Sayre boys blank Towanda
SAYRE - After a lengthy road trip, the Sayre Redskins returned home and picked up a 5-0 win over Towanda on Wednesday.
Just under four minutes into the game, Nate Williams was able to get a pass to Phillip Wood who scored to make it 1-0.
At 24:20, Williams fed the ball to Seth Murrell for a goal and a minute later Kyle Lake got the ball to Williams for a goal.
The final goal of the first half was an unassisted goal by Adam Moore.
Both teams played strong defense in the second half, with the only goal coming at 21:21 when Williams got a goal off a Murrelle assist.
Sayre had 20 shots and three corners and Towanda had eight shots and one corner.
Marshall Higley and Guiseppe Scavone had three saves for Sayre and Towanda's goalies had five saves.
Sayre travels to Wellsboro for a 5:30 p.m. start on Saturday.
Odessa-Montour 5, Tioga 1
The Tigers played to a 1-1 game in the first half with an Odessa-Montour team that came in with a 9-2 record, but in the end Odessa got four goals in the final 20 minutes to win it.
Tioga got on the board just two minutes in to take the lead as Jacob Evanek scored off an assist from Shane Snover.
Odessa got a goal from Morgan Shutter off an assist from Tyler Goosen with 24:00 left in the half to tie it.
Shutter scored off a Ryan Gardner assist with 20 minutes left and Gardner scored off a Goosen assist just seconds later to make it 3-1.
Gardner scored again with 13:00 left off an Adrian Tejedor-Lopez assist and with 11:00 left Goosen scored off a Shutter assist.
"After Monday's disappointing performance my team was fired up to play," Tioga coach Jim Howey said. "I believe that O-M underestimated us and we took advantage with a strong cross through the box from senior Shane Snover to the backside midfielder freshman Jacob Evanek who struck the ball back against the pursuit. Scoring early in the contest is a big momentum builder and with the solid, patient defensive scheme we have been working on all season, can be a big advantage. O-M is one of the top teams in the league this year and those are tough teams to hold off.
Luke Hoose made a couple of exemplary saves in the first half to maintain the tie going into the half. We discussed playing to win instead of playing prevent defense and in our eagerness to take advantage of a counter attack, got exactly what we were doing, countered. Morgan Shutter is one of the fastest 100 meter runners in the section. That is a tough counterattack. He wound up one-on-one with the goalie and that is a high percentage situation which he won. I am proud of the improvement that this team made throughout the year. I am most impressed with their ability to utilize positive imagery and self confidence to rebound from a very disappointing outing to a much better performance."
Tioga is 5-7 and they travel to Spencer on Friday.
Notre Dame 4, Waverly 0
Notre Dame scored three first-half goals on their way to the victory.
Alex Nassar scored with 28:09 left in the first half and with 23:28 left in the half he found the net again.
With 11:55 left in the half, Li Molingou scored for Notre Dame and the Crusaders capped the scoring with 23:41 left in the game.
Notre Dame had 41 shots and nine corners and Waverly had two shots and no corners. Tanner Cantrell had 24 saves for Waverly and Notre Dame had one save.
"Tonight was our parents night and our one and only home night game," Waverly coach Tara Frankling said. "The weather was perfect and it was a good game. Notre Dame started and ended the game shooting at every possible chance. They outplayed us to every ball. I see this as a huge improvement from our last game against them. We lost 9-0 to them in the beginning of the season and I see this game as a positive thing.
"It was nice to have the parents out to support us and I know the guys definitely played hard for them. The guys went out and had fun and played hard. Tanner Cantrell had some incredible saves in this game. He is becoming more physical and confident and it shows. Having four defenders (Czebiniak brothers, Sean Lloyd and Andrew Zobel) really helped and they worked well together. We weren't able to put together too many offensive plays, but it was a good game."
Waverly has three games left and they travel to Watkins Glen on Friday.