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Athens boys top Northern Potter.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | September 8, 2017


The Athens boys picked up their second straight win, beating Northern Potter 4-1.

Athens struck first in the game as Ethan Lane scored off a Willey Tilley assist in the 22nd minute.

The Panthers still had no answers 24 minutes later as Lane found the net for the second time in the half.

Brad Cardona scored just two minutes into the second half to make it a 3-0 game.

At the 67th minute Lane capped his hat trick to make it 4-0.

Northern Potter drew a foul in the box late in the 76th minute and it was A.J. Lehman who scored the goal.

Holden Cowburn came up with 24 saves for Northern Potter in the game to keep it close for Northern Potter.

Athens had 45 shots and 12 corners and Northern Potter had three shots and two corners.

Wellsboro 6, Galeton 1

The Green Hornets scored three times in each half for the win.

Kaeden Mann and Tanner Runyan each had a pair of goals for the Green Hornets and Gabe Leach and Noah Fitch both scored goals for Wellsboro.

Mann, Runyan and Jonny Rowland had assists for the Green Hornets.

Mann started the scoring at 24:00 off a corner kick and Runyan scored off a Leach corner right after that.

Runyan scored again 10 minutes later and Mann scored at 21:30 of the second half. Leach scored the next goal off a direct kick and Fitch capped the scoring.

Joel Griffen scored Galeton's goal.

Wellsboro had 23 shots and eight corners and Wellsboro had nine shots and one corner.

Nate Redell had four saves for Wellsboro and Brandon Ruef had eight saves for Galeton.

Elk Lake 1, Towanda 0

Noah Cusatis scored Elk Lake's goal in the game.

Jared McNeal finished with 12 saves in goal for the Black Knights.

Towanda is at Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Sayre 4, Troy 1

The Redskins picked up the NTL win on Thursday.

Sam VanDermark started the scoring early, netting a goal in the second minute off a Jordan Rockwell assist.

Rockwell scored in the 12th minute off a Sam Wheeler assist to make it 2-0.

Wheeler scored his first of the season soon after off a Rockwell assist and just 45 seconds later Rockwell scored off a give-and-go with Wheeler.

Kaden Murray scored for Troy on a penalty kick in the 16th minute.

Troy had 14 shots and 12 corners and Sayre had eight shots and one corner.

Josh Nowacoski had four saves for Troy and Camden Wheeler had 13 saves for Sayre.

"Camden Wheeler played a great game in goal for us tonight," Sayre coach Randy Rockwell said. "He has gotten better every game and is getting more comfortable in net each game he plays. The Sayre defense of Dominic Petrocco, Nick Ficarro, Chris Harris, Nick Park and Connor Young played their best game of the year and are getting better each time out."

Sayre is at Elk Lake on Saturday.

Williamson 8, Liberty 5

Simon Fish and Andrew Learn each had four goals for Williamson in the win on Thursday.

Williamson had 20 shots and four corners and North Penn-Liberty had seven shots and three corner kicks.

Andrew Gililand had a hat trick for NPL.

Justin Robbins had five saves in goal for Williamson.

Williamson is at Troy on Tuesday.


Sullivan County 8, Montgomery 1

The Sullivan County girls' soccer team defeated Montgomery, 8-1, in local soccer action on Thursday.

For SC, Macy McCarthy led her team with a hat trick and one assist, Sophia Springman had two goals, Madison Burke and Bethany Bienlich each had one goal and one assist, Kerigan Wettlaufer added one goal and Savannah Baldwin had one assist.

Scoring for Montgomery was Kara Hahn.

SC keeper McKenna Amer finished with four saves and SC held the edge in corner kicks, 7-4.

Twin Tiers 2, North Rome Christian 1

Taylor Otis scored, but North Rome fell short against Twin Tiers.

Kiley Easton had both Twin Tiers goals.

North Rome had seven shots and three corners and Twin Tiers had nine shots and eight corner kicks.

Sarah Mosher had eight saves for North Rome and Laura Brown had seven for Twin Tiers.

Waverly 10, Odessa-Montour 0

Melina Ortiz and Elle Nittinger each had hat tricks as Waverly girls beat Odessa-Montour.

Nittinger scored at 24:25 off an Ortiz assist and Kayla Kromelbein scored at 21:25. Sadie VanAllen scored at 15:43 off a Kari VanAllen assist.

In the second half at 38:15 Nittinger scored and Gabby Picco scored at 34:41 off a Cora Smith assist.

Ortiz scored at 36:52 and Nittinger capped her hat trick off an Ortiz assist at 25:28.

At 24:45 Kromelbein scored and Ortiz scored at 18:56 and capped her hat trick with 12:30 left off a Picco assist.

Waverly had 27 shots and eight corners and O-M had two shots and no corners. Zoe Mennig had no saves for Waverly and Kaitlyn Clark had two saves.

"Odessa came out fast in the first half," Waverly coach Tara Hogan said. "They put a lot of pressure on us right from the start. We are coming off a week long break since our last competition. We were well rested, but not quite in the game mode. With every passing minute we woke up more and more and started to make amazing passes. The girls were first to almost every ball and did well with challenging O-M's defense 1v1.Knowing and anticipating that the ball would skip, the girls were smart enough to play through the ball and not allow it to bounce first. The field was slick, but the girls quickly found a rhythm.

"These girls work so well together. It's great to watch them work hard for each other and finding each other. Despite O-M's pressure we clicked tonight. We had some amazingly clean passing combinations and some beautiful goals. Elle (Nittinger) came out flying this game. She was making quick forward runs right frmom the start. Melina (Ortiz) worked hard to get to every ball in the field and did so well with being aggressive to the ball. Wendi Hammond and Alex Tomasso are so comfortable back on defense. We rely on them so heavily. Our midfielders are so well positioned, they know where to be and when. Kaitlyn Clark so some action in net."