A four-game losing streak came to an end Saturday at Washington.
Unfortunately for Lady Jays soccer, that streak was broken against them as Troy (4-6) shut out Washington (7-3), 2-0.
In a 10 a.m. kickoff, both teams achieved a scoreless stalemate in the first half.
Troy’s Kacie Wagener was able to get a goal past the diving save attempt of Washington goalkeeper Mary Beth Reust in the 53rd minute while Troy keeper Ashtyn Lindsley went 7-7 in save chances to shut out the Lady Jays.
“All the credit today goes to Troy’s players and their coaches for coming down on a Saturday morning and playing inspired soccer,” Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer said. “We were not able to match them as a group during any part of the game.”
Reust was 5-7 in save opportunities.
Mak Caldwell tacked on a second goal for Troy later in the second half.
Krystal Kohenskey recorded a pair of assists for the Lady Trojans.
The loss ended a two-game winning streak for Washington after the Lady Jays won twice on penalty kick tiebreakers earlier in the week.
“As well as we played all week, it was equally as bad today,” Fischer said. “Our mental effort wasn’t there most (of) the game and Troy just outplayed us. Our touches on the ball, our passing, and our decision making were all nonexistent all day. For some reason, the things we did so well all week were gone this morning. Our mental effort needs to improve and it needs to be more consistent if we want to have a successful season. We have to get off the roller coaster we are on and start being more consistent on the field.”
Washington next plays Thursday at home against Gateway Athletic Conference Central opponent Ft. Zumwalt East.
The Lady Lions defeated Washington, 4-2, in a previous meeting this season.