutes of a nailbiteing game clinched a win(1-0) Friday afternoon for Bloomsburg University Men’s soccer team over Slippery Rock.
Coming off a win against District of Columbia the Huskies held their own as they kept Slippery Rock from scoring in the first half. With few shots on net in the first half the Huskies offense had a bit of trouble getting the ball rolling. Senior Tom Kovack had three of the Huskies’ four first half shots but the efforts prooved to be fruitless. As the first half came to a close Tim Phender was caught fouling in the box and Slippery Rock was handed a penalty kick. The kick that went wide pushed the game into the second half 0-0.
Play on the field began to get rowdy in the second half and both Slippery Rock and Bloomsburg ended the game with three yellow cards. Bernie Roell played an excellent game with many great saves. The huskies made some moves to score in the second half but Slippery Rock’s goalie managed to block Bloomsburg’s attempts. It wasnt until the last three minutes of the game that Bloomsburg was given a penalty shot. With a killer shot Tim Pfender put Bloomsburg in the lead. Holding onto the lead the Huskies came out with a powerful victory that handed Slippery Rock its first loss of the season.
As a whole the team has become a sight to watch as more and more fans turn out for home games. “Its good to see the team improving” said Karlee Knox, an avid fan of Bloomsburg Men’s Soccer. As the Huskies look towards the future, they work to train harder and pull together as a team.
Bloomsburg Men’s Soccer will host Lock Haven this evening, Saturday September 18, at 7:30.
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