Washington earned a boys soccer result that helped it stay in the Mid-Illini Conference title chase.

The Panthers tied four-time defending champion Morton Sept. 18, 0-0, in a showcase game to stay undefeated on the season.

Washington earned a boys soccer result that helped it stay in the Mid-Illini Conference title chase.

The Panthers tied four-time defending champion Morton Sept. 18, 0-0, in a showcase game to stay undefeated on the season.

"We were hoping for a win, but I'm proud of the effort," WCHS head coach Jeff Brooks said. "I thought we played well that game."

Washington moved to 2-0-2 in the league. The Potters and Metamora are co-leaders through four weeks with 3-0-1 records.

The Panthers outshot the Potters 7-5 on goal, but could not finish.

"We just couldn't get a hit on frame," said Brooks. "They're a quality team, we're not disappointed with the tie."

Morton and the Redbirds were scheduled to play Tuesday at the Potters' Rotary Field.

Washington was hoping for a win or draw from Metamora.

The Panthers and Metamora meet in week six in Woodford County.

"I thought everyone played well, played with heart," said Brooks of the effort against Morton.

Jayme Belsley and Sean Mayginnes were two of the players the coach thought elevated their games.

In the center midfield, Alex Milstead and Colin Anderson helped shut down Potter all-state returnee Carson Gray, the team's leading scorer.

Sweeper Joe Quinn, a vocal leader, tops Washington with nine goals on the season.

Dan Heren and Justin Milstead, filling in for the injured Chase Vogel, were defensive stalwarts.

"Our defense has been tremendous this year," said Brooks.

Goalkeeper Tyler Martin preserved the deadlock for Washington.

"Our keeper, he played great," Brooks said.

WCHS 2, Galesburg 1
The Panthers came back after the Silver Streaks struck first Thursday.

Washington (10-0-2) ran its unbeaten streak to 12 games with a rally against a strong Galesburg keeper.

"We expended a lot of energy (Sept. 18), but we did what we had to do," said Brooks of mustering a non-conference victory.

Grant Cotner tied the game in the 49th minute on a Mayginnes assist.

Just three minutes later, Mayginnes had another helper as Anderson notched the go-ahead goal.

Martin made a pair of saves in a contest in which the Panthers had a 19-3 advantage in shots.