TROTWOOD — The Wayne girls soccer team blanked host Trotwood-Madison 3-0 Saturday led by Ashley Flohre who recorded her third shutout of the season as Wayne improved to 6-2 while Trotwood fell to 2-4.
Wayne Coach Vic Trapani said that Flohre, a junior goalkeeper in her first year of playing varsity soccer, “has really stepped it up.”
“She’s just getting more and more confident every day and she is just really developing and coming along,” said Trapani, who also indicated that Flohre played a half in another shutout as Wayne has four shut outs this season.
Trapani is happy with the 6-2 start.
“I’m really, really pleased with that start,” said Trapani. “We’re getting ready to get into the tough part of our schedule in the Central Division GWOC (Greater Western Ohio Conference). It just builds a lot of confidence in the kids.”
Senior forward Alexcis Jordan scored the opening goal on an assist from Sommer Donnelly. Jordan had a ball fed to her by Donnelly outside the 18 and Jordan got inside the penalty area and scored.
Donnelly put Wayne up 2-0 with an unassisted goal. Wayne had Trotwood’s defense under pressure as they were crossing midfield. Trotwood tried to clear the ball which hit off another Trotwood player as Sommer gathered the ball and got in behind their defense and dribbled half the length of the field and scored.
Chiara Baker closed out the scoring from 6-yards with an assist shared by Jordan and Jorden Stuart.
Wayne lost to 4-0-2 Lebanon 4-1 on Sept. 9, a team that Trotwood lost to 4-0 on Aug. 26.
Trapani said he was nervous about this contest against Trotwood considering how well they played against Lebanon as he said they are a much improved team and very fast and physical. He said Trotwood was the fastest team they’ve played so far this season and said Wayne did a pretty good job of handling their speed.
“We kind of thought it might be a trap game and they (Trotwood) played well, they played tough,” said Trapani. “It’s just good to go into their place and get that resolved and get our sixth win of the season and being 6-2 at this point in the season, you just couldn’t ask for too much more as a coach.”
Trapani attributed their start this season to “strong senior leadership,” especially on the part of the tri-captains Baker, Haleigh Russell and Madison Doss who have a lot of experience.
Randa Richards had the only goal on an assist by Jamie Warden in a 4-1 loss to Lebanon. Lebanon led 1-0 at halftime last Wednesday before they broke the game open in the second half.
“Lebanon is an excellent team,” said Trapani. “They are very disciplined and organized. Lebanon counterattacks with speed and put up a lot of shots. They are ranked number one in the Miami Valley Coaches Poll. They are well deserved of that ranking.”
Wayne will host Beavercreek at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
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