Thursday, February 11, 2016

Boys soccer: Washington Twp. beats CH West

Boys soccer: Washington Twp. beats CH West



By Phil Anastasia

Senior goalie Jim Jackson made three saves in penalty kicks to lead Washington Township to a victory over Cherry Hill West on Thursday in a first-round game of the South Jersey Group 4 boys' soccer tournament.

Jackson's saves and goals by Justin Elwell and Zack Burns gave WT a 2-0 victory in penalty kicks.

The teams were tied 0-0 after 80 minutes of regulation and two, 10-minute overtime periods.

WT is the No. 2 seed. The Minutemen, the No. 2 team in the Inquirer Top 10, improved to 17-3-1.

WT will play the winner of the first-round game between No. 7 Egg Harbor and No. 10 Millville in the second round.

Jackson made two diving saves to open PKs. He made another save on a hard shot that was right at him.

"I'm on Cloud Nine," Jackson said.

CHW finished with a 10-5-2 record. Senior goalie Sean Mullarkey made 19 saves in a spectacular effort for the Lions, the No. 7 team in the Top 10.

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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