Sayre tops NoPo; Galeton, Athens, Williamson pick up wins
Sayre made the long road trip to Northern Potter and came home with a 2-0 victory. Seth Murrelle was taken down in the box with the clock at 33:52 and took the penalty kick and connected with the net. The second goal of the game was with the clock at 36:50 when Tyler Eaton scored off a Murrelle assist.
The game was suspended due to weather at the 58:13 marker.
Sayre outshot Northern Potter 20-3 and had a 6-0 advantage in corners. Guisseppe Scavone had three saves for Sayre and Blake Jeffers logged 11 saves for Northern Potter.
Sayre improves to 12-2 on the season and will host Galeton on Tuesday at 5:30.
Galeton 2, Northeast Bradford 1
The Tigers were able to hold off the Panthers and stay in the NTL title hunt in boys' soccer action Saturday.
Tyler Dugan started the scoring for Galeton with a goal four minutes left in the opening half on a header of Hunter Rachiele assist to put the Tigers up 1-0.
Then 17:39 into the second half Harrison Brumbach off a John Parsell assist scored to make it 2-0 Tigers.
Northeast rallied a little over a minute later as Aaron Pifer scored to cut it 2-1 but they couldn't get it any closer.
James Sunderlin had 10 saves for the Tigers who had 11 shots and four corner kicks.
Mason Merrill made 11 saves for the Panthers, who had 11 shot and two corner kicks.
Galeton improves to 10-2-1 in the NTL and will travel to league leading Sayre Tuesday with a 5:30 p.m. start.
Wellsboro 2, Troy 1
The Green Hornets picked up their first ever win over the Trojans in boys' soccer action Saturday.
"I am very happy for the boys," Wellsboro coach John Shaaffer said. "They battled and while the game was not pretty they did what they had to in order to get our first win over Troy in program history. Quinten scored a wonder goal to get the win and Jake Mitchell made several great saves in the last 10 minutes to preserve the lead."
Gillan Alafoginis had the first goal on a penalty kick for the Hornets at the 33:48 mark of the game. Then at 63:57 Quentin Curnier made it 2-0 off a Dan Brooks assist.
Troy got on the board at the 69th minute as Colin Binford scored on an Evan Polly assist but that's as close as they got.
Wellsboro had a 13-0 edge in shots.
Athens 2, Liberty 0
The Wildcats picked up an NTL boys' soccer win Saturday.
With 5:37 left in the opening half Shane Colegrove scored off a Jarett Priester helper to put Athens 1-0 at the break.
Then in the second half Priester scored off a Ryan Segar assist to make it a 2-0 final.
Athens out shot Liberty 17-9 and had a 3-1 corner kick advantage.
Neil Carpenter made nine saves to keep the clean sheet while Liberty's Drake Schmouder had 15 saves on the day.
The Wildcats travel to Williamson Tuesday.
Williamson 3, Towanda 0
Jon Daley had two goals as the Warriors' picked up an NTL boys' soccer win Saturday.
Daley scored his first with 23:15 left to play in the opening half off a Dan Horan assist, then got his second off a Billy Barnes assist with 17:10 left to play in the game.
The final Warriors goal came with 9:50 left as Herman Briggs found the back of the net off a penalty kick.
Williamson out shot Towanda 12-1 and had a 6-1 edge in corner kicks. Devin Patel made nine stops for the Knights while Kyle Colegrove had one save for Williamson.
Towanda will travel to Troy Tuesday with a 4 p.m. start while Williamson welcomes Athens.
Watkins Glen 7, Waverly 1
The Senecas picked up an IAC win over Waverly Saturday.
Brennon DeMerrit had two goals to lead the Watkins attack while five other players scored.
Brenton Frisbie scored the lone Waverly goal off a Callum Caplan assist.
"We started slow and finished slower," Waverly coach Tara Franklin said. "We used the heat as an explanation for being lazy. Our midfield kept getting caught too far up and didn't help on defense. Our defense was overwhelmed. Brenton scored off a great pass from Callum and took the ball in himself. It was a great placement shot. Tanner played well on the field and worked hard. Watkins came to play today. It was 2-0 at half time and we were still in the game but we didn't capitalize on opportunities. If we play like this on Monday, we are in for a rude awakening."
Ben Cowles made 12 saves while Grant Caplan had 10 for Waverly.
Susquehanna Valley 1, Waverly 0
The Wolverines suffered their first loss of the year in girls' soccer action Saturday.
The deciding goal came with 21 minutes left in the opening half as Jordan Williams found the net.
Susquehanna Valley had a 15-14 shot edge while Waverly had a 6-4 corner kick edge.
Allie Frutchey made 12 saves for Waverly.
The Wolverines host SVE Monday.
Montgomery 6, Sullivan County 1
LAPORTE- The Griffins fell in their homecoming game Saturday.
Their lone game came when Katie Beinlich scored off a Megan Daily assist.
The Red Raiders had out shot Sullivan 36-10 and an 8-1 corner kick advantage.
Betheny Weinhart made 29 saves in goal for Sullivan.
Sayre 6, Towanda 0
The Redskins out shot the Knights 14-7 and had a 4-1 corner kick advantage.
"I am again proud of how we fought hard throughout the game, never giving up, always keeping it positive," Towanda coach Dave Jurnack said. "We left the field knowing we gave it our all."
Kylie Garris made eight saves for Towanda.