Jennifer Forbus – for The Morning Journal
During Avon’s senior festivities prior to its game against Midview on Sept. 9, Avery Rosso was the final Eagle senior to be recognized.
After the ceremony was over, Rosso went on the field for the start of the game. Once the whistle blew, Avon, which started with the ball, kicked the ball out of bounds, and Rosso was subbed out.
Rosso — an Ashland commit who’s one of the Eagles’ senior leaders — has been dealing with an ankle injury and hadn’t played since Aug. 24. In the three games she missed, the Eagles tied their opponent.
That wasn’t the case Sept. 9, as Mackenzie Muir netted a brace to help lead the Eagles to a 3-0 win over Southwestern Conference rival Midview.
“I thought the girls were hungry tonight,” Avon coach Attila Csiszar said. “They came out and worked hard. It’s nice to get all the players to contribute. This is what we needed. We needed three goals.”
For the first 20 minutes, neither team could get much going, as they both spent most of the time fighting for possession in the middle third of the field. That changed in the 25th minute when Avon’s Carol Bearly sent a ball into the box that found Muir, who headed it into the net.
“During practice this entire week we worked on crosses and being aggressive toward the ball,” Muir said. “I was hungry for the ball. I was just looking for the ball. I knew if I got a touch on it that I could get it in.”
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