NEB tops Williamson
LERAYSVILLE - The Panthers had four different players score as they beat Williamson 5-0 in NTL boy's soccer action Saturday.
In the first half Isaiah McPherson scored off a Justin Beaudoin assist at the 36:03 mark, a lead Northeast would take into halftime.
In the second half less than six minutes in Dylan Chapman scored off a Beaudoin helper. That was followed by back to back goals from Hunter Condusta, the first off a McPherson assist and the second off a Colton Snyder helper.
Ryan Horne scored the final goal late off a McPherson assist to make it a 5-0 final.
Northeast out shot Williamson 15-5 and had more corner kicks 6-0.
Kyle Colegrove made 10 saves for the Warriors while James Zajac had five for the Panthers.
Northeast will travel to Northern Potter next Saturday.
Athens 1, Wellsboro 1
Saturday was a first for Hornet boy's soccer.
"It is the first time in the ten year history of the program that we were not defeated by Athens," Wellsboro coach John Shaffer said. "This was a big step for our program."
Wellsboro got a goal from Gillian Alafoginis on a penalty kick in the 58th minute to get the tie. Athens' goal was scored by Ryan Segar off a Kurt Walck assist.
Jake Mitchell had 20 saves in goal for the Hornets while Wellsboro (3-6-1) had 10 shots on goal and four corner kicks. Athens had six shots as keeper Neil Carpenter made one save. The Wildcats also had one corner kick.
"We felt we were the better team and controlled large parts of the game," Shaffer remarked. "Our field is a big home field advantage as it is narrower than Athens and not as smooth. Athens' style of play was not well suited for our field. Hopefully this game will give us momentum going into the second part of our season."
Athens will travel to Towanda Tuesday.
Northern Potter 1, Sayre 0
The Northern Potter soccer team upped its record to 5 wins and 1 loss (4-1 NTL) with a 1-0 win on Saturday against the Sayre Redskins. Senior co-captain, AJ Schweigart scored the games only goal on a free kick just outside the penalty area about midway through the first half and the Panthers defense held against a late Sayre surge to secure the victory. Northern Potter had six corner kicks to Sayre's three, and amassed a 12-5 shots-on-goal advantage. Northern Potter's Dylan Walaski had five saves for the shutout.
Sayre coach Glenn Murrelle was very pleased with the performance of his Keepers, Marshall Higley and Giuseppe Scavone.
"They both did an outstanding job defending the goal especially considering the weather conditions were miserable," he said.
The duo combined for 10 saves.
The JV contest ended in a 2-0 win for Northern Potter. Connor Freeman and Cheyenne Hall scored for the Panthers, and Jeremiah Butler has three saves to secure the shutout victory.
Northern Potter travels to Liberty for an NTL West division matchup on Tuesday. Sayre's record is now 6-2 and they will travel to Troy on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. game.
Liberty 9, Towanda 0
Cody Schmouder had four goals to lead the Mountaineers to an NTL boy's soccer win Saturday.
It was Peter Kutbay who led off the scoring 1:23 into the game off a Jacob Spring assist. Then two minutes later Schmouder got his first goal off a Nathaniel Wilston assist to put Liberty up 2-0.
Schmouder would score back to back goals, the second off a Dalton Litzelman assist, to put Liberty up 4-0.
Litzelman got into the action at the 18:35 mark to make it 5-0, followed by Wilston scoring back to back goals to put Liberty up 7-0 at the half.
In the second half Schmouder got his fourth goal followed by Dallas Dzuiba scoring off a Litzelman assist for the final goal.
Liberty out shot Towanda 14-3 and had more corner kicks 9-0.
Devin Patel made 10 saves for the Knights.
Sullivan County 7, Montgomery 1
Aaron Lewis had a hat trick to lead the Griffins to a Heartland Conference win in boy's soccer action Saturday.
Lewis had the first Griffin goals, the first off a Tom Blasi assist while the second was off a Conner Wylie helper.
Blasi scored the third Sullivan goal off a Lewis assist, followed by Dylan Ammerman scoring off a Derek Wilkins assist to make it 4-0 at the half.
In the second half Ammerman scored again, this time off a Conner Wylie corner kick. Lewis then got his third goal off a Trey Richlin assist followed by Wilkins scoring the final goal off a Wylie helper.
Neiphi Barnhart scored Montgomery's lone goal.
Sullivan had an edge in shots 17-4 and corner kicks 10-3.
Zach Meyer made three saves for the Griffins.
Sullivan (4-3) is back in action on Monday hosting Muncy.
Tioga 1, Newark Valley 0
The Tigers used a patient and defensive minded strategy to pick up an IAC boy's soccer win.
"This was a good game," Tioga coach James Howey said. "According to the stats, one would assume that we were getting mauled and made good on one of our few opportunities. I would ardently disagree with that assumption. We were patient and disciplined in our defensive scheme and that discipline carried over to our offense which maintained the ball much better than in previous games. We did not recognize several opportunities to shoot and possibly score but the shots we took were good quality shots. Luke Hoose made a few great stops and several pedestrian to maintain his shutout."
Adam Layman's direct kick in the first half proved to be the difference.
Newark Valley out shot Tioga 15-6 and had more corners 9-2. Hoose gobbled up 11 saves for the Tigers.
Tioga (4-4) will host Watkins Glen Tuesday and Waverly Wednesday.
"The way this team is progressing and growing I am very excited for the second half of this season and the post season," Howey exclaimed.