Greenville Lady Wave rings the bell after returning home from season opening road win over the Lady Blazers.

Lady Wave soccer tops National Trail

Greenville Lady Wave open regular season play with 2-1 win over Lady Blazers soccer team

NEW PARIS – The Greenville Lady Wave traveled to National Trail High School to open the regular season with a 2-1 win over the Lady Blazers in a Friday night soccer match with both teams playing a very physical and aggressive brand of soccer the entire 80-minutes of play.

“We had great leadership tonight, not just from the captains but from everyone on and off the field,” said Greenville coach, Dave Ernst. “We are really coming together.”

It only took just 39-seconds for freshman Jayda Lyons to score her first high school goal for the Lady Wave to put Greenville up 1-0. Lyons was assisted by Sami Frens on the play.

Sami Frens struck for a goal with 25:14 showing on the first half clock assisted with a perfectly placed through ball by McKenzie Pressnall.

The Lady Wave headed to the halftime break owning a 2-0 lead over the Lady Blazers with 40-minutes of play in the book.

The aggressive play continued in the second half with the Blazers getting on the scoreboard with a goal at the 35:15 mark off a direct kick and a finish.

The final 35-minutes of play saw the two teams trading offensive attacks and counter attacks and after 80 minutes of play, the Lady Wave came out victorious 2-1 over the home standing Lady Blazers.

Freshman Rachel Wright in goal for the Green Wave had an outstanding match giving up a single goal in her first high school match as well.

“What a match,” said Greenville coach, Dave Ernst following the win. “It was the most aggressive and physical that I have ever seen the Lady Wave. I could not be prouder of their effort and energy.”  Coach Ernst stated. “For the two freshman to open their high school careers with great games, sure makes the future look bright.”

The Lady Wave return to action Tuesday, August 16th with a 6 p.m. start time when Twin Valley South comes to town for a scrimmage.

“Come and support Lady Wave Soccer,” Coach Ernst concluded. 

Greenville freshman, Jayda Lyons. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

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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