By: Tim Birney | | October 16, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Bloomsburg scored in the 11th minute of the game, and then tacked on an insurance goal late in a 2-0 non-league win over Athens here on a rainy Saturday morning.

“We played really great soccer in tough conditions,” said Athens coach Rich Pitts. “I challenged the girls pre game to put a total 80 minutes together, and we had only two moments that cost us goals.

“They did what I asked game-plan wise, other than finishing a few balls,” he noted. “We were way better going forward and attacking. 

“On to Monday for another tough, non-conference match-up that I think we we ready for,” added Pitts, in reference to the Lady Wildcats’ trip to Hughesville.

Elaina Flick put Bloomsburg on the board about 10 1/2 minutes in the game on a shot that slipped through the hands of the Athens keeper.

With 5:44 remaining in the contest, freshman Teagan Serrano scored on a direct kick to provide the final margin.

Athens had a 4-3 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 1-0 edge in corner kicks.

Athens falls to 9-7 on the season.


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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).