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Lady Spartans Soccer Advance to District Semifinal in Tournament

Posted on: October 25, 2021
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Lady Spartans Soccer Advance to District Semifinal in Tournament

Posted: 10/25/2021

Waynesville dominated in their opening round tournament game with an 8-0 win over Tri County North.  Junior Allie Freese started the scoring for the Lady Spartans with a cross in front of the net that was accidentally played into the goal by a Tri County North player.  Sophomore Brooke Woody followed up with a goal of her own, hustling to keep the play alive and finish Freese’s cross.  Then, sophomore Sam Erbach earned a hat trick for the game scoring 3 goals in a row before the end of the first half.  She was set up for those goals with assists from sophomore Kyla Harvey and freshman Baylee Williams.  Senior Emma Whitaker got the goals started in the second half with a strong shot from the penalty box into the side netting off an assist from Erbach.  Goal #7 came when a corner kick by Freese was headed past the keeper into the back of the net by Erbach.  The final goal of the game came when junior Alyza Camp found Williams open in the middle of the field.  After taking a touch to beat a defender, Williams found the back of the net with her shot from the penalty box.  Junior goalkeeper Gracyn Armstrong and the Waynesville defense earned their 9th shutout of the season with strong play and solid possession.  The Lady Spartans continue their tournament run Monday night at Springboro High School.  They will be taking on Botkins in the District Semifinal at 7 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at https://www.ohsaa.org/tickets.  Select Girls Soccer as the sport.  When you’re trying to find the game, we’re Division III, Region 12, Southwest 4.  Come out and support the Lady Spartans against Botkins!

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Waynesville Girls Soccer Finishes 2nd in the SWBL

Posted:  10-18-2021

The Lady Spartans wrapped up their regular season this week with league games against Franklin and Monroe.  Waynesville got off to a fast start against Franklin, scoring early and often in their 7-0 victory.  Sophomores Sam Erbach and Emme Greely lead the team in scoring with 2 goals apiece.  Senior Emma Whitaker, sophomore Brooke Woody, and sophomore Jillian Layne each contributed 1 goal.  Junior Allie Freese lead the team in assists for the night with 2 followed by Brooke Woody, Laine Kuhns, Kate Handle, and Libby Bulach who each had 1 assist for the game.  Junior goalkeeper Gracyn Armstrong and her defense grabbed their 8th shutout of the season.  On Thursday, the Lady Spartans celebrated their seniors: Savanna Amburgy, Maddie Beuchat, Lillian Crumback, Kate Handle, and Emma Whitaker during Senior Night before taking on a tough Monroe opponent.  Waynesville lost to Monroe 0-2, which put them in 2nd place the very competitive East side of the SWBL.  Waynesville finishes their regular season with a 10-6 record and a #2 seed to start the tournament.  They will face the winner of Carlisle and Tri County North next Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 pm here on their home turf.  Come out and support the Lady Spartans as they start their tournament run!


The JV also wrapped up their season on Thursday night with a 3-1 victory over Monroe.  For their first goal, sophomore Danie Scamorza played a cross that Monroe misplayed into the net.  Scamorza followed up with another goal in the second half.  Freshman Rebecca Drew also scored one for the Lady Spartans.  On Tuesday, the JV put on an offensive show beating Franklin 9-0.  Scamorza scored the first goal of the game heading in junior Katie Dick’s deflected shot.  Freshman Addy Harrison followed up with a break-away goal after beating the defender on a nice cut-back move.  Scamorza then scored on a penalty kick awarded for a foul in the box.  Freshman Lilly Hart finished Harrison’s cross for goal #4, giving the Spartans a 4-0 lead at halftime.  Sophomore Sammy Boswell opened up the scoring in the second half finishing another cross by Harrison.  Drew finished a deflected shot for goal #6, and then set up freshman Abigail Foley for goal #7.  Junior Emmy Lezotte scored on a penalty kick and then played a nice through ball for sophomore Reagan Russell to score.  Goalkeepers Avery Whitaker and Leah Hart split another shutout for the season supported by their defenders: Alyza Camp, Katie Dick, Addy Hardyman, Lynsie Kuhns, Aleigha Post, and Olivia Crumback.


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Posted:  October 13, 2021

The Lady Spartans grabbed 2 key victories this week facing Greenview and Monroe on the road.  In a Varsity-only match, Waynesville beat Greenview 9-0.  Senior Emma Whitaker scored the first goal of the game off of junior Allie Freese’s assist.  Sophomore Sam Erbach followed up with a goal off of Whitaker’s assist.  Shortly before the end of the first half, the Lady Spartans put 3 more goals in the back of the net: 2 goals by sophomore Brooke Woody assisted by Freese and Erbach and 1 goal by Whitaker assisted by Woody.  Waynesville continued to roll in the second half with 1 goal by freshman Baylee Williams assisted by Freese, 2 goals by Erbach assisted by Williams and sophomore Kyla Harvey, and 1 last goal by Whitaker assisted by Williams.  Waynesville followed up this win with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over league opponent Monroe on Wednesday.  The lone goal came when junior Laine Kuhns found Erbach on a through ball for the lone goal of the game.  Junior goalkeeper Gracyn Armstrong and her defense (senior captain Savanna Amburgy, senior captain Kate Handle, junior Laine Kuhns, junior Allie Freese, junior Alyza Camp, sophomore Emme Greely, and sophomore Kayann Whitt) now have 7 shutouts on the season.  Waynesville’s record is now 9-5 and second in the SWBL behind Bellbrook.  The Lady Spartans take on Franklin at home on Tuesday: JV at 5:30 pm and Varsity at 7:15 pm.  Then, we play Monroe at home for Senior Night on Thursday: JV at 5:30 pm and Varsity at 7:15.  Come out and support the Lady Spartans this week!

Waynesville Girls Soccer Senior Night  - October 14th! 

The JV grabbed another win this week with a 2-0 shutout over Monroe.  Freshmen Lilly Hart and Rebecca Drew scored the goals for the Lady Spartans.  Freshmen Avery Whitaker and Leah Hart along with their defenders (freshmen Olivia Crumback, Aleigha Post, Lynsie Kuhns, sophomore Addy Hardyman, junior Katie Dick and junior Alyza Camp).

 Posted:  September 28, 2021

In their back-to-back games last week, the Lady Spartans split winning 4-1 over Mariemont and losing 1-2 to Oakwood.  Waynesville started off strong and fast against Mariemont scoring early in the game when Caroline Stupp found Brooke Woody on the wing for the first goal of the night.  Emma Whitaker followed up by muscling her way into the box and finding Sam Erbach for the finish.  Erbach later set up Woody and Jillian Layne for goals to wrap up the Spartans’ scoring for the evening.  The next night, Waynesville and Oakwood were tied 0-0 coming out of the first half when Oakwood found the back of the net on a long shot.  The Lady Spartans rallied and found Erbach who set up Allie Freese for the tying goal.  However, Waynesville conceded a second goal later in the half and ran out of time.
Waynesville’s games last week followed a 7-0 victory over Franklin and a tough 1-2 loss to Alter.  The Lady Spartans dominated against Franklin with Erbach (4), Baylee Williams, and Whitaker (2) all scoring goals assisted by Stupp (2), Erbach, Freese (2), Kate Handle, and Layne.  Against Alter, Erbach scored off of a direct kick to tie the game, but Alter scored their second goal with only a few minutes remaining on the clock to win.

The Lady Spartans JV moves to 3-2-3 with wins over Franklin and Mariemont, a tie to Oakwood, and a loss to Alter.  Reagan Russell, Samantha Boswell (2), and Rebecca Drew all scored against Franklin assisted by Danie Scamorza, Natalina Capozzolo, and Russell.  Against Mariemont, Scamorza, Addison Harrison, and Emmy Lezotte (2) all put goals in for Waynesville with assists from Lynsie Kuhns, Drew, Boswell, and Harrison giving Waynesville a 4-1 victory.  Harrison scored both goals in the 2-2 tie with Oakwood assisted by Boswell both times.
Tuesday, Ladies Spartans vs. Bellbrook. Erbach with 3 goals, Emme Greely with 1 goal and 1 assist, Emma Whitaker had 2 assists, and Allie Freese had 1 assist. Gracyn Armstrong and the defense with a shut-out.
Way to go Lady Spartans!