Port Soccer

Port United boys soccer players strike a pose in St. Marys, holding up seven fingers to indicate claiming the program’s seventh UAVSL North Division championship. The team includes Jordan Card, Howie Stuckey, Howie, Alec Kiser, Syrus Sauers, Shane Lawton, AJ Edgell, Jesse Wright, Parker Jack, Simon Burleson, Shawn McNeil, Kaleb Green, Sean Boorum, River Cramer, Matthew Nolte, Trenton Dowell, Terry Ireland, Ricky Phillips, Josh Conklin, Ben Lawton, Brendan Rowley-Thompson, Aidan Emerick, Ryan Bowser, Caden Roys, Kai Stauffer, Jett Ruding, Liam Rowley-Thompson, Meryk Ault, and Ty Guilds and coaches Aaron Clark and Matt Lawton.

The Port Allegany boys soccer team closed out the regular season with a 7-2 win at St. Marys on Oct. 16 to clinch the UAVSL North Division title outright, then dropped a 4-1 non-league game on the artificial turf at Bradford two nights later in a tuneup for the District 9 Class AA playoffs.

The Gators roared back from an early 2-0 deficit to swamp the Dutch, with Howie Stuckey netting four goals to give him 30 for the season. Ben Lawton, Aidan Emerick and AJ Edgell also scored and goalkeeper Ty Guilds made nine saves as Port (12-4) wrapped up its seventh division crown with a 7-1 league record, two full games ahead of runners-up Kane and Coudersport.

Simon Burleson scored the only Port goal against Bradford, his ninth on the season, as the Gators tested themselves against the large-school Owls to wrap up the regular season on Friday, Oct. 18.