By: Tim Birney | | October 5, 2022 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom


WELLSBORO — Senior Ally Thoman scored a pair of second-half goals to help Athens to a come-from-behind, 3-2, win over Wellsboro here Wednesday afternoon in NTL Large School Division girls soccer action.

“We didn’t play well at all after our first goal,” said Athens coach Rich Pitts. “Wellsboro played great soccer and we didn’t have much of an answer.

“We re-grouped at half and came out to dominate the second half,” added Pitts. Another great come from behind win for the cardiac kids.

Freshman Kaitlyn Sutton put Athens on the board a little more than three minutes into the game, but Sarah Seeling scored 64 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1.

Corys Barlett put Wellsboro ahead 2-1 with 25:19 remaining in the first half.

Thoman, off a feed from sophomore Addy Wheeler, tied the game at 2-2 with 28:45 remaining.

About 5 1/2 minutes later, senior Taegan Williams lofted a pass over the defense, and Thoman tracked it down, then beat the keep 1-v-1 with the game-winner.

Athens had a 9-4 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

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

Athens, now 5-5-1, travels to Horseheads Friday.


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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).