ATHENS, WILLIAMSON FIT TO BE TIED; BATTLE TO 0-0 DOUBLE-OT DRAW

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 28, 2022 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom

 
ATHENS, WILLIAMSON FIT TO BE TIED; BATTLE TO 0-0 DOUBLE-OT DRAW
 

TIOGA JUNCTION, Pa. — Athens and Williamson walked on the pitch here Wednesday afternoon tied for second place in the NTL boys soccer standings, and 100 minutes of scoreless action later — a 0-0 double-OT draw — the two teams were fittingly still tied.

Athens and Williamson are both 6-1-1 in the NTL — trailing front-running Wellsboro, which is 8-0.

Longtime Athens coach Jake Lezak felt his Wildcats controlled the action throughout.

“We played very well,” said Lezak. “We controlled the flow of the game for a majority of the match, but just didn’t finish. The boys created a lot of opportunities but kept sending it to their keeper.

“The defensive side for us looked great as a team,” added Lezak. “We limited their chances and kept the pressure up the field.”

Athens had an 8-4 advantage in shots-on-goal, including a hard shot off the crossbar by senior Brayden Post.

Senior Grant Liechty had four saves in net for the Wildcats.

Athens, now 7-5-1, hosts NEB Saturday.

 

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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.