BLOOMSBURG — If there is a lopsided score in a Southern Columbia girls soccer game, more often than not, it’s the Tigers that usually find themselves on the winning end. Wednesday night however, the defending PHAC Division 3 champions found themselves on the other side of the equation against a very talented Bloomsburg squad. The Panthers scored in the first minute of the game, and didn’t look back, on their way to a 7-1 home win.
The Panthers, who knocked the Tigers out of the district playoffs last season with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory, carried that momentum into this year’s matchup by scoring five first-half goals. “Last year we were just starting to feel our way with new players during the regular season. We fell behind two goals in that playoff game, and it forced us to become an attacking team to come back and win that game,” said Bloomsburg coach Aaron Flook. “This year our goal is to attack from the start and that helped us take the lead early on to grab momentum.”