Soccer Blue Jays Edge Pacific
September 15, 2010Pacific High School
By Craig Vonder Haar Missourian Sports Writer | 0 comments
Playing at home, Washington managed a soccer victory Monday night over Pacific.
In a contest that saw all of the scoring take place during the second half, the Blue Jays defeated the Indians, 2-1.
"We played pretty well in all areas, but finishing. We could have scored another four or five goals," said Washington Head Coach Chris Lanemann. "It feels really good to get the win. The boys hopefully understand that in order for us to win games, we need to continue to have that type of effort and have it for a full 80 minutes."
Washington (2-6) got goals from Jacob Reeves and Tyler Schrader. Patrick Moore and Roy Brady both had one assist.
Anthony Barnhart and Alex Becszlko both fired three shots on goal. Reeves, Schrader and Moore each had two shots.
Pacific (1-3) had its opportunities.
"It was a disappointing loss. We played well enough to win, but we left too many scoring chances on the field," said Pacific Head Coach Todd Dempsey. "We had three starters get injured at various points in the game. There's just not enough experience or skill to make up for that. I'm proud that we fought right down to the wire. That's how we've played in all of our matches thus far."
Matt Strothkamp scored Pacific's goal.
"Matt stood out for us. Not only did he score, but he was the reason it remained a one-goal game when the rest of our guys started running out of gas," Dempsey said. "I was also impressed with Mike Stinson's effort. He was battling illness and still managed to play a great game on the wing, and even subbed in goal when Ricky got hurt toward the end of the game."
Levi Gildehaus played all 80 minutes in goal for Washington, registering six saves.
Ricky Meyers recorded 15 saves in goal for Pacific.
"If we continue to keep ourselves in games, the chance to win will always be there," Dempsey said. "We just need to execute a little more consistently and hopefully we'll find ourselves on the other side more often than not."