The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

October 11, 2013

Aggressive Castle downs Washington in sectional, 6-0

NEWBURGH — Washington’s biggest flaw this season has been giving up early goals — and Castle capitalized on that early on.

Castle (18-0) defeated Washington (11-6-1) 6-0 Thursday night in the Class 2A girls soccer sectional behind two goals apiece from Hayley Shelton and Payton Johnson.

Castle came out aggressive and that gameplan paid immediate dividends when Shelton scored the first goal of the night nine minutes into play on a rebound off her own shot. Only 64 seconds later, Johnson scored when she attempted to put the ball in front of the goal from the right corner and the ball found the left corner of the net over the outstretched arms of Washington goaltender Ally Hunsinger.

“They’re skilled at every position,” said Washington coach Stacy Bryant. “There’s no girl on that team no matter what position she plays that she can’t handle it. Sometimes soccer is Russian Roulette, and when you play a team like Castle, you’re loading several bullets into the chamber and spinning it around. They’re undefeated for a reason, and we saw several reasons for that.”

Washington was able to hold Castle scoreless for the final 30 minutes of the half, but the Hatchets couldn’t muster any offense and they went into halftime with a 2-0 deficit. In the first game of this season, Washington trailed 2-0 at halftime at Castle before losing by the same score. Unfortunately for Washington, the Knights weren’t done scoring.

Johnson scored her second goal of the night just 3:40 into the second half to push the advantage to 3-0. Eight minutes later, Shelton added her second goal of the night and the score was 4-0. Katie Schroeder and Katy Piering each scored a goal to push the lead to 6-0 with 24:41 to play in regulation.

“I really felt at halftime that we still had a shot at it, because I thought we were better at attacking than we were the first time we played them and we’re better defensively,” Bryant said. “It was just too many weapons and too many skill players. It was the Alamo, or whatever you want to call it. We were General Custer, and there were too many Indians. We were just outnumbered.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • The World Cup can get even better It was quite a show.Brazil, expected to win their hosted World Cup, graciously bowed out to eventual champion Germany. Goal production and excitement seemed to be at an all-time high and even this country got carried away for a brief time in the “fev

    August 2, 2014

  • SPT-WT-073014-ANDREW LUCK PIC Luck still learning in Year 3 ANDERSON — Wind chill estimates put the temperature at 59 degrees Monday morning at Anderson University.During one stretch of his fifth training camp practice of the year, however, it likely felt much colder to Andrew Luck.The Indianapolis Colts quar

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs Par 3 Tournament ResultsMike and Ellen McKittrich were the first place gross winners of the Par 3 Tournament Sunday at Washington Country Club with a 54. Mark Smith-Susan Chambers and Nate and Blythe Wildridge followed with a 55. Pat and Joanne Bahr

    July 30, 2014

  • Blu-chip 3 pic Blu-Chip takes over Complex The Washington Sports Complex played host to the 3rd Annual Blu-Chip 3v3 tournament, which is in memory of Zach Blubaum and Derek Arvin. The tourney was the largest of the three that have been played and helps to raise funds for the Derek Arvin Schol

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat Cheating has been part of college athletics probably for as long as people have bothered to keep score.Sometimes it could be as simple as a C-note handshake or a little cash slipped into a player’s socks outside his locker with a note telling him to

    July 25, 2014

  • Blu Chip ready for its third year Time is supposed to heal all wounds, but of course, that isn’t the case. Some tragedies are so severe that the healing process might never be complete, but rather a daily reminder of what has been lost. Whether it is a bumper sticker on a car, a funn

    July 25, 2014

  • Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt' ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.Expectations have been high inside the locker room since Chuck Pagano arrived in January 2012 and

    July 23, 2014

  • Sports Briefs WHS PhysicalsWashington High School athletic office would like to announce Physical Examinations for athletes will be held at Dr. Cullen’s office on Tuesday July 29, 9 am to 3 pm. All Washington athletes may use this service including High School, Ju

    July 23, 2014

  • SPT-WT-071914-ADAM GRABER PIC Barr-Reeve hands out Spring Awards MONTGOMERY — After the Fall and Winter sports seasons included a team reaching the state championship, Barr-Reeve’s final sport season had some catching up to do. Spring didn’t result in any state championship apperances, but it did see the Vikings c

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season There’s plenty to enjoy about the Southeastern Conference’s annual cattle call in Hoover, Ala., where media of every description join players and coaches from each of the league’s 14 football teams to discuss the coming season. The best aspect is tha

    July 18, 2014