Demons win back-to-back matches for the first time since 2009
FORT MADISON — The Washington boys’ soccer team went on the road and blanked Fort Madison 4-0 on Monday night, marking the first time since the 2009 season that the Demons had won back-to-back matches.
“I thought we played a great game,” Washington head coach Steven Caulk said. “We’re looking better and better. We’re really coming out now and playing as a team.”
Washington (2-5, 1-3 Southeast Conference) came out and put pressure on the Bloodhounds (1-7, 0-5 SEC) from the beginning of the match.
“We played most of the game on their half,” Caulk said. “Within the first two minutes, we had two shots on goal. One miraculously didn’t go in. One of my midfielders had an open shot from four feet away and it just went off his foot wrong and over the top of the goal. We just kept pressure on them the whole game.”
Eventually, shots began to find the back of the net for the Demons. Junior Mason Quigley scored a pair of goals in the contest, while junior Amado Marcelino and freshman Christian Mejia added one apiece.
Meanwhile, Washington’s defense preserved the shutout. Sophomore Jacob Baughman made 12 shots in goal.
“The defense was great,” Caulk said. “We shut them out, and I’m happy with the way we’re playing back there. Jacob Baughman, I moved him into the goal, which allowed me to move Matt Grote to midfield. Matt has been doing a great job in the defensive midfield breaking up plays.”
With the win, the Demons also snapped a 13-match losing streak in the Southeast Conference. Washington’s last conference win also came at Fort Madison, on May 9, 2011.
“[Fort Madison] beat us twice last year, so it was great to come back this year and beat them,” Caulk said.