By: Tim Birney | | September 13, 2022 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom


MANSFIELD —  Freshman Kaitlyn Sutton netted her second hat trick of the young season as Athens bounced back from a loss to Waverly Monday night with a 4-0 win over North Penn-Mansfield here Tuesday afternoon in NTL girls soccer action.

“It’s a nice bounce-back from (Monday) night,” said Athens coach Rich Pitts. “We scored two early in each half, which allowed me to use the full bench and tinker with the lineup and formation.

“Now, we focus on the defending champs on Thursday,” added Pitts in reference to the Lady Wildcats’  home game against Troy Thursday.

Sutton put Athens on the board 3 1/2 minutes into the game when she collected a rebound off the keeper’s hands and knocked it into the net.

In the 16th minute, Sutton took a through-ball from junior Mya Thompson, and beat the keeper in a 1-v-1 to make it 2-0.

Senior Ally Thoman fielded a pass over the back line from sophomore Emma Yohe, and beat the keeper 1-v-1 to make it 3-0 just 61 seconds into the second half.

Sutton finished off her hat trick 3 1/2 minutes later when she punched a rebound off the keeper into the net to make it 4-0.

Athens had a 16-4 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 3-1 edge in corner kicks.

Senior Abby Chapman recorded four saves in net for the Lady Wildcats.

Athens improves to 2-2 on the season.


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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).