Falcons Beat Ball Savy Bensalem 4-1
Some games are not indicative of the play of game and fortunately for the Falcons for this game against the Bensalem Owls it ended on the positive side with a win. For most of the game the home team dominated play, but they were unable to put the ball in the back of the net. Although Pennsbury’s play was not up to par, might have something to do with a great game they played the day before against Council Rock North, they did put the ball into the goal 4 times.
At around the 20 minute mark Dylan Smith was able to net the first goal of the game. It all started with pressure that culminated in a corner kick, Charlie Rushing sent the free kick from the right corner flag onto the head of Sawyer Waters. He deflected the ball toward the left side of the goal, Bensalem’s goalie got a hand on the ball and it bounded back into play and out to Smith around the 18 yard area. Calmly, Dylan put a nice shot into the right corner of the goal. Shortly afterward the Falcons tallied another goal, as Evan Caterson’s hustle, up the right side, barely beat the goalie to the ball just inside the 18. His shot glanced off the goalie and high in the air toward the goal to an onrushing Ross Dugan, who skied [per his dad he gets this from his mom] over top of an Owl defender 2 yards from the goal, heading the ball for the teams second score. Bensalem continued to pressure the Falcon’s defense, as goalie Aaron Bell came up big with a kick save off a shot as an unmarked Owl player pressed up the middle of the field. Just before the end of the first half Smith scored again, as Rushing found him all alone on the left side of the field, the Falcon’s went into halftime with a 3-0 lead.
The second half began much the way the first had gone, Bensalem continued to control the ball, but again had trouble finding the net. As Bell made a stop off a direct free kick and covered up the loose ball before the opponent could pounce on it and shortly after the Owls had a player in front of the goal all alone, but his shot goes over the net. The shutout still preserved, some luck and skill came into play. Falcon’s senior Evan Caterson finished the scoring for the visiting team as he broke free up the middle of the field and put a solid shot past the Bensalem goalie. The defense of Pennsbury finally conceded a score as the Owls put a ball behind Bell at around the 14 minute mark of the second half, the rest of the game Bensalem continued to put the pressure on the Falcons, but were unable score as the game ended with Pennsbury winning 4-1.