Washougal soccer team gets back on track with a victory

Panthers net three goals in the last 20 minutes

After three games without any goals, the Washougal soccer team scored three times during the final 20 minutes of Thursday’s contest to beat Hudson’s Bay 3-0 at Clark College.

“Every minute of that game that remained 0-0 gave Bay more and more confidence,” said head coach Joe Flemming. “I’m very happy with the way we stuck to the game plan, kept pressing our advantage and got those goals we needed.”

The Panthers had several good looks at the goal during the first half. The Eagle keeper blocked two shots by Baylee Wright. The rest of the shots sailed over the net.

Washougal continued to apply the pressure in the second half. Wright connected with a header off a corner kick by Katie Boon, but the ball sailed over and out.

The Panthers received another corner kick at the midway point. Boon put the ball in front of the goal. There was a shot and a deflection before Anna Kallie kicked the rebound into the net to put Washougal up 1-0.

“I felt like it gave us the drive to score more goals,” Kallie said.

Ten minutes later, the Panthers scored again. Hannah Eakins set up Sydney Mederos for a long chip shot. The ball bounced off the keeper’s hands and into the net before she could get a handle on it.

Washougal got one more goal in during the last minute. Eakins turned around and fired the ball into the net off a pass by Mederos.

Washougal (4-3, 2-3) plays at Mark Morris today, at 4:30 p.m., and hosts R.A. Long Thursday, at 7 p.m.

“We’re at the point in our season where hopefully we can get a couple wins back,” Flemming said. “The next three or four games will determine where we finish.”

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