By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 8, 2021


MIDDLEBURG, Pa. — Midd-West scored twice in the first 4 1/2 minutes of the game, and cruised to a 7-0 win over Athens here Wednesday night in non-league boys soccer action.

Athens coach Jake Lezak had little to say following the loss.

“We were sloppy and made mistakes all over the field,” he said. “Simply put, it’s not good enough from us.”

Kynn Loss scored about 3 1/2 into the game, and again 55 seconds later to give Midd-West a quick 2-0 lead.

About 10 minutes into the game, Nolan Stahl scored to make it 3-0. Owen Solomon, who assisted on Loss’s first goal, was credited with his second assist.

Nick Eppley, who assisted on Loss’s second goal, scored an unassisted goal with 20:26 remaining in the first half.

Eppley scored two more goals in the second half to complete his hat trick, and Evan Leitzel finished off the scoring in the 55th minute.

MIdd-West had a 17-3 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 9-1 edge in corner kicks.

Conner Mosher had 10 saves in net for the Wildcats.

Athens, now 2-2, travels to Horseheads Saturday night.


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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).