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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 8, 2022 | Photo courtesy Tim Taylor


NEWARK VALLEY — Newark Valley scored twice in a four-minute span midway through the second half to pull out a 2-1 win over Waverly here Thursday afternoon in IAC South Large School Division boys soccer action.

“It was kind of a tough loss tonight, a lot of things out of our control played against us to make it an uphill battle,” said Waverly coach Eric Ryck.

“I’m very happy with how the boys battled tonight and created opportunities throughout the game, especially in the second half,” he noted.

“We had them on their heels, but really just some unlucky events … we had two shots off the post and one off the crossbar,” added Ryck. “Time to gather ourselves and focus on moving forward.”

Junior Griff Schillmoeller, off a feed from Alex Emanuel, scored 13 minutes into the game to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead.

Will Craparo scored in the 55th minute for the Cardinals to tie the game at 1-1, the Connor VanZile scored about four minutes later to make it 2-1.

Waverly had a 10-8 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 5-0 edge in corner kicks.

Waverly, now 1-2, travels to SVEC Monday.


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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 Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.