Going to the Title Game

Washington Assistant Coach Brian Dougherty hugs captain Matt Ruth after the Washington Blue Jays came back to beat Harrisonville in the second overtime, 4-3, in the MSHSAA Class 3 semifinals in Fenton Friday, Nov. 10. Washington plays Saturday at 2 p.m. for the state championship. Missourian Photo/Arron Hustead.

Senior Conlan Jarvis scored his second goal of the game with 9:55 remaining in the second 15-minute overtime session to send the Washington Blue Jays to the MSHSAA Class 3 state soccer championship game.

Washington defeated Harrisonville, 4-3, Friday at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton to keep the state championship dream alive.

The Blue Jays will play Saturday at 2 p.m. against the winner of Friday's second semifinal between Parkway Central and Republic.

Washington's victory was made even bigger by the fact that the Blue Jays never led in the game until the final goal and played for over 80 minutes shorthanded.

Just 7:39 into the game, Seth Wiebusch scored the opening goal with an assist by Connor Blentlinger.

Washington then went a player down when Michael Andrews was assessed a red card at the 18:26 mark.

The Wildcats made it 2-0 on a goal by Wiebusch off of a free kick from just outside the box.

Jarvis cut the gap to 2-1 with just over four minutes remaining in the first half and that's how the score stood at the intermission.

In the second half, Jeremiah Collins tied it at 2-2 on a breakaway.

Harrisonville got a goal from Blentlinger from 18 yards out with 15 minutes to play, but Collins lifted the Blue Jays into another tie, scoring with seven seconds to play.

The teams were scoreless through one overtime before Jarvis netted the winner on a pass from Jake Fregalette.