The Washington Blue Lion soccer team hosted the Chillicothe Cavaliers for an SCOL match Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Washington High School.
Chillicothe held a 2-1 halftime lead.
However, the second half was controlled by Chillicothe, with the Cavs scoring five unanswered goals to take a 7-1 victory.
Chillicothe scored six minutes into the match.
Washington scored what would be its only goal of the match near the 30-minute mark of the first half.
Blaise Tayese scored the goal for the Blue Lions.
“Jack (Luebbe) had the ball in the middle (of the field),” Washington head coach Aaron Teter said. “He played it out to Seth (Hanusik) who got it to Blaise behind the defense. Blaise got a chance to look up and he hit a far post. It was a really nice goal.
“We hadn’t been tied 1-1 with Chillicothe in a while,” Teter said. “We were really into the game at that point. They didn’t score again until the latter part of the first half to make it 2-1 at the half.
“Our goal was to pack in our back eight players on defense and make them pass the ball and not get near the goal,” Teter said. “For the first half, we did a nice job with that. A couple of times we had breakdowns and they got two goals out of those.
“At halftime we talked about repeating that effort,” Teter said. “We thought the new formation was good; we thought it was going to work out. But, we kind of came off the rails.
“Chillicothe has a great offense,” Teter said. “They can either beat you individually, or they can move the ball and pass. They found the open man on us.
“Brian Wilson was tremendous in goal tonight,” Teter said. “Brian had 25 saves. It was not the best night for the team, but, he was put through the paces and did a great job.”
Washington had four shots in the match to 32 for Chillicothe.
Washington (5-5 overall, 4-4 SCOL) hosts Wilmington Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
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