The Wellsboro Lady Hornets (2-0-1) took on two teams this past week, tying a talented Athens (2-0-1) team 1-1 at home on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and crushing the Wyalusing Lady Rams (2-1) 6-1 on Saturday, Sept. 19 on the road to move to 2-0-1 on the season.
In their first contest against Athens, the Wildcats struck first with just over eight minutes remaining in the first half, but Wellsboro was able to even the score in the opening minutes of the second half to tie the game.
Cara Tennis was able to weave through the defense to score the one and only goal for the Lady Hornets in the afternoon.
After battling through regulation and two overtimes, neither team could score the deciding goal and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Goalkeeper Lilly Abadi continued her impressive start to the 2020 season, with the junior recording another nine saves and has only allowed one goal-per-game and has only allowed two total goals this season.
Heading into their next contest against the Wyalusing Lady Rams, the Wellsboro team was able to bounce back in a big way, demolishing a strong team in Wyalusing by a score of 6-1 and senior Kerrah Clymer was able to secure her milestone 50th goal, a feat only achieved by two other players in Wellsboro Lady Hornets history.
During the contest, Wellsboro got out to a slow start, with Wyalusing scoring the first goal of the game halfway through the first period, but Wellsboro started to click soon after, notching two goals after to end the half with a solid lead of 2-1. Clymer notched the first goal of the afternoon for the Hornets with Molly Ingerick followed suit soon afterwards and was assisted by Clymer to round out the Hornets scoring in the half with the score at 2-1.
Clymer took over in the second half, scoring three of the Hornets four goals and with just around 36 minutes left in the second half claimed her spot in the Wellsboro record books as 50-goal scorer.
Senior Jena Boyce scored the other goal during the Hornets four-goal second half and Wellsboro was able to come from a one-goal first half deficit to a convincing victory over Wyalusing, 6-1.
Clymer had a long journey to get to this point in her high school career, and after missing all of last season with a torn ACL was still able to bounce back her senior year and reach the prestigious goal. Her 50 goals became that much more impressive when losing an entire season during a season where she was poised to be one of the top offensive options.
She was able to recover and put on a show so far in 2020, scoring a team-high nine goals in three games and also has added 3 assists as well as she has helped the Lady Hornets push to a 2-0-1 record to start the season.
The Lady Hornets traveled to Towanda to take on the Lady Black Knights (1-1) in a game against one of the premier girls soccer teams in District Four from last season.
For the game story and stats, check out next week’s Wellsboro/Mansfield Gazette.