Wilmington soccer beats Lady Lions, 4-0


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Katia Detty (24) defends for Washington against Wilmington in a non-conference match played at Washington High School Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

Katia Detty (24) defends for Washington against Wilmington in a non-conference match played at Washington High School Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.


Photo by Kenny Binegar

The Washington Lady Lion soccer team hosted former SCOL rivals Wilmington Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Hurricane won the match, 4-0.

Wilmington held a 2-0 halftime lead.

“Our young defense took a big step in the right direction,” Washington head coach Chris Chambers said. “Injuries have been part of the culture of this team, and we’re still battling to change that. Several girls played with significant injuries or illnesses, but we still played much better than we did in our first two outings.

“Taylor Smith showed again how strong a goalkeeper she is,” Chambers said. “We improved on lessening the number of shots, especially the free and clear ones, on Taylor.

“Our offense needs to step up and keep the ball in the attack zone more often and for longer attacks,” Chambers said. “That will be our focus (this) week as we prep for Hillsboro (away Tuesday) and Chillicothe (a home match on Thursday. Both start at 6:45 p.m.)

“This team is still improving, and this game showed the coaches and (the players) the potential they have. We will get there.”

Katia Detty (24) defends for Washington against Wilmington in a non-conference match played at Washington High School Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/08/web1_Katia-Detty-Lady-Lion-soccer-vs-Wilmington-8-25-2018.jpgKatia Detty (24) defends for Washington against Wilmington in a non-conference match played at Washington High School Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Photo by Kenny Binegar

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