By: Tim Birney | | September 25, 2021


SUNBURY, Pa. — Athens took the early lead, but Shikellamy scored three quick goals late in the first half, then three more late in the game on its way to a 6-1 win here Saturday afternoon in non-league girls soccer action.

“The first half of both halves we played really well and we were ahead early,” said Athens coach Rich Pitts. “But we made some mistakes and it continues to cost us goals against the good teams.

“Compare this weekend to last weekend though, and we are stringing longer periods of good play together as we head toward league play and districts,” added Pitts.

Freshman Addison Wheeler collected a rebound off a hard shot, and gave Athens an early 1-0 lead, but Shik’s Averi Dodge scored the first of her four goals in the 17th minutes to tie the game.

Wiley Egan scored about five minutes later, and Dodge scored again in the 29th minute to give the Lady Braves a 3-1 lead it would carry into the intermission.

With 16 minutes remaining in the game, Dodge finished off her hat trick to make it 4-1.

McKenna Zellers scored three minutes later for Shik, and Dodge capped the scoring with 5 minutes remaining in the contest.

Shik had an 18-4 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

Junior Karlee Bartlow recorded 12 saves in net for the Lady Wildcats.

Athens, now 4-4, returns to action Monday at 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).