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Anthony Wayne Girls Soccer Team Moves On To District Semifinals

Anthony Wayne freshman Alaina Uncapher shoots the ball during an August 29 game against Perrysburg. Uncapher scored a pair of goals and assisted on another during a 9-0 win over Fremont Ross in an October 17 sectional championship contest. MIRROR PHOTO BY KEVIN FINNIGAN

BY HAILEY  MALLENDICK | MIRROR SPORTS — Anthony Wayne’s girls soccer team dominated Fremont Ross to the tune of a 9-0 shutout in the Division I sectional final on October 17.

The high-scoring match saw freshman forward Alaina Uncapher, junior midfielder Shelby Herrington and freshman Jenna Rybicki score two goals apiece. 

The Little Giants traveled to the Generals’ turf for the first tournament match of the season. 

AW started the match off on a quick note with four goals in the first 10 minutes. 

Freshman Payton Miller tapped the ball in for the first goal at 34:25, after an assist from junior forward Hannah Rybicki. 

The second goal of the match was scored by Herrington at 32:16, after junior forward Jocelyn Crossley passed the ball from inside the goal box. 

Several minutes later, junior Madison Theis crossed the ball to Uncapher, who ran it down to score the third goal for the Generals. 

Uncapher recorded her second goal less than minute later at 30:20. Rybicki passed the ball downfield to Uncapher, who then finished the play. 

Only a few minutes into the first half, Anthony Wayne had created a solid 4-0 lead over Fremont. 

“The girls did a nice job of getting out in front and keeping it going,” said AW coach Lori Williams. “They were patient and still pushing forward to score some good goals.”

At 25:42, junior Brooke Hamblin took a shot at the goal that was blocked. Herrington got the rebound and scored the fifth goal for AW. 

Crossley had the final goal of the first half at the 20:28 mark.

The remainder of the first half consisted primarily of back-and-forth, leaving the Generals with a 6-0 lead going into the break. 

Similar to the first half, AW began the second stanza quickly.

“Our goal was to keep going and try to score,” Williams said. 

Freshman Sophia Schneider scored the first goal on an assist from Uncapher less than a minute into play. 

At 35:28, junior Kaylee Kahl passed to freshman Jenna Rybicki, who scored her first career goal and the eighth in the game for Anthony Wayne. 

Junior Emilie Gardner then passed to Rybicki, who swiftly scored her second goal at 33:16 when the Fremont goalie left the goal open.

The Generals were up 9-0 with 30 minutes of play remaining. Fremont Ross hadn’t taken any shots on goal, nor did it have possession for much of the game. 

The remainder of time consisted of back-and-forth action among the Anthony Wayne players. 

“After a while, we cut back and worked on our passing game for the rest of the time,” Williams said. 

The Lady Generals were set to face off against Toledo Start on Monday in a district semifinal. 

“The girls had two really good training sessions this week to prepare (for Start),” Williams said. 

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