HUBER HEIGHTS — The Wayne girls soccer team opened sectional tournament action Monday night with a 3-0 shutout of visiting Piqua.
“It was a good win to start the tournament,” said Wayne Coach Vic Trapani. “
Wayne outshot Piqua 22-6 as junior goalkeeper Ashley Flohre recorded four saves.
Wayne constructed a 2-0 halftime lead. Wayne’s opening score came with 30:37 left in the half by senior Sommer Donelly on an assist from sophomore Randa Richards. Near midfield, Donelly made a run between two defenders as Richards played a thru ball to Donelly who scored from 12 to 15 yards.
Wayne increased the lead to 2-0 with 6:34 remaining in the half on a goal by Destiny Bohanon, a freshman, on an assist from Chiara Baker, a senior. Bohanan made a run through and Baker slotted the ball to Bohanon as she broke in behind the defense with the ball to score from 12 to 15 yards, pushing the ball past the goalie.
“We played well,” said Trapani, concerning the first half. “It was just one of those games where it was kind of hard to find the back of the net. We had 22 shots for the game and we had 10 by halftime and we put two shots on frame in the first half and scored two goals out of our 10 shots. You’ve got to get the ball under the frame and we just had trouble doing that…”
Wayne closed out the scoring on a goal by Alexcis Jordan with 37:12 left in the game on an assist from Armani Dortch, a freshman. Dortch was in an open space in the middle of the field as Jordan made a diagonal run and Dortch slotted the ball thru to her and Jordan chipped the ball over the head of the goalie from 18 yards.
Trapani said that Dortch “really came out nice in the second half and she tried to do some of the things that we asked.”
“She kind of set the tone early in that second half which really led to that third goal which was nice which gave us a little more comfort zone in the game,” said Trapani.
Trapani said the squad is looking forward to the second round of the tournament at Sidney at 7 p.m. on Thursday against Sidney, who defeated Fairmont 2-0.
“The kids have a little revenge factor for that, when we were beating them last year 1-0 and they scored two goals in the second half to beat us 2-1, so I think the kids are looking forward to this match to try to have a little revenge,” said Trapani.
Reach Greg Smart at 684-8088.