CLAYTON — Tuesday night, the Wayne boys soccer team blanked host Northmont 2-0 to end a two-game scoring drought. After losing 2-0 to Beavercreek and battling C-J to a scoreless deadlock, two first half goals at Northmont lifted the Warriors to 4-3-2 while the hosts fell to 3-7-1.
“I thought our players played very well,” said Wayne Coach Dennis Snider. “The effort was tremendous by all of the players. We finally scored a couple of goals to get the win.”
With 23 minutes left in the first half, Daniel Brown scored on a free kick when he hit the far post from 22 yards out following a penalty at the top of the box.
Snider was asked how important this goal was.
“It’s a big deal because our defense is playing really well and we’ve held our opponents to a low amount of goals or no goals in the last couple of games,” said Snider. “So, we feel good about scoring one or two goals.”
Two minutes later, pressure by senior striker Quincy Cross disrupted the passing from the defender and he got the ball and got by the keeper and placed the ball in the back of the net to account for the 2-0 margin of victory.
Wayne outshot Northmont 13-10 as Wayne goalie Nate Strong recorded five saves. Snider said that Strong played very well.
“He not only minds the goal, but he also directs the defense a lot and helps them out as far as communications.” said Snider.
Wayne travels to Tippecanoe at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.
“Tippecanoe’s always tough,” said Snider. “They always give us a battle.”
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Wayne hosts Springfiel at 7:15 p.m.
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