WELLSBORO EDGES ATHENS, 2-1; WRAPS UP UNBEATEN LEAGUE SEASON

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | October 13, 2022 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom

 
WELLSBORO EDGES ATHENS, 2-1; WRAPS UP UNBEATEN LEAGUE SEASON
 

WELLSBORO — Athens struck first, but Wellsboro rallied to finish off its unbeaten NTL season with a 2-1 win here Thursday evening in boys soccer action.

The Hornets (14-2 overall) finish the season with a 12-0 mark in league play, including a 2-1 win at Athens on Sept. 14.

The Wildcats scored on a direct kick with 19 minutes remaining in the first half. After Wellsboro was whistled for a trip just outside the box, senior Brayden Post drove a shot into the net to make it 1-0.

The Athens defense kept Wellsboro at bay, but Hornet two-sport standout Jack Poirier, off a feed from Jack Bryant, scored with 2 seconds remaining in the first half to tie the game at 1-1.

Sam Rudy, off an assist from Poirier, scored with 21:24 remaining in the contest to give the Hornets a 2-1 lead.

Wellsboro had a 7-4 edge in shots-on-goal, and a 9-4 advantage in corner kicks.

Senior Grant Liechty recorded five saves in net for the Wildcats.

Athens, now 9-7-1, wraps up the regular season Oct. 22 when it hosts 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 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.