Washington girls, Jefferson boys fall short of soccer titles
In last week’s sometime snowy conditions on a wet and sometimes muddy field in Beckley, neither Washington’s girls soccer team nor Jefferson’s boys soccer team could find an elusive state championship.
The Washington girls were able to reach the Class AAA state championship game for the second consecutive year. But it was Winfield waiting there and the Generals denied the Patriots a state title for the second straight season.
After Winfield had beaten George Washington, 3-2, in the semifinals on Friday, November 7, it was Washington eliminating Wheeling Park, 4-1.
Winfield had beaten the Patriots, 2-0, in the 2013 state championship game and also owned a 3-0 regular season win against Washington this season.
With freshman Sydney Cavender and senior Josee Erlandson scoring its goal, the Generals edged Washington, 2-1, in this year’s title game. Winfield finished the 2014 season with a 20-0-4 and has now been undefeated in 32 straight games.
Washington completed its 2014 season as the state runner-up and with a 17-4-3 overall record.
Jefferson’s boys fell, 2-0, to Morgantown in the semifinals. The other semifinal match found George Washington tripping Spring Valley, 3-0.
The Mohigans would close the book on their 2014 state championship season with a 3-1 win over the Charleston-based Patriots in the championship game.
Morgantown had a 21-3-1 overall record.