Panthers split 2-1 road decisions against Metamora, Lincoln

Bryan Veginski
In hot pursuit:?Washington sophomore Scotty Alexander, No. 1, chases the ball during an August boys soccer game. The Panthers host Limestone Saturday morning.

Metamora held off the Washington boys soccer team Sept. 2.

The host Redbirds made two early goals stand up in a 2-1 victory in the Mid-Illini Conference opener.

The Panthers trailed 2-0 until Bret Henderson scored with about 10 minutes to go on a Matt Whitmer assist.

Goalkeeper Mason Masters made seven saves for Washington after keeping Metamora off the scoreboard for most of the first half.

WCHS 2, Lincoln 1: The Panthers won a soggy non-conference game Thursday on the road.

Washington (3-2) netted the game-winning goal in the second half to remain above the .500 mark.

Tony Ramadani gave the Panthers a 1-0 first-half margin on a Tyler Clark helper in the 22nd minute.

After the Railsplitters knotted the game in the first half, Washington countered with the lone tally after intermission.

Henderson lifted the guests to a slim edge on Clark’s second helper of the night.

Alex Pawlak was the winning keeper as the Panthers handed Lincoln its third loss.