Golden Hawks defeat Washington Tuesday
WELLMAN — After a year of not competing, the Washington and Mid-Prairie varsity boy’s soccer teams faced off Tuesday evening on the Golden Hawk football field.
At the end of the night, No. 14 Mid-Prairie had won 5-0. The win moves the Golden Hawks to 2-2 for the season.
The first score happened with 17 minutes remaining in the first half. Mid-Prairie’s Eesaa Baylor headed a ball that had been served into the box, getting it past the Washington goalkeeper. The score marked Baylor’s second varsity goal of the year.
Austin Errthum made the next goal with an unassisted shot into the Demons’ net with 14 minutes remaining in the first half. He went on to score the third goal of the night with eight minutes left in the first half, when Mid-Prairie was awarded a PK on a handball violation against Washington in the penalty area.
Junior forward Wyatt Cady finished first-half scoring with four minutes left. He put a blistering shot into the goal from 30 yards out to make the score 4-0 at halftime.
Cady finished scoring with his second goal at about the 20-minute mark of the second half. Golden Hawks coach Pat Cady credited Errthum with playing a great thru ball that split the Washington backs for Cady to run on to.
“With the defender on his back, Cady was able to stay upright, get a controlling touch and get a well-placed ball into the goal,” Cady said.
Cady said the Golden Hawks did a great job of controlling Washington’s midfield and forwards, only allowing one shot on goal, compared to the Golden Hawks’ 21 shots on goal.
During the game, Washington (0-2) was shorthanded and had only 12 players available for the game.