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WHS Girls Soccer Defeats Milton Union and Madison Remains Undefeated with 7-0 Record

Posted on: September 21, 2020
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WHS Girls Soccer Defeats Milton Union and Madison Remains Undefeated with 7-0 Record
Posted:  9/21/2020

The Lady Spartans grabbed another two league victories this week with wins over Milton Union at home and on the road at Madison.  After a slow start at home on Tuesday, Waynesville found the back of the net when senior Jenna Foley played a through ball down the middle to freshman Samantha Erbach with 24 minutes to go in the first half.  Erbach’s goal opened the flood gates for the Spartans resulting in 5 more goals within the next 10 minutes of the game.  Foley followed up her assist with a header goal of her own off of senior Hannah Gill’s direct kick.  Erbach and Foley connected for the third goal for the Lady Spartans when Foley again played a through ball which Erbach finished.  About a minute later, freshman Brooke Woody took a pass from Gill, beat the defense to the outside, and ripped it into the back of the net.  Woody later played a beautiful cross into the box that junior Emma Whitaker redirected and freshman Caroline Stupp finished.  Woody followed up with her second goal after winning a ball cleared by Milton Union’s keeper and beating her to the goal.  Erbach got the final goal of the first half off the assist of sophomore Libby Bulach.  The Lady Spartans put 2 more goals in the second half making the final score 9-0.  Sophomore Allie Freese scored off junior Maddie Beuchat’s cross, and Woody checked near post to finish Freese’s cross.  
The JV also beat Milton Union 8-0 with a strong possession game.  Their short passing game provided a lot of shot opportunities.  Bulach and freshman Kyla Harvey led the team in scoring with 2 goals apiece.  Freshmen Jillian Layne, Kayann Whitt, Danie Scamorza, and Reagan Russell each contributed 1 goal.  Whitt and Scamorza each had 2 assists while Layne had 1 assist.
At Madison on Thursday, Waynesville earned a 6-0 victory in a physical match-up.  Erbach scored early by finishing Freese’s cross from the right side.  Senior Grace Moore followed up with her own break-away goal off of Erbach’s through ball.  The 3rd goal came when Woody played a ball through the middle to Erbach, which she ripped into the back of the net.  Gill grabbed the 4th goal when she won a goal kick from Madison and drilled the ball past the Madison keeper giving the Lady Spartans a 4-0 lead at halftime.  In the second half, Whitaker broke the lull in scoring when she finished Foley’s pass across the mouth of the goal.  Foley scored the final goal of the night with a beautiful one-touch finish off of Freese’s cross. 
Senior goalkeeper Leah Butterbaugh had a total of 13 saves in the two shutout victories.  At this point, she and the defensive efforts of senior Emma Sizer, juniors Savanna Amburgy and Kate Handle, sophomore Laine Kuhns, and freshman Emme Greely have 5 shutouts with only 3 goals against on the season. 
The JV beat Madison 6-0, as well.  Layne led the team in scoring with 4 goals followed by Russell and sophomore Jenna Bulcher each with 1 goal.  Bulach had 2 assists to set up the goals while Bulcher, Whitt, and Harvey each contributed 1 assist.  Sophomore goalkeeper Gracyn Armstrong and freshman goalkeeper Jesse Hardyman combined for 9 saves in the shutout.
These wins put Waynesville in first place in the league at the midway point.  The Lady Spartans look to continue their winning streak at home on Monday, Sep. 21, when they take on Wyoming.  JV kicks off at 5:30 pm, and the Varsity starts at 7:15 pm.

Lady Spartans Soccer Remains Unbeaten After 5th Game!
Posted:  9-14-2020

WHS Girls Soccer advances their record to 5-0 with their victory at Monroe Tuesday night.  The Lady Spartans beat the Lady Hornets 5-2 in a physical battle.  Freshman Samantha Erbach scored the first goal for Waynesville with 24 minutes remaining in the first half after senior Grace Moore beat the defense to the outside and slotted the ball across the middle.  Coming out of half-time with a 1-0 lead, Erbach put two more goals in the net off of assists from freshman Emme Greely and junior Maddie Beuchat.  Senior Jenna Foley scored the Lady Spartans' fourth goal by finding the back of the net on a cross from freshman Brooke Woody.  After Monroe finished a corner kick, Foley scored again assisted by sophomore Libby Bulach.  
The win over Monroe is the 5th win in a string of victories that the Varsity has put together to start their season.  Waynesville kicked off their run with a 14-0 win over Carlisle and an 11-0 win over Preble Shawnee.  Then, they travelled to Alter, where they won 2-1 on goals by Erbach and Woody (both assisted by Foley), and to Dixie, where they won 12-0.  
Seniors Leah Butterbaugh, Jenna Foley, Hannah Gill, and Emma Sizer are the captains of the Varsity team, which also comprises seniors Grace Moore, Teagan Cassidy, and Reagan Hardyman, juniors Savanna Amburgy, Maddie Beuchat, Kate Handle, and Emma Whitaker, sophomores Gracyn Armstrong, Libby Bulach, Alyza Camp, Allie Freese, and Laine Kuhns, and freshmen Samantha Erbach, Emme Greely, Caroline Stupp, and Brooke Woody.
The JV team won big over Preble Shawnee but fell short against Alter and Monroe.  Their record so far is 1-2.  Playing JV are juniors Eryn Barrett, Lillian Crumback, and Lexi Youtsey, sophomores Gracyn Armstrong, Libby Bulach, Jenna Bulcher, Alyza Camp, Katie Dick, Havanna Hanauer, and Emmy Lezotte, and freshmen Sammie Boswell, Addison Hardyman, Jesse Hardyman, Kyla Harvey, Jillian Layne, Reagan Russell, Danie Scamorza, Kayann Whitt, and Lorin Winterbotham.
The Lady Spartans resume play Tuesday, Sep. 15, here at home against Milton Union.  The JV kicks off at 5 pm and the Varsity starts at 7 pm.