Lady Lion soccer falls to Fairfield

By Chris Hoppes -

The Washington Lady Blue Lion soccer team hosted its penultimate home game of the 2018 Monday when they welcomed a squad of Lady Lions from Fairfield High School.

The visitors won the match, 5-2.

Fairfield held a 4-1 halftime lead.

Washington had a challenging time possessing the ball, according to head coach Chris Chambers.

“(We) had zero control of the ball,” Chambers said. “I had hoped we would play these final two home games with more aggressiveness and heart since it’s the last two for our seniors. Chloe Lovett gave us an early lead with a breakaway goal and everything looked good… then it fell apart, again.”

There was consternation among the Washington team after some hand-balls in the 18-box that weren’t called.

“We need to worry more about not having enough heart, not having that killer instinct that gets a lead and doesn’t take their foot off the throttle,” Chambers said. “We tried in the second half. Mackenzie Shaffer had a nice goal with an assist from Arianna Heath, but it was too late.

“Our midfielders and backs weren’t ready to play,” Chamber said. “And we (did) too much standing around and watching. We have one more chance to make it right Thursday… it’s senior night, so I am hoping we are able to find something inside to fight for. It’s been a long time since LLS has had a two-win season. These girls have the ability, but our chances are running out.”

Washington will host the Lady Mustangs of Westfall High Thursday at 5 p.m. Senior girls and boys will be honored between matches.

By Chris Hoppes