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Sayre girls rally to defeat Towanda.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | October 13, 2011


SAYRE - The Towanda Black Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the first half on Wednesday, but the Redskins fought right back for the win.

Behind a four-goal game by Elyse Skerpon, the Redskins came away with a 5-3 victory over Towanda.

The Black Knights started the scoring at 23:41 when Taylor Shay found the net and she got her second goal just 2:20 later to make it 2-0.

It took Sayre just 1:31 to answer as Skerpon got a through ball pass from Mikala McNamara and scored on a one-on-one opportunity.

Skerpon scored one-on-one again off another McNamara assist at 12:40 and with 6:51 left in the half she fired a shot in from outside the 18. Skerpon scored her fourth goal just 51 seconds later to make it 4-2 at the half.

Sayre built the lead to 5-2 as McNamara scored at 18:42 of the second half, before Carolyn Black scored off a Shay assist with 12:28 left.

"The girls played great tonight," Sayre coach Tracy Mennig said. "They started off with such intensity and possessed the ball well. Towanda scored on their first two opportunities, but we continued to press on. We took advantage of their flat defense and Mikala and Elyse connected well tonight.

"Michelle Aronson had a great game in goal for Towanda. She made some great saves. Sarah Polinski, Andrea Ward and Jessie Haiges played their hearts out for their last home game of their high school soccer careers. It was some great soccer to watch tonight. All the girls had a great game. Rachel Hurley and Kelsey Young did well on the outside for us in the midfield. Chelsea Haiges had a great defensive game as well. Sarah Ostroski made a key save when faced with a penalty kick in the second half."

Sayre had 23 shots and three corners and Towanda had 12 shots and no corners. Aronson had 18 saves for the Black Knights and Ostroski had 10 for Sayre.

Troy 3, NEB 0

The Trojans got a pair of goals from Emily Hunsicker in the win on Wednesday.

After a scoreless first half, Hunsicker scored at 37:24 of the second half off a Louisa Shedden assist. Shedden again set up Hunsicker at 29:41.

With 22:58 left Hunsicker and Whitney Landis assist Shedden off a Sara Hunsicker corner to make it 3-0.

Troy had 20 shots and seven corners and Northeast Bradford had three shots and one corner kick. Rachael Stafford made three saves for Troy and Kelsey Carlsen finished with 10 for the Panthers.

Troy won the JV game 3-0. Faith Ceeley scored two goals and Courtney Binford had a goal.

Troy hosts Sayre on Friday.

Wyalusing 1, Mansfield 1

Mansfield got a goal from Hayley Kotulka to build a 1-0 lead, but Kasey DeVoir fired in a shot from 25 yards out to tie things up in the first half.

No one scored in the second half as the game ended in a tie.

"Both teams played real tough," Mansfield coach Corey Johnson said. "It was very aggressive. The refs let the girls play and it was very agressive, sometimes maybe a little too aggressive.

"It was a good, hard fought game. It poured in the game, especially in the second half, so the conditions were wet and slippery."

Mansfield had 13 shots and eight corners and Wyalusing had six shots and seven corner kicks. Courtney Larson had seven saves for Wyalusing and Kasey Evans had four saves for Mansfield.

The JV game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Athens 11, Williamson 0

ATHENS - The Wildcats got goals from 10 different players in the victory on Wednesday.

Kirsten Colegrove had two goals in the win and Meghan Hurley, Monica Dougherty, Allie Vine, Sarah Reid, Jess Kopatz, Lizzie Reid, Danielle Dougherty, Mackenzie Warner and Mackenzie Hafer all added goals in the win.

Warner had three assists and Hurley, Colegrove, Kopatz, Hafer and Danielle Stopper all added assists.

Athens had 29 shots and 11 corners and Williamson had no shots and one corner kick.

Emily Casterline and Catherine Canfield were in net for Athens with no saves and Kirsten Emmerett had 17 saves for Williamson.

Athens is at Johnson City at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Waverly 9, Watkins Glen 1

WAVERLY, N.Y. - Waverly got hat tricks from Danielle Burkhart and Liia Carpenter in the victory on Wednesday.

Carpenter started the scoring 34 seconds in and at 1:52 Burkhart scored off an Emiley Myers assist. Myers scored at 7:14 off a Burkhart assist and at 35:35 Sabrina Bowman headed in a Carpenter corner kick for a goal.

Carpenter scored just 45 seconds later and Burkhart added her second goal just 25 seconds after that.

In the second half Burkhart scored at 10:46 and at 13:03 Carpenter scored off a Kiana Manuel assist, before Bowman scored at 30:29 off a Burkhart assist.

Waverly had 22 shots and five corners and Watkins Glen had eight shots and no corners.

Allie Frutchey finished with four saves for Waverly and Darby Cady had six for Watkins Glen.

The Wolverines improve to 13-1 with the victory.