By: Tim Birney | | October 14, 2021


LIBERTY — North Penn-Liberty remained unbeaten in league play with a sweep of Athens, which was playing in its third road match in four nights, here Thursday evening in NTL volleyball action.

The Lady Mountaineers won by scores of 25-6, 25-20, and 25-14.

“We played like a team and played like we were winning,” said Athens coach Heather Hanson. “The attitudes were awesome and play was hard. As a coach, that’s what you want to see.

“NPL is a great team,: she noted. “We definitely had to earn our points.

“Interestingly, we missed six serves tonight and we missed 6 serves last night,” added Hanson. “When you win 6 missed serves isn't a lot. When you lose 6 missed serves is a lot.

Jenny Ryan had 21 digs, three kills, and two points (two aces), while Ella Coyle had 17 digs, Ally Margin had 13 digs, and five kills, and Taylor Walker registered seven kills and five digs.

Braelynn Wood had four kills and four digs for the Lady Wildcats, while  Kassie Babcock chipped in with seven digs, Audrey Clare added six digs, and Cassy Friend chipped in with two kills and two digs.

Aubry Pequingot led NP-L with 22 assists, 13 digs, and three aces, while Darby Stetter had 15 kills and 20 digs, Megan Spohn added 10 assists, and three aces, and Payton Chapel and Emerald Walker had kills and one block apiece.

Athens, now 4-6, hosts Troy Monday 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).