Elmira tops Athens.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | October 10, 2017


ATHENS — Elmira rallied late to beat Athens 2-1 in the Wildcats’ annual Sarah Reid “pink out game.”

Athens scored first with 4:37 left in the first half as Ariana Gambrell pressed the goalie and blocked a clearing pass which ricocheted to Morgan Ferguson, who put it in the net.

The Lady Express picked up the offensive pace in the second half, tying it up on a free kick. Then, with 24 seconds left, Elmira took the lead, scoring on a scramble in the box.

“Elmira provided a great match up for us, and the game featured some fantastic play by both teams,” said Athens coach Rich Pitts. “The 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.”

Athens had 13 shots and two corner kicks while Elmira had 14 shots and seven corner kicks.

Wildcat goalie Kara Chapman made 12 saves on the night.

Wellsboro 5, Wyalusing 1

The Hornets picked up an NTL girls’ soccer win Monday behind Kailee Clymer’s four goals.

Clymer had a hat trick in the first half with two of the goals coming off assists from Emma Poirier and Kerrah Clymer to make it 3-0 Wellsboro.

Sarah Bird cut it to 3-1 at the half for Wyalusing.

In the second half, Poirier scored an unassisted goal followed by Kailee Clymer’s fourth goal off another Poirier assist.

Wellsboro out shot Wyalusing 28-11 and had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.