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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 26, 2022 | Photo courtesy Shannon McCarty


WAVERLY — Junior Griff Schillmoeller scored a pair of goals to lift Waverly to a 2-0 win over Newark Valley here Monday night in IAC South Large School Division boys soccer action at Memorial Stadium.

“After a long road stint it felt good to play at home,” said Waverly coach Eric Ryck, whose team had played three straight road games. 

“The boys played some very good possession soccer tonight, and it was great to be able to control the tempo of the game,” he noted. “It allowed us to create positive opportunities offensively, and force Newark Valley to have to chase a bit.

“(NV) came out a little higher tempo in the second half, but our back line did a great job handling their advances and keeping the game in our favor. 

“I’m happy we were able to put two solid halves together and continue to play quality soccer,” Ryck added. “This is something we struggled with earlier in the season, so very happy to see the improvement.”

Schillmoeller, off a feed from sophomore Ethan Gorsline scored eight minutes into the game to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead, which it carried into the halftime intermission.

Gorsline added an insurance goal about nine minutes into the second half to put Waverly up 2-0.

Newark Valley had a 10-7 advantage in shots-on-goal, while Waverly had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.

Freshman Aiden Doherty had seven saves in net for the Wolverines.

Waverly, now 6-3, returns to action Thursday when it hosts SVEC.


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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.