Patriots one goal better than Jefferson

The first intracounty boys soccer game featuring Washington vs. Jefferson was staged last Thursday at Marcus Stadium with the Patriots getting a one-goal, 3-2, win to help themselves in the seeding process used for the upcoming Sectional tournament.

Washington was 4-2-1 overall while the Cougars were 2-2-4 overall.

Washington improved its overall record to 5-2-1 with its fourth straight win on Saturday when it edged visiting Buckhannon, 1-0, at Marcus Stadium.

It was Washington’s Mesfin Butera who scored the only goal in the match.

Washington managed 22 shots at Buckhannon goalkeeper Chris Orwig.

While the Buccaneers had 11 shots in the first half, they had none in the second half. Buckhannon was 5-4-0 with the loss.

Mesfin Butera (3) struggles against the Jefferson defense in the Patriots’ 3-2 win at Marcus Stadium. Butera scored Washington’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Buckhannon on Saturday afternoon at Marcus Stadium.

Washington moved its boys soccer record past the break-even mark and handed host Hedgesville only its second loss of the season when it posted a 3-0 win over the Eagles last Tuesday.

The Patriots moved their overall record to 3-2-1 while the Eagles were left with a 5-2-1 mark.

The scoring was opened by Daniel Bouchoc when he passed Hedgesville goalkeeper Ethan Waters after controlling a throw-in from teammate Mesfin Butera. The Patriots had extended their advantage to 2-0 when Butera scored in the last three minutes of the first half.

In the final minutes of the second half, Bouchoc registered his second goal after receiving an assist pass from Myles Newhouse.

Freshman goalkeeper Becker Junkin was credited with five saves. Washington’s defense was able to limit Hedgesville’s offense throughout, giving Junkin time to adjust to his first starting role. Hedgesville’s best scoring chances all came in the opening half, but even those were either repulsed or broken up by the Patriot defense.

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