By: Tim Birney | | September 15, 2022 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton


ATHENS — Defending league champion Troy remained near the top of the league standings with a 3-0 win over Athens here Thursday evening in NTL girls soccer action.

The Lady Trojans (7-2 overall) improve to 4-1 in league play. NEB is 5-1, and Wyalusing is 3-1, while Athens falls to 2-2.

Saydi Renzo netted a hat trick to account for all of the Lady Trojans’ offense.

Renzo found the net about 3 1/2 minutes into the contest, and led 1-0 at the half.

Renzo added a goal with 27 minutes remaining in the game, and close out the scoring with 3 1/2 minutes left in the game.

Troy controlled the possession throughout the game, and had an 11-3 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 7-0 edge in corner kicks.

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

Athens, now 2-3, will play two games Saturday at the Cicero Tournament.


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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).