By: Tim Birney | | September 26, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Junior Korey Miller had three goals and two assists, and senior Brayden Post also had a hat trick to pace Athens in a 9-1 rout of Towanda here Monday night in NTL boys soccer action at Alumni Stadium.

Post scored an unassisted goal just 27 seconds into the contest to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead, then scored again, off a feed from Miller, about 20 1/2 minutes later to make it 2-0.

Miller notched his first goal, off an assist from sophomore Marco Quiros, with 1:57 remaining in the half to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead, which it carried into the halftime break.

Post, off a feed from Miller, scored just 81 seconds after the intermission to finish off his hat trick and give Athens a 4-0 lead.

Miller scored off an assist from senior Levent VanHelden about 6 1/2 minutes later to extend the lead to 5-0.

Jack Wheaton put Towanda on the board with 28:34 remaining in the contest, closing the gap to 5-1.

Senior Caleb Hunsinger scored the first of his two goals two minutes later to make it 6-1.

Miller finished off his hat trick with 14:22 left in the contest, and junior Mitch Hamilton and Hunsinger capped the scoring in the final 5 1/2 minutes.

Athens had a 23-3 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 9-1 edge in corner kicks.

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

Athens, now 7-5, returns to action Wednesday at Williamson.


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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).