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Hornets Shut Out Montoursville In Regular Season Finale, Capture NTL Crown

Hornets Shut Out Montoursville In Regular Season Finale, Capture NTL Crown

By: Ed Weaver  /  October 20, 2023

Coming into Thursday's non-league game with Montoursville, the Wellsboro Boys Soccer team had two goals. One, beat Montoursville and two, win at least a share of the NTL league championship. They accomplished both goals, shutting out the Warriors 2-0 and winning the league title outright in the process.

With Williamson, who the Hornets lost in the first game of the season and tied back on October 2nd, played to a 1-1 draw with Athens, who Wellsboro swept on the season, putting their league record at 9-1-2. Wellsboro finished with a 10-1-1 record in the league, and 14-3-1 overall. Wellsboro has now won three of the last four NTL Boys Soccer championships, defending last season's title.

"This was an important game and result for us. Our boys did a great job executing the game plan versus a quality team," said head coach Todd Fitch. "I'm very, very proud of the team's resiliency after dropping a league game in our season opener. Finishing the season as league champions seems like a fitting reward for the boys."

Wellsboro scored one goal in each half, starting with and own goal off a corner kick by junior Lucas Cuneo with 23:31 remaining. In the second, senior Jacob Abadi sent a shot past the Warrior goalie off junior Micaiah Fitch's direct kick, putting the Hornets up 2-0 midway through the second half.

Senior Mitchell Butler saved all eight of Montoursville's shot attempts on the evening for a clean sheet. Wellsboro took seven shot attempts and one corner kick.

Wellsboro won the JV game 2-1 behind goals from sophomore Jacoby Strang (Jude Cuneo assist) and freshman Mason Brill. The JV team concludes their season with a 10-2-2 record.

The Hornets, who currently sit in 4th place in the District IV Class 2A standings, await their opponent in the first round of playoffs beginning next week.

 

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Ed Weaver is the owner of Circle W Sports in Wellsboro, PA, is the Sports Director for The Home Page Network and the creator of WellsboroAthletics.com and WellsboroFootball.com. You can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

 
 
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