Washington needed an overtime, penalty-kick shootout to extend its unbeaten streak to eight games to start the girls soccer season.
Playing in the semifinals of the Windsor Tournament Wednesday night, the Lady Jays defeated Seckman, 3-2.
The score was tied 2-2 after 80 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime sessions. Washington outscored Seckman in the penalty kick shootout, 6-5.
“It was a very good game. Seckman is a good team and they were a great challenge for us,” said Washington Head Coach Chris Lanemann. “It was a great character and team win. This was the first time this year that we played that long down by a goal.”
Washington (7-1-1) converted six of its seven penalty kicks to win the game. Seckman missed twice.
Mary McGilvray played the entire game in goal for Washington.
The Lady Jays’ six goals in the shootout were scored by Brianna Pagan, Arika Elliott, Halee Nurnberger, Liz Brinkmann, Salena Pottebaum and Martha Noelker.
The game was tied at halftime, 1-1. Nurnberger scored Washington’s first goal on an assist from Brinkmann.
“Liz made a great run down the right sideline and sent a great pass to Halee, who buried it,” Lanemann said.
Pagan scored the Lady Jays’ second goal in the second half on a penalty kick.
“Martha made a great run with the ball, got inside Seckman’s penalty area and was taken down from behind,” Lanemann said. “Brianna then scored on the ensuing penalty kick.”
Washington had scoring chances in overtime.
“We carried the play in both overtime periods, but just couldn’t score,” Lanemann said. “We had a couple of players get banged up. Taylor Andrews was hurt in the first half, injuring her ankle. She came back and played in the second half injured and played a great game. The entire team played very well.”