Wellsboro tops Millville, to play Sayre in Semis
An injury plagued Wellsboro team gutted out a 1-0 win over Millville in District IV, Class A boys' soccer action Saturday.
The win moves them into the semi-finals where they will face NTL champions Sayre.
"It was a total team effort," remarked Hornet coach John Shaffer.
The lone goal was scored by Erik Stemcosky off a Quiten Curneir assist.
"Coming into the year I did not now how much depth we had to the team," explained Shaffer. "Today we found out. We picked up an injury in training yesterday and then a nasty slide tackle took out another player in the first half. We had to shuffle the deck but the players stepped up big time."
Shaffer pointed out the play of Sean Dooley, Josiah Hill, Isaac Leach, Dylan Plume and Austin Haskins off the bench as key to their win.
"And Gillan Alafoginis dropped in at center back and helped get the shut out," Shaffer said.
Despite the physical nature of the game the Hornets were able to keep their cool and come out with the clean sheet.
"Erik scored a great goal in the first half and then the boys played professionally to get the result. To reach the district semi-finals is a dream come true."