Kickers ring up six goals against host M-S

Bryan Veginski
Encouraging start:?Washington’s Anthony Filante kicks the ball in front of a Mt. Zion boys soccer player Saturday in the title game of the Mahomet-Seymour Invitational.

Washington had a big day Aug. 26 in its boys soccer opener vs. Bloomington.

The Panthers scored twice in each half to topple the Purple Raiders, 4-1.

Tony Ramadani accounted for all the Washington scoring. Stuart Mack and Tyler Clark provided assists on the second and fourth goals, respectively.

Ramadani made it 3-1 early in the second half when he converted a penalty kick.

Mason Masters made four saves to help give Washington a positive start to its campaign.

Mahomet-Seymour Invitational: Washington finished second Saturday in its first tournament of the fall.

Both of the Panthers’ games went to penalty kicks before the outcome was decided.

Washington and Mahomet-Seymour played to a wild 6-6 tie before emerging a 3-1 winner in PKs.

Ramadani had each of the team’s first three goals. Jacob Burd and Clark chipped in assists.

Bret Henderson scored for the Panthers to make it 4-1 before the Bulldogs responded with a pair of tallies.

Clark made it 5-3 in the 77th minute on a Ramadani helper before M-S evened the match.

Ramadani recorded his eighth goal of the year before a last-second score by the hosts.

A 3-1 PK advantage moved the Panthers into the title match.

In the final, Washington and Mt. Zion tied, 2-2, before the Braves prevailed in extra kicks, 5-4.

Consecutive goals by Ramadani and Clark, one in each half, allowed the Panthers to rally from a 2-0 deficit.

Clark and Burd delivered assists, and Masters supplied seven saves.

Washington (2-1) already has matched last year’s win total.