By: Tim Birney | | October 6, 2022


EAST TROY — Sophomore Marcos Quiros scored to give Athens the early lead, and the Wildcats never trailed in a 3-2 win over Troy here Thursday afternoon in NTL boys soccer action.

Quiros scored about 12 1/2 minutes into the game to the Wildcats a 1-0 lead, then scored again with 15:14 remaining in the half to make it 2-0.

Troy’s Landon Jenkins scored 85 seconds later to close the gap to 2-1.

Senior Brayden Post put Athens back up two goals, off an assist from junior Korey Miller, with 9:54 remaining in the first half.

The remainder of the game was a defensive battle until Troy’s Andrew Houseknecht scored with 19 seconds left in the contest.

Athens had a 24-2 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 3-1 edge in corner kicks.

Athens, now 9-5-1, returns to action Saturday morning at Williamsport.


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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).