By: Tim Birney | | September 24, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Corning scored three goals in the final 23 minutes, including two in the closing minutes, to blow open a close game and win a 5-1 decision over Athens here Friday night in non-league boys soccer action at Alumni Stadium.

After nearly 39 minutes of scoreless soccer, Corning’s Carter Rosno, who netted a hat trick for the Hawks, scored with 1:03 remaining in the first half.

Corning’s Jackson Casey made it 2-0 less than two minutes into the second half.

Junior Korey Miller put the Wildcats on the board with an unassisted goal with 29:30 remaining in the contest, but Rosno scored about 6 1/2 minutes later to push the lead back to two goals, at 3-1.

Rosno scored again with 4:45 remaining, and Colton Loeber tacked on the final tally for the Hawks with 1:02 remaining.

Corning had a 19-4 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 7-0 edge in corner kicks.

Athens, now 6-4, returns to action Monday at Towanda. Game time is 6 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 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).