Coming off second-and-third place finishes at the Christian Youth Council / Bob Guelker and Hillsboro Soccer Tournaments, Washington continued a strong push toward the postseason.
At St. Clair Monday, the Blue Jays scored seven times in the second half, winning 9-0.
The Bulldogs (3-11) held Washington (11-7) to just a pair of goals in the first 40 minutes.
“They couldn’t get much going forward but all half long they won the midfield battle,” Washington Head Coach Derek Schriewer said of the Bulldogs. “Through 50-50 balls aerial duels they outplayed us in the first half.”
St. Clair Head Coach Ted Brinker said his team tried.
“We played really well in the first half I thought,” Brinker said. “We gave up two goals that I thought we could’ve done better with, but overall I was happy with our half. In the second half I think we lost our legs which made us lose our shape and our marks.”
Conlan Jarvis continued his recent tear, posting six points, two goals and two assists, against St. Clair after recording 15 total points in five tournament games last week.
His first goal in the 15th minute followed by a Zach Subke score in the final 10 minutes of the half accounted for the first half points.
Noah Bay added two goals. Josh Beuke, Jeremiah Collins, Gabe Lopez, Cody Pilgram each put one in the net as well.
“The goal of the night went to Cody Pilgram, who settled a ball on the right flank from a through in and struck a shot with pace and dip that smashed into the far post side netting that left both benches astonished,” Schriewer said. “Incredible strike for his first goal of the year.”
Jake Fregalette and Matt Ruth recorded two assists apiece. Collins and Pilgram each had one assist.
Ottmar Escalante earned his fifth shutout of the season, his third solo shutout, saving all 10 chances.