MIDDLEBURG, Pa. — Midd-West scored twice in the first 4 1/2 minutes of
the game, and cruised to a 7-0 win over Athens here Wednesday night in
non-league boys soccer action.
Athens coach Jake Lezak had little to say following the loss.
“We were sloppy and made mistakes all over the field,” he said. “Simply put, it’s not good enough from us.”
Kynn Loss scored about 3 1/2 into the game, and again 55 seconds later to give Midd-West a quick 2-0 lead.
About 10 minutes into the game, Nolan Stahl scored to make it 3-0. Owen Solomon, who assisted on Loss’s first goal, was credited with his second assist.
Nick Eppley, who assisted on Loss’s second goal, scored an unassisted goal with 20:26 remaining in the first half.
Eppley scored two more goals in the second half to complete his hat trick, and Evan Leitzel finished off the scoring in the 55th minute.
MIdd-West had a 17-3 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 9-1 edge in corner kicks.
Conner Mosher had 10 saves in net for the Wildcats.
Athens, now 2-2, travels to Horseheads Saturday night.
ATHENS — Senior Nate Quinn scored four goals, including a first-half hat
trick, and senior Mason Hughey added three scores, including his 50th
career goal, to lead Athens in an 11-0 whitewashing of Towanda here
Tuesday afternoon in NTL boys soccer action at Alumni Stadium.
After more than 14 minutes of scoreless action, the Wildcats scored four goals in less than 5 1/2 minutes.
Hughey started off the scoring with an unassisted goal with 25:44 remaining in the first half. Just 89 seconds later, junior Tucker Brown slid a pass from the end line into the center of the box, and Quinn punched it past the Towanda keeper to make it 2-0.
After another 89 seconds, Quinn scored an unassisted goal to make it 3-0, He capped the run with another unaided goal with 20:20 left in the first half.
Freshman Mitchell Hamilton scored his first varsity goal with 7:47 remaining in the first half, driving a shot from 30 yards out just under the cross bar to make it 5-0, which is where the score stood at the intermission.
The Wildcats scored five more goals in the first 9 1/2 minutes of the second half to stretch its lead to 10-0.
Hughey scored the first goal, off a feed from Quinn, about 2 1/2 minutes after the intermission, then Quinn — off an assist from sophomore Korey Miller, made it 7-0 just 55 seconds later.
About two minutes, Hughey scored his milestone goal, off a feed from Miller to extend the lead to 8-0 with 34:27 remaining in the contest.
Senior Daniel Horton, who looped a shot over the keeper’s hands from about 35 yards out, and junior Brayden Post each scored goals in the next four minutes to give the Wildcats a 10-0 lead.
Freshman Isaac Wilcox notched his first career goal with 7:06 remaining to cap the scoring.
Athens outshot Towanda, 28-2, and had a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Athens, now 2-1, returns to action Wednesday at Midd-West.
MONTOURSVILLE — Athens rallied for a 3-2 win over Montoursville in its
season-opener, but couldn’t quite duplicate the feat later in day in a
4-2 loss to Danville in the championship game of the Montoursville
Tournament here Saturday in boys soccer action.
“Overall, it was a decent day,” said Lezak. “It showed us exactly what we needed to see, and exactly what we need to work on.”
Athens 3, Montoursville 2
Athens scored three second-half goals to rally for a 3-2 win over Montoursville in the opening game of the tournament.
Dino Pulizzi scored in the 21st minute, and again in the 35th minutes to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead at the half.
Junior Brayden Post put Athens on the board five minutes into the second half to trim the deficit to 2-1.
Sophomore Korey Miller scored his first varsity goal, off an assist from senior Mason Hughey, with 5:53 remaining to tie the match at 2-2.
Just 75 seconds later, senior Nate Quinn, off a feed from Miller, netted the goaded goal.
“We changed up our line-up at half, and came back to get the win,” said Lezak.
Athens had a 7-6 edge in shots-on-goal. Both teams had three corner kicks.
Danville 4, Athens 2
Athens again rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie the game, but Danville scored two more goals late in the game for a 4-2 win in the championship game.
The Ironmen scored midway through the first half, and again with 9:50 remaining to take a 2-0 lead.
Senior Daniel Horton put the Wildcats on the board with an unassisted goal with 6:22 left in the first half.
With just 44 seconds remaining before the intermission, Quinn, off an assist from junior Tucker Brown, found the back of the net to tie the game at 2-2.
Danville scored with 13 1/2 minutes left in the contest, and again 10 minutes later to ice the win.
“Danville’s last two goals were just sloppy play on our part,” said Lezak.
Danville had an 8-6 edge in shots-on-goal, and a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.
The Wildcats, now 1-1, host Towanda Tuesday, then travel to Midd-West Wednesday, and Horseheads Saturday.
“We have a tough week ahead of us, so we need to get some rest and get back to training Monday,” noted Lezak