Troy, NEB play to tie
Two of the NTL'S top teams met for the first time this year. Both teams were undefeated coming into the contest and both were leave undefeated as they tied 2-2.
Northeast Bradford came out ready to play in the early going with Isaiah McPherson finding the net twice in the first half. The goals were scored at the 18th and the 28th minutes.
Following the second goal, the Trojans stepped up their game. Trevor Hodge scored at 12:46 of the second half to close the gap, with Shane Miller getting the assist.
With time winding down, the ball rolled into the net for Troy but was called back for a penalty kick.
With 4:40 remaining Alfredo Torres finished the PK to even the score.
Troy outshot the Panthers through the overtime 7-1 but James Zajac stayed strong in the net for Northeast to preserve the tie.
Troy out shot the Panthers 19-7 and had more corner kicks 13-4.
Zajac made 13 saves in goal while Troy keeper Jason Esaias had four stops.
Troy will travel to Athens on Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. start of a make-up game.
Sayre 4, Towanda 0
Redskin Nate Williams had a hat trick plus one as Sayre picked up an NTL East boy's soccer win Tuesday.
Williams got his first goal less than a minute into the game off an assist from Adam Moore. Williams then made it 2-0 off a Seth Murrelle helper at the 22:08 mark of the first half to put Sayre up at the half.
In the second half Williams got the hat trick at the 36:23 mark off another Murrelle assist then scored again at the 26:27 mark.
Sayre Coach Glenn Murrelle was glad to see the defense of Mitchel Ward, John Northrup, Tony Aranda, Juan Velazquez, Kyle Lake and Walter Wampole put on a strong performance.
Sayre out shot Towanda 14-3 and had more corner kicks 5-0.
Tye Fowler made four saves in goal for the Knights while Devin Patel had five.
For Sayre Marshall Higley and Williams had one each.
Liberty 5, Galeton 0
The Mountaineers had five different players scored as they picked up an NTL West soccer win Tuesday.
J.J. Walker got Liberty on the board 7:31 into the game. Then at 34:23 Cody Schmouder scored off a Nathaniel Wilston assist to make it a 2-0 Liberty advantage at the half.
Rhyan Harer made it 3-0 at the 51:18 mark of the game, followed by Peter Kutbay scoring at the 59:49 mark off a Seth Atkinson assist.
Chandler Correll scored the final goal at the 61:12 mark of the game.
Liberty out shot Galeton 8-3 and had more corner kicks 9-1. Reece Correll made three stops in goal for the Mountaineers.
The JV tied 1-1.
Liberty (3-1) will now travel to Towanda Thursday.
Wellsboro 2, Williamson 1
The Green Hornets rallied to pick up an NTL West soccer win Tuesday.
At the end of the first half Williamson scored to go up 1-0 at the break.
In the second half Wellsboro's Dawson Prough scored on a header two minutes in off a Gillian Alafoginis cross. Then seven minutes later Dawson Prough flicked the ball to the near post where Eric Stemcosky volleyed it in for the win.
"In the first half we did not have the fire in our bellies that we needed," Wellsboro coach John Shaffer said. "After a good talk at half time the boys played their best half of football all year. I could not be prouder of them in the second half."
Shaffer was also impressed with how Williamson has progressed.
"The Williamson coach deserves a lot of credit for turning that program into a very good team."
Athens 3, Spencer-Van Ettan 1
The Wildcats picked up a non-league win in boy's soccer action Tuesday.
Nick Pane started off the Athens scoring in the 29th minute off a Jarrett Priester assist to put the Wildcats up 1-0.
Four minutes later Sam Vergason scored unassisted to make it 2-0 Athens.
With 10 minutes to go in the opening half Priester found the back of the net off a Jack Schultz helper to increase the Wildcat lead to 3-0 at the break.
SVE would get their goal with less than 10 minutes to play as Shawn Lanning found the back of the net unassisted.
Athens out shot SVE 8-3 while the teams had two corner kicks each.
Neil Carpenter made one save in goal for the Wildcats while Gene Beaver had five for SVE.
Athens' JV will travel to Notre Dame today while the Wildcat varsity will host Troy on Thursday for a make-up.
Tioga 4, Newfield 1
The Tigers picked up an IAC boy's soccer win Tuesday.
"This was a good game on our part," Tioga coach James Howey remarked. "Not great but good. We had a number of quality shots on goal but directed them at the goalie and he was able to make the saves."
Josh Welch put Tioga up 1-0 with first half goal off a Shane Snover assist.
In the second half Welch added two more goals for the hat trick, the first off an Adam Layman assist. The final goal came from Matt Lounsberry for the 4-0 final.
"Luke Hoose faced a couple of breakaways tha the stopped to preserve his first shutout of the season," Howey said. "I am pleased with the continued technical and tactical growth of this team."
Tioga out shot Newfield 29-6 and had more corners 3-0. Hoose made five saves in goal.
The Tigers will travel to Odessa-Montour Thursday with a 6 p.m. start.
Newark Valley 3, Waverly 0
The Wolverines continued to struggle with early deficits in their IAC boy's soccer loss Tuesday.
"Starting slow is a big problem for us," Waverly coach Tara Franklin said.
The Cardinals were able to score within 10 minutes of both halves. In first half Conner Coleman scored to put Newark Valley 1-0.
In the second half John Sever found the back of the net off an Ansu Overstreet helper less than four minutes in to make it a 2-0 Cardinal lead. Overstreet made it 3-0 with a goal halfway through the second half.
Despite the loss Franklin believes her team is improving.
"This was a better game for us," she said. "Some of the newer guys are still having a hard time understanding their positions and understanding where they should be on the field. This was the first game we have played where we were able to connect some passes. We didn't really have a chance to test out there goalie because their defense held us off."
The Cardinals out shot Waverly 18-5 and had more corner kicks 3-1.
Williamson 2, Hammondsport 1
The Warriors improved to 2-0 on the year as they picked up a non-league win.
Williamson's Chris Learn put the Warriors on the scoreboard first in the 30th minute of the opening half. Hammondsport's Justin Schuck tied it up with a penalty kick halfway through the second half but Warrior Curt Heck put in the deciding goal with 11 minutes to go in the game off a Learn assist.
Williamson out shot Hammondsport 8-6 but Hammondsport had the edge in corner kicks 6-4.
Kyle Colegrove made five saves in goal for the Warriors.