Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Senior Sadie VanAllen and 8th-grader Lea VanAllen combined for five goals in the first 13 minutes of the game, and Waverly cruised to a 10-1 win over Sayre here Saturday night in non-league girls soccer action at the Lockhart Street Bowl.
“The girls came out incredibly fast this game, and I think we caught them off guard a bit,” said Waverly coach Tara Hogan.
“Kennedy (Westbrook), Gabby (Picco), Sadie (VanAllen), and Cora (Smith) all had more than one assist each,” she noted. “They all have an amazing knack for finding those open lanes.”
The game was the fifth annual “Pink Out” game between the two Valley rivals. It’s play in memory of Joyce Guilford, the mother of Sayre coach Tracy Mennig.
“I enjoy this gave every year,” said Hogan. “Last year, we were playing in a rain storm, so we were happy with the nicer weather tonight.”
Lea VanAllen, who also had an assist, netted a hat trick, and now has eight goals in the last two games, while Sadie VanAllen and junior Gabby Picco each scored two goals and dished out two assists, and freshman Kennedy Westbrook tallied one goal and dished out three assists.
Waverly’s first two goals of the game cane in the first two minutes, and in nearly identical fashion, with Westbrook dribbling down the sideline and crossing it Sadie VanAllen, who finished off both scores.
Five minutes later, Lea VanAllen scored the first of her three goals in a six-minute span. Picco assisted on two of the tallies, and Westbrook on the other.
With 16 minutes remaining in the first half, Picco scored the first of two goals in a three-minute span. Sadie VanAllen assisted on both goals, and Waverly led 7-0.
A minute after Picco’s second goal, senior Melina Ortiz, off a feed from senior Cora Smith, scored to make it 8-0. A minute later, Westbrook scored off an assist from Lea VanAllen to push the lead to 9-0
Sayre sophomore Roz Haney put the Lady Redskins on the board with 2 minutes remaining in the first half to send the game into the intermission with Waverly leading 9-1.
Senior Christina Buiniskis, off an assist from Smith, scored the game’s loan goal in the second half with 12 minutes remaining in the contest.
Waverly outshot Sayre, 27-8, and had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.
Junior Emily Sutryk had 10 saves for Sayre, and freshman Adrianna Barnhart had nine, while Waverly junior Kaitlyn Clark had three saves, and Lea VanAllen recorded four.
Waverly, now 10-1, hosts Newark Valley Monday in a key IAC South Large School match-up while Sayre, now 1-11, travels to Muncy Tuesday.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Lea VanAllen. … PHOTOS COURTESY OF MATT PATTON.
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