NTL BOYS SOCCER: ATHENS KNOCKS OFF TROY, 5-1 (24 PHOTOS)
(2020-10-15)Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Five different players put their names in the scoring column to help Athens to a 5-1 win over Troy here Thursday evening in NTL boys soccer action.
After more than 24 minutes of scoreless action, junior Nate Quinn put the Wildcats in the scoring column, off an assist from junior Ryan Thompson.
About 10 1/2 minutes later, sophomore Jared Ammerman made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal.
Troy’s Wyatt Hodlofski cut the deficit to 2-1 with 4:40 remaining in half, but 65 seconds later junior Daniel Horton extended the Wildcat lead to 3-1, which is where it stood at the half.
The defenses held for the first 27 1/2 minutes of the second half until senior Joey Toscano, off a feed from senior Travis Reynard, made it 4-1.
Freshman Ryan LaSusa, off a feed from Ammerman, capped the scoring with 6:13 remaining.
Athens outshot Troy, 18-5, and had a 5-0 edge in corner kicks.
Troy keeper Owen Williams recorded 13 saves, and senior Asher Ellis had five saves for the Wildcats.
Athens, now 10-2, returns to action Thursday at Sayre.
IN PHOTO 1: Athens sophomore Jared Ammerman. … PHOTOS BY DAVID ALLIGER — TRAVELING PORTRAITS.
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