WHEELER, THOMAN LEAD ATHENS IN 8-0 WIN OVER NP-MANSFIELD

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 16, 2021 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom

 
WHEELER, THOMAN LEAD ATHENS IN 8-0 WIN OVER NP-MANSFIELD
 

MANSFIELD — Freshman Addy Wheeler, and junior Alli Thoman each netted hat tricks to lead Athens to an 8-0 win over North Penn-Mansfield here Thursday afternoon in NTL girls soccer action.

Senior Hannah Walker was also a major contributor in the win, scoring one goal, and doling out six assists.

The Lady Wildcats opened the scoring about 2 1/2 minutes into the game when Wheeler re-directed a corner kick from Walker past the keeper. It was Wheeler’s first varsity goal.

A few minutes later, Walker received a long ball, dribbled about 20 yards, and fired a shot into the back of the net to make it 2-0.

Thoman got on the board later in the half when she took a through-ball from Walker and knocked home a shot from just inside the 18 to up the lead to 3-0.

Taylar Fisher capped the first-half scoring, with her first varsity goal on a penalty kick to make it 4-0.

Wheeler scored the first two goals of the second half to complete her hat trick, then Thoman scored the next two to do the same thing. Walker assisted on all four goals.

Athens had a 19-2 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.

Junior Karlee Bartlow had two saves in net for Athens, while Tierney Patterson had 11 saves for NP-M.

Athens, now 3-1, face Fayetteville-Manlius Saturday in the opening game of the Baldwinsville Tournament.

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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.