Savana Baltzley

Savana Baltzley pushes the ball upfield during the Lady Hornets 5-1 victory over North East Bradford.

The Lady Hornets soccer team went 1-1 over the past week with a big win against the North East Bradford Panthers of 5-1 and a tough loss to the Troy Trojans who won 1-0. Against the Panthers at home, Cara Tennis and Jena Boyce were both spectacular, with both players accounting for all the Hornets goals on the night. In the first half both teams were slow to start, but at about the mid-way point, the Hornets offense came alive scoring three goals before the half, with Boyce scoring two of them and Tennis scoring the other. The Hornets rolled into halftime with a three goal advantage.

In the second half of play Boyce struck again for her third goal on a header for the Wellsboro team. Tennis was about to score one more goal at the twenty minute mark to close out the scoring for the Hornets. The Panthers scored one goal a minute later but were unable to come up with anything else the rest of the night to give the Hornets a big 5-1 lead. The Hornets offense dominated the tempo of the contest, with a total of 17 shots on goal, six corner kicks and two direct kicks on the night.

With their offense doing a lot of the heavy lifting, defensively they were able to put together a solid performance as well, only allowing seven shots on goal and keeper Lilli Abadi recording six saves in the contest.

In the Lady Hornets next action they faced off on the road this past Saturday, Oct. 5 against the Troy Trojans in a battle between two of the top teams in the NTL. In their first matchup against the Lady Trojans, the Wellsboro girls were unable to come up with a victory losing 0-4. They once again fell short of a victory but played a much better game defensively, only allowing one lone goal during the contest.

Goalkeeper Abadi did all she could to keep the Hornets alive in this one, coming up with a total of 18 saves and only allowing one goal in a game she faced an onslaught of shots on goal. The Hornets climb to 7-4-1 on the season with only four games remaining and sit at fourth place in the NTL standings.

The Lady Hornets will face off against Jersey Shore on the road on Oct. 12 and host the Athens Wildcats on the Oct. 14 in an important NTL matchup against the top team.