Mechanicsburg, Pa. -Waynesboro’s varsity girls soccer team continued its early season road trip with more struggles. The Maidens (2-2-1) were blasted by Mechanicsburg, 6-2, in a Mid-Penn crossover game on Monday.
The weather was a heavy mist for the entire game. Mechanicsburg scored its first goal of the night by utilizing quickness in beating the Waynesboro defense.
In the fourth minute, a ball was let through by the middle of the defense, and as Maiden keeper Camelia Montoy came out to play it, Megan Keiser touched the ball by her for the opening goal.
In the eighth minute, things looked the same but this time the Wildcat attack came from the right when Alex Brandt sent a ball down with Keiser touching it past a charging Montoy for her second of three goals on the night.
The Maidens didn’t quit, and rallied back in the 10th minute when Michal Sanders crossed the ball to a wide open Leann Sebald in the middle of the field. Sebald took the ball down into the box, one on one with Wildcat keeper Nicole Keiser, and scored low right.
In the 24th minute, Sanders found herself down the left side of the field. After beating a couple defenders, she set herself for a shot and tied the score at 2-2.
Waynesboro’s aggressive play ended up hurting it twice before halftime. The first was a direct kick from Jodie Zelenky, slipping through the outstretched hand of Montoy in the 26th minute from 40 yards out.
The final goal of the half came as a foul was called with 10 seconds to play. The ball was cleared away but a new one was grabbed from the sideline, set down by Zelenky and shot from 25 yards out, finding the back of the net with three tenths left on the clock.
The play of the Maidens did pick up in the second half but to no avail. Waynesboro put one shot off the crossbar and another high on a one-on-one with the keeper from six yards out.
Mechanicsburg ended the game with two more goals; one by Ali Matisse on a header off a corner and another on Keiser’s third goal.
Montoy ended with eight saves for the Maidens, while N. Keiser had three for Mechanicsburg. Waynesboro had eight shots with five on goal and two corners to 25 shots, 15 on goal and seven corners for the Wildcats.
In the junior varsity game, Mechanicsburg won, 5-1. C.C. Hough scored Waynesboro’s only goal.
Waynesboro plays its first home game of the season, tonight against Mid-Penn Capital foe Boiling Springs. Varsity plays at 6:45 p.m. Jayvees play at 5:15 p.m.
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