Wilmington soccer beats Blue Lions, 6-2


By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Washington Blue Lion freshman Blaise Tayese (9) sets for the shot at close range against Wilmington during the second half of an SCOL match Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Tayese scored on this attempt and had Washington’s goal in the first half of a 6-2 loss to the Hurricane.


On a hot, muggy Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, the Washington Blue Lion soccer team resumed play with a home game against Wilmington.

The Hurricane won this SCOL match-up, 6-2.

Wilmington jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, scoring twice in the first five minutes of play.

Approximately one minute after Wilmington’s second goal, Washington freshman Blaise Tayese scored on a penalty kick to halve the margin.

Wilmington scored two additional goals to take a 4-1 lead into the halftime break.

Washington made it a 4-2 game when Tayese scored in the second half. The assist went to Kenny Upthegrove.

“They’re a good team,” Washington head coach Aaron Teter said of Wilmington. “They’re smallish, but, they are really quick and really skilled.

“We played a little bit slow and tired in the first half,” Teter said. “We played with a lot of heart and pride in the second half. It was just a 2-1 difference in the second half.”

Washington used two goal-keepers on this evening. Brian Wilson had seven saves playing roughly three-quarters of the game.

“Brian twice broke up a play in the first half,” Teter said. “There was no save, just important plays.”

Eli Ruth finished the game in goal for Washington, collecting four saves.

Washington (now 2-3-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the SCOL) will play at McClain High School in Greenfield Thursday at 5 p.m.

Washington Blue Lion freshman Blaise Tayese (9) sets for the shot at close range against Wilmington during the second half of an SCOL match Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Tayese scored on this attempt and had Washington’s goal in the first half of a 6-2 loss to the Hurricane.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_BlaiseTayesegoalvWilmington982015.jpgWashington Blue Lion freshman Blaise Tayese (9) sets for the shot at close range against Wilmington during the second half of an SCOL match Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Tayese scored on this attempt and had Washington’s goal in the first half of a 6-2 loss to the Hurricane.

By Chris Hoppes

[email protected]

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

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