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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 7, 2021 | Photo courtesy Shannon McCarty


WAVERLY — SVEC scored three second-half goals to break open a tie game in a 4-1 win over Waverly here Tuesday night in IAC South Large School Division boys soccer action.

“I was very pleased with our work rate and organization in the first half,” said Waverly coach Eric Ryck. “We were able to create some really good opportunities, and Griff (Schillmoeller) was able to put us up early. 

“Unfortunately, (SVEC’s) midfield was really skilled and forced us to work very hard in the center of the park,” noted Ryck. “This wore us down, and we had some trouble keeping organized.

“When we created opportunities they ended up being very direct and we need to get better at getting the ball in the air and playing it at angles for our players to run on. 

“All in all, there were a lot of good takeaways, and some good stuff for us to get working on,” added Ryck. “There’s a lot of soccer left to play, and I am looking forward to watching these boys grow together through the season.”

Schillmoeller gave the Wolverines the lead early, but Jacob Banks scored his first of three goals to tie the game at 1-1, which it where it stood the intermission.

Banks scored two more goals in the second half, sandwiched around a goal by Zeb Soper — off an assist from Banks.

SVEC had an 8-3 advantage in shots-on-goal. Both teams had one corner kick.

Senior Cameron McIsaac recorded five saves in net for the Wolverines, while Kody Gobel had four saves for the Eagles.

Waverly returns to action Thursday night at Notre Dame.


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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).