By: Tim Birney | | September 17, 2022


NORTH SYRACUSE — Athens dropped a pair of decisions over the weekend, falling to Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse — both Class AA programs — at the “North-South Challenge” here at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Baldwinsville 2, Athens 0

The Bees scored a pair of goals in a seven-minute span early in the first half, and then made it stand up in a 2-0 win over Athens Saturday.

“We played pretty well, especially in the second half,” said Athens coach Rich Pitts.

Adrianna Orlando scored about nine minutes into the game on a shot from 35 yards out to make it 1-0.

Nicole Pelletier put one in the net from 25 yards out about seven minutes later to make it 2-0.

Baldwinsville had a 10-3 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 2-0 edge in corner kicks.

Senior Karlee Bartlow had eight saves in net for the Lady Wildcats.

Cicero-North Syracuse 4, Athens 0

The Lady NorthStars scored a pair of goals in less than three minutes, and dominated possession in a 4-0 win over Athens Sunday.

“We were a bit over-matched, but we battled until the end,” said Pitts.

Brianna Dorrance scored in the 23rd minute to give C-NS a 1-0 lead, and Emilee Rio tacked on another goal a little less than three minutes later.

Mya Jenkins and Chloe Tice added goals in the second half for C-NS to provide the final margin.

C-NS had a 20-2 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

Bartlow had 16 saves in net for Athens.
Athens, now 2-5, hosts Wyalusing Tuesday.


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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).