Hornets knock off two-time defending District champion Millville.

By: Ed Weaver | PIAA District IV | October 10, 2017 | Photo courtesy Chrissy Tennis

Hornets knock off two-time defending District champion Millville.

After trailing 1-0 early, Wellsboro scored two unanswered goals to pick up their 12th win of the year and remain undefeated against two-time defending District IV champion Millville on Monday, October 9.

The Quakers jumped out to an early lead not even five minutes into the game on a Zach Kremer goal.

10 minutes after Millville's goal (25:18), Wellsboro's Tanner Runyan scored on a direct kick to tie it at 1-1. The score remained tied until 21:04 of the second half as Cam Tennis made a header off an assist from Gabe Leach to put Wellsboro in front, 2-1, for good.

The assist was Leach's 50th of his career.

"What a great game tonight," said Wellsboro head coach John Shaffer. "I'm so proud of the boys. We went down 1-nil inside the first 10 minutes and it was the first time we trailed all year. The boys were very resilliant. We really dominated the last 70 minutes of the game. The defense was so good, we limited them to 4 shots and only 1 in the last 70 minutes."

Wellsboro took 9 shots on the day and edged Millville 4-2 in corner kicks. Nate Redell made 3 saves in goal to earn his 12th win this season for the Hornets, while Gage Michael made 5 saves for the Quakers.

Danville 3, Milton 1

The Ironmen jumped out to a 1-0 first half lead on a goal by Holden Zakarian. Danville scored two more second half goals, one by Andre Bucaloiu in the 43rd minute and the other by Jacob Foster in the 67th minute. Alex Yoder erased the shutout with a goal on an assist from Cole Geiger in the 71st minute.

Sassaman and Bucaloiu both earned assists for Danville.

Branden Eckerd stopped 5 shots for the Ironmen and Colton Loreman made 17 saves for Milton.

Central Columbia 2, Hughesville 0

Alan Krug scored both Central Columbia goals to shutout the Spartans on Monday. Krug scored unassisted at 24:45 of the first half, then again with 23:09 remaining in the second off an assist from Ethan Heller.

Central's Gabe Darragh made 7 saves while Hughesville's Steven Millheim recorded 13.

Midd-West 2, Loyalsock 1

The Mustangs and Lancers each scored goals in the first half. Midd-West's Cole Sauer broke the tie with 28:08 remaining for the win. Midd-West took 17 shots while holding Loyalsock to just 2. Ethan Knepp made a save for Midd-West and Loyalsock's Conner Rude made 12 stops.

Girls Soccer

East Juniata 2, Danville 1

EJ scored two second half goals to knock off Danville on Monday. Amara Brubaker scored unassisted in the 47th minute then Kierstyn Fogle scored with under 90 seconds remaining to break a 1-1 tie for the win. Thea Neimond assisted on the goal.

"We had a lot of girls step off the bench and got the job done tonight," said EJ head coach Valeria Dressler.

EJ outshot Danville 11-6 and both teams took two corner kicks each.

Lily Sankey saved 5 shots in goal for EJ.

Elmira 2, Athens 1

The Lady Wildcats scored first with 4:37 left as Ariana Gambrell pressed the goalie and blocked a clearing pass which fell to Morgan Ferguson who finished it for a goal. Athens led 1-0 at the half.

Elmira scored on a free kick to tie it in the second half, and then with 24 seconds left they finished a scramble on the box to make the final score 2-1.

"Elmira provided a great match up for us and the game featured some fantastic play by both teams," said Athens coach Rich Pitts. "He girls played outstanding soccer and we took a big step towards being ready for Districts. We head back into conference play and a huge game with Troy on Thursday."

Wellsboro 5, Wyalusing 1

Wellsboro's Kailee Clymer scored 4 goals on the afternoon, including a first half hat trick, to lead the Lady Hornets past Wyalusing, 5-1 on Monday.

Clymer put Wellsboro up 1-0 eight minutes into the game and scored again two minutes later off an assist from Emma Poirier. Clymer's third goal of the first half came in the 23rd minute off an assist from sister, freshman Kerrah Clymer.

Wyalusing's Sarah Bird cut into the Lady Hornets' lead with 15 minutes remaining in the first half, but Wellsboro wasn't finished scoring.

12 minutes into the second half Kerrah Clymer scored her 10th goal of the year to pad Wellsboro's lead back to three goals before Kailee capped the scoring with 7 minutes remaining on another Poirier assist.

The Lady Hornets outshot Wyalusing 28-11 and had a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks. Sydney Tremper made 9 saves in goal.

Other Scores


Southern Columbia 2, South Williamsport 1
Williamson 5, Troy 2
Williamsport 11, Shamokin 0
Warrior Run 6, Montoursville 0
Galeton 6, Sayre 2
North Penn-Liberty 8, Towanda 0
Sullivan County 4, Muncy 0


Muncy 3, Millville 0
Warrior Run 2, Lewisburg 1


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