By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 28, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Wyalusing won a pair of close decisions, then fought off an Athens comeback bid in a 3-1 win here Tuesday night in NTL volleyball action.

The Lady Rams won the first two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-22, before the Lady Wildcats extended the match with a 25-19 win in the third set. Wylausing closed out the match with a 25-20 victory in the fourth set.

“We are having moments here and there,” said Athens coach Heather Hanson. “However, in between those moments. the opponent is getting 4 to 6 points, so we are going to have to figure out a way to break it up.

“It's not unforced errors,” she added. “It seems like we are making lots of forced errors and that really brings morale down. We need to believe in 'together we are amazing' versus 'Look at what I did.’”

Jenny Ryan led Athens with eight service pints, including three aces, a team-high 13 kills, 18 digs, and 14 setter assists, while Caddy Friend had eight points (three aces), seven kills, and four digs, and Kassie Babcock had eight points, four digs, and three kills, and one block.

Taylor Walker had seven points, four digs, and three kills for the Lady Wildcats, while Braelynn Wood had seven points, four digs, and three kills, Ally Martin had five points, including four aces, six kills, and seven digs, Ella Coyle had two points, and 10 digs, and Cailin McDaniel chipped in with two digs.

Athens, now 2-4, returns to action Thursday at Troy.


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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).