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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 3:45 pm

The odds were stacked against Washington in its season opening soccer match against Bishop DuBourg last Friday at the Northwest/Parkway West Tournament.

The Blue Jays played a man down for the final 35 minutes of the game after receiving a red card, but still held on for a 2-1 victory at Northwest High School.

Washington led 2-1 at halftime and held DuBourg scoreless in the second half, despite playing minus one player.

“I’m really proud of our guys. There were a lot of obstacles we had to clear to win the game,” said Washington Head Coach Derek Schriewer. “One of our players, Sam Lenger, was taken out a couple of times to start the second half and that’s about the time where we got our red card. The odds definitely weren’t in our favor by playing a man down.

“We’re dealing with some injuries and had only four available subs. With the heat, it made it pretty rough, but the water breaks helped. We had six or seven guys who played the entire game.”

Washington (1-0) continues action in the round-robin tournament with games Wednesday against Seckman and Thursday against Northwest. Both games will be played at Northwest High School starting at 7 p.m.

Northwest defeated Seckman in Friday’s other game, 2-1.

Justin Schuttenberg scored both of the Blue Jays’ goals against DuBourg to give his team a 2-0 advantage.

Assists were given to Parker Smith and Cameron Bunkley. Lenger also helped set up the first goal.

“Justin should be one of our top goal scorers this season,” Schriewer said. “He scored around 10 goals last year and hopefully he’ll get to at least 15 goals this season. He’s off to a good start.”

DuBourg’s Kyle Davis scored late in the first half to make the score 2-1.

David Meyers played all 80 minutes in goal, collecting six saves.

“David had four of his six saves in the second half,” Schriewer said. “He made a save with about five minutes left in the game on a nice shot that we tipped wide.”

Playing a man down, the Blue Jays focused on defense for the final 35 minutes of the game, trying to maintain their one-goal lead.

“Our halftime talk was thrown out the window five minutes into the second half after getting the red card. We had to come up with a new strategy, so we did things on the fly,” Schriewer said. “We had to focus on defense and protect the goal. It worked out for us.”

Schriewer gave credit to his defense for holding the lead.

“Austin Beers, Drake Gleeson and Landon Jarvis led the way for us defensively. Our defense was solid. We didn’t give them many scoring chances,” Schriewer said. “It was a great win. We pulled together as a team and found a way to win the game. It was an interesting way to start the season. The guys showed a lot of heart to pull out the win.”

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Baseball

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Washington 5, Union 1

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

Ritenour 2, St. Clair 0 (Hillsboro Tny)

Saturday, April 19

Cape Girardeau Central 3, St. Clair 2 (Hillsboro Tny)

Golf

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

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