AW edges Perrysburg boys soccer

Colin Donahue and Shane
McGee. (Photo: Aaron Carpenter/Sentinel-Tribune)

FINDLAY — Anthony Wayne’s Ryan Scheanwald made the only save during penalty kicks against Perrysburg
Tuesday night.
That save made the difference as AW prevailed 4-3 on penalty kicks in the Division I boys soccer district
semifinals at Findlay High School. [SEE

Each team had scored once in regulation and the two 15-minute overtimes were scoreless.
The Generals’ Logan Lipinski and Austin Combs were both successful on their PKs and were matched by
Perrysburg’s Karter Sell and Shane McGee.
After AW’s third player in PKs hit the cross-bar, Shawn Banagis put Perrysburg up 3-2.
Colin Donahue tied it at 3 and then Scheanwald made the right decision, diving to make the save and keep
it 3-3.
Rob White then scored for AW and when Perrysburg’s final effort went off the right post, the Generals
advanced to the district final.
“This is the way you want championship games to end, two good teams battling it out and it comes down to
the last shot of the game,” said Perrysburg head coach Mike Timbrook. “Unfortunately we came out on the
wrong end.”
In regulation, AW scored first when Aaron Russo played a long ball in to Lipinski whose shot got past
Jeremy Ashley on Ashley’s right side. The goal came with 28:31 to play in the first half.
Perrysburg tied the game with 8:40 left in the first half. Off a nice cross into the box, Nate Smith’s
header beat Scheanwald. Earlier in the first half, Perrysburg had a good chance, but Banagis’ shot went
off the post
Both teams had spurts of offense in the second half, but could never get a really good shot on goal.
In the overtimes, AW had the best chance with less than three minutes left in the first overtime off a
corner kick. The ball seemed to bounce in the box for a long time and when it finally came out, AW had a
shot go wide of the net.
“I thought it was good defense on both parts. Both teams played hard,” Timbrook said. “You have to net
your opportunities. We had several opportunities, but we didn’t have someone there on the backdoor and
the ball slid right out. We had breakaways and made bad decisions to kick it a ways up, but that’s part
of the game. Kids had to make decisions on the go.”
Perrysburg finishes its season at 14-4.
“We’ll look to regroup next year as we say goodbye to four seniors and everyone else will be back,”
Timbrook said.