Lady Lions’ soccer season ends in Sectional loss


WHS falls to Circleville, 6-0

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Washington’s Eva Smalley (35) re-directs the ball away from a player from Circleville during a Division II Sectional semifinal match at Circleville High School Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

Washington’s Eva Smalley (35) re-directs the ball away from a player from Circleville during a Division II Sectional semifinal match at Circleville High School Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.


Photo by Kenny Binegar

CIRCLEVILLE — The Washington Lady Lion soccer team visited Circleville High School for a Division II Sectional semifinal match against the Lady Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Circleville won the match, 6-0.

The Lady Tigers advance to play at Miami Trace Saturday for a Sectional championship and a place in the District tournament.

Circleville held a 4-0 halftime lead.

“We were able to keep them off the scoreboard for the first 12 minutes or so,” Washington head coach Chris Chambers said.

Washington had five starters on the bench with injuries and illness.

“That first 12 minutes was a real positive thing for the team,” Chambers said. “Unfortunately, Circleville was able to take advantage of a couple of miscues by our team to get it to 4-0 at half.

“We came out as just as strong in the second half,” Chambers said. “As all year, just some bad touches led to breaks for Circleville and they were able to put another two on the board.

“I was real proud of the effort the girls put into it,” Chambers said. “As proud as I have been of this year’s senior class, the no-quit attitude of the underclassmen is very encouraging. I know there are more than a few already looking forward to next year.”

Washington ends the 2018 season 1-9 in the Frontier Athletic Conference and 1-16 overall.

Senior Kassidy Hines was named First Team, All-FAC for 2018. She will be among the student-athletes honored at the conference’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 15.

Washington’s Eva Smalley (35) re-directs the ball away from a player from Circleville during a Division II Sectional semifinal match at Circleville High School Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Eva-Smalley-Lady-Lion-soccer-vs-Circleville-10-16-2018.jpgWashington’s Eva Smalley (35) re-directs the ball away from a player from Circleville during a Division II Sectional semifinal match at Circleville High School Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Photo by Kenny Binegar
WHS falls to Circleville, 6-0

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