It’s been a turnaround season for the Washington soccer Lady Jays.

Under new Head Coach Adam Fischer, the Lady Jays have almost turned last year’s record on its head, finishing the regular season 18-4 after going 5-15-2 last season. Washington closed out the regular season on another high note Friday, winning at Wentzville Liberty (5-17, 0-10), 1-0 in overtime, to tie for the GAC Central championship.

“Winning this game allowed us to share the GAC Central title and gave us our 18th win on the season,” Fischer said. “This is the first time a women’s soccer team at WHS has won or shared a conference title, and it is also the most games ever won in a season for the program.”

The Lady Jays finished with an 8-2 record in the conference, tying with Holt in the conference standings.

The game was a continuation of the contest that was started March 22 and was stopped with 1:52 left due to darkness with the score at 0-0.

The Lady Jays won the penalty kick round, 2-1. Senior Cassidy Nurnberger and sophomore Jena Monehan put in the goals for Washington.

Senior Katie Baer finished the game with nine saves, and made three saves in the shootout.

“Katie Baer made three great saves and almost made a fourth save to keep them shut out,” Fischer said. “Their fifth shot was pushed wide by them.”

Although Washington was happy to share the conference championship, Fischer said his team has more to accomplish.

“These kids have fought hard all season to obtain these goals, but our main goal is yet to be achieved.”