By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | September 13, 2017
Wellsboro, Sayre, Liberty, Williamson and Athens picked up boys soccer wins on Tuesday, September 12.
The Hornets started the contest with four first period goals, started by Noah Fitch. Fitch scored off an assist from Gabe Leach, then Brett Rudy converted a pass from Tanner Runyan to make it 2-0. A corner kick from Leach to Cam Tennis made it 3-0 before Rudy scored his second goal of the night off an assist from Nolan Lohr to make it 4-0 at the half.
Fitch scored his second goal with help from Runyan to push the score to 5-0. Rudy completed the hat trick, the first of his career, on another Lohr assist to make it 6-0. Kaeden Mann capped the scoring on Lohr's third assist.
The Hornets took 33 shots on the night to NEB's 5 and had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks. Nate Redell made 7 saves in goal on the night for the shutout.
Sam Wheeler scored two goals and had an assist to lead Sayre to their 6-1 win over Towanda on Tuesday. Jordan Rockwell scored twice for Sayre, Cody Vanbenthuysen had a goal and an assist and Nick Bentley scored his first career goal.
Ryan Risch scored on a penalty kick for Towanda.
Camden Wheeler made nine saves for Sayre and Jared McNeal had 10 for the Black Knights. Sayre and Towanda both took six corners.
Liberty scored all three goals in the first half, and jumped out to an early lead as Luke Yoder scored from a Taylor Nelson corner kick not even 5 minutes into the game. Yoder made it 2-0 with 20:22 left in the first period as Riley Walker advanced the ball up field and Yoder finished it off near the net.
Liberty's third and final goal came with 17:06 left in the first. Nelson dropped a nice pass up field to Nathaniel Johnston who snuck the ball past the Northern Potter goalie.
Northern Potter scored their only goal with 18:06 left in the second period, but the Mounties held on the rest of the way for the 3-1 win.
Nick Grinnell finished with 11 saves in goal for the win.
Andrew Learn scored twice for Williamson, while Simon Fish, Ethan Shaefer and Sam Fish each had one goal. Williamson outshot Troy, 9-6, and both teams finished with four corner kicks.
Kaden Murray scored Troy's goal.
Brad Cardona netted two goals as the Wildcats knocked off the Galeton Tigers, 5-0, on Tuesday at Galeton Area High School.
In the first half, at 17:44, Cardona dribbled through defenders for his first goal of the game, which also gave Athens a 1-0 lead.
Nine minutes later, Willy Tilley scored off of an assist from David Sheftic, giving Athens a 2-0 advantage. Sheftic then, at 3:14, in the first half scored a goal on a direct kick, making 3-0 'Cats.
In the second, with eight minutes into the half, Ethan Lane found the back of the net to put Athens up 4-0.
Cardona rounded out the Wildcats’ scoring effort with a goal at 18:56.
Braden Priester and Joel Maslin combined to make seven saves for the Wildcats, and Brandon Ruef made nine for the Tigers. Athens outshot Galeton, 12-7, on goal, while the 'Cats took five corner kicks and the Tigers had three.