Wayne girls shut out Northwestern and Bethel

SPRINGFIELD — The Wayne girls soccer team travelled to Northwestern Saturday night as goalie Ashley Flohre recorded her fifth shutout of the season as Wayne blanked the hosts 3-0.

“We came out strong,” said Wayne Assistant Varsity Coach Carrie Smith. “We had beautiful diagonal balls that resulted in two of the goals (in the first half).

Wayne built a 2-0 halftime lead. Armoni Dortch scored with 38:17 left in the half on an assist from Sommer Donnelly. Ruble added the second goal of the half with 14:07 left on an assist from Bree Grewe.

Ruble recorded her second goal of the game with a goal with 3:34 left in the contest with an assist from Randa Richards.

Wayne improved to 9-5 while Northwestern fell to 7-5-2.

In JV action, Wayne and Northwestern battled to a scoreless deadlock as the Lady Warriors improved to 5-5-3.

Wayne 5, Bethel 0

On Senior Night on Monday, Wayne blanked Bethel 5-0 in the rain as Flohre earned her sixth shutout.

Senior Jamie Warden scored the initial goal in the first five minutes of the game on an assist from Donnelly, a senior. Ruble recorded the second goal with an assist from Chiara Baker. Grewe closed out the first half scoring on an assist from Aubree Duncan.

In the second half, Baker scored on an assist from Jordan Stuart while Richards closed out the scoring with an assist from Destiny Bohanon.

All of the seniors started in this game including Haleigh Russell, who is injured and out for the rest of the season.

“It was an exciting time for the seniors,” said Smith. “We came out strong and pressed early…We moved the ball well.”

Smith said the rain and wet conditions played to Wayne’s favor as the first couple of goals kind of slipped through the hands of the Bethel goalie.

Wayne improved to 10-5 with the victory and will host Centerville at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12.

In the upcoming tournament, Wayne, who was 9-5 at the time of the draw, will host 4-10 Piqua at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19. The winner of that game will face the winner of the Sidney vs. Fairmont game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.