STATE-RANKED MAINE-ENDWELL USES THREE SECOND-HALF GOALS TO TOP ATHENS, 4-1

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 30, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger

 
STATE-RANKED MAINE-ENDWELL USES THREE SECOND-HALF GOALS TO TOP ATHENS, 4-1
 

ATHENS — Athens played state-ranked Maine-Endwell even for nearly 47 minutes, but the Spartans scored three goals in a 10-minute span on its way to a 4-1 win here Thursday night in non-league boys soccer action at Alumni Stadium.

William Napierala scored about seven minutes into the game to give M-E a quick 1-0 lead, but the Wildcats kept the high-scoring Spartans, ranked second in Class A in New York state, off the board for the remainder of the first half.

With 6 minutes remaining in the first half, senior Mason Hughey made a strong run down the left flank, and fired a shot to the far post that eluded the keeper and found the net to tie the game at 1-1.

With about 33 minutes left in the contest, Jack Colling gave M-E a 2-1 lead with a penalty kick, and 5 1/2 minutes later, Naperala scored again to make it 3-1.

With 23 minutes remaining, Justin Coleman added an insurance goal to provide the final margin.

M-E had a 14-3 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 4-3 edge in corner kicks.

Levi Kuhns registered seven saves in net for the Wildcats.

Athens, now 5-6, returns to action Saturday morning when it hosts NTL rival North Penn-Liberty.

 

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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.