Shawnee rolls to 6-0 win


Austin Miller has two goals, two assists against Celina

By Tom Usher - sports@limanews.com



Shawnee’s Anthony Best heads the ball over Celina’s Jacob Hathaway (10) during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee. See more high school sports photos at LimaScores.com.

Shawnee’s Anthony Best heads the ball over Celina’s Jacob Hathaway (10) during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee. See more high school sports photos at LimaScores.com.


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Shawnee’s Austin Milller heads the ball over Celina’s Isaiah Glass during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee.

Shawnee’s Austin Milller heads the ball over Celina’s Isaiah Glass during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee.


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Shawnee’s goal keeper Jack Tenwalde deflects the ball away from the goal during Thursday night’s home match against Celina.


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Shawnee’s Connor Neidemire plays a header during Thursday night’s home match against Celina.


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Shawnee’s Luca Fusillo heads the ball over Celina’s Clayton Duncan during Thursday night home match.


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Celina’s Lucas Billerman, left, and Shawnee’s Anthony Best compete for the ball during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee.


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SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Welcome back Shawnee’s Austin Miller.

The 6-foot-5 Miller missed the bulk of last season after undergoing surgery on his foot.

The junior proved he’s all the way back on Thursday, powering Shawnee to a convincing 6-0 boys soccer victory over Celina at Shawnee.

Miller had two goals and two assists to lead the way. Sam Tenwalde chipped in with two goals for Shawnee.

Ethan Parlapiano and Anthony Best both had a goal for Shawnee.

The Indians controlled the game the entire way, outshooting Celina 20-1.

“I had surgery on my left foot August 13 last year,” Miller said. “I came back for the regional semifinals. … It’s amazing. It’s an incredible to be out here again.

“We’re ready to make a run again.’’

The Indians return eight starters, including Miller, from a team that went 17-3-1 and reached the state semifinals.

“He’s (Miller) a unique tool,” Shawnee coach Ryan Quatman said. “We’re not used to seeing 6-4, 6-5 guys out there on the soccer field. He’s an immediate threat and he has to be accounted for. With Jake Miller (Austin’s cousin and the school’s all-time leading scorer) being a threat, it frees up other guys. You see who scored tonight.’’

Shawnee is 4-1, 1-0 in the Western Buckeye League. Celina is 3-2-1, 1-1 in the WBL.

Shawnee completely dominated the first half, outshooting Celina 12-0. The Indians also controlled close to 85 percent of the possessions.

Shawnee took a 1-0 lead at the 31:45 mark of the first half.

Miller was on the right wing and crossed the ball into the goal box.

Best one-timed a shot out of midair and it flew past the goalie and into the net for a 1-0 lead.

The Indians made it 2-0 with 11:08 left in the first half. Miller headed the ball just outside the goal box and the shot ended up on the foot of Parlapiano, who fired it into the net to make it 2-0.

Miller made it 3-0 on a one-timer from the goal box on a cross by Collin Scheid. That came with 35:33 to go.

Tenwalde recovered a loose ball in the box and pounded it home to make it 4-0 with 23:18 to go.

Miller’s second goal came from the top of the 18-yard box on a pass from Noah Scheid. That made it 5-0 with 9:14 left.

Tenwalde’s second goal closed the scoring at 6-0 with 6:11 to go.

Shawnee goalkeeper Jack Tenwalde had one save.

Celina goalkeeper Logan Smith made nine saves.

Shawnee played a 3-5-2 formation with Jack Fraser holding down the three-man defense in the middle.

Quatman said the formation is fluid with one or two of the five midfielders often moving up front or to the back, depending on the situation. No matter the move, the Indians used the formation to control the ball.

“It’s fluid and guys overlap all the time,” Quatman said. “The formation is just how you kick off in the game. Then, as the game progresses and you have intelligent players, you can really play in a system in the moment that’s best for you. … With five in the midfield, you can push a guy forward real easy and you can push a guy back real easily.’’

Shawnee has a number of season goals this year, including make a deep run in the tournament.

“We play each game in preparation for our last,” Quatman said. “The regular season games we’re playing for every last game that we have. … The team has a goal to get to the state, getting to the state semis, getting to the state finals and winning the state and I think that’s a reasonable goal for this team.’’

Shawnee’s Anthony Best heads the ball over Celina’s Jacob Hathaway (10) during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee. See more high school sports photos at LimaScores.com.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-vs-Celina-RP-01-1.jpgShawnee’s Anthony Best heads the ball over Celina’s Jacob Hathaway (10) during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee. See more high school sports photos at LimaScores.com. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s Austin Milller heads the ball over Celina’s Isaiah Glass during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-vs-Celina-RP-03-1.jpgShawnee’s Austin Milller heads the ball over Celina’s Isaiah Glass during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s goal keeper Jack Tenwalde deflects the ball away from the goal during Thursday night’s home match against Celina.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-vs-Celina-RP-02-1.jpgShawnee’s goal keeper Jack Tenwalde deflects the ball away from the goal during Thursday night’s home match against Celina. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s Connor Neidemire plays a header during Thursday night’s home match against Celina.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-vs-Celina-RP-05-1.jpgShawnee’s Connor Neidemire plays a header during Thursday night’s home match against Celina. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s Luca Fusillo heads the ball over Celina’s Clayton Duncan during Thursday night home match.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-vs-Celina-RP-04-1.jpgShawnee’s Luca Fusillo heads the ball over Celina’s Clayton Duncan during Thursday night home match. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Celina’s Lucas Billerman, left, and Shawnee’s Anthony Best compete for the ball during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-vs-Celina-RP-06-1.jpgCelina’s Lucas Billerman, left, and Shawnee’s Anthony Best compete for the ball during Thursday night’s match at Shawnee. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Austin Miller has two goals, two assists against Celina

By Tom Usher

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