Pratt ties state scoring record
EAST TROY - In the first half, the Northeast Bradford Panthers kept Troy's Kate Pratt off the board.
In the second half, the Trojans' star found the net twice to give her 199 goals, tying her for the state record for goals in girls' soccer as Troy topped the Panthers, 3-1.
"It's really nice; it's amazing," Pratt said. "I never thought I would get here."
For Pratt, it was no surprise that the Panthers gave the Trojans a test.
"It's a lot harder to get shots when you are playing a team like Northeast," Pratt said. "It's always a tough game with them. It definitely gets you ready for districts."
The only goal in the first half came at 19:36 as Amanda Goodwin got free inside the box and launched a shot to the far post for the goal.
In the second half, Pratt got on the board at 28:20 to make it a 2-0 game. The Trojans senior took a penalty kick, which was saved by Northeast Bradford goalie Brittany Haight.
The ball rebounded back out into the box and Pratt beat Haight to the ball and scored the 198th goal of her career.
"That's exactly what we want players to do," Troy coach Wayne Pratt said of following the shot. "On shots like that I'm happy I'm here on the sideline and not in goal trying to make the stop."
The Panthers fought right back and with 21:27 left in the game, Kylie Oley scored off a Shelby Crawford assist to make it a 2-1 game.
The record-tying goal came with just 3:13 left in the game as Kate Pratt took a pass from Courtney Mattocks and found the net for the 199th time in her career.
"We would have liked to have gotten her the record all by herself," Wayne Pratt said. "I think the whole team is into it and is trying to help her do it. The big thing today was to win a game against a great Northeast team. The record will come in time. Now we just have to focus on the bigger prize."
For the Trojans, who are undefeated on the season, the bigger prize comes after Friday's game against Sayre as they head into districts.
"It's just about the team trying to continue to win and do well in districts," Kate Pratt said.
Troy finished the game with 12 shots and four corner kicks and the Panthers had three shots and four corner kicks.
Tonya Keegan had four saves for the Trojans and Haight finished with seven saves for the Panthers.
Sayre 3, Towanda 2
The Redskins led 2-0 in the first five minutes Wednesday and held on as Towanda attempted to rally.
Sayre got on the board first at 27:44 of the first half as Megan Kyc made an overlapping run and Rachel Polinski got her the ball for the goal.
At 35:52 Mikala McNamara scored off a shot from Kyc that the Towanda goalie couldn't control and McNamara ran through the ball and found the net.
Towanda cut the deficit to 2-1 at 30:08 as Catherine Morelli scored off a Michelle Aronson assists, getting it in the goal next to the near post.
McNamara scored off an assist from Kyc at 22:40 to make it 3-1, but Morelli took a shot from outside the 18 at 18:39 to cut the deficit back to one at 3-2.
No one was able to score in the second half.
"Our girls did really well controlling the ball most of the game," Sayre coach Tracy Mennig said. "Towanda had some great opportunities, but just couldn't find the net."
Towanda had 19 shots and one corner kick and Sayre had 14 shots and one corner kick.
Paige Smith had 10 saves for the Redskins and Michelle Aronson had nine saves for Towanda.
Athens 3, NTSD 0
The Wildcats got three goals from three different players in the win against NTSD.
Dana Jones scored off a Christin Dunkling assist at 16:47 and at 11:59 Monica Dougherty scored off an assist from Jones.
At 29:05 of the second half Gabe Robinson scored for the Wildcats.
"We dominated the play. Still, we couldn't find the net as often as I would have liked," Athens coach Duane Hafer said. "A lot of girls had opportunities to play in spots that are not their regular positions."
Athens had 14 shots and five corner kicks and NTSD had four shots and seven corner kicks.
Sam Stropko had four saves for Athens. Amber Tomlin had seven saves and Vanessa Earle had four saves for NTSD.
The Wildcats host Liberty at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wyalusing 5, Liberty 0
The Rams got a pair of goals from Erin Goodwin as they picked up the win Wednesday.
Goodwin scored off an assist from Cat Pugh and she scored again off an assist from Amber Tewksbury.
Lauren Chadwick scored off a Tamara Crawford assist and Crawford scored before Kaitlyn Faulkner scored off an assist from Abby Fogel.
Caitlyn Doerner had six saves for the Rams and Ashley Jackson had 12 saves for Liberty.
Wyalusing had 13 shots and six corner kicks and Liberty had four shots and two corner kicks.
Wyalusing won the junior varsity game 4-0. Chadwick and Mackenzie Martin each scored twice in the win. Martin, Claire Howard and Pugh had assists.
Courtney Eberlin had no saves in net for the Rams and Tiffany Lovett had seven saves for Liberty. Wyalusing had 13 shots and one corner and Liberty had no shots or corner kicks.
Wellsboro 2, Mansfield 0
The Green Hornets got a pair of goals from Alexis Getty as Wellsboro clinched a spot in districts.
Getty scored at 36:19 and 22:41 of the second half.
Wellsboro had 26 shots and seven corner kicks and Mansfield had four shots and two corner kicks. Sherri Hovis had four saves for the Green Hornets and Kasey Evans had 12 saves for the Tigers.
Wellsboro won the junior varsity game 2-0 with goals from Jill Hypnarowski and Kim Acorn.
Muncy 4, Sullivan County 2
The Griffins trailed 2-0, but rallied back to tie the game before Muncy pulled away for the win.
Noah Sterngold put Muncy up at 29:19 and at 25:07 Cole Edwards made it a 2-0 game.
Cody Hoppes scored at 18:58 off a Curtis Eberlon assist on a corner kick to cut the deficit to 2-1 and Derek Kraus tied it at 16:16 off a Hoppes assist.
Scott Hoyler scored at 9:39 off a Sterngold assist to put Muncy back on top and Rama Robbin scored at 25:12 of the second half to clinch the win.
Muncy had 10 shots and seven corner kicks and Sullivan County had seven shots and three corner kicks.
Derek Wilkins had six saves for the Griffins and Collin Ruby had five saves for Muncy.
The Griffins host Towanda at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Tioga 5, Newfield 2
The Tigers got a hat trick from Dan Layman in the victory against Newfield.
Layman scored off an Ethan Argetsinger assist at 20:45 of the first half and Argetsinger scored at 13:51 to make it 2-0.
Layman scored at 4:56 and he scored again off a corner on an assist from Dylan Brink at 37:55 of the second half to make it 4-0.
Jake Cole made it 5-0 off an assist from Adam Stewart at 21:10, before Jacob Gray scored off an assist from Ben Willard at 9:48 and he scored unassisted at 1:47 for Newfield.
Tioga had 19 shots and 10 corner kicks and Newfield had eight shots and seven corners.
Donnie VanDusen had three saves and allowed no goals and Madison Timchack had three saves for Tioga. Ben Friedlander had 12 saves for Newfield.
"The team recovered very well over a three-day weekend to play good soccer," Tioga coach Jim Howey said. "We had a return of confidence from back to front and it showed in the quality of play. Everyone got an opportunity for a lot of playing time. I would like to see this level continue and increase over our last two games."
Tioga is at Odessa-Montour today and hosts Spencer Van-Etten at 10 a.m. Saturday on parents' recognition day.
Tioga 3, Odessa-Montour 0
25-2, 25-12, 25-13
The Tigers got 16 points from Cheyenne Skinner and Jess Ramsey had 15 assists, while Audrey Talcott, Kay Pfleghardt and Jess Legursy each had five kills.
Taylor Carey had four points, an ace, two kills, two blocks and six digs for Odessa and Taylor Thoman had nine digs.
Tioga won the junior varsity match 25-5, 25-14.