Cards Fall Short on League Title

Rachel Sarge and Meghan Sarge

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“Unfortunately we were unable to get it done, but we played well. I am very proud of the boys! Our next game is in the districts, we are waiting who out opponent will be.”states head coach Mark Wylie. In the first half of the game, Pine Grove had 4 shots on goal and Jim Thorpe had 7 shots on goal. Pine Grove had 5 saves by the goalkeeper while Jim Thorpe had 3 saves by the goalkeeper. Then, 5 minutes and 56 seconds into the game Jim Thorpe fouled Pine Grove inside the box. Pine Grove’s #11 Mitchell Lesh took the penalty shot and scored making the score 1-0. Pine Grove had 4 free kicks while Jim Thorpe had 8 free kicks. Then, 8 minutes and 25 seconds into the game Jim Thorpe scores in the top corner of the goal. Pine Grove had 3 goal kicks and Jim Thorpe had 4 goal kicks. Jim Thorpe had 1 yellow card in the first half by #9.Then with 17 minutes and 27 seconds left in the half, Jim Thorpe scores. The score at the end of the first half was Jim Thorpe 2, Pine Grove 1.

In the second half of the game, Pine Grove had 8 shots on goal while Jim Thorpe had 9 shots on goal. Pine Grove had 5 free kicks and Jim Thorpe had 7 free kicks. Then 4 minutes and 17 seconds into the second half, Jim Thorpe scores. Pine Grove had 7 saves by the goalkeeper while Jim Thorpe only had 5 saves by the goalkeeper. Then with 10 minutes and 32 seconds left, an own goal was made by Pine Grove’s #22 Ayden Zerbe. This made the score Jim Thorpe 4, Pine Grove 1. Pine Grove had 7 goal kicks and Jim Thorpe had 5 goal kicks. There were 2 yellow cards in this half, 1 by Jim Thorps #9 which made him have 2 yellow cards so he had to sit the rest of the game. Pine Grove had the other yellow card by #7, Bryce Weber. Both Pine Grove and Jim Thorpe had 1 corner kick. Then with 4 minutes and 27 seconds left, Pine Grove’s #9 Ethan Hanneivg scores in the right side of the net, this goal ended the second half.

In the end, the winner of the 2019 Schuylkill League was Jim Thorpe and Pine Grove got 2nd place. The end score of the game was Jim Thorpe 4, Pine Grove 2.