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Valley Sports Report
ELMIRA — It was a college match-up between Elmira College and Penn College, but the game had a Valley feel to it.

Sayre grad Emily Sutryk, a sophomore, started for the Lady Soaring Eagles, while Tioga grad Olivia Ayres, a freshman at Elmira, and Athens grad Kayleigh Miller, a freshman at Penn College, each came off the bench and played significant minutes in their collegiate debuts.

In the end it was the Sayre and Tioga grad getting the better of an Athens graduate as Elmira College topped Penn College. 72-57 in the season opener for both teams.

Ayres scored nine points on 3 of 10 shooting from behind the 3-point arc in 29 minutes — the second most minutes on the team. She also had one rebound and one steal.

Sutryk scored five points, including one 3-pointer, and had three boards, two steals, one assist, and one blocked shot in the win.

Miller scored six points on 3 of 9 shooting from the field, and had five rebounds, and one assist in 30 minutes — tied for second most on the team.

Alyssa Waters led the Lady Soaring Eagles to the victory, scoring a career-high 31 points on 13-for-23 shooting, adding three rebounds, three steals and three assists in the game.

Elmira outscored Penn College 44-29 in the first half and in the second half the teams were exactly even, each scoring 13 points in the third quarter and 15 in the fourth.

Elmira returns to action Saturday at Wells College, while Penn College hosts Carlow next Wednesday in its home opener.


IN PHOTO 1: Penn Colege’s Kayleigh Miller guards Elmira College’s Olivia Ayres. IN PHOTO 2: Elmira College’s Emily Sutryk goes up for a shot in traffic. … PHOTOS BY BRIAN FEES.

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