Greenville's Josie Madden works her way for a Lady Wave goal in non-conference play with Wilmington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Lady Wave drop 2-1 match to Wilmington

Josie Madden scores her first Lady Wave goal of season

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave varsity soccer team dropped a 2-1 match to the visiting Wilmington Lady Hurricanes in a non-conference matchup.

“We’ve had a rough week with injuries and sickness – the little cold/flu going through all the girls,” said Greenville coach, Dave Ernst. “The energy was high, the girls played well.”

“You don’t get the results you want sometimes but we’re growing,” Ernst continued. “The girls are showing energy and desire – those things you just can’t coach.”

Josie Madden found the back of the net for her first goal of the 2021 season to give Greenville a 1-0 lead. Wilmington battle back to even the score at 1-1 with the teams headed to the halftime break.

The Lady Wave performed well in second half play but came up a goal short in falling to the visitors by a single point.

“Wilmington came back and tied it at halftime,” Coach Ernst noted. “We were in a good position and we played well in the second half. They got a nice little goal in on us.”

Abby Raffel stops a Wilmington goal in Greenville's home Lady Wave soccer match. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Emmie Myers moves the ball for Greenville in the teams match with the Hurricanes. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lilly Lowe runs down a ball in Greenville's girls soccer match with Wilmington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Sami Frens goes up for a Lady Wave stop in varsity soccer action. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Taylor Gonzalez makes a sliding play for the Lady Wave soccer team in home match with Wilmington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
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Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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