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Waverly, Notre Dame play to scoreless tie; Athens, Wyalusing NEB, pick up wins.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | September 17, 2013 | Photo courtesy The Review


2013 Athens vs. Towanda Girls SoccerIt was another classic Waverly-Notre Dame girls' soccer match Monday.

The two IAC powers played to a scoreless tie as the Crusaders were able to stymie the strong Waverly offense.

"Waverly played a good game," Waverly coach Brian Myers said. "We had some good opportunities to score, we just didn't get it done. I thought we played well, I thought we had Notre Dame on their heels a little bit but Notre Dame played hard and kept us from scoring."

The Wolverines out shot Notre Dame 13-4 and had a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

Notre Dame coach Steve Weber knew they had to make the field as small as possible to stop the Wolverines.

"Just trying to keep the field compact," he said about their gameplan. "We know they have some their strong players in the middle of the field, we focused on them not beating us with (Kylie) Newman and (Emiley) Myers up through the middle."

He also gives his keeper Sheridan Heine a lot of credit.

"Our keeper played a heck of a game tonight," Weber said. "She didn't have a lot of saves tonight but she had real quality saves."

Going forward Waverly hopes they can improve enough to break through the Crusader's defense.

"We'll just have to keep working on what we're doing," Myers said. "Hopefully, we'll get better before the next time we play them."

As for Weber, he's glad to see his young team continue to improve.

"We've gotten better and better and better every single game," he said. "We've come a long way. I'm proud of how they are coming, we should only get better at this point."

Waverly will travel to Watkins Glen Wednesday with a 4:30 p.m. start.

Athens 5, Towanda 0

TOWANDA - The Wildcats saw five different players score as they picked up an NTL girls' soccer win Monday.

Halfway through the first half Mackenzie Warner scored the first Athens goal off an assist from Danielle Dougherty. Then at the 16:55 mark Aubrey Sumner scored off an Ashley Manning helper to make it a 2-0 lead at the break.

Less than two minutes into the second half Rachael Donnelly scored off a Hailey Priester assist followed by Kirsten Colegrove scoring off a Hannah Parshall helper at the 23:55 mark.

The final Athens goal came at the 12:05 mark as Hannah Bennett scored off another Manning assist.

Kylie Garris had 23 saves for the Knights while Morgan Westbrook made four stops for Athens. The Wildcats had a 6-1 corner kick advantage.

"I applaud the Athens coaching staff for their sportsmanship in player rotation to maintain a competitive environment," Towanda coach Dave Jurnack said. "I also am very happy with our team for keeping their focus and positive attitude throughout the entire game. I am especially pleased with the play of Kenzie Roof, Lauren Risch and Taylor Hallabuck who were asked to play positions they are not accustom to. Marissa Paulish also stepped in for our goalie, Kylie Garris, when she got hurt and did a great job. We again played hard until the end."

Wyalusing 2, Wellsboro 0

Despite being out shot the Rams were able to pull out the NTL girls' soccer win Monday.

They got a goal in the fourth minute of the first half then put the game away in the 38th minute of the second half.

Wellsboro out shot Wyalusing 13-9 and had a 5-2 edge in corner kicks. Meghan Bodine had seven saves in the loss while Wyalusing had 13 saves.

The Hornets won the JV game 2-0.

Wyalusing is at Williamson Saturday with a 4 p.m. start.

Northeast Bradford 4, Williamson 0

Three second half goals by the Panthers propelled them to an NTL girls' soccer win Monday.

Monica Brown led off the scoring at the 23:34 mark of the first half.

Then in the second half Alyssa Coon scored off a Brown assist just three minutes in. At the 29:09 mark Jenna Myers found the back of the net off a Bridget Haverly assist followed by Amber Jackson scoring off another Brown helper at the 35:49 mark.

"I was pleased with how well our girls controlled the game this evening," Northeast coach Larry Jennings said. "We had plenty of shots on goal and limited shots against us. The girls are doing well at adjusting to different positions opened up by injuries."

Angelia Laudermilch had three saves for the Panthers while Williamson had 23. The Panthers had a 43-4 advantage in shots and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

The JV game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Odessa-Montour 6, Tioga 0

The Tigers fell in IAC girls' soccer action Monday.

Odessa had a 3-0 lead heading into the break.

Tioga goalie Rebekah Argetsinger had 20 saves in the loss.


Odessa-Montour 1, Tioga 0

A first half goal by OM propelled them past the Tigers in a close IAC boys' match Monday.

At the 29:19 mark of the opening half Collin Povoski scored off a Tyler Goossen assist for the deciding goal.

Odessa out shot Tioga 20-12 and had more corner kicks 7-4 while Tioga goalie Luke Hoose recorded 15 saves. Joe Collins made eight stops for OM.

Despite the loss Tioga coach James Howey felt his team played on par with OM.

"It's strange having coached the game that the box score looks lopsided the way it does," He said. "It seemed like a much closer game with us maintaining control of the ball with deliberate passing and attacking. Although I understand that their plan of attack of long ball attacking offense will create more shots and corners, it just didn't seem like it was that lopsided. Guess it was. Mr. Stephens at OM always does a great job of using his assets to the fullest potential and limiting the shortcomings. Tonight was another example of that."

Jonah Schumacher had a strong defensive effort for Tioga, making a save in the second half to keep it a 1-0 deficit.

"We had a number of opportunities toward the end of the second half that were either denied by the goalie or just missed the goal," Howey explained.

Tioga is at SVE today.