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Athens blanks Sayre, 8-0.

By: Tim Birney | Valley Sports Report | October 18, 2017


SAYRE — Athens kept constant pressure on the Sayre goal for 80 minutes en route to an 8-0 win here Tuesday evening in NTL girls soccer action at the Lockhart Street Bowl.

The Lady Wildcats had a 33-0 advantage in shots-on-goal, and had 15 corner kicks to Sayre’s nil.

Sayre junior keeper Camry Lane recorded 23 saves, and Cheyanne Reed added two saves.

Senior Emily Lunger, off a feed from junior Rachel Hutchison, whistled a hard shot from long distance through off the hands of a leaping Lane and just under the cross bar about 11 1/2 minutes into the game for the game’s first goal.

With 7:31 remaining in the first half, Lunger, from very close range, drove another shot through the hands of Lane to make it 2-0. Sophomore Hailey Chambers was credited with an assist.

Less than a minute later, Hutchison fired a shot into the upper-90 at the near post to give the Lady Wildcats a 3-0 lead, which it carried into the halftime intermission.

Lane had 14 saves in the first half, and on three other occasions Sayre defenders cleared the ball out of the box within 10 feet of the goal line.

Senior Morgan Ferguson scored about 3 1/2 into the second half to give the Lady Wildcats a 4-0 lead.

The flood gates opened midway through the second half when the Lady Wildcats scored three goals — one each by sophomore Abby Sindoni, freshman Hannah Blackman, and junior Ariana Gambrell — in a seven-minute span to open up a 7-0 lead. Junior Emma Adams, junior Abby Segar and Gambrell were credited with assists.

About 3 1/2 minutes later, Krysta Manning, off a feed from Segar, capped off the scoring.

Athens, now 12-2-2, returns to action Wednesday at Mansfield, while Sayre, now 9-6-1, plus at Towanda Wednesday.


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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder/owner of Valley Sports Report, which covers high school and youth sports in the Sayre and Athens, PA and Waverly and Tioga, NY school districts.

Birney, a 1988 graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, spent nearly 20 years as a Sports Writer at the Daily Review and Evening/Morning Times.

He founded Valley Sports Report in August of 2009.