By: Tim Birney | | October 8, 2022 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom


ATHENS — Senior Ally Thoman continued her goal-scoring ways, and she received some help from junior Kendra Merrill here Saturday morning in Athens’ 6-0 win over North Penn-Mansfield in NTL girls soccer action.

Thoman, who had scored six goals in her last three games, scored four more against the Lady Tigers, and Merrill added two goals.

Thoman put the Lady Wildcats on the board in the 11th minute, taking a through-ball from sophomore Addy Wheeler, and beating the NP-M keeper with a shot inside the far post.

About three minuted later, Merrill scored off a pair of quick passes from Thoman and Amber Galvin to make it 2-0.

With 3:39 remaining in the first half, Thoman collected a through-ball from Wheeler, and beat the keeper in a 1-v-1 to give the Lady Wildcats a 3-0 lead, which it carried into the halftime intermission.

Thoman scored an unassisted goal with 29:25 remaining game. Two minutes later, Merrill scored an unassisted goal to make it 5-0.

About 4 1/2 minutes later, Thoman took a feed from Merrill, and punched a shot into the net from close range to extend the lead to 6-0. It's the second four-goal game this season for Thoman, who now has 15 goals.

Brooke Wilcox scored with a shot over the keeper’s head from 30 yards out with 3 minutes remaining to put NP-M on the board.

Athens outshot NP-M, 15-7, and had an 8-2 edge in corner kicks.

Carmelita Pomaquiza recorded five saves in the “clean sheet” for the Lady Wildcats.

Athens, now 6-6, hosts NEB Wednesday.


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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).