BLOOMINGTON — The Washington Hatchet boys soccer team posted three wins over the weekend to win their division of the prestigious Hoosier Cup at Karst Farm Park.
Featuring some of the best competition in the state and region, WHS downed Bloomington North, Scott (Ky.) High School and Jennings County.
The Hatchets got a late goal from Luke Raymond in the final minutes to down North 2-1. Senior Austin Ghirardelli in the first minute of the game that stood as the only scoring in the game, until North tied the game at the 75-minute mark. Raymond then picked up his unassisted tally for minutes later to secure the win. Keeper Brooks Brown made seven saves on the 14 shots North took in the game.
On Saturday morning, the Hatchets picked up their second win of the weekend, with a 5-0 victory over Scott. Although Scott opened up a 1-0 lead, Corey Miller scored on a Francisco Rodriguez assist to time the game at the half.
Alex Ruiz then teamed up for the next two goals, followed by a score from Nick White off a Ghirardelli assist, before Hunter Thurston and Rodriguez hooked up to make it 5-1. The Hatchet outshoot Scott 11-6, while Brown made four saves.
The Hatchets capped off the division win, by beating Jennings County, 1-0 to move to 8-1 for the year and 3-0 for the weekend. The game remained scoreless until the 67-minute mark, when Ghirardelli scored off a Rodriquez pass for the game’s only goal. Brown posted a shutout, as Jennings was only able to get off three shots in the game.
The Hatchets face Forest Park on the road tonight in non-conference action, before returning home to face Castle on Thursday.