As the month of August goes out in a blaze of heat and humidity, the Washington Blue Lion soccer team hosted a team of Lions from Fairfield High School Tuesday evening.
Washington won the match, 7-1.
The Blue Lions bolted out quickly to a 3-0 lead.
Washington took a 4-1 lead into the halftime break.
“We started really fast,” Washington head coach Aaron Teter said.
Two of Washington’s first three goals came from Seth Hanusik, the other was by Blaise Tayese.
“Both teams kind of settled down,” Teter said. “I think the heat kind of got to both teams. It became more of an even game for a while.”
Washington’s Jack Luebbe scored on a direct kick for the final score of the first half.
“We felt good at halftime,” Teter said. “We really wanted to come out and prove (ourselves) one more time to start the second half.
“We did alright,” Teter said. “We scored one goal quickly.”
Hanusik had a hattrick (three goals) in the match.
Tayese scored two goals and the other was scored by Eli Ruth.
Luebbe had three assists, Max Schroeder had one and one to Tayese.
Washington goal-keeper Brian Wilson had six saves.
Ruth was subbed in at goal with 20 minutes to play and had three saves.
The Blue Lions had 19 shots on goal.
Washington, now 2-1 overall, 1-1 in the SCOL, will be at Hillsboro for another league encounter Thursday beginning at 5 p.m.
The Blue Lions will be at Wilmington Tuesday, Sept. 6 and home against the McClain Tigers Thursday, Sept. 8.
Washington’s first game against Miami Trace will be at MTHS Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.
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