VESTAL HANDS ATHENS 5-0 DEFEAT IN SEASON OPENER

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

 
VESTAL HANDS ATHENS 5-0 DEFEAT IN SEASON OPENER
 

ATHENS — Vestal scored early, and pulled away late in a 5-0 season-opening win over Athens here Tuesday night in non-league girls soccer action at Alumni Stadium.

Athens coach Rich Pitts said the loss will help his young squad in the long run.

“I thought we played hard the entire game,” he said.

“We have some tactical things that showed up that we need to work on,” added Pitts. “It was a tough match, but it definitely made us better as a squad.”

Lilly Wlostowski scored in the seventh minute to give the Lady Golden Bears a quick 1-0 lead, and Ava Schmidt scored in the 17th minute to up the advantage to 2-0, which is where it stood at the intermission.

Brown scored nine minutes into the second half to make it 3-0, and Bailey McDonald and Miller added goals late in the game to provide the final margin.

Vestal, which opened the season with a 6-0 loss to Ithaca Friday, improves to 1-1 on the season.

Athens hosts Waverly Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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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 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.