The Washington Blue Lion boys soccer team scattered seven goals throughout the evening and keeper Garrett Dewees earned a clean sheet against the Westfall Mustangs Thursday night, Oct. 11.
It was senior night for Washington and seven seniors played in their final regular season home game. The seniors honored are Nick Bishop, Bryce Coy, Trent Langley, Allan Schreckengaust, Jaxson Singleton, Ethan Smith, and Blaise Tayese.
Two of the seniors connected for Washington’s first goal when Bishop dropped a corner kick in front of Tayese who scored on the tap-in.
Grant Kuhlwein then scored unassisted for the Blue Lions, followed by Langley unassisted. Kuhlwein found Langley open in the penalty area for the fourth goal of the half.
In the second half, Kuhlwein earned his second unassisted goal, Coy assisted Tayese, and senior defender Jaxson Singleton scored his first career goal on a penalty kick.
“That PK was a good one for us,” said Blue Lion head coach Aaron Teter. “Jaxson has done everything asked of him this year as a defender, but he has never sniffed the offensive side of the field. It was a nice reward for all he’s meant to the team.”
“We will definitely miss the boys leaving. Four of those seniors are four year players and the seven are the heart of our program right now. I know they will do well in the tournament and in the rest of their senior year.”
Washington has concluded the regular season with a record of 2-12-2. Their sectional tournament begins Monday when they again host Westfall, this time at 5 p.m.
“I’m glad to have the Mustangs back,” said Teter. “Unfortunately for them tonight some injuries limited their roster. They are like us in that they work hard to the final whistle despite the circumstances and I know they’ll give us everything they’ve got Monday.”
The winner of Monday’s contest will travel to the sectional championship game at Miami Trace High School.on Thursday for a 5 p.m. kickoff.