QUINN SCORES FOUR GOALS, HUGHEY NETS 50TH CAREER GOAL; ATHENS BLANKS TOWANDA, 11-0

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 7, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney

 
QUINN SCORES FOUR GOALS, HUGHEY NETS 50TH CAREER GOAL; ATHENS BLANKS TOWANDA, 11-0
 

ATHENS — Senior Nate Quinn scored four goals, including a first-half hat trick, and senior Mason Hughey added three scores, including his 50th career goal, to lead Athens in an 11-0 whitewashing of Towanda here Tuesday afternoon in NTL boys soccer action at Alumni Stadium.

After more than 14 minutes of scoreless action, the Wildcats scored four goals in less than 5 1/2 minutes.

Hughey started off the scoring with an unassisted goal with 25:44 remaining in the first half. Just 89 seconds later, junior Tucker Brown slid a pass from the end line into the center of the box, and Quinn punched it past the Towanda keeper to make it 2-0.

After another 89 seconds, Quinn scored an unassisted goal to make it 3-0, He capped the run with another unaided goal with 20:20 left in the first half.

Freshman Mitchell Hamilton scored his first varsity goal with 7:47 remaining in the first half, driving a shot from 30 yards out just under the cross bar to make it 5-0, which is where the score stood at the intermission.

The Wildcats scored five more goals in the first 9 1/2 minutes of the second half to stretch its lead to 10-0.

Hughey scored the first goal, off a feed from Quinn, about 2 1/2 minutes after the intermission, then Quinn — off an assist from sophomore Korey Miller, made it 7-0 just 55 seconds later.

About two minutes, Hughey scored his milestone goal, off a feed from Miller to extend the lead to 8-0 with 34:27 remaining in the contest.

Senior Daniel Horton, who looped a shot over the keeper’s hands from about 35 yards out, and junior Brayden Post each scored goals in the next four minutes to give the Wildcats a 10-0 lead.

Freshman Isaac Wilcox notched his first career goal with 7:06 remaining to cap the scoring.

Athens outshot Towanda, 28-2, and had a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Athens, now 2-1, returns to action Wednesday at Midd-West.

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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 Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.