NEB tops Tioga.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | September 10, 2016


Kara Brown had two goals for the Panthers as they beat Tioga 6-2 in non-league girls' soccer action Friday.

Hannah Shadduck scored first at the 8:40 mark off a Katy Jefferson assist. Then Jefferson scored in the 24th minute off a Leighann Vanderpool helper.

Ali Beiersdorf scored two minutes later on a corner kick.

Noami Blythe scored with one minute to play in the half off a Karissa Cowles assist but Tioga answered just before the half to make it 4-1.

Brown then scored back to back goals in the second half with Tioga getting another goal off a penalty kick.

NEB out shot Tioga 23-5 and had an 8-3 edge in corner kicks.

Kiah Russell made three saves for NEB while Sarah Hollenbeck had eight saves for Tioga.

Waverly 5, Odessa Montour 0

After leading in the first half only 1-0, Waverly exploded in the second half for four goals to win 5-0.

Elle Nittinger scored the first half's lone goal on an assist by Cassy Bowman at 32:27.

In the second half, Melina Ortiz started the scoring at 35:07 off of a Kayla Kromelbein pass. Then, at 27:21, Nittinger scored again. This time off of an Ortiz assist.

Bowman then scored at 19:46, followed by a Sadie VanAllen goal at 3:39. Both goals were assisted by Gabby Picco.

Waverly outshot OM 38-1 and out corner kicked their opponent 9-0.

Zoe Mennig tallied Waverly's only save. OM finished with 31.

"With another early goal, we were off to a good start. These girls work so well together as a unit," said Waverly coach Tara Hogan. "We were having a tough time with connecting balls to our forwards but we found our niche in the second half. Midfielder Cassy Bowman had a fantastic game giving a great assist to Elle's first goal. Cassy also netted her first goal of the season taking a shot well outside the 18. Meanwhile 8th grader Gabby Picco had two great assists making very calm, calculated decisions. Newcomer Sadie VanAllen (coming off an ankle injury) scored a great goal off Gabby's pass. As a coach, after these games, there is nothing more I can ask of these girls."

Waverly takes on Towanda at home tomorrow morning.

Notre Dame 4, Sayre 3

SOUTHPORT - Notre Dame came out out of the gates fast, scoring three goals in the first twelve minutes of the game to top Sayre 4-3.

Laurel Vargas scored two goals unassisted in rapid succession at 3:57 and 4:20 into the first half to start the game.

Maura Glovins then scored her first goal of the night off of a Jillian Perrault corner at 11:40 to make it 3-0 Notre Dame.

At the end of the first half, Sayre's Chloe Tracy weaved her way inside the 18 yard line to score an unassisted goal.

Sayre came out fast in the second half, Anna Moliski scored at 42:11 off of a Tracy assist.

Ten minutes later Glovins scored again from a Perrault pass to make it 4-2 Notre Dame.

Abby Moliski finished the game's scoring at 70:24 unassisted.

Notre Dame outshot Sayre 11-6 and had the edge in corner kicks, 8-1. ND keeper Mackenzie Maloney finished with five saves while her counterpart Becca McNamara finished with two.


Waverly 2, Phoenix 1

The Wolverines earned a hard fought win in the Cufari Classic soccer tournament.

Liam Murphy started the scoring in the 21st minute off of a Connor Joseph assist for Waverly. Minutes later, Phoenix tied it up.

After the half, Waverly took the lead on a penalty kick after Joseph was tripped in the box.

Waverly outshot Phoenix 13-11 and also had a 6-5 edge in corner kicks.

Phoenix finished with 11 saves and Waverly, five.

"We have traditionally struggled on smaller fields not being content on possessing the ball but focused on a type of play that seems to prevail In high school soccer," Waverly coach Joseph Picco said. "Play it in and turn it into a foot race. I have continuously challenged them to be patient and get in a rhythm with buildup starting from the backs through the midfield. We have moments of success and will continue to work on a higher level of soccer. As I am pleased in the win I am more pleased how they have grown in such a short time. The season, like the game is a progression, our challenge is can we progress at a pace to meet our goals."

Wellsboro 2, Sullivan County 1

Josiah Hill led the Hornets to victory over Sullivan County with two goals on Friday. Holden Kennedy assisted both of Hill's goals. Tyler Lovelady scored Sullivan County's lone goal unassisted. Wellsboro keeper Casey Hoover finished with nine saves while his SC counterpart finished with seven. Wellsboro outshot SC 14-6 and out corner kicked SC 9-7.

Field Hockey

Marathon 3, Tioga 2 (2OT)

Lawren Allen scored two goals in the second half (14:30 and 11:25) for Tioga who fell to Marathon 3-2 in double overtime Friday. Olivia Ayres assisted Allen's first goal. "The girls played great today and worked really hard." Tioga coach Heather Klossner said. "We missed a few opportunities to really put the game away but stayed in it until the very end. I'm proud of how they played and we get to see them again. These seniors know they can play with them now and that gives them a lot of confidence. GK Rachel Whitcomb had great saves tonight and really helped keep us in the game." Tioga plays at Greene on Monday.