By: Tim Birney | | September 8, 2022 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning


ROME, Pa. — Athens scored twice early, but Northeast Bradford shut them down the rest of the way and rallied for a 4-2 win here Thursday afternoon in NTL girls soccer action.

The Lady Wildcats scored on two of their first three shots-on-goal, with senior Ally Thoman putting the Lady Wildcats on the board a little more than six minutes into the game.

Sophomore Addy Wheeler made it 2-0 just 9 1/2 minutes later.

NEB’s Kayleigh Thoman scored twice in a nine-minute span to tie the game at 2-2 with 7:52 remaining in the first half.

Alena Beebe scored just 50 seconds later to give the Lady Panthers the lead for good, at 3-2.

Melanie Shumway tacked on an insurance goal midway through the second half for NEB.

Athens had a 20-19 advantage in shots-on-goal in the contest.

Karlee Bartlow had 15 saves in net for the Lady Wildcats.

Athens, now 1-1, travels to NP-Mansfield Tuesday.


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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).