By: Tim Birney | | October 25, 2021


CORNING — Athens got off to a quick start, but Corning righted the ship and won a 3-1 decision here Monday night in non-league volleyball action.

The Lady Wildcats, now 6-8, won the first set 25-20, but the Lady Hawks bounced back with wins of 25-18, 25-10, and 25-14 to win the match.

Freshman Kassie Babcock led Athens with eight points, including three aces, and four digs, while junior Jenny Ryan had seven points (two aces), 11 setter assists, three kills, and nine digs, and freshman Ella Coyle had six points (two aces), and 21 digs.

Senior Ally Martin had four points, a team-high six kills, and 14 digs for the Lady Wildcats, while senior Taylor Walker had two points, four kills, one block, and 12 digs, junior Audrey Clare had two points (two aces), three kills, and 13 digs, junior Cassy Friend registered two kills and one block, and junior Braelynn Wood recorded seven digs.

Athens returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Wellsboro.


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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).