HUBER HEIGHTS — On Wednesday night the Lady Warriors were seeking their second consecutive win at home but were defeated 4-0 by the Miamisburg Lady Vikings.
The Lady Warriors came out firing with intensity and multiple opportunities in the beginning of the first half battling back and forth with the Lady Vikings. In the 20th minute senior Brook Ketring was one on one with Wayne goalkeeper freshman Sophie Coulibaly, but Coulibaly came out diving and denied Ketring’s chance.
Four minutes later the Lady Vikings had a corner kick that went through the 18-yard box not touching a single player eventually making its way to one Miamisburg player at the back end of the box which was then passed twice more, allowing junior Lauren Young to just barely get a touch on the ball to get the ball past the Wayne goalkeeper and in the back of the net. Miamisburg’s 1-0 lead stood at halftime.
At the start of the second half the Lady Warriors came out with energy again but could not keep possession of the ball making it difficult to create chances.
“I actually thought the whole defensive line played exceptionally well tonight. I thought all four of them back there did a great job,” said Miamisburg coach Bob Bobbitt.
Within in the first five minutes of the second half the Lady Vikings had another corner kick and this time it was cleared by Wayne’s senior defender Emily Weldon. The ball was recovered by Miamisburg’s freshman Alisa Arthur who assisted sophomore Gracie Eve who placed the ball in the back of the net making the score 2-0.
Wayne did have multiple chances but could not capitalize. With 25:32 left in the second half junior Abreanna Shea was going against senior tri-captain Ryley Hamilton and was able to get a shot off just missing wide. Three short minutes after, the Lady Vikings obtained their third goal from senior Kayela Welfare.
Freshman Sydney Boyer scored the Lady Vikings last goal in the 11th minute making the final 4-0. Miamisburg improved to 3-5-0 overall and 3-4-0 in conference play while Wayne dropped to 3-7-0 overall and 1-3-0 in conference play.
Lady Warriors kept battling to the final whistle trying to get any chance to finesse a way to get the ball in to the back of the net but came up short.
The Lady Warriors will be hosting Beavercreek on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Miamisburg travels to Middletown High School on Saturday, Sept. 23 then hosts Troy High School Monday, Sept. and Springboro on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
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