Panthers blank Limestone
- Washington had one of its best days of the boys soccer season Sept. 25.
Washington had one of its best days of the boys soccer season Sept. 25.
Defeating Limestone was only part of the reason for the Panthers to celebrate.
After a 6-0 win in the afternoon in Bartonville, Washington reemerged in the Mid-Illini Conference race after Morton lost, 3-0, vs. Metamora.
That decision set up a gigantic game Tuesday in Woodford County between the Panthers and Redbirds.
Washington entered 3-0-2 in the league, while Metamora was 4-0-1. The winner gained the inside track to earning the M-I championship and dethroning four-time title winner Morton (3-1-1).
A Panther-Redbird tie would give the Potters a glimmer of hope.
Against the Rockets, Washington netted three goals in each half.
Aaron Henderson put the Panthers in front on a Jayme Belsley assist in the 13th minute.
Before the midway point of the opening half, Colin Anderson doubled the lead on a Grant Cotner helper.
Joe Quinn increased the margin to 3-0 on an assist from Sean Mayginnes.
Henderson struck again early in the second half on a feed from Riley Woodward.
Anderson was involved in the final two scores. He assisted a Mason McCoy tally before a goal on Tyler Ditman's pass.
Tyler Martin and Nick Shirk shared goalkeeping duties for Washington.
Rock Island Invitational
The Panthers went 2-1-1 over the weekend in the Quad Cities.
Midlothian Bremen handed Washington (13-1-3) its first loss of the season.
The Panthers defeated Homewood-Flossmoor and Rock Port, while tying Aurora West.