The Washington Blue Lions soccer team continued SCOL play Thursday night with a home match against the Falcons of Clinton-Massie.
Washington won the match, 3-1.
All of the scoring came in the first half of play.
The Falcons scored the first goal of the match some 12 minutes into the initial half.
“We were kind of out of shape on defense and they got a chip up over Brian (Wilson, Washington’s goal-keeper),” Washington head coach Aaron Teter said.
Senior Trent Brown scored for the Blue Lions near the 20-minute mark, the assist going to freshman Blaise Tayese.
Tayese scored what proved to be the winning goal of the match at the 4:35 mark of the first half. Seth Hanusik had the assist.
The final goal of the match was another goal from Brown at the 3:42 mark of the first half. Senior Cameron Eckles got the assist.
“We definitely had more shots on goal than they did,” Teter said. “Brian had four saves for us. I’m not sure how many shots we had, but, it was significantly more than they had.
“We’re finding out the strength of our team,” Teter said. “When we’re playing well, it’s just maintaining the ball in the offensive third of the field. Even if we don’t score, that gives our defense a chance to rest for a moment and get ready to get the ball out and the pressure is on (our opponent) for the entire game.
“In the games that we’ve won, we’ve been able to do that for long stretches of time and that clears up the rest of the field for us,” Teter said.
The Blue Lions 3-4-1 overall, 2-4-1 in the SCOL, play at London High School Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Lady Blue Lions play London at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Washington’s boys team will host SCOL opponent Chillicothe Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1
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