Sayre edges Athens; Liberty, Northern Potter win in OT
ATHENS - It was a short road trip for the Redskins as they only traveled across town to face the Athens Wildcats. Sayre came home with a 1-0 victory.
The first 60 plus minutes of the game were scoreless. Both teams were unable to score due to the superb defense on both ends of the field.
The one and only goal of the game was made in the second half with the clock at 18:23 remaining. Seth Murrelle was able to get a through ball to Nate Williams who was able to beat the Wildcat defender and put the ball in the back of the net.
The final 18 minutes of play was a brutal defensive battle.
Sayre turned up the heat on the defense in order to maintain the 1-0 lead. Athens kept the pressure on and fired several shots at Sayre keeper, Guiseppe Scavone with Scavone making several crucial saves.
"Offensively I thought we controlled play but we just couldn't score," Athens coach Jake Lezak said. "This is a very tough game for us. It's our third drop in a row, we have to get back on track."
Athens led 13-10 in shots on goal and Athens had a 2-1 advantage in corners.
Marshall Higley and Scavone combined for 7 saves, and Athens keeper Neil Carpenter logged 4 saves.
Liberty 2, Wellsboro 1, OT
The Mountaineers qualified for districts with their narrow victory over the Green Hornets in NTL West boy's soccer action Tuesday.
Wellsboro led early as Luke Rudy scored at the 49:12 mark of the game unassisted.
Liberty's Nathaniel Wilston tied it up at 56:13 off a penalty kick to tie it up 1-1.
Then at the 82:41 mark of the game Cody Schmouder scored the winning goal off a Wilston helper.
Liberty out shot Wellsboro 4-3 while the Hornets led in corner kicks 7-3.
Jacob Spring made one save for Liberty while Jake Mitchell had two for Wellsboro.
Liberty will host Williamson on Saturday with a noon start.
Northern Potter 3, Galeton 2, OT
Charles Plank had two goals while Matt Morgan scored unassisted in overtime to secure the win for the Panthers in NTL West boy's soccer action Tuesday.
Harrison Brumbach had two goals for Galeton.
Northern Potter out shot Galeton 22-10 and had more corner kicks 11-3.
Dylan Walaski made eight saves for the Panthers hwile James Sunderland had 17 for Galeton.
The Panthers will host Galeton on Thursday.
Tioga 1, Candor 0
It was the Tiger's lone home night game of the senior and they made the most of it.
Tioga goalie Luke Hoose stopped 14 shots while senior striker Shane Snover scored the only goal of the match at 30:02 to help the Tigers pull off the win.
"Mr. Thompson (Candor coach) told Luke Hoose in the handshake line after the game that he won the game for us. I would agree," Tioga coach James Howey said. "Luke made a few stops that were incredible. He also made several that were very good and a few basic saves. I would add that Candor despite having the ball in our defensive third didn't get many high quality opportunities because the players in front of Luke were facing off on the ball at all times."
Candor out shot Tioga 9-5 and had an edge in corners 5-1 but it was Snover's attack that made the difference.
"Shane Snover's goal was an attack down the left side that got around the defense and beat the goalie," remarked Howey. "He is our senior striker and in a game that was our Parents' Recognition, Senior Recognition, and Play for the Cure, I could not have scripted it any better. Both teams came into the contest at 5-8. Candor whooped on Newfield last Friday to the tune of 11-1 and we had a three game losing streak. Shane Snover and defenseman Kevin Blakeslee are our only two seniors and they both had an excellent game."
Tioga's final match of the season will be Thursday when they host Newark Valley.
"I am exceedingly proud of the focus and energy this team started with and maintained throughout the game," Howey said. "Historically, the home night game is so involved with ceremonies and recognitions that the players are distracted. This team was not."
Northeast Bradford 5, Towanda 0
TOWANDA - The Panthers got two goals each from Isaiah McPherson and Justin Beaudoin as they continued their undefeated play in NTL East action Tuesday.
McPherson scored first at 25:10 in the first half, followed by Beaudoin scoring at 15:59 to make it a 2-0 lead for the Panthers at the break.
McPherson got his second goal at 28:22 in the second half followed by Beaudoin scoring again at 16:52 off an Aaron Pifer assist. Cody Poust had the final goal with 8:30 left to play.
Northeast out shot Towanda 35-2 and had more corner kicks 11-0.
Matt MaGee had six saves in goal for the Knights.
Southern Columbia 1, Sullivan County 0
A Jeff Hall goal off a Nate Mitchell assist with 1:47 left in the opening half was the difference in his Heartland Conferece boy's match.
Southern out shot Sullivan 10-7 and had more corner kicks 7-3.
Zach Meyer made nine saves in goal for the Griffins.
SVE 6, Waverly 0
The Wolverines fell in IAC boy's soccer action Tuesday.
Spencer out shot Waverly 47-4 and had more corner kicks 12-0.
"Spencer had the upper hand on all of their corner kick opportunities," Waverly coach Tara Franklin said. "They shot from all different points of the field. We tried to use a different formation in the second half with four midfielders and it didn't work as well as our normal four defensive players. Austin Blauvelt and Dawson Morey both played very well at the middle of the field. Gary Moorehead disrupted players on S-VE's team. Tanner Cantrell made a lot of really great saves again this game. We were able to work on our passing and working together. We are still leaving holes in our field when we go to move to offense."
Cantrell had 33 saves in goal for the Wolverines.
Waverly 8, Candor 0
Three different players scored twice for the Wolverines as they picked up an IAC win Tuesday.
Liia Carpenter scored at 30:01 off an Emiley Myers assist to put Waverly up 1-0. Then at 12:02 Myers scored off a Carpenter assist to make it a 2-0 Wolverine lead at the break.
At 35:34 in the second half Carpenter scored off a Danielle Burkhart assist, followed by Myers scoring off a Carpenter helper at 27:17 to make it a 4-0 Waverly.
At 18:21 Mckhenna Mattison scored, followed by two goals from Reylynn Schwartzhoff at 16:52 and 7:17. The second goal was assisted by Sabrina Bowman.
The final goal was scored by Julia Bowers at 1:42 off a Bowman helper.
Waverly out shot Candor 29-0 and had more corner kicks 5-1.
Morgan Cotton and Marissa Beckett combined for 12 saves for the Wolverines.
Waverly will host SVE at Memorial Stadium today with a 7 p.m. start. The game will be Parent's Night and Waverly Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The players will wear pink and take donations at the gate.