Sayre falls to South Williamsport.

By: Brian Fees | Towanda Daily Review | October 25, 2017


HEPBURNVILLE — Down 1-0, the Sayre Redskins took a corner kick and watched the ball fly in front of the South Williamsport goal as they tried to tie things up.

However, the South defense reacted quickly, got the ball up front and Lela Warner got her second goal in 10 minutes as the Mounties went up 2-0 on their way to a 5-0 win in the opening round of the District 4, Class A playoffs.

"We have trouble, every game I tell the girls, you get down two or three, you have got to hold them," Sayre coach Tracy Mennig said. "They scored that quick. We can score, but you can just see them, they seem to get deflated."

Those early chances on offense didn't result in goals for Sayre, and they did for South and Mennig knows that was a big part of the story of the game.

"We talked about that," Mennig said. "We said we might not have many opportunities, you've got to capitalize."

The Redskins never really got into a rhythm in the game.

"We were really chasing and not settling in," Mennig said. "They are a good team."

For Mennig, it's tough to say goodbye to the five seniors on the team, but she knows they accomplished a lot this year and in their careers.

"It's tough," she said. "They have been a great group. I've got five seniors. We have met most of our goals, individually and as a team. I got my 100th win this year. We were progressing. It was tough to find our niche, but I think overall they improved."

It was a 2-0 game at the half and South got a trio of second-half goals to cap the win on Tuesday.


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Brian Fees is the sports editor of the Daily & Sunday Review in Towanda, PA.