Battling for the goal

[cleeng_content id="196156185" description="Read it now!" price="0.49" t="article"]Cougars overcome Pats’ early lead

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — In the first of two boys soccer games this season between Jefferson and Washington, it was the Cougars scoring a pair of second half goals to overcome an early Patriot lead and move to a 2-1 win.

Jefferson’s Jacob Lowe gave the Cougars their initial goal late in the second half. Lowe’s goal made it a 1-1 game after Washington’s Ben Capriolo had the game’s only goal in the first half.

Washington’s Kyle Rodriguez controls in the midfield as Jefferson’s Tucker Ryan comes in to contest him. Jefferson used goals by Jacob Lowe and Teo Garces to defeat the Patriots, 2-1.

Washington’s Kyle Rodriguez controls in the midfield as Jefferson’s Tucker Ryan comes in to contest him. Jefferson used goals by Jacob Lowe and Teo Garces to defeat the Patriots, 2-1.

Not long after Lowe had scored, the Cougars took the lead for good on a goal from Teo Garces. Lowe was credited with an assist on Garces’ go-ahead goal.

After trailing, 1-0, at the half, Jefferson’s defense kept Washington scoreless in the second half and allowed the late-game goals by Lowe and Garces to be enough.

The Cougars were 6-2-1 with the intracounty win. Washington had its five-game winning streak snapped and showed an overall mark of 6-2-0 with the loss.

Scoring two goals in the first half was enough as the Cougars edged Musselman, 2-1, last week. Lowe and Austin Daugherty had the Jefferson goals. Anthony Wenner was credited with an assist on Lowe’s goal.

Even though it won by only one goal, the Cougars controlled much of the action and were able to outshoot the Applemen, 29-7, and get 14 shots on goal.

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