NTL BOYS SOCCER: ATHENS RIDES BIG SECOND HALF TO 5-0 WIN OVER NEB (23 PHOTOS) (2021-09-27)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS "” Athens scored four goals in the second half to pull away from Northeast Bradford in a 5-0 win here Monday afternoon in NTL boys soccer action.
With the win, the Wildcats improve to 4-1 in league play, and knock the Panthers, now 3-1-1 in the NTL, from the ranks of the unbeaten. Wellsboro leads the league with a 4-0-1 record.
After more than 28 minutes of scoreless action to start the game, senior Daniel Horton put the Wildcats on the board with 10:30 remaining in the first half.
Senior Mason Hughey made it 2-0 with 27:10 remaining in the contest, and junior Brayden Post scored to up the lead to 3-0 about eight minutes later.
With 14:05 remaining, senior Tucker Brown gave Athens a 4-0 lead, and Hughey capped the scoring with 9:23 left in the game.
Athens had a 13-4 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
Grant Liechty recorded three saves for the Wildcats.
Athens, now 5-4 overall, travels to Corning Tuesday.
IN PHOTO 1: Athens senior Daniel Horton. ... PHOTOS BY DAVID ALLIGER - TRAVELING PORTRAITS.