ATHENS RALLIES IN SECOND HALF TO EDGE WYALUSING, 2-1

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 20, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger

 
ATHENS RALLIES IN SECOND HALF TO EDGE WYALUSING, 2-1
 

ATHENS — Athens scored a pair of second-half goals to rally for a 2-1 win over Wyalusing here Tuesday evening in NTL girls soccer action at Alumni Stadium, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Layla Botts, off a feed from Chloe Bennett, broke a scoreless tie with 7:04 remaining in the first half to give Wyalusing a 1-0 lead, which it carried into the halftime intermission.

About nine minutes into the second half, senior Ally Thoman drove a shot into the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1.

With 11:06 remaining in the contest, sophomore Addy Wheeler took a cross from Kendra Merrill and knocked in a shot from 20 yards out to put the Lady Wildcats ahead 2-1.

Athens has an 11-10 edge in shots-on-goal, and a 7-6 advantage in corner kicks.

Senior Karlee Bartlow recorded nine saves in net for the Lady Wildcats.

Athens, now 3-5, returns to action Thursday.

 

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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 Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.