NTL BOYS SOCCER: OPPORTUNISTIC ATHENS RALLIES TO EDGE HORSEHEADS, 2-1 (2022-09-19)

Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Neither team managed many shots-on-goal in a defensive battle, but Athens made the more its opportunities, scoring on both of its second-half shots to pull out a 2-1 non-league win over Horseheads here Monday evening in boys soccer action at Alumni Stadium.

Horseheads scored late in the first half, and led 1-0 at the intermission.

With 13:32 remaining in the contest, sophomore Eli Benninger-Jones tied the game up with an unassisted goal.

About 10 minutes later, with 1:40 left in the contest, junior Korey Miller, off an assist from senior Levent VanHelden, scored the eventual game-winning goal.

The win snaps a three-game losing streak this season against non-league opponents.

Horseheads, which has now lost five straight, had a 4-3 edge in shots-on-goal, and a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Senior Grant Liechty recorded three saves in net for the Wildcats.

Athens, now 5-4, returns to action Wednesday at NEB.

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IN PHOTO: Athens junior Korey Miller.